Biamp Systems, a provider of networked media systems, announced the launch of five new products in its Vocia 1.5 release.
Vocia's decentralized network architecture is shown above uses decentralized DSP to ensure reliable system operation if any one devices fails
Vocia was designed to meet the exacting specifications and critical requirements of voice evacuation and public address systems; specifically for use in the healthcare, industrial, and transportation markets.
The new products featured in the Vocia 1.5 release are:
● GPIO-1 General Purpose Input/Output device that increases the number of logic or emergency inputs/outputs of a system for installations that require multiple fire panels, or where connection to a simple remote contact closure is required.
● TTS-1nc Text-to-Speech and middleware server with built-in software that enables the automation and prioritization of critical paging messages directly from Rauland-Borg Nurse Call systems.
● VAM-1 Auxiliary Microphone provides airports with a streamlined paging station for use in the jet bridge doorway or gate hold areas. It is also used for simpler general paging systems where only live paging is required.
● VPSI-1 Paging Station Interface device provides integration of third-party control systems to Vocia Desk Stations, Wall Stations, and the VI-6 Input device; providing easier integration with custom control touch screen or for integrating existing third-party microphones.
● VO-4e Output device is used to monitor and supervise high-quality third-party amplifiers or powered speaker systems. The VO-4e supports the use of the Vocia ELD-1 and the ANC-1 devices with generic amplifiers, and can be used in a voice evacuation system where EN 54-16 compliance is not a requirement.
The Vocia 1.5 software/firmware updates include expanded auto-repeat paging and live paging capabilities of up to 12 hours. Vocia inter-world paging enhancements also allow for the support of compressed audio file formats for quicker response times and message delivery between Vocia worlds.
Hospital installation example
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Vocia’s network-based architecture and zone-based configurations enable announcements to be sent to precise locations, such as in the emergency department only. This ensures an overall quieter hospital and a more focused staff. The Automatic Noise Compensation (ANC-1) device automatically adjusts output levels to ensure messages are intelligible.
Health care facilities are as individual as the patients they treat. Biamp equipment is designed to give you the utmost efficiency and adaptability. Practice cutting-edge telemedicine through installations that enable doctors around the world to participate in surgery via teleconference. Design systems that facilitate remote consultations between metropolitan university hospitals and small town clinics. Or hear the sound at a large hospital with multiple zones of paging, messaging and background music.
For more information go to the Biamp website
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