Voice Evacuation Alarm SystemsStand-alone or Integrated with Fire Alarm System.
Voice Evacuation Alarm Systems
Midland Communications can provide Voice Evacuation Systems as standalone or integrated with the Fire Alarm System. We provide systems from Voice Alarm Evacuation specialists Baldwin Boxall, TOA and the popular Praesideo Bosch system.
The voice alarm systems detailed below cover the full range of potential building sizes. The Praesideo Voice Evacuation system from Bosch is ideal for the larger environments. TOA’s VM 3000 Series Voice Alarm Amplifiers/Systems are ideal for medium sized environments while the Baldwin Boxall VIGIL Eclipse series is a quality stand-alone voice alarm system. It is ideal for smaller environments such as landlord/tenant applications.
Praesideo VA by Bosch
Praesideo by Bosch is a multi-use digital public address and emergency sound application – suitable for use in large environments such as airports and shopping centres. It can be used for public announcements, scheduled events, background music and voice evacuation, with superb sound quality, and absolute clarity. It is fully compliant with EN54-16 and ISO 7240-16 standards.
The system is easy to configure, either locally or remotely, and provides immediate system changes. Logging software tracks information from multiple systems and can be accessed from anywhere, for off-site diagnostics and monitoring.
Customise to Suit.
Praesideo Bosch offers a high level of digital integration. Additional functionality is available when customising a Praesideo system, such as integrating numeric keypads for use with access codes, or adding software-driven interfaces, such as PC Call Station, for remote management of announcements and other events.
Rather than having all system elements connected to central controller like traditional PA systems Praesideo uses a network configuration – this ‘daisy chain’ network topology means system elements can be connected or added at a later date to virtually any point.
Built in Redundancy.
The Praesideo system elements are connected via an interference free fibre optical network this allows equipment to be located wherever it’s needed. Optical technology also lets the system span greater distances without loss of audio quality. A redundant loop is created by connecting the network ends together, so any break in the fibre cable doesn’t affect operation – an important consideration in an emergency system.
Automatic switching to spare power amplifiers in the system is also possible if equipment operation is disrupted.
TOA VM 300
Mountable in an EIA-Standard equipment rack (3-unit size) – the VM 3240VA is a multifunctional amplifier. The unit comes with audio inputs including the background music input, and the speaker output section which has an internal attenuator and 6-output selector. Built for both general-purpose broadcast and Emergency broadcast based on the EN60849 Standard which gives pre-recorded voice instructions in the emergency situation. Emergency broadcast can be made from an optional RM 300MF Fireman’s Microphone as well as from the amplifier, and can be remotely controlled from external equipment. The unit also features a surveillance function which automatically checks the system for failures. VA System can be added to using the VM 3240 Extension Amplifier.
The VM 3360VA is a multifunctional amplifier that can be mounted in an EIA-Standard equipment rack (3-unit size). The unit comes with audio inputs including the background music input, and the speaker output section which has an internal attenuator and 6-output selector. It permits not only general-purpose broadcast, but also Emergency broadcast based on the EN60849 Standard which gives pre-recorded voice instructions in the emergency situation. Emergency broadcast can be made from an optional RM 300MF Fireman’s Microphone as well as from the amplifier, and can be remotely controlled from external equipment. In addition, the unit features the surveillance function which automatically checks the system for failures. VA System can be added to using the VM 3360 Extension Amplifier.
The RM 300MF Fireman’s Microphone is designed for exclusive use with the VM 3000 Series. It is equipped with an emergency activation key, permitting pre-recorded evacuation and alert announcements to be activated, and microphone announcement to be made in emergency situations. By connecting the RM 320F Fireman’s Microphone Extension to the RM 300MF, the number of function keys can be expanded. The zone selection or failure acknowledgment function can be assigned to such function keys.
The RM 320F is the extension unit for increasing the number of function keys of TOA’s Remote Microphones
Baldwin Boxall produce the VIGIL Eclipse range of voice alarm systems. The Eclipse3 has the capacity for two Class D amplifiers, further enhancing the flexibility of the system. VIGIL Eclipse3 is a wall-mountable public address and/or voice evacuation system. It is a stand-alone unit, complete with battery backup, which is fully networkable. The versatility of the VIGIL Eclipse3 makes it an ideal solution for smaller environments such as landlord/tenant applications.
The unit houses a BVRD2M4 DSP-controlled router, a power supply and up to two of our D-class amplifiers.
• Up to 126 units can be networked. (Digital networking facilities provided by BVRDNET, factory fit option – please request info for this.)
• Ideal for decentralised networking or tenant systems.
• Enjoys all the features of the EVAS DSP-controlled router.
• ‘All Call’ fire microphone on the front panel (BVECASE3FM).
• Input expander board which enables four microphones to be fitted to a single input.