Emergency Alert Radios and Classroom Speakers
As part of Texas A&M's Code Maroon service, Telecommunications provides Emergency Alert System (EAS) radios and classroom speakers.
EAS radios are installed in campus departments to provide additional ability to quickly communicate health and safety emergency information. They operate in a similar fashion as weather radios and will only broadcast emergency messages relevant to the campus. Texas A&M System components also can purchase radios for $65 per unit.
Emergency classroom speakers broadcast alerts in Registrar-controlled classrooms. Audio alerts can warn students and instructors where cell phones have been silenced so as not to disrupt classes, or where cellular signal may not be strong. The public address system's loudspeakers connect to the existing campus data network, providing a cost-effective solution to installing separate wiring. Additional speakers for $810 each (ceiling or podium installation) can be used in mid-sized areas, such as building common areas or departmental suites.
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