Baldwin Boxall improves voice evacuation system functionality
Baldwin Boxall has announced a variety of new products and updates to its existing lines, including its Vigil range of voice evacuation amplifiers. The Vigil3 brings with it five modules in the dual 75W, quad 75W, dual 150W, quad 150W and dual 300W versions.
Smaller and 66 per cent lighter than the Vigil2, the Vigil3 possesses increased amplifier power and an incorporated power supply with a floating transformerless output. The amplifier includes a sleep function that operates even when connected to mains power, making the Vigil3 more environmentally friendly than its older sibling, coupled with the fact that fewer materials were used in its design as it is smaller in stature and has a reduced battery size.
Meanwhile, the Vigil2 voice alarm system can now be monitored remotely via the internet with Baldwin Boxall’s IP interface, the BVRDIP. The long distance monitoring device is designed to enable the monitoring of multiple systems by sending automatic notification of faults detected to up to six recipients by email.
The BVRDIP also provides the ability to view the system status and download detailed reports at any time with its remote log functionality, even from a mobile phone. The manufacturer describes the unit as simple to setup with any Vigil2 EVAS voice alarm system, including those already in use.
Adding to Baldwin Boxall’s line of wall mountable, stand-alone voice evacuation systems the Vigil Eclipse4 is designed for large, multi-storey installations due to its network capabilities and profile shallower than its predecessor’s. This, the manufacturer states, makes it easier to mount within a building’s riser.
The public address system, housed in a single enclosure, will also feature the manufacturer’s latest transformerless voice evacuation amplifiers, with the ability include up to four of the aforementioned Vigil3 amplifier modules. The Vigil Eclipse4 is also described as being versatile, as it is reportedly suitable for smaller style systems as well as large, networked systems, while connecting to an evacuation panel via its internal fire evacuation interface.
Compatible with the Vigil Eclipse4 and Vigil2 systems, should users wish to swap out their current mics, a new touchscreen microphone has been released by Baldwin Boxall. Featuring a 7-inch capacitive screen, the microphone includes functionality to record and playback messages and provides access to various logs, such as history and faults.
The touchscreen microphone includes two separate output feeds, enabling it to feed two independent racks on the same system, as well as a local music input. The facility for a hardware bypass is also incorporated in the event of a system failure, while in an emergency, the user can take full control of the Vigil2 system due to the microphone’s ability to take priority.
Finally, a new four-way disabled toilet alarm control unit has also been unveiled by Baldwin Boxall, allowing for control of up to four of the manufacturer’s three-part toilet alarm kits. It features the ability to acknowledge each call independently, with a simple button press, while the person in need of assistance will experience a change in the audible and visual signals when the call has been accepted. Available independently in either white or stainless steel, the disabled toiled alarm controller includes a monitoring facility to signal short-circuit or open-circuit faults.