Quality Emergency Voice Communication
C-TEC's cost-effective and easy-to-install SigTEL system is designed to meet the demand for BS 5839 Part 9 compliant disabled refuge, fire telephone and stadium marshaling systems. Current Building Regulations insist all new non-domestic buildings with more than one storey provide 'refuge' areas – safe places where people who cannot easily use fire escapes and evacuation lifts can call for assistance and wait until help arrives. SigTEL provides simple, effective two-way communication in these areas to assist rescue teams in determining where assistance is required and to reassure people help is on the way. It can also be used by trained personnel in sports stadia etc to help ensure the orderly evacuation of people in an emergency.
Our SigTEL 4-64 line 'Compact' system comprises two wall-mounting master controllers (the ECU-4 and the ECU-8 which can handle 4 and 8 lines) and an eight-line expansion unit (the ECU-8S). Typically located in a building's control room or fire services access point, the ECU-4 and ECU-8 allow emergency personnel to communicate via a telephone-style handset with the system's 'outstations'.
Designed for disabled refuge systems, our 'Type B' outstations offer true hands-free duplex speech and allow anyone in a refuge area to communicate with building control at the touch of a button. Features include additional connections for an optional induction loop system and a general-purpose relay output that closes on activation of the unit.
Our 'Type A' telephone-style outstations are designed for use in stadium marshalling systems and other emergency evacuation applications. Comprising a telephone handset in a push-to-open or key lockable red steel cabinet, they are typically located at entrances and fire-fighting lobbies to allow fire marshals and other trained personnel to communicate with building control during an emergency.
C-TEC's roaming portable handsets and fire telephone jack plates are increasingly in demand overseas where 'Type A'-style portable handsets and jack plate combinations are accepted by prevailing standards. Jack plates are typically located in stairwells and risers allowing marshals, security guards and sports stewards to plug their handsets into them in an emergency.
An innovative 'must have' tool for commissioning a SigTEL system, our FITT Line Tester allows cable faults to be checked and cleared prior to equipment connection. Supplied with a 9V PP3 alkaline battery and all the test cables required to get a SigTEL system up and running with the minimum of fuss.
Our bright blue and amber Xenon strobes can be interfaced to a Type A or Type B outstation to provide visual indication of incoming calls in areas with high ambient noise levels. Each one requires an SDM Driver Module and a separately available BF360-12 12V 1A power supply unit.
Need a bigger emergency voice communication system comprising up to 128 lines? Our CCU master controllers and SCU expansion controllers are ideal for larger projects. Utilising the same Type A and Type B outstations as our SigTEL 'Compact' system, each CCU requires an ECU dial unit and multiple LC2 or LC3 line cards allowing operators to communicate with the system's outstations at the touch of a button. Optional voice message cards are also available.
With fire legislation in many countries now stating any power supply performing a mandatory function of a fire alarm system must be certified to EN54-4, C-TEC's range of switch-mode VdS certified power supplies has come into its own. Ideal for controlling beam detectors, auto-dial communicators, aspirating smoke detectors, electromagnetic door holders, ventilation systems and more, the range comprises 1.5A, 3A and 5A 24V units and a 2A 12V unit. A comprehensive range of non-EN54 PSUs is also available.
All life safety systems require a good quality standby battery supply. Whether it's a fire panel, power supply, disabled refuge controller or even a third-party piece of equipment, our range of VRLA batteries can provide the power you need.