The ExitPoint directional sounder model PF24V has an integral audio amplifier that produces a pulsating sound consisting of broadband low-, mid- and high-range sounds. The broadband noise makes it possible to determine the location of the sound. There are four pulse patterns that can be used to create an egress pathway out of a building and to mark perimeter exits. In addition to the broadband noise, the sounder is capable of playing an alert message in the form of a recorded voice message or other audible signals. These messages instruct occupants of the correct action to take as they approach the directional sounder, and enables them to react quickly and confidently when the sounder is activated. Fifteen different language combinations are available to instruct occupants that they are nearing an exit, a stairway up, a stairway down or an area of refuge.