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VoCALL 16 Digital - Type B outstation

The VoCALL Type B digital outstation is designed to be versatile, compact and easy to use. These units are available as both flush or surface mounted. They have a high volume ringer, status LED and tactile Braille signage. They are compatible with all VoCALL digital systems.

Usually the interface between the refuge point and the main panel, Type B outstations are designed to be used in a fire situation and therefore should always be wired in fire-resistant cable (please check local installation codes for cable type).

Type B outstations should only be used where the background noise is below 40dBA (therefore there should be no sounder or voice alarm coverage in the area). For disabled refuges Type A or Type B outstations can be used.

VoCALL 16 Digital - Type B outstation

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.

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Eaton equips five-star residential Hadrian's Tower with emergency voice communication

Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom

Challenge: Ensure the safety of occupants, guests and visitors within a 27 storey luxury apartment building.

Solution: Providing a top-quality emergency voice communication system (EVCS) throughout the building.

Results: A compliant and easy to install system that enables safe evacuation of building occupants during an emergency situation.


“We chose Eaton’s new VoCALL 16 system after a technical evaluation of the systems on the market. Its ease of installation and loop cabled redundancy were the deciding factors in choosing Eaton”

Lee Reed, Managing Director, LTL Systems

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.

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