CARE2 Cabling & Networking

CARE2 EVC system allows you to connect any combination of available outstations to one system.

There are three main components to CARE2 EVC:

  • Control Console
  • Network Expansion Panel (NEP)
  • Remote units/outstations

Outstations include Disabled Refuge, Fire Telephones, Steward Telephones, Roaming Telephones and Emergency Assistance Alarms.

These are wired in a radial (star-wired) configuration. Control/NEP panels are loop wired.

Any number of Jack Sockets for use with roaming telephone handsets can be daisy-chained up to 500m. One handset will be operational per line at any one time.

All outstations are powered from the line, including the roaming telephone enclosure and disabled toilet alarm. Any combination of outstations can be connected to a panel.

Up to two Emergency Assistance Alarms can be connected to a single line or one Toilet Alarm with two ceiling pulls. These units are directly powered from the line – there is no requirement for a separate power source.

CARE2 EVC system is an alternative to our popular (loop-wired) OmniCare EVC system.


  • Connect any combination of CARE2 outstation to a single Control or Network Expansion Panel (NEP).
  • Fit up to 2 Control Panels on a system (one configured as a slave).
  • Fit up to 15 NEPs on a network (or 14 if installing two Control Panels).
  • Each Panel is supplied as a 4-way unit as standard. Simply increase to 8, 12 or 16-way by fitting C2CEK4 line cards.
  • For networking, a C2CN network card needs to be added the Control Panel. (NEP panels are supplied with a C2CN).
  • Up to 500m cable run between each remote unit and the control/NEP panel.
  • Up to 500m cable run between each control/NEP panel.
  • The maximum overall length of the network is 5Km (i.e. network ring length + cable length to the furthest outstation = <5Km).
  • As an option, the disabled refuge outstations on the system can be kept in ‘standby mode’ until required in an emergency. (Connection to the fire panel via a C2CFPE card is required.) A system in ‘standby mode’ will need to be activated occasionally, such as for routine testing. An override switch (BVCRBG) can be used for this purpose.

(NB: CARE2 is not set up as a system by default at the factory and will require some assembly and configuration on site.)

Key Benefits

Safe & Compliant

British Standards BS5839-9 Code of Practice

BS5839-9 is a code of practice for those who install, maintain and commission EVC systems, giving guidance on how to install an effective system as part of a fire detection and alarm system covering all components including wireless.

British Standards BS9999 Code of Practice

BS9999 is a BSI Standards Publication providing guidance for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings. It includes the provision of evacuation methods and placement of EVC systems.

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CARE2 Product Range

Radial Wired EVC

Expandable 4-way control console available in either black or stainless steel.

Radial Wired EVC

Add one or more of these expansion panels for larger networked systems.

Radial Wired EVC

Type B outstation. Two-way, hands-free voice communication unit for disabled refuge areas. 

Radial Wired EVC

Type A outstation. Two-way voice communication Emergency Steward Telephone, typically used where crowd control is required, such as Stadia. 

Radial Wired EVC

Type A outstation. Two-way emergency voice communication Fire Telephone, can be used by Fire Officers during the evacuation of a building. 

Radial Wired EVC

Portable Roaming Telephone handset, jack sockets and monitored enclosure.

Radial Wired EVC

Emergency Assistance Alarm solution for toilets for the CARE2 system.

Radial Wired EVC

CARE2 EVC cabling and networking information.

EVC System Options

Loop Wired EVC

OmniCare EVC system is fully expandable and networkable, enabling up to 127 outstations. The first of its kind when introduced as a combined EVC system and now leads the way with installations throughout the world.


OmniCarePLUS makes it possible to install especially large Disabled Refuge/Fire Telephone Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) systems with up to 2,048 outstations on a single loop-wired system.

Radial wired evc

CARE2 is our radial-wired EVC system featuring monitored bidirectional communication outstations and has been developed to provide an alternative EVC option to our popular loop-wired OmniCare systems.

2-core loop & radial system

OmniCALL EVC system features a revolutionising patent-pending 2-core loop and radial design for enhanced flexibility. It features intuitive touch-screen controls, clear audio quality, and easy installation

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