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Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems, 2nd Edition by Mary Lynn Garcia

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Alarm Communication and Display

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Alarm communication and display (AC&D) is that part of a PPS that transports alarm and assessment information to a central point and presents the information to a human operator. New developments in electronics, computer, and network technology have changed the design of alarm communication and display systems over time. It is now possible to quickly collect and process a wide variety of information; the challenge is to effectively present this information in order to enable decisions about what actions are needed. Equipment and techniques that are available for reporting alarms to an operator are described in ...

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