Captains and crew want the ability to mute an audible alarm system. However, there is concern that the mute feature will accidentally be left on, rendering the audible alarm in-active. The new e-Panel P series with Inteli-mute is the answer. Inteli-Mute eliminates the possibility of the mute button being 'accidentally' activated and forgotten about.
Inteli-Mute activates once the mute button is pressed. It first silences the audible alarm, leaving the back-lit Mute button flashing as a visual reminder. After 5 minutes, Inteli-Mute checks to see if an alarm condition still exists. If so, Inteli-Mute reactivates the audible alarm, warning that an alarm condition is still present and needs to be resolved. If after 5 minutes when Inteli-Mute checks for an alarm condition, there is no alarm condition or once the alarm condition has been resolved, Inteli-Mute cancels the mute, reactivates the audible alarm and resets the device to wait for the next alert.