AATCOMM PBS-1 - Passenger Briefing System
Passenger Briefing System
"Live" and "canned" announcements from a convenient control point . . .
Originally designed to meet the needs of the Staten Island Ferry, the AATCOMM PBS-1 passenger briefing system interfaces with passenger vessel public address systems and is especially suitable for use on double-ended ferry vessel applications.
The heart of the PBS is a stored message module manufactured by Heads-up Technologies, a company specializing in catering to the needs of the aviation industry. Heads-up briefing systems are widely employed aboard corporate aircraft and regional jets as well as on sight-seeing aircraft.
So why not simply purchase an off-the-shelf system from Heads-up?
AATCSC embeds the Heads-up product in a system that is designed for the marine environment. It is powered from either ships mains or a standard vessel battery back-up system.
The PBS provides stored messages while allowing instant priority to live announcements from a briefing microphone collocated with the system control panel. In the case of double-ended vessels, multiple control points can be provided with status indication when another control point is is use. Each control point is a "master," meaning each can over-ride a stored message with a live announcement at any time - with resumption or completion of stored message when desired.
Need a passenger briefing system customized for another mode of transportation, such as for bus or rail transit?
AATCSC specializes in repackaging off-the-shelf systems and in design of custom interfaces. Services include:
Interface Circuit Design Microprocessor Control - Firmware Development Power Source Adaptation System Housing Design and Fabrication Custom Machining and Metalwork Engraving Custom finishing - Anodizing - Powder Coating