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Apprion

July 26, 2011 09:00 ET

Apprion Unveils New ION Emergency Notification Application -- Extends ION Communication Family to Address Key Safety Issues for Industrial Facilities

ION Emergency Notification Deploys Easily and Cost-Effectively; Improves Safety, Security, Efficiency and Compliance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2011) - Apprion, the leader in industrial wireless application systems, today announced the availability of a highly reliable emergency notification application that cost-effectively improves safety, security, efficiency and compliance at industrial processing facilities.

Apprion's ION Emergency Notification Application enables customers to achieve new levels of reliability, audio clarity, and real-time alerts over public address systems, AM radio transmission, smart phones, mobile computers and software communications channels. Most importantly, ION Emergency Notification protects and saves lives by alerting employees, personnel, and the surrounding community to serious events, severe weather, fires, gas leaks and other incidents with effective, reliable, rapid communication via alarms and voice information directing personnel to take appropriate action and faster incident response. In addition, this latest ION Communications Application provides numerous loss prevention benefits such as more efficient compliance with safety and security regulations, minimizing claims and lowering insurance costs.

"The first, second and third rules of personnel safety, security and efficiency are all the same -- effective communications," said Sarah Prinster, Apprion's Vice President, Corporate Marketing. "Apprion designed ION Emergency Notification to address growing safety concerns that many industrial emergency communication systems have fallen out of compliance, are no longer reliable and have aged beyond the point of reasonable repair. Fixing such systems to bring them into regulatory compliance can be costly with traditional cabling and trench-digging methods. However, ION Emergency Notification can be implemented quickly, cleanly and affordably while providing immediate and lasting safety and operational value."

Apprion's ION Emergency Application leverages multiple wireless communication technologies and a suite of industry-leading third party devices from vendors such as Federal Signal and Motorola that are seamlessly integrated with existing operational applications for emergency warnings, plant evacuations, start and dismissal notices, public address and process control signaling. The system addresses Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) compliance requirements as well as safety and security regulations such as the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism (CFAT) standards, U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security (MARSEC) levels and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) standards.

Features provided by ION Emergency Notification include omni-directional speaker arrays, visual strobe lights, integration with AM radio broadcast and PBX systems as well as the ION-based Alarm Activation of pre-recorded warnings.

About Apprion
Apprion delivers industrial wireless application systems and services for the process manufacturing industry. Whether it is the need to address safety or security concerns, or improve productivity or asset utilization, a wireless application system from Apprion will assure that any industrial application is easier to deploy and manage while delivering value faster, more efficiently. For more information, visit www.apprion.com.

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Contact Information

  • Apprion Media Contact:
    Sarah Prinster
    Email Contact
    650-934-5727