Device delivers safety reminders to field employees

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Towerswitch has introduced the Talking Alert! for Fleets, a digital audio device designed to automatically deliver randomized custom safety reminders to field employees. An extensive online library of audio safety messages is available for download in both English and Spanish language translations, according to the company.

The device can store up to 128 different safety message reminders using standard Windows .wav files and a removable CompactFlash memory card, Towerswitch says; a random safety reminder is played each time the vehicle is started. The messages may be recorded in any language and can be tied to an internal calendar for seasonal, context-sensitive safety message playback, if desired.

The device, which requires no operator intervention, comes with software to record and manage custom messages, and safety messages are updateable by recording audio files using any Windows PC, the company says. Installation is easy, typically taking less than 10 to 15 minutes per vehicle, according to Towerswitch; the self-contained device connects to the vehicle ignition fuse circuit and will commence message playback automatically each time the vehicle is started.

The device provides Department of Transportation-compliant back-up alarm and dump truck “raised-bed warning” functionality, and conforms to Occupational Safety & Health Administration-mandated hazard communication standards, the company says. For more information, go to www.towerswitch.com.