Product Specification Sheet APS720

Rev. 11/2013

NC501ES Master Station Computer and Software (TC500 Series)

Architects' And Engineers' Specifications

The Master Station Computer(s) shall be Alpha Communications® / TekTone NC501ES or approved equal. The NC501ES shall use the Windows XP or Windows 2000 operating system and shall have at minimum an 800 MHz processor, 128 MB or RAM, a CD-ROM drive, an SVGA 800x600 minimum video adapter and monitor, a keyboard and a mouse. The NC501ES Master Station Computer shall be a dedicated system for the Tek-CARE®500 (TC500) Wireless Emergency Call System.

The NC501ES shall support up to 1,500 transmitters. The central computer and software shall interpret data received by the NC510ES Receiver, and shall display all patient/resident, transmitter and pager information. The software shall alert staff via video display and speaker audio if transmitter is activated, develops a problem, or leaves the coverage location. The monitor shall display the location of placed calls (exact location for wall mounted transmitters; assigned location or nearest NC511ES Repeater/Locator for pendant transmitters) and other pertinent information about calls in progress. Call information shall be stored in a historical record for later retrieval and analysis. The NC501ES shall be able to send event information to optional NC399P staff pagers via the optional NC369 Pager Transmitter. 

As with all computer systems, we strongly recommend a surge protector, lightning arrester and UPS be installed by the installer. We also recommend regular disk back-ups be performed.

NC501ES Master Station Computer

The Alpha Communications® / TekTone NC501ES Master Station Computer is the Tek-CARE®500 (TC500) Wireless Emergency Call System's central point for component integration. The NC501ES interprets data received by the NC510ES Receiver and alerts staff via video display and audio if a transmitter is activated, develops a problem, or leaves the coverage area. The monitor displays the locations of placed calls (exact location for wall-mounted transmitters; assigned location or nearest NC511ES Repeater/Locator for pendant transmitters) and other pertinent information about calls in progress. Call information is stored in a historical record for later retrieval and analysis. The NC501ES also sends event information to optional staff pagers via the optional NC369 Pager Transmitter and NC399P Pocket Pagers.

The NC501ES supports up to 1,500 system devices, including receivers, repeaters, locators, pendant call transmitters, wall mounted call transmitters, wireless smoke detectors, motion detectors, door/window egress transmitters, maintained NO and momentary NO universal transmitters, emergency stations, and pocket pagers with pager transmitter.

PC using Windows XP or Windows 2000 with:
  • 800 MHz minimum processor
  • 128 MB of RAM or higher
  • SVGA 800x600 minimum video adapter and monitor
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Keyboard and Mouse
Required Components

  • NC510ES Receiver
  • Tek-Care®500 (TC500) peripherals

Note: each NC510ES includes the required PK510 Power Supply unit

TekTone® has designed the Tek-CARE®500 (TC500) to work as a system. Its NC501ES Master Station Computer has been carefully designed and matched to work with Tek-CARE®500 wireless and wired peripherals. TekTone® will not warrant or support components of Tek-CARE®500 that are purchased separately unless the components are add-ons to previously sold systems. TekTone® will also not warrant or support a system that is a mix of TekTone® and NonTekTone® parts, unless prior written permission has been obtained. In order to track our systems and to inform facilities of software upgrades, full site information (site name, address and phone number) will be required when ordering. Site information and NC501ES warranty number will also be required when requesting technical support.

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