OmniCare Loop Wired EVC System

Communication when you need it most

OmniCare EVC system is a Loop Wired Emergency Voice Communication system which features Disabled Refuge (standard and Advance options – Type B), Fire Telephone (Type A), Combined Refuge/Fire Telephone Outstation (Type C), Steward Telephone (Type A) and Emergency Assistance/Disabled Toilet Alarm facilities. Fully expandable, it enables up to 127 outstations per system.

Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) systems provide two-way communication between building management or emergency services and people inside a building who require assistance with evacuation in an emergency. Communication is made between a central location point and a number of points known as ‘outstations’ located around a building or building complex.

The OmniCare system was the first of its kind when introduced as a combined EVC system. Since then it has been installed throughout the world becoming the system of choice for many. The system includes a three-part toilet alarm kit option which, like all of the remote units, is powered from the line (no local power is required).

OmniCare provides an alternative EVC option to our popular radial-wired CARE2 EVC system.

 

  • The OmniCare standard system has a capacity for up to 127 outstations in total (either connected to a single control panel or on a networked system with multiple control panels).
  • Touchscreen control is available and ideal for use in public/reception and lobby areas, providing full control of the OmniCare system via a bespoke button or graphical display.
  • Disabled refuge, advance disabled refuge, fire telephone, emergency/steward telephone, combined DRS/fire telephone and emergency assistance/toilet alarm units can be placed on the same loop.
  • Multiple Control Panels can be included on a single system (configured as a Master and Slave units).
  • Control Panels, Type A, Type B and Type C outstations are supplied surface-mountable as standard and flush-mountable with separately available bezel.
  • Addressable system via the outstation with speech steered (Type B Disabled Refuge) and full duplex speech (Type A Fire/Steward Telephone) communication.
  • The system is fully monitored and battery backed.
  • Standard battery backup provides 24 hours standby plus three hours use in the event of a mains failure as standard. Increased capacity is possible, if required. (A separate box to house batteries is supplied with panels larger than 32-way).
  • Link to fire detection system prevents hoax calls from disabled refuge (toilet alarms and fire telephones remain active). Can be completely or partly overridden. Outstations are kept in ‘standby mode’ until activated. For system maintenance and testing an override switch (BVCRBG) should be connected to the system.
  • Fully BS9999:2017, BS5839-9:2021 and BS8300-2:2018 compliant when installed according to the standards.
  • For systems that require more field devices please refer to our OmniCarePLUS solution. Or, if the OmniCare EVC System is not what you are looking for, our CARE2 Radial Wired EVC System may suit your requirements.

BVOC4M / BVOC8M / BVOC16M / BVOC32M
4 / 8 / 16 / 32-way Control Panel
Grey 
Wall mount or flush mountable with bezel
Rack mount kit option
410mm x 290mm x 200mm
9.16 kg / 9.16 kg / 14.5 kg / 14.5 kg

BVOC4MS / BVOC8MS / BVOC16MS / BVOC32MS
4 / 8 / 16 / 32-way Control Panel
Stainless steel
Wall mount or flush mountable with bezel
Rack mount kit option
410mm x 290mm x 200mm
9.16 kg / 9.16 kg / 14.5 kg / 14.5 kg

BVCRFB2 / BVCRFB2S
Bezel for flush mounting 4 to 32-way panels
Grey / stainless steel 
461mm x 450mm with 25mm radius (c/o 420W x 300H)
1 kg

BVCRM3
Rack mount kit for 4 to 32-way panels
1 kg

BVOC48 / BVOC64 
48 / 64-way Control Panel
Grey 
Wall mount or flush mountable with bezel
Rack mount kit option
410mm x 455mm x 200mm
14.6 kg / 14.6 kg
Supplied with separate Battery Box (BVOBATT) 

BVOC48S / BVOC64S
48 / 64-way Control Panel
Stainless Steel
Wall mount or flush mountable with bezel
Rack mount kit option
410mm x 455mm x 200mm
14.6 kg / 14.6 kg 
Supplied with separate Battery Box (BVOBATT)

BVCRFB1 / BVCRFB1SS
Bezel for flush mounting 48 to 64-way panels
Grey / stainless steel 
461mm x 506mm with 25mm radius (c/o 420W x 465H)
1 kg

BVCRM1
Rack mount kit for 48 to 64-way panels
1 kg

BVOC80 / BVOC96 / BVOC112 / BVOC128
80 / 96 / 112 / 127-way Control Panel
Grey 
Wall mount or flush mountable with bezel
Rack mount kit option
410mm x 777mm x 200mm
15.5 kg / 16 kg / 21.85 kg / 21.85 kg
(Battery backup – contact our sales team) 

BVOC80S / BVOC96S / BVOC112S / BVOC128S
80 / 96 / 112 / 127-way Control Panel
Stainless steel
Wall mount or flush mountable with bezel
Rack mount kit option
410mm x 777mm x 200mm
15.5 kg / 16 kg / 21.85 kg / 21.85 kg
(Battery backup – contact our sales team) 

BVCRFB3 / BVCRFB3S
Bezel for flush mounting 80 to 128-way panels
Grey / stainless steel 
461mm x 827mm with 25mm radius (c/o 420W x 787H)
1 kg

BVCRM2
Rack mount kit for 80 to 128-way panels
1 kg

KEYBVE
Spare Key for panel

BVOCCA
Remote Lamp Buzzer
Stainless steel
85mm x 85mm

TOUCHSCREEN CONTROL
BVOCTSB – Software with button style graphics, touch screen PC and UPS
BVOCTSG – Software with full graphical layout, touch screen PC and UPS
BVOCTSHS – Desktop telephone handset
BVOCTSHSM – Monitor mounted telephone handset

BVOBATT / BVOBATT2
Battery box enclosure
Grey
410mm x 290/600mm x 200mm
6.4 kg / 13.56 kg

BVOCECPG / BVOCECPS
Disabled Refuge Outstation
Green / stainless steel 
134mm x 134mm x 56mm
1 kg / 1 kg

BVCRMGRN / BVCRMSS
Bezel for flush mounting BVOCECPG / BVOCECPS
Green / stainless steel 
154mm x 154mm (c/o 136W x 136H)

BVCRFBG / BVCRFBS
Plasterboard Backbox for BVOCECPG / BVOCECPS
Green / stainless steel 
131mm x 142mm x 65mm (c/o 132W x 143H)

BVCRIPBG
IP65 rated enclosure for BVOCECPG
Green
200mm x 200mm x 80mm
2.2 kg

KEYBVR
Spare key for BVOCECPG / BVOCECPS

BVOCA2G / BVOCA2S
Advanced Disabled Refuge Outstation
Green / stainless steel 
178mm x 440mm x 64mm
3.5 kg / 3.5 kg

BVOCA2GBZ / BVOCA2SBZ
Bezel for flush mounting BVOCA2G / BVOCA2S
Green / stainless steel 
230mm x 490mm (c/o 190W x 450H)

BVOCFL / BVOCFSL
Fire Telephone
Lock door
Red / stainless steel
130mm x 350mm x 100mm
3.5 kg / 4 kg

BVOCF / BVOCFS
Fire Telephone
Push door
Red / stainless steel
130mm x 350mm x 100mm
3.5 kg / 4 kg

BVOCFB / BVOCFLB
Fire Telephone, with
Beacon (supplied separately)
Push door / lock door
Red
130mm x 350mm x 100mm (exc. beacon)
3.5 kg / 4 kg

BVFHBEZ / BVFHBEZSS
Bezel for flush mounting BVOCF## / BVOCF##
Red / stainless steel 
170mm x 390mm (c/o 138W x 358H)

BVOCET / BVOCETL
Emergency/Steward Telephone
Push door / lock door
Green
130mm x 350mm x 100mm
3.5 kg /3.5 kg

BVOCETB / BVOCETLB
Emergency/Steward Telephone, with
Beacon (supplied separately)
Push door / lock door
Green
130mm x 350mm x 100mm (exc. beacon)
3.5 kg / 4 kg

BVOCETBZ
Bezel for flush mounting BVOCET##
Green 
170mm x 370mm (c/o 136W x 336H)

BVOCC / BVOCCSP / BVOCCGCP
Combined Outstation, single enclosure with
Fire Telephone & Disabled Refuge Unit
Push door
Red / stainless steel / red FT & green DR
130mm x 480mm x 100mm
4.5 kg / 4.5 kg

BVOCCL / BVOCCSL
Combined Outstation, single enclosure with
Fire Telephone & Disabled Refuge Unit
Lock door
Red / stainless steel
130mm x 480mm x 100mm
4.5 kg / 4.5 kg

BVOCCB / BVOCCLB
Combined Outstation, single enclosure with
Fire Telephone & Disabled Refuge Unit, and
Beacon (supplied separately)
Push door / lock door
Red
130mm x 480mm x 100mm (exc. beacon)
4.5 kg / 4.5 kg

BVOCFBR / BVOCFBS
Bezel for flush mounting BVOCC##
Red / stainless steel
170mm x 520mm (c/o 138W x 488H)

DTAKIT / DTASKIT
Emergency Assistance/Toilet Alarm Kit
White / stainless steel
(Connect to loop via BVOCRIF)
0.34 kg / 0.48 kg

BVOCRIF
Repeater/Interface
0.76 kg

BVCRBG
Break glass unit
Green

We manufacture 2 types of Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) systems:
WHICH EVC SYSTEM SUITS YOUR NEEDS?
The information below highlights the main differences between the two systems. An important point to remember is that you cannot combine our CARE2 and OmniCare EVC systems. (Also available is OmniCarePLUS; based on the same principles as OmniCare, OmniCarePLUS provides the solution for very large EVC system requirements.)

CARE2 OmniCare OmniCarePLUS
System type: Radial Wired Loop Wired Loop Wired
Cabling: 2 core fire resisting 4 core fire resisting 4 core fire resisting
Networking: Yes – maximum 256 outstations Yes – maximum 127 outstations Yes – maximum 2,048 outstations
Control Panels
Options: 4-way, 8-way, 12-way or 16-way 8-way, 16-way, 32-way, 48-way, 64-way, 80-way, 96-way, 112-way or 127-way 64-way
Finish: Black or Stainless Steel Grey or Stainless Steel Grey or Stainless Steel
Operation: LCD Screen & Rotary Encoder Tactile membrane switches Tactile membrane switches
Mounting: Surface or Flush mount (with bezel) Surface or Flush mount (with bezel) Surface or Flush mount (with bezel)
Lockable Door: Covers handset only Covers full unit – glazed Covers full unit – glazed
Disabled Refuge
Standard Remote Finish: Green or Stainless Steel Green or Stainless Steel Green or Stainless Steel
Advanced Remote Finish: N/A Green with Braille and raised luminescent text Green with Braille and raised luminescent text
Induction Loop: Output to feed external amplifier Advance Unit – located in the front panel (Unavailable with Standard Remotes) Advance Unit – located in the front panel (Unavailable with Standard Remotes)
Call Reset: At Control Panel At Control Panel or Remote Unit At Control Panel or Remote Unit
Fire Telephone
Finish Red or Stainless Steel Red or Stainless Steel Red or Stainless Steel
Door type Push or Slot Lock Push or Slot Lock
Operation: Opening door initiates call – lift handset for speech communication Opening door initiates call – lift handset for speech communication Opening door initiates call – lift handset for speech communication
Conference Call Facility: Via Control Panel including Roaming Telephones Via Control Panel Via Control Panel
External Beacon/Sounder: N/A Available as an option Available as an option
Steward Telephone
Door type Push or Slot Lock Push or Slot Lock Push or Slot Lock
Operation: Opening door initiates call – lift handset for speech communication Opening door initiates call – lift handset for speech communication Opening door initiates call – lift handset for speech communication
Conference Call Facility: Via Control Panel including Roaming Telephones Via Control Panel Via Control Panel
External Beacon/Sounder: N/A Available as an option Available as an option
Roaming Telephone
Roaming handset Red handset N/A N/A
Monitored Handset Enclosure: Holds up to 6 handsets – Black or Stainless Steel finish N/A N/A
Jack Sockets: UK or American – Stainless Steel N/A N/A
Emergency Assistance Alarm / Toilet Alarm
Connection to system: Direct to Control Panel Via Repeater Unit Via Repeater Unit
If you cannot find what you are looking for here, or you require further assistance, please contact either our Sales Department or Marketing Department and we will be happy to help.

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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OmniCare Control

Loop Wired EVC
4-127 way options in either Grey or Stainless Steel finish. Surface mount or flush mount with the optional bezel.
LOOP WIRED EVC
Touchscreen Control adds further flexibility to the OmniCare Emergency Voice Control (EVC) system.
Loop Wired EVC
OmniCare is a loop-wired Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) system with varying style remotes on one loop.

OmniCare & OmniCarePLUS Outstations

Loop Wired EVC

OmniCare Disabled Refuge Outstations

Type B outstation. Two-way, hands-free voice communication unit for disabled refuge areas. Standard & Advance versions available.

Loop Wired EVC

OmniCare Steward Telephones

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

Loop Wired EVC

OmniCare Fire Telephones

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

Loop Wired EVC

OmniCare Combined Outstations

Type C outstation. Combined Fire Telephone & Disabled Refuge outstation – two methods of communication at a single point. 

Loop Wired EVC

Assistance Alarm for EVC

Emergency Assistance Alarm solution for toilets for the OmniCare EVC system.

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.

LOOP WIRED EVC

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.

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