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4EVAC’s new IMPACT Voice Alarm System launched

Created on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 and posted in Product News
4EVAC’s new IMPACT Voice Alarm System launched

4EVAC’s new IMPACT Voice Alarm System launched at Security Essen 2018

Security Essen 2018 provided a broad platform for all aspects of technology and services aimed at the protection and safety sectors. Among the 950 exhibitors benefiting from this international showcase was Dutch voice alarm (VA) and public address (PA) manufacturer 4EVAC, which displayed its full range of products and formally launched its latest system, the IMPACT Voice Alarm System.

This year’s Security Essen at the Messe Essen exhibition centre drew in more than 36,000 trade visitors from 125 countries. The chief executive of Messe Essen, Oliver P Kuhrt, said after the show that the theme of our time was protection, be it private or public, digital or analogue. This is very much a priority for 4EVAC, which has developed VACIE (voice alarm control and indicating equipment) products that provide reliable communications to help protect human life in both everyday circumstances and at times of direst emergency.

This approach started with the Compact 500 one-box, wall-mounted VACIE system. This continues to attract a lot of attention and Security Essen was no exception. Compact 500 was designed to be an easy-to-use solution to the problem of installing VA/PA technology in small to medium-sized buildings. Behind the simple user interface is full networking capability, with two ‘live-stream’ audio channels and a serial data channel distributed to a series of zones using a redundant global network loop.

A priority for any VACIE system is for it to continue broadcasting emergency instructions even if some of its components are faulty or damaged. To ensure continued operation, 4EVAC developed the Fault Isolator Module (FIM), which automatically detects any problems on loudspeaker lines and re-routes the signal so messages will still get through.

The new IMPACT system is a logical progression of 4EVAC’s existing products, some of which are incorporated into it. These include the DCA-2.500 amplifier and 4EVAC Manager programming application. Added to these is the IMPACT CONTROLLER, which works with the amp and management app to create a compact, powerful system for distributing messages over multiple loudspeaker lines to a greater number of zones using fewer amplifiers.

“The IMPACT was our big launch for Security Essen and it received a lot of interest from the many visitors who came on our stand,” comments 4EVAC’s founder and business development director, Albert Van Der Hout. “But the Compact 500 and our other products were not overshadowed. Many people were looking at these systems, which shows we have produced a comprehensive range of products to cover all types of VA/PA installation.”

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