Through over 30 years of announcement system experience, IED has learned that flexibility in design is critical. Not only does each individual system have its own requirements, but every system must be able to adapt and change as functionality and priorities evolve. No matter the size, space, or complexity of the announcement system required, GLOBALCOM is suited to fit the application with superior reliability, easy installation, and simplified user interface. GLOBALCOM is a new series of Announcement Control Systems that are network-centric to eliminate the need for large head-end equipment room installations. It moves processing and intelligence to the edge of the network, yet maintains overall system control and management at the core. This innovative distribution system simplifies installation and significantly reduces costs by integrating with industry-standard structured cabling and network infrastructure.