VIGIL3 Ethernet Networking

VIGIL3 is built on a dedicated, fault-tolerant, Ethernet backbone with a range of networking options.

The VIGIL3 Voice Alarm system is built on a dedicated, fault-tolerant, Ethernet backbone with options for copper, fibre single-mode or multi-mode, or any combination of these on a single system network.

The range of options includes:

  • Fire-rated CAT5 (or equivalent)
  • Multi-mode fibre (fire-rated)
  • Single-mode fibre (fire-rated)

All networking options support up to 64 simultaneous live audio channels.

Network cabling is realised via modules which are fitted to the rear of a rack – with a matching pair of modules at each end of a cable. These modules are added to the system as required, in any combination on a single system. It is possible, therefore, to easily employ copper, multi-mode and single-mode fibre on one VIGIL3 network, should it be needed.

In addition to the networking modules, further modules are available to facilitate connection to other equipment or services – such as GPIO, fire panels, and more.

It is also possible to include both Eclipse5 wall mounting units and 19″ rack enclosures on the same cabling network.

As you can see, the VIGIL3 system is entirely modular – including inputs, outputs, amplification and connectivity options – thus providing an infinite number of design and networking possibilities.

VIGIL3 is suitable for any sized voice alarm system – from the very small, to the very large (up to 800 outputs, 400 inputs and 254 monitored messages are possible). It is also ideal for both centralised and de-centralised system networking. 


System Features
  • Supports up to 64 simultaneous audio channels
  • Supports up to 400 inputs and 800 outputs
  • Supports up to 254 voice alarm messages
  • Fully modular and expandable
  • Fast and responsive large systems
  • Single point for configuration/message upload/fault log
  • Truly distributed but forming a single voice alarm system
  • Can be realised as both rack and wall-mounted Eclipse
  • Internal connections all CAT5 for ease of assembly and
  • No Ethernet switches required
  • Supports all Baldwin Boxall amplifiers and loudspeaker line
    monitoring solutions
  • All connections are monitored for reliability and peace of
  • Mix and match copper and fibre network interfaces
Copper Network
  • BV3CIF module
  • BV3CIF is a DIN rail mounted connection to copper network sections (2 x BV3CIF required per line)
  • Up to 100m between nodes
  • Fire rated CAT5 (Draka FT Data)
Fibre Network
  • BV3FIFS single mode module
  • The BV3FIFS is a DIN rail mounted connection to single mode fibre network sections (2 x BV3FIFS required per line)
  • Connection to BV3A0M8 (network out) or BV3AIM2/4 (network in) connector
  • LEDs to indicate ‘Ethernet Connection OK’ and ‘Fibre Connection OK’
  • Industry standard SC connectors for fibre termination
  • Supports single mode fibre types:
    • OS1 (9/125) – typical maximum distance of 2km
    • OS2 (9/125) – typical maximum distance of 4km
  • BVR3FIFM multi-mode module
  • The BV3FIF is a DIN rail mounted connection to multi-mode fibre network sections (2 BV3FIFM required per line)
  • Connection to BV3A0M8 network out or BV3AIM2/4 network in
  • Connector LEDs to indicate ‘Ethernet Connection OK’ and ‘Fibre Connection OK’
  • Industry standard SC connectors for fibre termination
  • Supports multi-mode fibre types OM1 (62.5/125), OM2 (50/125) and OM3 (50/125)
  • Typical maximum distance of 2km

Safe & Compliant

EN54 Certified

BS EN 54: Fire Detection & Fire Alarm Systems, is a mandatory standard that specifies requirements and laboratory testing for every component of fire detection and fire alarm system.

UKCA UK Conformity Assessed

UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking on products replaces CE marking in the UK and requires that certification of construction products, such as VACIE / Voice Alarm Control & Indicating Equipment is performed by a UK-based approved body.

British Standards BS5839-8 Code of Practice
BS 5839-8 is a BSI Standards Publication code of practice providing recommendations for the design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of voice alarm systems that automatically broadcast speech or warning tones, in response to signals from their associated fire detection and fire alarm systems.

Key Benefits

VIGIL3 Voice Alarm System

Radial Wired EVC System. Network up to 256 remote units. CARE2 has been developed to provide an alternative EVC option to complement our popular loop-wired OmniCare system.

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VIGIL3 Product Range

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VIGIL3 Amplifiers

Transformerless amplifiers, modular, energy-efficient and powerful. Range includes dual & quad amplifier options.

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VIGIL3 Battery Charger

Compact module continually monitors system backup batteries & charges them whenever necessary.

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VIGIL3 Audio Output Module

With VIGIL3 there is no need for the conventional ‘router-style’ control. Supports up to 8 audio outputs – network up to 100 units.

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Powerful stand-alone, wall-mounted PAVA system. Ideal for fitting into building risers or places where space is limited.

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VIGIL3 Audio Input Module

6-band parametric EQ and programmable priority for each input. Configure every input from a single point on the VIGIL3 network.

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VIGIL3 Line Monitoring

All critical signal paths of a voice alarm system must be fully monitored & faults automatically indicated on key parts of the system.

Audio Loudspeakers


Powerful high-clarity loudspeakers for public address and voice alarm systems for both indoor and outdoor installations.

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