4EVAC Compact - voice alarm and indicating equipment

The COMPACT Networked VACIE solution is based on the distributed boxed-amplifiers concept. This cutting-edge of digital audio-distribution technology represents a variety of compact self-contained Wall-mounted Control and Indicating Voice-Alarm panels, creating a flexible and still simple-to-control distributed VACIE concept.

The COMPACT is a thorough voice evacuation ‘system-in-a–box’ concept that offers the simplicity of a stand-alone conventional system and the benefits of global Network topology.

4EVAC Compact - voice alarm and indicating equipment

The COMPACT drives 2 ‘live-stream’ audio channels and one serial data channel (RS485) over a redundant Global-Network-Loop into global zones and operates 6-channel message players that send synchronized audio into the local zones. This way each COMPACT has the ability to generate 6 different audio streams playing into the local zones simultaneously.

 

Each COMPACT contains the necessary routing to serve up to 6 single zones of 6 x 100 W RMS with an additional active backup amplifier. With a maximum of 255 boxed-VACIE panels in a Global Network, each serving 6 zones, a single installation can reach over 1500 speaker lines, cumulated into multiple paging zones within an architecture of 256 priorities.

 

COMPACT is equipped with a wide range of pre-and post-processing software modules such as volume controllers, routing, mixing, switching and prioritizing. Processing components such as; equalizers, limiters, and delay lines make COMPACT fit for the job.

The integrated local Message storage modules (WAV format), with a total storage capacity of 16 audio files, can be distributed simultaneously over the 6 local output lines serving phased evacuation. The status of the digital audio message storage and of the messages themselves are monitored.

All message-storage modules are synchronized between multiple COMPACT output lines for synchronized large-area incident warnings. 

Its redundant token ring network topology provides a communications platform for global incident warnings, control, and information sharing that does not require any form of centralized processing.

Each COMPACT holds a copy of the global system settings on an exchangeable SD card and is able to continue working even in the event of a total loss of communication.

This ensures unparalleled survivability compared to conventional systems that rely on a central control device. This highly reliable concept is copied through the whole range of dedicated field devices.​​

  • Up to 255 nodes per system with ‘peer to peer system redundancy;
  • Max distance between nodes: 250 m (standard FTP CAT5e cable);
  • No practical limit to network wire length;
  • 200 kbit datastream;
  • Redundant ring technology;
  • 2 live anti-parallel audio streams.
  • Upstream priority channel;
  • Downstream backup channel.

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In order to ensure peace of mind for both the installer and end-user, 4EVAC products are third-party approved and certified to relevant European standards. 

4EVAC approvals go beyond the minimum requirements including EN54-16:2008, EN54-4:2006, EN54-17:2005 and EN50130-4:2011.

 

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