In an emergency situation or other critical event, reliable voice evacuation technology saves lives.
That's why critical paging systems and voice evacuation systems are subject to rigorous standards for system availability and operation in times of emergency.
Vocia operates using a decentralized network, which places DSP at all of the endpoints and distributes demand for DSP across the network, sharing resources between devices on an as-needed basis rather than routing all signals through a single point. With this decentralized approach, there is no single point of potential system failure. That means if one element of the system is damaged or goes offline, the rest of the Vocia system will continue operating normally, allowing voice evacuation messages to be delivered as intended. As the first U.S. manufacturer to earn EN 54-16 certification, Biamp built Vocia from the ground up to comply with requirements for Voice Alarm Control and Indicating Equipment (VACIE). Vocia VACIE devices are EN 54-16 certified, and also feature the ability to tie into a facility's fire panels to be accessed by firefighters and other emergency service providers.
A Vocia system is flexible and expandable, allowing it to grow along with a facility's needs by simply adding more I/O endpoints. Vocia is a robust solution that is suitable for smaller installations as well as complex systems for entire campuses. Using Vocia, you can monitor and control components remotely, which reduces the need for site visits while supporting ongoing maintenance. Vocia interfaces with fire panels and other monitoring panels, and can also send emails or other notifications to a facility's command control or to relevant individuals if evacuation messages are triggered.