Baldwin Boxall unveils EN54-certified voice alarm system

image002Baldwin Boxall, a voice alarm and life safety specialist, has presented its next generation EN54-certified voice alarm system, VIGIL3, at Firex 2019

Built on a fault-tolerant Ethernet backbone that requires no Ethernet switches, VIGIL3 is fully modular for complete scalability.

The company stated that instead of a centralised voice alarm router, inputs and outputs are now delivered via modules – inputs in blocks of two or four, and outputs in blocks of eight – which can be easily distributed across a project; allowing systems to grow with customer needs up to a maximum of 400 inputs and 800 outputs.

The self-powered VIGIL3 amplifier models are now 66 per cent lighter and more compact than their predecessors due to the use of innovative transformerless technology, and this despite the fact that they now incorporate a power supply.

The smaller size and increased efficiency mean less rack space for easier, more cost-effective installation. There are five amplifier modules in the range to suit every eventuality and for easy upgrade, they are backwards-compatible with the VIGIL2 system.

In addition to the input, output and amplifier modules, customers can also choose from a wide range of other modules offering connectivity to other equipment or services (GPIO, Fire panel and more) including a range of networking options including fire-rated CAT5 or CAT6, and multi- or single-mode, fire-rated fibre supporting up to 64 simultaneous live audio channels. These modules can be combined as needed depending on the requirements of the system.

Configuration and control are easier with VIGIL3 large format touch screen, which enables multi-layer graphical control without the need for a PC. It is completely configurable by the customer with absolutely no programming required and provides single-point access for operation, configuration, monitoring and reporting.

In short, VIGIL3 is suitable for any size system, from a single, simple rack up to large, complex configurations with hundreds of inputs and outputs. It supports all Baldwin Boxall amplifiers and speaker line solutions and is compatible with all Baldwin Boxall interface modules.

Nick Baldwin, Sales and Marketing Director, said, “We’re extremely proud of VIGIL3. Our next-generation technology makes it a better, more flexible solution at every level. VIGIL3 is more compact, easier to install, yet more powerful and more customisable than ever. We believe it to be the most advanced voice alarm system on the market.”

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