Secondly, the system can be used with the Dräger PSS Merlin Software as opposed to the Entry Control Board. The Software, when used with the PSS Merlin PC Modem, offers additional benefits.
By using the PSS Merlin Modem, the latest information will be sent from the Bodyguard 7000 or Bodyguard II to the PSS Merlin Software or Entry Control Board, meaning that the incident commander is given real time information of the breathing apparatus wearer, enabling a prompt response in case of emergency situation.
- Manual distress signal
- Automatic distress signal
- Cylinder pressure
- Time to whistle
- Elapsed time
- Withdrawal and evacuation signal
- Acknowledgment of global or individual evacuation signal
Via the Software or Entry Control Board, the incident commander is able to
- send individual or team evacuation
- acknowledge breathing apparatus wearer’s distress signals, automatic distress signals and withdrawal signals
It is however still possible to establish the connection by a tally, if required. Personalization of the breathing apparatus can also be undertaken, enabling for easy documentation and transparency for tracking its usage.
For users who wish to maintain battery packs off the breathing apparatus, Dräger has developed a bench system which allows up to 4 battery packs to be charged simultaneously. Uniquely, this charger can also perform a health check on each pack. Simply insert the battery into the charger – the rest is automatically carried out by the charging station.