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VoCALL Type B outstation for emergency voice communication

VoCALL Type B outstations, used with analogue VoCALL emergency voice communication (EVC) systems, are designed to be versatile, compact and easy to use. They are designed to be used as a fire telephone, disabled refuge call system or as a combined system. 

The outstation is available as both flush (via a separate bezel) or surface mounted with green, red or stainless steel finishes. All feature a high volume ringer, status LED and tactile braille signage providing a complimentary device to go with Type A outstations, master network handsets etc. in commercial buildings.

Eaton's VoCALL range of type B outstations in green, red and stainless steel
Accessible
Tactile Braille signage and loop output
Compatible
Works with all analogue VoCALL systems
Compact
Neatly designed for ease of installation

Type B and Type A outstations, when should they be used?

When choosing outstations for use with EVC systems we recommend referring to local regulations. In UK standards, for example, Type A outstations should be used for evacuation or fire fighting use and Type B should only be used where Type A outstations are impractical. For disabled refuges Type A or Type B Outstations can be used however Type B outstations can only be used where the background noise is below 40dBA.

Why must I have a disabled refuge emergency voice communication system?

Risk assessments of new buildings must make provision for means of escape of disabled people in line with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. Building Regulations dictate new non-domestic buildings with 1+ stories provide ‘refuge’ areas – relatively safe places where people who cannot easily escape can call for assistance and wait for help. Simple two-way communication in these areas is essential, to assist rescue teams in determining where assistance is needed and to reassure people help is coming.

What is a fire telephone and what do they do during an emergency?

Fire telephones are hardwired full duplex communications systems with monitoring and battery backup and are required in buildings over 4 stories in many countries in the world. These are provided as a backup to traditional fireman’s radio systems, which can fail to operate in many high rise environments due to a large amount of steel in the building, and the “corona” effect of fire on radio broadcasts.

VoCALL - Trusted emergency communications system for projects large or small

VoCALL suits all sizes of installation from one and two outstation systems in small shops like Bon Marche, to a massive 364 line dual network system at Westfield Shopping Centre in London’s White City.

Over the years VoCALL has been installed on several high profile projects in some of the world’s most prestigious sites, from Wimbledon AELTCC and St Pancras stations in the UK to the Marina Towers and Jumeirah Tunnel in the Middle East.