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2011-08-17 13:44:40

Wireless emergency safety equipment could save lives"”if signals are transmitted reliably. But few performance standards exist. Now, tests at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are helping to ensure that alarm beacons for firefighters and other emergency responders will operate reliably in the presence of other wireless devices. NIST is providing technical support for industry consensus standards by developing test methods to evaluate how well these devices work...


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