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In mid-December, ECU performed testing in preparation for installing outdoor speakers throughout campus. Above, an employee of Atlas Speakers installs speakers temporarily at the Cotanche Building. The company worked with ECU’s Information Technology and Computing Services to compute how the tones and voice commands were heard at varying distances throughout campus. The results of the weeklong testing will be the basis for deciding where and how many outdoor speakers are needed to reach people outdoors on campus and on which buildings to place the speakers. Funds provided through the UNC General Administration safety initiative will pay for the speakers and the installation. This outdoor emergency notification system is a very important tool for us to have ready access to when needed,” said Tom Pohlman with ECU’s Environmental Health & Safety. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

This page originally appeared in the Jan. 30, 2009 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at