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The Buzzer Controller / Alarm Scheduler can be programmed from any machine on the network to fire a buzzer (shift start/end, lunch, break, wash-up, etc) at set times. Over 100 Alarms can be programmed to fire in one of three patterns, on the selected days of the week. This hardware allows you to sync your network time with the buzzers in your plant / time clock. The hardware also comes with one aux relay controller that can be programmed to turn on or off any device at preset times, or used as a second alarm zone.
"We purchased the Buzzer Control package about five years ago and everything is still working fine." - Jeff Dalsin, Dalsin Industries Inc. Feb 20th, 2008 (Product purchased in March of 2003)
“The buzzer software and hardware that we bought a few years ago is still running great” - Jacob Pena, Houston Shutters, May 12th, 2011. (Product purchased in April of 2007)
"I am extremely happy with this product. I am not sure how you thought of this but before I found you, I was spending countless hours looking for a program like this. I am running this on a Windows 2000 Server box. Thanks again" - Alim Sunderji March 10th, 2005 (Product purchased in December of 2002)
"Installed your product today and is working great. Very happy with it." - Danny Iammancini, Nefab (Mar, 2012)
"Delivery and initial setup was fast! the product excided our expectations" - Rob Karagovski, CS Wind (April, 2012)
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A/C Version Included Tyco Electronics Relay Information:
The Tyco Electronics SSRT-240D25 Relay used is a expensive hi-quality product designed for industrial applications.
D/C ~ Phone System Version Relay Information:
Price List (Courier Shipping Included!):
|$669.95||BC-15AC||(A/C) Buzzer Controller System v1.5 (Complete Kit) Shipping Included|
- Buzzer Controller Hardware
|$669.95||BC-15DC||(D/C) Buzzer Controller System v1.5 (Complete Kit) Shipping Included|
- Buzzer Controller Hardware
|$9.50||BC-USB||Software on 8Gb Reusable USB Flash Drive instead of CD (on any above item purchases only)|
|$12.00||BC-25U||25ft Serial Interface Cable Upgrade (on any above item purchases only)|
Additional Items / Description
|$60.00||BC-RELAC||ALARM or AUX / Tyco Electronics SSRT-240D25 Relay 240vac, 25 Amps (Can be used to convert a D/C Unit to a A/C Unit)|
|$30.00||BC-RELDC||ALARM or AUX / Crydom D60 Relay (Can be used to covert a A/C Unit to a D/C Unit)|
|$15.00||BC-PWR||Power Adaptor 120VAC to 9V DC, 660 MA, Transformer, Energy Star V, RoHS Compliant|
|$12.00||BC-10F||10ft DB9 Serial Interface Cable (Computer to Controller)|
|$20.00||BC-25F||25ft DB9 Serial Interface Cable (Computer to Controller)|
|$25.00||BC-SRC||Programmers Manual, and Sample Source Code For Making Your Own Software|
Shipping Cost for Parts
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|2 Units In Stock Ready for Shipment as of Wednesday, April 16th, 2014!|
|Software Comes VIA E-Mail Usually in under 1hr, Get your software all setup, Schedule entered, and Ready|
|Delivery in 2-4 Business Days on items in the Ready for Shipment Qnty from receipt of payment.|
|If no Quick Ship Units are Ready, Normally 6 Business Days from receipt of payment.|
|All items are shipped using traceable packaging www.canadapost.ca / www.usps.com|
|Tracking number is sent via E-Mail when order ships|
Can the Buzzer Controller Also work with D/C Buzzers, or Phone System / Paging?
Yes, the Buzzer Controller can control any 5v Triggered Relay, so the included A/C Relay can easily be changed to any DC/AC Relay required by the device you are trying to trigger. In The case of a Phone System you may need to purchase a Tone Generator, and would most likely need the (BC-15DC) D/C Relay configuration.
How many buzzers can one controller control?
It depends on your buzzers total amperage (25Amps), but in practice customers have 2-10 buzzers sounding from one controller, spread around 500ft+ of floor space. It could just as easily control 500 Buzzers by adding more relays.
Why is there only three alarm patterns, and one variable length alarm?
After various trials, we found that employees can easily distinguish between the three alarm patterns present, but adding a forth or fifth caused too much confusion. Most plants only use one alarm pattern for all their alarms. In the latest version of the hardware a new variable alarm code of 1-15 second is available.
What type of Buzzer should I purchase?
Any A/C buzzer will do that makes a sound you can hear in your plant. No two companies seem to of used the same buzzers. One product that some customers have used is Manufactured by Edwards, Product #874N5 AC Adaptahorn. One source: www.electronicsurplus.com/commerce/catalog/product.jsp?product_id=65722. PLEASE read the specifications and db ratings (How loud the horn is) so you know what you are purchasing. Again really any buzzer, combination of, or number of buzzers could be used.
My computer only comes with USB Ports, can I still use the Buzzer Controller?
Yes, you can use a USB-Serial adaptor, the software supports variable communication ports.
Our main office is 2 miles from our factory, can we manage the schedule from our main office?
Yes, there is a number of ways to do this, using your network, or with serial over IP adaptors there would be no limit to the distance the Buzzer Controller could be.
If I have the schedule installed on my server, and my IT department needs to reboot the server do I need to exit the Buzzer Controller software?
No, once the Buzzer Controller software loads it's schedule from the network drive then no longer accesses the drive. A connection to the server only needs to be present when the machine loads the software (if it is installed on a network drive.)
If my computer were to somehow crash / loose power when the alarm is sounding will it just go on forever?
No, The Buzzer Controller hardware has an intelligent internal CPU that processes all the commands from the computer, and will end the alarm sounding as expected. This is an important feature as many of the devices out there rely on just a +5v high signal directly from a serial or parallel port, we get a few sales a year from customers that purchased systems like that and the alarm goes off, computer crashes leaving the alarm going endlessly.
If I purchase the A/C version then find out I need the D/C version do I need to Send the unit back.
No, you can change the Relay on the Buzzer Controller hardware with any type or voltage that can be tripped by a +5v source, or you can return your relay for the alternate type.
After my schedule is all programmed do I still need the Buzzer Controller plugged into my computer and the software running
Yes, this is how the Buzzer Controller remains completely synced to your computer, or network time that your punch system (swipe cards, hand scanner, etc) uses. This also eliminates the risk of wasted Employee HRS as they wait to punch in or out. No matter how accurate a internal clock can be made this does not help as other devices drift in time so the best solution to this common problem is a active connection to the controlling computer.
Can you show a simple block diagram of how the A/C Version of the Buzzer Controller is wired to the buzzers?
The Black / Hot wire is connected to the relay's High Current terminals, the hookup is similar to wiring a light switch, where here the light switch is the Relay.
How big is Buzzer Controller Hardware if we wanted to mount it in a panel / box?
The Buzzer Controller's Hardware box including the interface ports is 3.8"L x 2.6"W x 1.3"D.
How Reliable is the Buzzer Controller Hardware?
As of May 15th, 2010 Not a single unit has been returned defective, and no customers have ever ordered a Replacement Part or Relay due to wear! Some units have been running for in excess of ten years 24/7. We only use the highest grade components, the A/C relay we use is industrial grade and alone cost $60. (http://www.digikey.ca/product-search/en?lang=en&site=ca&KeyWords=PB554-ND&x=14&y=11) this is one example of how we only use quality components in the construction.
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