Our SigTEL Compact 4-64 line emergency voice communication system is ideal for use in all disabled refuge and fire telephone applications.

In disabled refuge applications, it allows people who cannot easily evacuate a building to communicate with a central control point during a fire emergency. In fire telephone applications, it allows building management, the emergency services and fire marshals to communicate with each other before, during and after a fire.

It comprises a range of low-cost wall-mounting Controllers which can handle 4 or 8 lines (dependent on the model purchased). Typically located in a building’s control room or a fire services access point, each Controller allows management and/or the emergency services to communicate via telephone-style handsets with the system’s ‘outstations’. For larger systems, an 8 line expansion unit allows systems of up to 12 or 16 lines to be easily implemented. An optional network communication card can be used to interlink up to four Master Controllers for systems of up to 64 lines.

The system is fully monitored, extremely cost-effective and meets and exceeds the requirements of BS 5839 part 9 when correctly installed.

  • Ideal for all disabled refuge, fire telephone and stadium marshalling applications
  • Compact 4 or 8 line wall-mounting master controllers save valuable space in crowded control rooms
  • 8 line expansion unit allows a 4 or 8 line master controller to be easily expanded to 12 or 16 lines
  • Powerful networking facility allows up to four master controllers (plus any expansion units) to be interlinked allowing systems of up to 64 lines to be easily implemented
  • Optional anti-tamper enclosures available for controllers located in areas accessible to the public
  • Wide range of ‘Disabled Refuge’ (Type B) outstations available in stainless steel or green steel (flush, surface or weatherproof options available)
  • ‘Fire Telephone’ (Type A) outstations available in locking or non-locking red steel cabinets
  • All outstations offer true duplex speech and can be mixed and matched to suit the application
  • Unique ‘auto-learn’ facility allows fast system set up
  • Devices can be named/edited using the buttons on a master controller or via an optional PC programming configurator (part no. EVC423).
  • All extensions can be named with user-defined text of up to 15 characters
  • Fully monitored hardware and software
  • System operates at 24 VDC. In the event of mains failure, operation can be maintained for 24 hours (standby) and 3 hours (in use) using 2 x 12V 7 Ahr batteries
  • Optional FiTT line tester allows cable faults to be checked prior to equipment connection
  • Can be easily interfaced to many disabled persons toilet alarm systems, audio-frequency induction loop systems, strobes, beacons or CCTV activation relays
  • Ideal for hotels, shopping malls, office blocks, transport terminals, banks, sports stadiums, entertainment complexes, etc.

SIGTEL CONTROLLERS

SigTEL Controllers are typically located in a building’s control room or a fire services access point to allow management and/or the emergency services to communicate via telephone-style handsets with the system’s ‘outstations’.

SigTEL Master Controllers (ECU-4 / ECU-8)

  • Allows operators to communicate with the system’s outstations
  • ECU-4 can be connected to up to 4 outstations
  • ECU-8 can be connected to up to 8 outstations
  • Supplied with a backlit LCD and handset
  • Requires 2 x 12V 7.0 Ah batteries
  • Can be semi-flush mounted using the AFP385 bezel
  • Optional tamper-resistant cabinets also available

SigTEL 8 Line Expansion Unit (ECU-8S)

  • Can be connected to an ECU-4 or ECU-8 master controller to increase its line capacity to 12 or 16 lines respectively
  • Does not require a separate mains supply or batteries
  • Can be semi-flush mounted using the AFP385 bezel

Network Communication Card (ECU721)

  • Allows the interconnection of up to 4 master controllers over a 1KM network
  • One card required per networked master controller
  • Allows systems of up to 64 lines (four ECU-8 masters each with an ECU-8S slave) to be easily set-up
  • Any ECU-4 or ECU-8 can take control of the system at any time by the input of a special code
  • For networked systems that do not require multiple control points, Master Controllers without handsets are available (ECU-8NT)

Anti-tamper Stainless Steel Enclosure (BF359/3D)

  • An attractive flush-mounting tamper-resistant cabinet for housing an ECU-4 or ECU-8 master controller
  • Helps ensure controllers remain operational at all times by reducing the risk of vandalism
  • Two lock kits also available – a CAM lock kit (BF359/3CL) and an electromagnetic solenoid kit (BF359/3SL)
  • Surface mounting grey steel enclosures (BF359/2) also available – call our sales desk for details

DISABLED REFUGE & FIRE TELEPHONE OUTSTATIONS

Two types of outstation are available – Type B (handsfree intercom-style) outstations for disabled refuge applications and Type A (telephone-style) outstations for fire telephone and/or stadium marshalling applications. Both versions offer high quality, full duplex speech and connect to a SigTEL ECU-4 or ECU-8 Controller (or 8 line expansion unit) using two cores of 1.5mm2 of enhanced fire rated cable of up to 1 KM in length.

Type B Green Refuge Outstations (EVC302GF / EVC302GS)

  • Allows anyone in a disabled refuge to communicate with building control at the touch of a button and vice versa
  • Finished in tough, durable green steel
  • Flush (EVC302GF) and surface (EVC302GS) versions available
  • Includes connections for an optional induction loop system
  • Easily interfaced to strobes, CCTV activation relays and/or disabled toilet alarm systems

Type B Stainless Steel Refuge Outstations (EVC302F / EVC302S)

  • Allows anyone in a disabled refuge to communicate with building control at the touch of a button and vice versa
  • High-quality brushed stainless steel finish
  • Flush (EVC302F) and surface (EVC302S) versions available
  • Includes connections for an optional induction loop system
  • Easily interfaced to strobes, CCTV activation relays and/or disabled toilet alarm systems

Weather resistant Enclosure for Type B outstations (BF359G/1)

  • An IP65 rated weather resistant enclosure designed for use with our Type B flush disabled refuge outstations
  • Allows an IP65 rated Type B disabled refuge outstation to be created for use in external areas such as car parks, etc.

Type A Fire Telephone Outstations (EVC301RPO / RLK)

  • Designed for use in fire telephone and stadium marshalling applications
  • Allows fire marshals/stewards to communicate with building control via a telephone handset and vice versa
  • EVC301RPO includes a telephone handset in a push-to-open red steel cabinet. EVC301RLK is the same but has a ‘lift-key’ lock mechanism
  • Both versions can be flush mounted using a T-BEZ301 bezel

CONTROL EQUIPMENT

ECU-4: 4 Line Master EVC controller c/w handset & display, needs 2 x 7Ah batteries
ECU-8: 8 Line Master EVC controller c/w handset & display, needs 2 x 7Ah batteries
ECU-8NT: 8 Line Master EVC controller (no handset) c/w display, needs 2 x 7Ah batteries (typically used on networked systems that do not require multiple control points)
ECU-8S: 8 Line Slave EVC expansion unit (adds 8 extra lines to an ECU-4, ECU-8 or ECU-8NT) Max. one ECU-8S per ECU-4/ECU-8/ECU-8NT, no batteries required
ECU721: Network communication card (allows up to four ECU-4, ECU-8 or ECU-8NT controllers to be interlinked – one required per networked ECU-4, ECU-8 or ECU-8NT)
EVC423: PC programming software, configurator and mini-USB lead for ECU-4 / ECU-8 (allows the optional programming of extension names etc via a Windows PC)
AFP385: Grey flush bezel for ECU-4/ECU-8/ECU-8NT controllers
BF359/2: Grey steel anti-tamper enclosure for ECU-4/ECU-8/ECU-8NT controllers, surface
BF359/2B: Flush mounting bezel for BF359/2 enclosure
BF359/3D: Stainless steel anti-tamper enclosure for ECU-4/ECU-8/ECU-8NT controllers, flush
BF359/3CL: Cam lock kit for BF359/3D stainless steel enclosure
BF359/3SL: Electromagnetic solenoid lock kit for BF359/3D stainless steel enclosure

FIRE TELEPHONE OUTSTATIONS

EVC301RPO: Red fire telephone EVC outstation, c/w handset (push to open version)
EVC301RLK: Red fire telephone EVC outstation, c/w handset (lift lock version)
T-BEZ301: Red flush bezel for EVC301RPO & EVC301RLK

DISABLED REFUGE OUTSTATIONS

EVC302GF: Green handsfree EVC outstation, flush mounting
EVC302GS: Green handsfree EVC outstation, surface mounting
EVC302F: Stainless steel handsfree EVC outstation, flush mounting
EVC302S: Stainless steel handsfree EVC outstation, surface mounting
BF359/1: Weatherproof enclosure, IP66, steel, non-locking (for EVC302F/EVC302GF)

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