Redundant Communications and Power Networks
The Metis Secure combined software and hardware system relies on multiple, independent communication technologies to help ensure that it works when all else fails. Our unique, patented emergency communications backbone includes:
Wi-Fi or Wired Ethernet
The Metis Secure platform operates on your local area network via Wi-Fi or wired ethernet connection. This provides live, two-way voice communication, real-time system status information as well as integration with other security and life safety systems and connection to legacy systems.
Wireless Mesh Network
As a critical back-up if IP networks fail in an emergency, the Metis Secure system relies an independent wireless network that communicates within and between buildings. In the event that a station is damaged during an emergency, the other stations will automatically create new connections, healing the network and helping to ensure that emergency alerts and instructions are delivered. This technology also enables you to break through communication dead zones and penetrate walls and floors, even those made with 30-inch-thick concrete.
Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS) is a communications protocol for embedding digital information in FM radio broadcasts. The RBDS system standardizes several types of information transmitted, including time, station identification and program information. In the Metis Secure system this is used as an additional redundant system to broadcast alerts over large areas.