Accession Number : AD0619090

Title :   RADIO PAGE SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Final proj. rept.,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Boehm,J. E. ; Haire,L. W.

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : In developing and installing the LMSC Radio Paging System, Office Operations achieved its principal objective, to provide at low cost the means by which selective personnel can be located on short notice with effective results. A rapidly rising usage curve has already exceeded the 7,000 page calls per month mark. Unique electronic hardware, developed for this system, has patent applications pending, and is providing another source of revenue to the company by means of a licensing agreement with the supplier who is making the product available to the nation-wide market. The present gross savings rate of $657,000 per annum was achieved incidental to the principal objective of this entire undertaking. Not only can the in-plant traveler be reached expeditiously, but at a cost far less than normal business requirements dictate. Lastly, the continual drone of public address paging has been reduced from well over 1,000 per day to approximately 75 per day, and those in only two buildings in the complex. In addition, the company has recovered the use of the public address system for its normally intended purpose -- all employee announcements and emergency or disaster control. From LMSC's standpoint the project has proved to be well worthwhile. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, INTERCOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS), (*INTERCOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS), (*COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS), RADIO EQUIPMENT, PROCUREMENT, COSTS, RELIABILITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE