Improved scalability in Vocia 12
Biamp Systems has introduced Vocia 1.2, claiming improved scalability for seamless integration in almost any size facility.
The system also delivers control and notification options that make it possible to remotely monitor system health.
The scalable critical paging and voice evacuation system incorporates intelligibility, distributed processing, page routing, and networked audio and control. Vocia’s networked approach eliminates the single point of system failure, allowing for a system that is expandable from a single paging station and amplifier to a more complex set-up across several zones and multiple buildings.
Also included is the enhanced Life Safety Interface device (LSI-16e) upgrade, an emergency interface that communicates between Vocia and emergency/fire alarm systems. The LSI-16e device expands the number of discrete emergency zones from four to 20, adding up to 500 virtual inputs, 50 emergency zones, and 10 emergency messages per zone. The LSI-16e software has been updated to trigger a warning message followed by an emergency message, and assign up to nine emergency messages and one additional mute to each emergency zone.
Other features include an interface module card (IM-16) that can be added to the current Life Safety Interface device to expand the number of emergency zones, an Aux Port on each of the paging stations that allows third-party control systems via RS232 connection, providing access to all standard paging control functions and allowing users to select paging destinations from a visual facilities map, and an EN 54-16 compliant emergency wall station microphone (EWS-10).
With the remote monitoring capabilities, Vocia 1.2 can be programmed to notify administrators via email whenever an event triggers an alarm, making it suitable for facility and security managers of multi-campus organisations, or buildings where on-site access is limited.