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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for Summit Safety. The questions listed below have been arranged into related categories. Please click the appropriate question for further explaination.

If you have a question that does not appear here, or if you would like further explanation, please feel free to contact your local sales representative or distributor for more information. Additionally, please feel free to email Summit Safety.



Pathfinder™ Technology: General questions:   [Page 1]
  1. What does the Pathfinder system do?
  2. Why do you want to know the PATH?
  3. Why not use radio frequency (RF)?
  4. Is Pathfinder a Thermal Imager?
  5. Isn't Pathfinder just like a PASS Device?
  6. Does the Pathfinder system interfere with other firefighting equipment?


Pathfinder™ Technology: Ultrasound questions:   [Page 2]
  1. What is Ultrasound?
  2. How is ultrasound like regular sound?
  3. Why use ultrasound instead of regular sound?
  4. Can dogs hear the ultrasound from the Pathfinder system?
  5. Does smoke affect the ultrasound?
  6. Does water spray affect the ultrasound?
  7. How high a frequency could you use?
  8. Do any fire sounds interfere with the operation of the Pathfinder system?
  9. Is ultrasound similar to sonar?
  10. Is ultrasound dangerous?
  11. Is ultrasound a new technology?


Pathfinder™ Technology: System questions:   [Page 3] [Page 4]
  1. Are Pathfinder and Pulse™ the same?
  2. Can the Tracker "see" through walls?
  3. How is a Firefighter Beacon different from any other Beacon?
  4. Do the Beacons transmit ultrasound all the time?
  5. Does each firefighter use a different ultrasonic frequency?
  6. How many frequencies can the Tracker pick up?
  7. Will any Tracker work with any Beacon?
  8. What is the difference between an Exit Beacon and an Auxilary Exit Beacon?
  9. How many Beacons and Trackers are needed for a Fire Department?
  10. What is the range of the Pathfinder system?
  11. How resilient to heat are the units?
  12. What type of batteries do the units use?
  13. How does the RIT Tracker operate?
  14. If a firefighter falls on the Beacon, does the system still work?
  15. Who besides firefighters could use the Pathfinder system?
  16. Where are the units manufactured?


Pathfinder™ Technology: Other equipment questions:   [Page 5]
  1. Why is it so hard to locate an alarmed PASS Device?
  2. Can GPS be used to locate firefighters?
  3. Could Pathfinder's Pulse technology be added to thermal imaging cameras?


Company/Investor Relations:   [Page 6]
  1. What is Summit Safety's mission? How did Summit Safety begin?
  2. What does Summit Safety do?
  3. Why are we so focused on our users?
  4. Who are our customers?
  5. Who are our partners?
  6. What are our products?
  7. Is Summit Safety a public corporation?
  8. How can I invest in Summit Safety? Can I purchase stock directly from the company?
  9. How do I contact Investor Relations?
  10. I am a journalist seeking to interview Summit Safety personnel. Who can I contact regarding my request?
  11. Where can I find more information about Summit Safety?
  12. How can I contact Summit Safety?


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