Ultra Electronics Announces the Release of the HyperSpike TCPA-10 Indoor/Outdoor Directional Speaker

13 July 2017

Ultra Electronics USSI announces today the release of the TCPA-10  revolutionary indoor and outdoor directional speaker for general public notification and emergency signaling. The TCPA-10 utilizes patented HyperSpike® technology to project clear, intelligible voice commands, and penetrating alert tones with a maximum output of 139dB.

Directly powered from a fire alarm control panel or through commercially-available amplification systems, this best-in-class acoustic coverage allows for fewer units to be installed in large indoor and outdoor facilities, lowering installation and long-term life cycle maintenance costs. The speaker is capable of working with 25V, 70V, or 100V fire alarm systems and an integrator can adjust to different voltage tap settings during installation. 

The HyperSpike® TCPA-10 is extremely lightweight at 9 lbs, and modular - allowing users to select from a single or double horn configuration. A single horn configuration delivers 90 degrees of acoustical coverage while the double horn configuration, offers 180 degrees of coverage. Typical indoor and outdoor applications: campus communications, manufacturing facilities, fire and life safety, warehouses, corporate grounds, airports/airport hangars, arenas and stadiums, and parking structures.

Patrick Allison, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for USSI commented: 

“The TCPA-10 delivers industry leading voice quality and intelligibility, combined with sharp and high impact tone capability make it the right choice for ensuring critical messages are heard, and understood. This best-in-industry technology, coupled with rugged, corrosion resistant construction, makes it ideal for clear and consistent messaging in high background noise and environmentally harsh environments.”

Further information about Ultra:

Ultra Electronics is an internationally successful defense, security, transport and energy company with a long track record of development and growth. The Group manages a portfolio of specialist capabilities generating innovative solutions to customer needs. Ultra applies electronic and software technologies in demanding and critical environments ranging from military applications, through safety-critical devices in aircraft, to nuclear controls and sensor measurement. These capabilities have seen the Group’s highly-differentiated products contributing to a large number of platforms and programs.

Ultra has world-leading positions in many of its specialist capabilities and, as an independent, non-threatening partner, is able to support all of the main prime contractors in its sectors. As a result of such positioning, Ultra’s systems, equipment or services are often mission or safety-critical to the successful operation of the platform to which they contribute. In turn, this mission-criticality secures Ultra’s positions for the long-term which underpins the superior financial performance of the Group.

Ultra offers support to its customers through the design, delivery and support phases of a programme. Ultra businesses have a high degree of operational autonomy where the local management teams are empowered to devise and implement competitive strategies that reflect their expertise in their specific niches. The Group has a small head office and executive team that provide to the individual businesses the same agile, responsive support that they provide to customers, as well as formulating Ultra’s overarching, corporate strategy.

Across the Group’s three divisions, Ultra operates in the following eight market segments:

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