A MULTI-faceted alarm system inspired by the rise and fall of stocks and shares on Wall Street has been developed by a Burnley firm.

Video wall and visual display specialists UVS was approached by a New York financial institution, with the challenge.

Bosses wanted to alert brokers to major downturns in particular financial and shares markets - and not just by data changing from green to red alerts.

Managing director Steve Murphy has now devised a combined system, which sees dangerous fluctuations in prices triggering visual and audio alarms.

Clients can pre-determine what spikes or drops will cause the warnings to kick in, via their Lucidity video wall range.

Mr Murphy said: "The client has requested that our Lucidity video wall solution provides an audible and visual alarm on the video wall to indicate that, for example, an alarm window has changed from green to red state showing a severe currency change.

"But this system can also be used in a process control application or in any control room where display colour changes are significant.

"We are now adding this feature as an option to the standard Lucidity control software or as a standard feature within our specially priced 'Pro' version."

The firm sees the alerts as having applications in the likes of power stations and traffic control rooms.

UVS (Ultimate Visual Solutions) which is based in the Business First Burnley Centre, in Empire Way, rebranded from eyevis UK, when it extended its range of services.