SynAudCon Announces ECS Speech Intelligibility Workshop

SynAudCon will present the Emergency Communication Systems (ECS) Speech Intelligibility Workshop this coming January 3-5 (2013) at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center in Dallas, TX.

With the new NFPA-72 and UL2572 codes that are associated with Emergency Communication Systems, speech intelligibility seems to be on everyone’s mind.

“We have wanted to present a workshop on intelligibility for years,” explains Brenda Brown, SynAudCon co-owner. “It has been almost impossible to find a venue that would demonstrate intelligibility issues, solutions and testing. The American Airlines training center is absolutely perfect.”

The ECS Speech Intelligibility Workshop will:

  • Help you design intelligible systems
  • Bring attendees up to speed on the codes
  • Teach the measurement process to determine if a system will meet the codes

The American Airlines Training and Conference Center offers a mock-up of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport terminal, complete with a reverberant field, arch ceilings, large windows—all of the problems that plague large spaces.

SynAudCon has assembled an all-star staff with expertise in system design, intelligibility codes, and STI theory and application, to lead the workshop.

Instructors include Wayne Moore, Principle at Hughes Associates (fire alarm code expert); Sander van Wijngaarden, PhD, Managing Director at Embedded Acoustics (researcher, co-developer of STI-PA); Peter Mapp, President of PMA (acoustical consultant standards committee member); John Murray, President of Optimum System Solutions (sound reinforcement expert, technical trainer); and Pat Brown, President of Synergetic Audio Concepts (audio educator, electro-acoustic testing).

Detailed workshop information and instructions on how to register are available on the SynAudCon website (