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by Destin
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: The Suggestion Box
Topic: Revert the forum theme
Replies: 31
Views: 2571

Re: Revert the forum theme

Nice work staff! It's great to have a custom theme again. I know how much of a pain it can be to work out the bugs with a custom phpBB theme. Everyone, please just give them some time and patience. :wink: As far as I know, this new theme was completely unasked for, and you guys made the decision wit...
by Destin
Thu May 03, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Why does the 4050 80 no longer meet building codes?
Replies: 31
Views: 4117

Re: Why does the 4050 80 no longer meet building codes?

Why did they decide to pass it then? Was it in the works for a while? The ADA of 1990 was a huge sweeping bill that sought to prohibit discrimination of Americans with disabilities. It not only addressed accessibility of buildings, but also things like access to employment, public transportation, s...
by Destin
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Any way to get access to firealarmcollector.com?
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: Any way to get access to firealarmcollector.com?

By popular request, I just made the voice files and vintage catalogs on my site public. Those files aren't a big risk for getting cease and desist orders, so I figured I might as well make them available to everyone. Have fun!
by Destin
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Simplex Voice Evac Messages
Replies: 2
Views: 1943

Re: Simplex Voice Evac Messages

I've made the folder of Simplex voice messages public so you can access it without an account. Enjoy! If I remember correctly, I made the 4100U whoop tone by pitch shifting and time stretching the older Simplex whoop. I think the chime tone was just a recording I made of my 2902-9234. Unfortunately,...
by Destin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Autocall is coming back
Replies: 48
Views: 10398

Re: Autocall is coming back

Well, it's official.

http://www.autocall.com
by Destin
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Autocall is coming back
Replies: 48
Views: 10398

Re: Autocall is coming back

Hmmm....I've seen many TrueAlertES's out in the field as of now, and that rebranding principle just doesn't sound like a move Simplex would make. Especially with their proprietary nature and the integrity of their products. If they would be identical, what would be the point of an Autocall brand an...
by Destin
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Autocall is coming back
Replies: 48
Views: 10398

Re: Autocall is coming back

As far as I heard, they are rebranding the entire Simplex product line including the TrueAlert ES series. The Autocall and Simplex product lines will basically be identical, but the Autocall programming dongle won't work with Simplex panels and visa versa.
by Destin
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Autocall is coming back
Replies: 48
Views: 10398

Autocall is coming back

I recently heard from a few folks on a Facebook group that Johnson Controls is resurrecting the Autocall brand. They will be relabeling Simplex's product line (4100ES, 4010ES, etc.) and selling to independent distributors under the Autocall name. The equipment will be proprietary and incompatible wi...
by Destin
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What type of voice-evac is this?
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

Re: What type of voice-evac is this?

That temporal whoop tone is Notifier. I've got the WAV file on my website.
by Destin
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Do you "see" the sounds of fire alarms?
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: Do you "see" the sounds of fire alarms?

I have sound-to-color synesthesia. I perceive all sounds, including fire alarms, as vague shapes. I also have perfect pitch, so the pitch of the sound is always associated with a particular color. The timbre of the sound affects the shape, and often the shade of the color. For me, it's: Ab - magenta...
by Destin
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Space Age announces the AV-36
Replies: 11
Views: 2751

Re: Space Age announces the AV-36

Looks like they've got an extra-extra wide version too - the AV38. :wink: http://i.imgur.com/7UKfG8S.png In addition to the AV-36, we are also proud to announce the AV-38 series of extra-extra wide bezel retrofit plates. Here at Space Age Electronics, we are committed to designing solutions that mak...
by Destin
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: EXTREMELY RARE:EDWARDS 271-SPO
Replies: 16
Views: 4103

Re: EXTREMELY RARE:EDWARDS 271-SPO

Nice find! Judging by the logo and lettering, this must be from the original series that came out at the same time as the 125x-series coded pulls. Just like with the coded pulls, the "0" probably means break rod, and the "1" means no break rod. Probably from the early 1950's.
by Destin
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Increase YouTube Subscribers?...
Replies: 8
Views: 1629

Re: How to Increase YouTube Subscribers?...

I haven't posted in a while, but I was actually just watching some newer users' videos the other day, and had some thoughts that might help you out. When I first started making videos, I was uploading several times a week and wanted to have all sorts of fancy stuff like intros, music, graphics to ge...
by Destin
Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye! (no, not permanently!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Goodbye! (no, not permanently!)

As you may have noticed, I haven't been very active on the forum lately. I've got a lot of great things happening in my life that are requiring most of my time these days. I'm close to finishing my BS in psychology. I'm also close to finishing an album that I've been recording for the past year. And...
by Destin
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Finally A Trainee Technician!
Replies: 7
Views: 2047

Re: Finally A Trainee Technician!

Congratulations! Best of luck with your exam and job search.