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Locution Systems, Inc.

October 29, 2013 08:00 ET

Locution Systems, Inc. Introduces New Linux Version of Its Fire Station Alerting System Station Software

New Linux Version of Locution Fire Station Alerting System Offers an Additional Option for Fire & EMS Departments That Deploy the Locution Fire Station Alerting System

GOLDEN, CO--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2013) - Locution Systems, Inc. (www.locution.com), the provider of the PrimeAlert™ Fire Station Alerting (FSA) System for fire and EMS departments, today introduced a Linux version of its fire station alerting system. In bringing a Linux version of the Locution Fire Station Alerting System to market, Locution Systems now offers its customers two options for the operating system of its fire station alerting system station appliances: Windows (the original operating system) and the new Linux version. The Linux version of the Locution Fire Station Alerting System is available immediately.

In simple terms, Linux is an open source operating system based on the Unix operating system which is known for its power, performance, and inherent security advantages. As a result of these advantages, it has rapidly developed as a popular operating system. More than 90% of today's 500 fastest super computers run on some variation of Linux. Today's website development technologies of choice include the Linux operating system as well. Linux also is used in many specialty applications, and is embedded into many products and firmware.

"The Linux operating system has really come into its own. As a result, more and more customers and prospects are asking for it," said Glenn Neal, president and founder of Locution Systems, Inc. "As a derivative of the UNIX™ operating system, Linux is both powerful and highly secure, and more IT staffs at fire departments are prepared to support it. Locution Systems invests heavily in research and development and system enhancements, and it was a logical choice to develop and introduce a Linux option for our fire station alerting system," he said.

Offering the Linux operating system for the Locution Fire Station Alerting System brings another choice to Locution customers, and many benefits:

  • Industry Standard: Linux has a nickname of "best of breed" UNIX™ and includes all the UNIX standard tools and utilities.
  • Massive Computing Power: In the late 1990s, a cluster of Linux computers actually beat a Cray supercomputer in a standard benchmark test.
  • Excellent Networking Capabilities: All the necessary networking software come with standard Linux.
  • Interoperability & Connectivity: Linux is a "friendly" operating system that connects to Microsoft, Apple & Novell.
  • An Operating System Platform With Longevity: Since Linux is open source, and free, massive development is occurring on this platform, it is here to stay.

About Locution Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1993, Locution Systems, Inc. offers the PrimeAlert™ Fire Station Alerting (FSA) System. The PrimeAlert™ Fire Station Alerting System from Locution Systems is a modular suite of fire station alerting technologies for fire and EMS departments including: automated voice alerting (two voice options available, IP network and radio options available); lighting and visual alerting devices and displays for fire stations; zoned alerting for multi-unit fire stations; fire station mechanical control technologies for automated control of apparatus bay doors, traffic signals, gates, and shut-off of gas stoves at fire stations; and fire station sound systems. Locution Systems' PrimeAlert™ Fire Station Alerting System integrates with standard Computer-Aided Dispatching (CAD) systems operating in most 911 communication centers. Locution Systems' FSA system is being used in many major cities and counties throughout North America, and has been proven to speed response times to medical emergencies and fires, reduce stress for 911 dispatchers, reduce stress and sleep deprivation for first responders; and reduce 911 call stacking during times of high 911 call volume. Locution can be reached at (303) 301-7300, or www.locution.com.

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