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Rev. 2 - 05/03
ARCHITECTS' AND ENGINEERS'
The direct-select nurse-call system master station(s) shall
be Alpha Communications®/Tektone NC306 (50 station)
or approved equal. The NC306 master station(s) shall
include the necessary signaling circuitry and firmware to
receive and answer calls from all patient, staff and duty
stations, and to receive calls from code and emergency
stations on the NC300II system, through direct selection.
The master station interconnection shall be supervised.
The master station shall provide for handset or loud-
speaker communication. Function buttons with LED's
shall be provided to initiate reset operations, staff emer-
gency request, nurse request, audio paging and nurse-
Individual LED indicators shall be provided for each room
handled by the master station and shall be individually
selectable by staff members. A serial port shall be avail-
able for connection to UL® 1069 listed devices.
The user shall be able to access system programming via
the keys on the master station and via the serial port, which
will function with standard terminal emulation software
running on a PC or laptop computer.
The master station(s) shall be equipped with an integral
handset, volume control, color-keyed function switches,
talk/busy LED, call priority level LED's, 2.5" speaker and
condenser microphone. The master station(s) shall also
include a 50-button digital keypad for direct selection of
stations, zone and station assignments. All switches shall
be of spill-resistant membrane switch design. Adding an
NC255 master expander shall provide an additional 50
station-selector buttons, for a maximum capacity of 100.
Each NC306 master station shall be able to addr