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Bob Panich Consultancy

Type of APS
Pushbutton integrated
Panich pushbutton-mounted APS with large concave pushbutton, very large, high contrast arrow above the pushbutton, and small vibrotactile arrow within the print arrow.

Standard features
WALK indication
  • Tone - 500 Hz with a repetition rate of 8.5 Hz - series of rapid thump sounds
  • Vibrating arrow
  • Pushbutton locator tone (locating tone) - 880 Hz with a repetition rate of 1 Hz for US market or 1000 Hz with a repetition rate of .55 Hz for Australian market
  • Tactile arrow
  • Automatic volume adjustment
  • Alert tone (transitional tone) - brief burst of 3500 tone, decreasing exponentially to 700 Hz, and then going to 500 Hz WALK tone
  • Three standard settings for automatic gain control (volume)
Optional features
Walk Indication
  • Cuckoo and chirp or other sounds
  • Speech message as WALK indication
  • Fixed WALK message length of 8, 16 or 32 seconds or WALK message can be on during the full Walk interval
  • Actuation indicator (demand indicator/demand tone) - light and tone
  • Long button press - allows pedestrians to request a WALK tone at 12 dB above the sound of the locator tone (Higher volume demand, HVD)
Installation notes
Driver unit is mounted in a housing on the pole near the pedhead, wired to the pedhead.

Automatic gain control level is set during installation.

Complies with specifications of the Australian standard; standard pushbutton in Australia

Manufacturer states that they will provide other features as needed.

Bob Panich Consultancy Pty. Ltd., Ryde, NSW, Australia

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