Section 1740 - Mount Vernon Township High School

Section 1740 - Mount Vernon Township High School
Section 275000
A. The General Provisions of a Contract, including conditions of the Contract and
Division 1 of the Specifications, shall apply to the Work in this Section.
B. Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including all portions of the
Project Manual are hereby made a part of this Section. Refer to paragraph
titled “Quality Assurance” in this section and to Division 1 for requirements for
Communications Subcontractors. Throughout this and related Sections,
“Subcontractor” shall not be limited to the singular and masculine and shall
refer to one, or more than one, Communications Subcontractor. The Terms
“Communications Subcontractor” and “Communications System Integrator “
shall be used interchangeably and shall be understood to represent the bidder
responsible for all work of this identified in this SECTION.
“Communications Subcontractor” or “Communications System Integrator”,
being one in the same shall be an authorized dealer of the product submitted
for approval. Proof of authorization must be provided by the manufacturer and
authorization must be shown to have been in place prior to the bid date of this
A. Work Included. The scope of work of this Section consists of the designing,
installation, and programming of all materials to be furnished under this
SECTION, and without limiting the generality thereof, consists of providing all
labor, materials, equipment, plant, transportation, appurtenances and services
necessary and/or incidental to properly complete all work as shown on the
drawings, as described in the specifications, or as reasonable inferred from
either or, in the opinion of the Architect and Owner, as being required and in
general, is as follows:
1. Public Address System, including but not limited to:
a. Public address system amplifiers, zone controls, back boxes, and all
equipment, cabling and support required to interface the Public
Address System to the Owner’s Telephone System
b. Public Address System Speakers, ceiling mounted, wall mounted
horn, both interior and exterior.
c. Cabling to support the Public Address System (NOTE: any category
5/6 cable must conform with owner guidelines. Coordinate with
owner prior to submission for approval)
d. Equipment rack or cabinet
e. Volume attenuators where shown on the drawings to adjust the PA
speaker sound level.
f. PA override signal to local sound systems. Coordinate with 27 40 00
Actual control room and rack layouts will be based upon the specific designs
submitted by the contractors. Needs for equipment, specific speakers, etc.
will be dependent on actual product manufacturers. Contractors shall
coordinate room layout, actual speaker and equipment placement and
programming options with owner prior to installation.
A. Central processor assembly
B. Administrative Control Console(s) with IGUI as shown on plans
C. Bell/Class change signaling system.
D. Public Address/intercom System
E. Controls, Amplifiers, and Terminal Equipment
F. Power Supplies
G. Battery Backup for System Programming
H. Program Distribution System.
I. Master Clock System
J. Telephone controlled intercom system
K. Programmable, individual control of inputs and outputs
L. Ceiling/Wall Mounted loudspeaker assemblies
M. Accessories
N. Wiring
S. Owner Furnished PC for admin use.
T. Interior and Exterior Enclosed Horn Type PA Speakers
U. Speaker volume attenuators where shown on the drawings.
A. Field Painting: DIVISION “FINISHES”
B. Electrical: DIVISION 26 00 00
C. Section 2705000
A. Product Literature: Manufacturer’s product data sheets, specifications,
performance data, physical properties and installation instructions for each
item furnished hereunder. Ensure submittal is tabulated with index referencing
the specification sections. Non tabulated and indexed submittal shall be
returned without action.
B. Alternate systems being submitted for this bid shall provide a tabulation
specification clearly comparing the submitted item with the specified item,
being able to refer to all written expressed functions and capabilities.
Specification sheets shall be submitted on all items including cable types.
C. Shop drawings, detailing the communications network system including, but
not limited to, the following:
D. Built-in station arrangement.
F. Equipment cabinet arrangement
G. Wiring diagrams, detailing wiring for power, signal, and control, differentiating
clearly between manufacturer’s installed wiring and field installed wiring. Identify
terminals to facilitate installation, operation and maintenance.
H. Submit wiring diagrams showing typical connections for all equipment.
I. Provide a riser diagram for the system showing in technically accurate detail all
connections, interconnections, and all provisions available and made for
adaptability of all specified future functions and including all calculations, charts,
and test data necessary to demonstrate that all systems and system
components deliver the specified signals, grades, and levels at all required
points and locations.
J. Submit a valid certificate from the manufacturer indicating the distributed
communications network system bidder is an authorized distributor for the
system (or systems) being submitted.
K. Submit a valid certificate of completion of installation and service training from
the communications network system (or systems) manufacturer by a present
employee of the systems integrator/contractor.
L. As-built drawings: 3 sets. They should include up-to-date drawings that include
any changes made to the system during installation. Circuit diagrams and other
information necessary for the proper operation and maintenance of the system
shall be included. Drawings must be provided on CD in AutoCAD 2000 format.
M. All material and/or equipment necessary for the proper operation of the system,
even though not specifically mentioned in the contract documents, shall be
deemed part of this contract.
A. Submit operation and maintenance data under provisions of Section for
“Closeout Submittals”.
B. Include operator instructions for each required mode of operation, routine
troubleshooting procedures, manufacturer’s operation and maintenance
manual for each item of equipment and accessory, and routine cleaning
methods and materials.
A. Deliver products in factory containers. Store in clean, dry space in original
containers. Protect products from fumes and construction traffic. Handle
carefully to avoid damage.
A. To establish continuity in manufacturer, system components shall be the standard
product of one manufacturer when available.
The combining of multiple
manufacturer components in order to meet all the performance requirements
outlined and described in these specifications which includes the internal
communication, calendar and multiple system interface is acceptable. Further, an
effort shall be made to establish common sources for equipment of all systems.
The manufacturer shall have a minimum of ten (10) years experience in the
manufacture of products specified in this Section.
B. The work to be provided under this Section consists of furnishing and installing all
equipment, cabling, and labor required for complete, operable, new
intercommunications systems. These systems shall be referred to as the Intercom
System and their supplier as the CONTRACTOR.
C. All empty conduit and power required for the electronic systems shall be supplied
by the electrical contractor as a complete raceway system.
D. The contractor must be a factory-authorized representative or distributor of all
equipment used in the electronic systems. Further, this contractor must have a
minimum of five years of experience in the specific application of the equipment
proposed for these systems. Provide a letter signed by an officer of the
manufacturer attesting to the contractor’s direct affiliation with the manufacturer.
A. The entire installation shall comply with all applicable and safety codes. All central
equipment and additional applicable equipment shall be Listed by Underwriters’
Laboratories, per U.S. requirements Note: Furnish an original, dated specimen of
the test agency’s listing card with the submittal.
B. All equipment with digital apparatus (microprocessors) that generate and use
timing signals at a rate in excess of 9,000 pulses per second to compute and
operate must be Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and DOC CSA
standards C108.8 (Electromagnetic Emissions) compliant. Any non-compliant
equipment supplied or installed shall not be accepted and shall nullify the contract.
Note: Provide documents supporting and verifying compliance.
C. Systems shall be considered non-compliant unless they completely meet the
criteria as outlined in this section. All supporting documentation shall be included
as part of the initial submittal package. Letters regarding “future approval” or
“approval pending” shall not be considered.
A. The bidder supplying the equipment shall show satisfactory evidence that they
maintain a fully equipped service organization capable of furnishing adequate
inspection and service to the system, including replacement parts. The bidder
shall be prepared to offer a service contract for the maintenance of the system
after the guarantee period. The bidder shall produce evidence that they have had
a fully experienced and established service organization for at least five years and
proven satisfactory installations during that time.
Furnish service, maintenance, and labor of communications systems for three
years from Date of Substantial Completion.
Manufacturer shall provide factory, technical training directly to school district
personnel if requested by the school district.
A. Acceptable Manufacturers:
1. Telecor XL/II IP
The performance requirements for the Internal Communication System are the explicit
requirements of the owner and based upon systems manufactured by Telecor.
Internal Communication Systems as manufactured by Telecor shall be considered
standard system of reference.
A. The Public Address System shall consist of a main and fully Central Control Unit,
Consoles, rack equipment and all other necessary devices that are required to
create a complete and operational system such as Speakers, Horns, Amplifiers,
etc. All Public Address main equipment including card cages and all cards, power
amplifiers, program sources, etc., shall be rack mounted in communication rooms.
Fully and operational control unit shall be located as shown and or noted on plans.
All system programming of Public Address and Master Clock features shall be
accomplished by a Console located in the Main Office area or over the LAN/WAN
or internet by a browser based software programming software utility. It shall not
be necessary to attend to the main equipment in the Head End for normal day-today operation of the system. The system shall be a 25-Volt two-way paging
system providing paging zones as indicated and determined by the Owner. The
system shall be of modular design utilizing plug-in circuit cards to enable quick onsite replacement. The system head end equipment shall be rack-mounted in the
Server Room where shown on the drawings with side panels and stationary
platform base. Provide shelves, doors, blank panels, AC power distribution, etc.
as required to support all equipment and fill empty rack space. System shall be
comprised of all solid-state electronics, utilizing a microprocessor-based central
processor unit, power supplies, audio interface cards, control cards, input/output
cards, telephone interface cards, transformers, paging amplifiers, etc., as required
for a complete system, to include capability to interface with the Owner’s VoIP
telephone system. The interface must comply with loop-start central office (CO)
trunk standards in North America as defined by Bellcore and/or industry-standard
2500 analog station ports. System provided for this project must be IP
communication platform. It is the intent of the owner to be able to utilize IP
communication to remote IDF’s. Any systems not capable or manufacturer’s that
have to provide a different model numbered system in order to comply with IP
communication capabilities are not considered and shall not be acceptable for this
project. This project must utilize remote 25 port gateways in all remote IDF closets.
The 25 port gateway must have an internal 30 watt amplifier and be capable of
external amplification when required.
1. Direct dialing, two-way “amplified voice” communications between all locations
equipped with Administrative Control Console, telephone system handset, and
all locations equipped with a public address system speaker; excluding corridor
speakers. Must be capable of transmitting multiple, simultaneous amplified twoway voice and paging over the IP network.
2. An Administrative Control Console for facilitating all Public Address System
announcements and programming, to include but not be limited to: Emergency
all-call; paging zone and number assignments; call-in priority levels with tone
characteristics; Master Clock event and tone signaling; monitor and reporting on
call-in line faults; and manually distribute unique tones to all zones and speakers
in the system. Provide 5 Quantity, Owner to designate locations
3. The system shall provide for remote system diagnostics and access to activity
log files on the system.
4. Connection to a local building digital PBX or VoIP telephone system (phone
system by Owner), allowing any telephone handset that is part of the telephone
system to page and conduct hands-free, open-voice communication with any
speaker in the system; the Administrative Control Console or any other
classroom telephone. The Connection to the local phone system shall not
diminish or restrict any of the capabilities of local telephone system. Public
Address System interfaces shall allow any programmed telephone to perform
but not be limited to the following intercommunication system functions: all-call;
zone call; intercom call to classroom speakers, distribute class change signals,
etc. Caller ID information from Intercom must be transmitted and displayed on
owner provide phone system phone displays.
5. User-programmable zone paging to all classroom and office speakers using any
or all of the following: Microphone, Administrative Control Console.
6. PBX system telephone integrated through the PBX to the internal
communications head end.
Public address zones shall be software
programmable to include 1- and 2-digit numbers or English language labeling.
Zone paging and program zones shall provide easy access to groups of zones
or all-zone pages.
7. Distribution of general announcements over School loudspeakers using a
microphone, Administrative Control Console, or telephone handset, on an AllCall basis, pre-selected zone basis, or multiple-zone basis to any paging zone.
Speaker assignments to any zones shall be programmable from the
Administrative Control Console or the remote programming software utility via
the Web or WAN/LAN.
8. Distribution of emergency paging announcements over school loudspeakers
using a microphone, Administrative Control Console, or telephone handset.
Emergency announcements shall have the highest priority over all other system
functions, including the Local Audio Systems. Emergency announcements shall
automatically disconnect and override all Local Audio Systems. Provide
programming source to override local audio systems.
Coordinate with
successful audio contractor.
9. Any individual room station within the system to be designated as a fixed zone
by the simple entering of keystroke at the Administrative Control Console during
a page selection. Selection and monitoring of individual program sources
(Microphone, AM/FM Tuner, or CD) and distribution by the Administrative
Control Console.
10. Programming of microphone for control and distribution of public
announcements, to eliminate the need to go to the central electronics for
microphone set up. Keying the microphone shall automatically mute all other
audio programs at a lower priority in the system, including Local Audio Systems
(emergency pages only). Microphone shall transmit to all rooms or specific
speaker zones as programmed in the system software.
11. The capability of multiple open-voice intercom paths. Intercom paths shall be
global. Systems which block multi-channel communication to more than one
point on any card or interface in the system shall not be acceptable. Multiple
amplified, open-voice intercom paths shall not be restricted over the IP network.
12. Automatic gain-control of intercom speech to assure constant speech level.
13. Automatic sounding of a warning tone over any loudspeaker selected for twoway communications to alert the classroom teacher to an incoming
14. Any system with more than one Main Administrative Control Console, shall also
be provided with a minimum of two channels for intercom communications or
audio program distribution. The System shall be user-programmable to
allocate, upon demand, either of the two channels for intercom or audio
program. Systems that only allow one channel per card or block multi-channel
communication in any way shall not be acceptable. Systems that only allow
one channel over distributed IP network shall also not be acceptable.
15. The ability to monitor the school building either on or off the premises from a
single telephone.
16. Audio program distribution to a minimum of eight different areas of the building
selected by the Administrative Control Console and Visual Console. Inputs
shall be provided for five (5) low-impedance microphones, tuner, tape player
and auxiliary source. Program material shall include audio programs from
standard AM/FM tuner, CD player, or auxiliary source. Administrative Control
Console shall have the ability to monitor program sources being distributed.
Coordinate location of antenna(e) with Owner. Locate and install for optimal
17. Audio Source equipment shall have the ability to be located remotely from the
main system control electronics, and shall have the ability to distribute two
channels of audio simultaneously if so desired. School shall be equipped with
(1) rack-mounted AM/FM tuner and CD player.
18. RS232, USB and RJ45 connection for Input/Output Interface shall be provided.
Required use of serial converters for connection to LAN/WAN shall not be
acceptable. Personal Computer, LAN/WAN, Modem, and Printer for monitoring
activity within System and for displaying and printing system management
information shall be capable of being utilized by system. System shall perform
diagnostics, or logging transactions either on or off premises via browser or
LAN/WAN. Reliance on methods such as Remote Desktop connection for
programming and troubleshooting shall not be acceptable.
19. Time Signal tones of an integrated Master Clock System to be distributed
throughout zone(s) selected for time signaling over programmed loudspeakers
on a manual or automatic basis.
20. Power amplifiers that provide a minimum power capacity of 1 watt per cone
speaker location and Door Signaling device plus 15 watts of power per horn
type speaker locations.
21. Cabling that is specified by the manufacturer, which provides shielding of
conductors so that the Internal Communication System does not interfere with
the Telephone Systems and Telephone System cabling.
22. The system must be compatible with a structured cable plant CAT6 cabling.
23. Classroom components (including speaker and call-in device) shall be
connected to the system via a single CAT6 cable drop for each
classroom/location to IDF in a Networked solution.
24. Pre-announce tones will alert the listeners of incoming calls with distinct tones
for each priority level. To prevent unauthorized monitoring, the tone will sound
whenever an area is being monitored, and will repeat at regular intervals.
Facilities shall also be provided to defeat the tone repeat function from the
console if it is not desired.
25. Emergency and All Call paging and a minimum of 32 zones of group paging.
The paging zones shall be independent of the time tone and audio program
distribution zones and a minimum of 8 messaging zones. Systems sharing
zones for both paging and tone shall not be acceptable.
B. The system shall be capable of monitoring 32 different sections of the building,
either on the premises from an Administrative Control Console, or off premises
from a telephone instrument.
C. Distribution of paging announcements can be made from any Administrative
Control Console, telephone, or dedicated microphone set-up. Paging shall also
be achieved by providing the capability to interface with existing premises phone
system and displaying classroom caller ID information on the phone display
regardless of the instrument utilized to initiate the call.
D. Emergency announcements shall have the highest priority over any other system
function and seize all system loudspeakers regardless of their current mode of
E. System shall support general announcements made from a conventional
microphone to facilitate reading a script and the participation of multiple
announcers. Keying the microphone shall automatically mute all other audio
programs at a lower priority in the system and transmit the microphone audio to all
buildings or specific speaker zones, as programmed into the system software.
F. System will provide Emergency and All Call Paging and a minimum of 32 zones of
group paging. The paging zones shall be independent of the tone signal and audio
program distribution zones.
G. Pre-announce tones will alert zones of incoming pages with distinct tones for each
priority level.
H. The system shall support a minimum of 1536 events and 24 schedules. Building
zones shall be used to select which areas receive the tone. They must be totally
independent from page zones and program zones and shall be capable of a
minimum of 18 simultaneous schedules
I. All system programming shall be accomplished through the master console, a
network computer or from an Owner furnished PC utilizing a standard web
J. The duration of the tone, as well as frequency, burst length and output level shall
be software programmable from a web browser.
K. All system tones shall be user-programmable for the following durations in
seconds: 2, 3.5, 5,6,8,10,12.
L. The system shall be capable of an open-voice intercom path used for monitoring,
emergency paging, and intercom.
M.This project calls for IP communication. Analog systems will not be accepted
N. Corridor speakers, and outside horns in each building shall be combined into
groups of owner’s preference. There must be 32 independent software paging
zones that each circuit may be a part of. Each individual circuit must also have the
ability to be paged independent of the software zones. Provide one high output
station port per card with a minimum of 25 watts capacity.
O. All user-programmable data shall be stored in a non-volatile FLASH memory to
prevent memory loss during a power failure. The system time clock shall be
capable of maintaining correct time for a period of 14 days in the event of a power
failure. It shall be possible to return the system programming to the original factory
default setting by keying a special code from the Console. Any future software
upgrades provided by the manufacturer shall be capable of being uploaded without
the need to change CHIPS, Firmware or hardware.
P. The user shall have the capability to change system programming for all paging
functions and bell functions. The Owner shall be provided with the required
training, documentation, and software to accomplish these functions.
Q. The system shall be connected to an (owner-provided) Ethernet network port using
the TCP/IP protocol. Provide patch cord of sufficient length to connect the head
end equipment to the owner provided network switch in the Server Room for
access to off-site remote programming and troubleshooting. Connection to the
network shall be by standard RJ45 connection without the need for third party
electronics or conversion. Systems that cannot provide an RJ45 connection to the
network, without conversion shall not be acceptable.
R. The user-interface shall support user names and passwords. There shall be
multiple levels of access allowed. Some users may have viewing privileges only
while others may edit their site. All editing shall be by means of the programming
S. The program shall also serve as part of the documentation process. Page Zones
and bell schedules shall support user-definable names and display as pick lists
when editing the configuration.
T. Diagnostic functions shall be accomplished through any PC connected to the
school network and provided with the proper authorization and diagnostic software.
Any off-site PC shall have access to the system for diagnostics through the use of
the public internet, provided that they have been granted proper authorization to do
U. Although the system is programmed through a PC interface, the system shall not
have to rely upon a personal computer for day-to-day operation.
programming information shall be loaded into the system allowing independent
operation of the system.
V. Provide a -1dB balanced audio line-level output from the public address system to
each local sound system and provide equipment as required for emergency
pages to over-ride the local sound systems. Coordinate with the owner prior to
installation during paging zone identification.
W. The final copy of the program and the configuration of data files shall be provided
to the school in electronic format.
X. Unspecified Equipment and Material. Any item of equipment or material not
specifically addressed on the Drawings or in this Document and required to
provide a complete and functional installation shall be provided in a level of
quality consistent with other specified items.
1. Speaker/Baffles: Provide backboxes
a. As indicated on plans (SP), provide a ceiling mounted round speaker and
baffle assembly. The baffle shall be 12-7/8” in diameter and 3/8” deep.
The circular design shall match the room ceiling tiles.
b. Baffle shall be constructed of 22 gauge, cold rolled steel, coated with a
baked on white powered epoxy that is resistant to scratches.
c. Holes in the baffle shall allowing mounting to speaker backbox.
d. Room speakers must allow hands free talk back when room is paged.
e. Speakers must meet the following:
1. Type: Flush mounted 8” cone
2. Frequency Response: 50 to 18,000 Cycles
3. Magnet: 6 oz.
4. Axial Sensitivity 95 dB at 4 ft. with 1-watt input
5. Speaker/Transformer/Baffle Assembly with Support Bridge and
Enclosure as required or equal.
6. 1 X 2 or 2 X 2 Lay- in style speakers matching the above
transformer and speaker characteristics shall also be acceptable
2. Provide Volume attenuators where shown on the drawings to adjust the
volume of the local PA speaker.
3. Horn Speakers: Indoor/Outdoor (Extrernal Building PA Speakers (as shown
on technology drawings, Internal PA Speakers for the Gymnasiums (as
shown on technology drawings
Double re-entrant type: surface mount installation.
Frequency Response: 400 to 14,000 Hz.
Power Handling: 15 Watts continuous power
Variable screw taps, 25 V transformer
Sound Pressure Level: 106 dB at 1 meter with 1-watt input
Color: Coordinate with Architect.
Atlas/Soundolier AP-15T Horn Speaker
1. System must provide the capability to interface and connection to the telephone
system. Provide all equipment and cabling necessary to connect and integrate
system to the phone system. Provide a minimum of 1 connection port.
2. Each trunk shall be programmable as either incoming, or outgoing, or both.
3. For incoming trunks, system shall be able to direct calls to a user-defined
attendant telephone or provide dial tone. For outgoing trunks, system shall
provide access to the trunk by dialing 8, 9, or both. If digit 9 is used to access an
outgoing trunk, the system shall be able to automatically dial a second 9.
4. Each trunk shall be loop start or as required
6. Caller ID information from classroom port shall be viewable on Owner’s
1. The system will interface with remote audio systems located within the building.
Varify and coordinate with the remote sound system contractor.
1. Systems must utilize fiber between MDF and all remote IDF closets.
A. Verify that surfaces are ready to receive work.
B. Verify that required utilities are available, in proper location, and ready for use.
C. Beginning of installation means installer accepts conditions.
A. Install in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. The contractor shall have
equipment installed on the AC voltage supply, taking care to arrest damaging
electrical transients and spikes that can cause damage to the microprocessor
components of the system.
B. Install classroom and hallway loudspeakers into the suspended ceiling tiles.
C. Install and wire system in accordance with manufacturer’s approved drawings and
diagrams. Systems not capable of utilizing a CAT6 cable shall not be acceptable.
A. All equipment shall be installed and connected in strict accordance with the
manufacturer’s recommended instructions.
B. Provide interface with Owner’s telephone system.
D. Interface remote sound systems. Coordinate with 27 40 00 contractor.
E. Other systems as required by owner and defined in these specifications or
shown/noted on plans.
A. Provide field inspection and testing.
B. Perform operational test on each item of equipment and on system.
A. Observe installation of communications system.
B. Provide field technician services to make final signal cable connections to
C. Prepare and start systems.
A. Adjust controls to achieve proper operations.
B. Set status of each classroom call-in device and other stations as indicated.
C. The specified standard of equipment shall be supplied, installed, adjusted, tested,
and guaranteed by a factory-authorized contractor for the products furnished. The
contractor shall be responsible for verifying the completeness of the parts list and
the suitability of the equipment to meet the intended purpose of the specifications
and to serve the best interests of the owner.
A. Provide minimum four hours systems demonstration and instructions with an
additional 2 hour onsite session scheduled 60 days after project completion.
B. Employ manufacturer’s field representative to demonstrate system operation to
designated Owner personnel.
C. Use submitted operation and maintenance manual as reference during
demonstration and training.
D. Training: Provide the Owner with a training program designed to make all control
station users familiar with the operation of the voice communications system.
E. Submit field reports indicating satisfactory installation and testing of system.
A. Conduct walking tour of project and describe function, operation, and maintenance
of components. Provide volume adjustments as necessary to provide acceptable
sound levels to the Owner.
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