Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell of Northford, Connecticut, has expanded its emergency communications capabilities with a new version of the Local Operator Console (LOC) used to remotely control emergency messaging and system operation. A graphic annunciator has been added to the microphone and 16 programmable switches of the original LOC. The graphic annunciator provides remote access to information on an entire fire alarm and emergency network, and it can distribute text messages to all LOC units on the network. The bright touchscreen display and intuitive layered menu are user friendly. The unit meets mass notification requirements as mandated by the U.S. Department of Defense in its Unified Facilities Criteria document.