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Potter Announces Integrated Voice Systems

Announcing the release of Potter's Integrated Voice System along with the IPA-4000V and AFC-1000V fire alarm control panels. These updated panels have all the functionality of the original IPA-4000 and AFC-1000 panels, and now include the ability to create and send out voice evacuation messages. The Integrated Voice System can be used to address multiple site requirements for the Potter AFC-1000V and IPA-4000V, with industry leading capacity including up to 104 programmable push …

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Potter Receives Gold Awards For Integrated Voice Systems

Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC is proud to announce a Gold-level win at the 2022 Government Security  award for its Integrated Voice Systems. This is the fourth award for Potter at the Government Security Govies since 2018 in the category of Fire & Life Safety. Security Today Govie Security Today has awarded Potter with a Govie Award in the category of Fire & Life Safety for the Integrated Voice Systems. Potter is honored to receive such an award and would …

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Tim Anderson Appointed President of Valcom

ROANOKE, VA., MARCH 8, 2022 – Valcom, a division of Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC, has announced that Tim Anderson joined the company and will serve as its next president. Anderson succeeds Jack Mason, who established Valcom over 40 years ago, and will continue on as the executive advisor. Anderson has over 25 years of strategic and general management experience in diverse industries including enterprise communications, medical devices, diagnostics and life-safety …

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Potter Announces the PAD200-PCD Multi-Sensor Detector

Potter Electric Signal Company of St. Louis, Missouri announces the release of the PAD200-PCD Photo/CO combo device.  By combining multiple elements of fire detection (smoke and CO) into a single device, the PAD200-PCD smoke/CO detector reduces cost and installation time. The PAD200-PCD detector is compliant with UL 268, UL 2075, and UL 521 7th Edition.  The PAD200-PCD detector uses high quality photoelectric smoke detection, and features drift compensation with a …

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Potter Adds Valcom Inc. as New Division

Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC announced today that Valcom, Inc., an established leader in voice paging, intercom and mass notification communications systems, has become a new division within Potter. Potter’s strategic investment in Valcom will allow the business to expand its engineering, marketing, and sales initiatives to drive growth in new applications. With this acquisition, Potter now offers a portfolio that covers the broadest range of emergency communication systems …

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Air Leakage and Dry Pipe Systems

One of the keys to assessing the overall health of a dry or preaction system is to keep an eye on its leak rate. Excessive leak rates can put unnecessary strain on air compressors or nitrogen generators. For systems with air compressors, this can lead to an increase in corrosion since the more the air compressor runs, the more oxygenated air is introduced into the system. Increasing leak rates can also signal serious potential problems looming. Prior to the 2008 edition of NFPA 25, …

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