IP Communicator (IPC2)


IP network for site-wide communications

The WAVES Mass Notification System (MNS), part of the ALERiTY integrated platform, is comprised of a collection of secure, robust and reliable Ethernet communication devices, IP Communicators (IPC2). Wired directly to a LAN or through its own private network, the IPC sends audible, visual and data messages via an RTP multicast stream. It provides wired connections between IPCs and/or Eaton approved wireless devices (RADIO-500G and RADIO-900M). 

  • End-to-end IP communications network for site-wide mass notification
  • LAN-based device that can reside on either an organization’s current network infrastructure or on its own private network
  • Each IPC unit has a unique address and is individually software-controlled from the IBS
  • Supervision and monitoring with auto-diagnostics; Online network diagnostics and configuration
  • Advanced Protocol Interface built into the IPCs to integrate with other systems, including Fire Alarm Control Panels, paging systems and other notification systems
  • Wireless communications available via the 5.8 GHz and 900 MHz ISM bands
Material Number IPC-8020 (indoor enclosure), IPC-8121 (outdoor enclosure), IPC2 (Line replacement unit)
IPC-8020 Components 1 IPC in a red, wall-mount enclosure; Optional UPS-8001 and Eaton approved wireless radio (RADIO-500G and RADIO-900M)
Built In Power Out/Line-level Audio In/Out/2 x 15 Watt Amplifier Out; Products that include an IPC2 feature a standard 15 Vdc output and 27 Vdc isolated output; RS-232.
Ethernet Port (Standard) 10/ 100 Base-T; 4 x RJ45 - IEEE 802.3
Network Infrastructure RTP and RTCP for audio and transmission
Inputs and Relays Three digital inputs and three commandable relays
Battery Backup Optional: UPS-8001 battery backup and UPS-8002 battery charger
Supervision & Monitoring Each IPC unit conducts supervisory built-in self-tests (BIT) that are reported to the IBS, where they are displayed and logged
Certification The IPC and IPC-8000 have TÜV certification - UL/CSA/EN 60950-1.