Omnicare EVC systems go supersize
In an effort to loosen restrictions on the size and scale that Omnicare EVC (emergency voice communication) systems can be built to, Baldwin Boxall has announced that they are now able to be extended to include up to 8,064 outstations. This system has been dubbed OmnicarePlus and includes a touchscreen interface that serves as the master point of control while standard style panels handle local areas.
Further touchscreen control points can be installed throughout a site as required, facilitating any need for alternative control or security rooms. Unless full control is transferred to one of these additional control units, they will serve as ‘slave’ or ‘mimic’ panels so as not to compromise authority.
Up to 64 outstations can be managed by each local area control panel in any combination of any of the outstation types available. Site network cabling is via copper, single mode fibre or multi-mode fibre, and functionality includes multi-layer graphical touchscreen control, automatic call queuing, multiple touchscreen control locations, incoming call logging and audio recording.
Outstation options available for Omnicare systems include disabled refuge, advance disabled refuge, fire telephones, steward telephones, combined unit and disabled toilet alarms.
Meanwhile, the British manufacturer has made BIM objects/drawings (Building Information Modelling) available on both its Omnicare and Care2 EVC systems. The drawings are free for users upon request. In the construction industry, BIM is a process for creating and managing all project information and is designed to increase efficiency, cut costs and save time on infrastructure projects.