The Veetronix Tone Alert Receiver is a device for receiving encoded emergency messages and then alerting public safety personnel of the emergency. The receiver has an internal speaker for message output, but other devices like external speaker systems, sirens, and alarms can also be connected. Although the Veetronix is primarily a desktop receiver, it does come with its own mounting hardware for mobile applications. The user can monitor all network traffic or only the messages intended for the receiver through a front-panel Monitor/Tone switch. If programmed tones are received, the receiver will alert in either Monitor or Tone switch position.