Lexicomm ViLX-228 EVCS Master Station User Manual

Lexicomm ViLX-228 EVCS
Master Station
User Manual, Certificates and Log Book
Version 6 September 2017
Site Name
Address
Contractor
Commissioned
Table of Contents
1. Introduction...............................................................................................................................3
1.1 What is an Emergency Voice Communication System .............................................................. 3
1.2 Suitability ............................................................................................................................3
2. Product Overview .......................................................................................................................3
3. Important Safety Information ......................................................................................................4
3.1 Battery Information ..............................................................................................................4
4. Operation ..................................................................................................................................5
4.1 Receiving a call ....................................................................................................................5
4.2 Making a call .......................................................................................................................5
4.3 Ending a call ........................................................................................................................5
4.4 Putting a call on hold ............................................................................................................5
4.5 Conference Call ....................................................................................................................5
4.6 Acknowledging “Assist Call” alarms ........................................................................................5
4.7 Accepting Faults...................................................................................................................5
4.8 Panel Indicator Test .............................................................................................................5
5. Indications and Controls .............................................................................................................6
5.1 Mode Indicator Summary ......................................................................................................6
5.2 Power supply and CPU indicator Summary.............................................................................. 6
5.3 User Indicator Summary .......................................................................................................6
5.4 Zone indicator summary .......................................................................................................7
6. Maintenance ..............................................................................................................................7
7. Certificate ..................................................................................................................................8
8. Site Specific Information: ............................................................................................................9
Responsible Person ....................................................................................................................9
Equipment Locations ..................................................................................................................9
9. Technical Specification .............................................................................................................. 12
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1. Introduction
1.1 What is an Emergency Voice Communication System
An Emergency Voice Communication System, or EVCS, is a system that allows voice communication in
either direction between a central control point and a number of other points throughout a building or
building complex, particularly in a fire emergency situation. The control points, or outstations by which
they are more commonly referred, generally comprise of a Type A outstation, a Type B outstation, or a
Type C Combined Type outstation. “Assist Call” emergency assistance alarm systems can also be
incorporated into the EVCS.
EVCS is generally required in the following situations:
•
•
•
In any building or sports or similar venue where there are disabled people, or people who may
have difficulty negotiating the evacuation route.
In buildings with phased evacuation and/or firefighting lifts where it facilitates secure
communications for building managers, fire wardens, and attending fire officers.
At sports venues and similar complexes, where it will assist stewards in controlling the
evacuation of the area in an emergency.
The Lexicomm ViLX-228 Emergency Voice Communications System (EVCS) is designed to fully comply
with BS5839 Part 9:2011 for use as a Fire Telephone system, Disabled Refuge Call system or as a
combined system when both Fire Telephones and Disabled Refuge Points are required.
1.2 Suitability
Fire telephone systems are recommended for all public buildings and multi-story buildings over four
floors by BS9999.
Disabled Refuge systems are required in buildings where the public or disabled staff gains access to any
floor other than the ground floor using lifts. Refuge areas are provided at each storey exit from each
protected stairway.
2. Product Overview
The Lexicomm EVCS, or ViLX-228, comprises of a Master Station and one or more outstations.
Additionally the “Assist Call” emergency assistance alarm system can either be connected to the same
line as an outstation, or connected to a dedicated line. As each line is powered from the Master Station,
the outstations and the “Assist Call” emergency alarm system do not require a separate power supply
unit. This has the additional benefit of each line being fully monitored and battery backed up.
Each ViLX-228 Master Station can also perform as a ViLX-228 Repeater Station. A ViLX-228 Repeater
Station mimics the ViLX-228 Master Station both in operation and indication. Any reference in this
document to the ViLX-228 Master Station also applies to the ViLX-228 Repeater Station, unless specified
otherwise.
The ViLX-228 Master Station has been designed for radial star topology. In most cases this will reduce
the cable requirements for all ring-based systems. The topology consists of spurs formed of 1 off two
core 1.5mm CSA cables (soft skin enhanced up to 500m per leg, MICC 200m per leg) to each
outstation.
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3. Important Safety Information
This Equipment must only be installed and maintained by a suitably skilled and competent person.
This Equipment is defined as Class 1 in EN60065 (Low Voltage Directive) and must be EARTHED.
Caution
Warning
Warning
Warning
Warning
Indoor Use Only
Shock HazardIsolate Before Opening
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE
THIS UNIT MUST BE EARTHED
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS
Each ViLX-228 Master/Repeater Station requires a 3A spur, returning to a breaker clearly marked “EVCS
DO NOT TURN OFF”.
If the ViLX-228 Master Station and the ViLX-228 Repeater Station are distributed around a site, it is
essential that both ViLX-228 Stations are on the same mains phase, as they are classified TEN 230V.
Powering from different phases can mean a 440V potential can be present in a ViLX-228 Station during
a major fault incident.
Anti-static handling guidelines
Make sure that electrostatic handling precautions are taken immediately before handling PCBs and other
static sensitive components.
Before handling any static-sensitive items, operators should get rid of any electrostatic charge by
touching a sound safety earth. Always handle PCBs by their sides and avoid touching any components.
3.1 Battery Information
In the event of mains failure BS5839 Part 9:2011 requires battery backup for 24 hours standby and 3
hours operation thereafter.
A ViLX-228 Master/Repeater Station requires one number 12V 7AH vent regulated sealed lead acid
battery. The battery is not supplied with the ViLX-228 Master/Repeater Station.
Safety Information:
Sealed Lead Acid batteries contain sulphuric acid which can cause burns if exposed to
the skin. The low internal resistance of these batteries means large currents will flow if
they are accidentally short circuited causing burns and a risk of fire.
Exercise caution when handling batteries.
Power Up Procedure:
Always apply mains power before connecting batteries. When connecting batteries,
always connect the Positive (Red +) terminal first.
Power Down Procedure
Disconnect the batteries before removing the mains power. When disconnecting
batteries, always remove the Negative (Black –) terminal first.
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4. Operation
All conversations are under the command of the ViLX-228 Master Station.
4.1 Receiving a call
One of the eight zone LEDs and the mode LED will flash red to indicate an incoming call. The flash rate
will identify the outstation type, with a Type A outstation having a faster flash rate than a Type B
outstation.
Lift the Master handset receiver. The User LED will illuminate Red.
Press the corresponding zone button (indicated by the red flashing LED). This LED and the User LED
will change to flashing green to show that this line is now connected, and a conversation can take
place.
4.2 Making a call
To make a call, lift the Master handset receiver and the User LED will illuminate red.
Press the zone button for the required outstation. The corresponding zone LED will flash red. This flash
rate will be slower than the flash rate for either an incoming Type A or Type B call.
When the outstation answers the call, the zone LED flashes green, the mode LED illuminates red and
the user flashes green to indicate this line is now connected and a conversation can take place.
4.3 Ending a call
To end the call from the outstation, either replace the Type A receiver back on its hook, or press the
call/cancel button for a Type B outstation.
To end a conversation from the ViLX-228 Master Station, replace the Master handset receiver back on
its hook. Note: This will not end the call, only the conversation. The outstation will revert back to
requesting a call, and the zone LED will flash red to indicate this. The call MUST be ended at the
outstation.
4.4 Putting a call on hold
To put a call on hold, press the zone button for the required outstation that is already connected. The
zone LED will change from flashing green to flashing green/red. The hold tone will be heard in the
handset.
To reconnect the call, press the zone button for the required outstation again. The zone LED will
change from flashing green/red to flashing green to indicate the call is now connected again.
4.5 Conference Call
Depending upon the number of Line Cards fitted in the ViLX-228 Master Station, up to eight lines can be
connected to the conference call. See 4.1 for receiving a call, and 4.2 for making a call to each
individual outstation. The ViLX-228 Master Station controls which lines are involved in the conference,
and only one conference group is allowed.
4.6 Acknowledging “Assist Call” alarms
When an “Assist Call” goes into alarm, the appropriate zone LED will flash blue, and a two-tone buzzer
sounds to indicate that an “Assist Call” alarm has been operated.
To acknowledge the alarm, press the corresponding zone button, and the blue LED will illuminate
continuously with an intermittent buzzer tone every 15 seconds. If after 2 minutes the “Assist Call”
alarm has not been cancelled, the buzzer will resound and the LED will flash blue.
4.7 Accepting Faults
Before accepting faults, the fault must be noted in the log book, along with the time the fault was
reported.
To accept the fault, enter either the access level 2 (code: 1664) or access level 3 (code: 1812) menu,
then press zone button 1. The buzzer will silence and the general fault LED will now go steady.
Press zone button 8 to exit this menu and to return to the menu options.
The buzzer will resound on each new fault.
4.8 Panel Indicator Test
To test the panel indicators, enter either the access level 2 (code: 1664) or access level 3 (code: 1812)
menu, then press zone button 2.
All LEDs will illuminate in a predefined sequence, and the buzzer will sound.
Press zone button 8 to stop the panel indicator test and to return to the menu options.
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5. Indications and Controls
5.1 Mode Indicator Summary
Mode
Green solid
Red solid
Blue solid
Yellow Solid
Description
Normal state
Outstation off hook
Assist call active
Panel Disabled
5.2 Power supply and CPU indicator Summary
AC

x
DC

x
x
Flash
Flash
PSU
General
Flash
Flash
Flash



Flash
Flash
Flash
Flash
Flash
Flash
CPU


Flash
Description
Mains OK
Mains failure
Battery OK
Battery open circuit
Battery short circuit
Battery high impedance
PSU processor fail
Display or Exchange Processor Fault or Display-Exchange comms flt
Display or Exchange Processor Fault or Display-Exchange comms flt
on remote panel (if applicable)
Remote Battery fault
Flash
Flash
Remote Mains fault
 = LED illuminated
x = LED off
Flash= LED Flashing
Note: When faults are accepted the general LED illuminates solid.
5.3 User Indicator Summary
Red
Flashing Yellow
Cyan
Magenta
Flashing green
Flashing Red/Green
Solid Yellow
Solid White
Master handset off hook
Master handset open circuit
User logged in
Engineer logged in
Call connected
Call on hold
Master handset short circuit
Call connected on remote master station
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5.4 Zone indicator summary
Zone Indicator Status
Slow flash red
User Indicator Status
Buzzer Status
Off
Description
Outgoing call
Fast flash red
Ringing
Incoming call from type A outstation
Normal flash red
Ringing
Incoming call from type B outstation
Normal flash green
Normal flash green
Off
Call connected to local master
handset
Normal flash green/red
Normal flash green/red
Off
Call on hold
Normal flash green/white
Solid White
Off
Call connected via a remote master
handset
Solid yellow
On
Line Short circuited
Slow flash yellow
On
Line card missing
Normal flash yellow
On
Line Open circuit or EOL missing
Fast flash yellow
On
Line Earth fault
Solid cyan
Solid cyan
Off
Access level 2
Solid magenta
Solid magenta
Off
Access level 3
Normal flash blue
2 Tone Alarm
Incoming Assist Call alarm
Solid blue
Intermittent
double Beep
Assist call acknowledged
6. Maintenance
It is a requirement of BS 5839-9:2011 that a maintenance agreement be in place for the EVCS. The
maintenance schedule should be as follows:
Frequency
Weekly
Biannually
Yearly
5 Yearly
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Test
Test a different outstation on the system each week and make a call to the control.
Repeat each week until all outstations and master stations are tested. Record these
results in the site log. *if more than one master station is present alternate weekly.
Engineer call to check system operation, intelligibility, field strength of attached AFILS
equipment and check battery health. Record results and any variations into the site Log
Book
Engineer call to check system operation perform 100% outstation and master station
operation, field strength of attached AFILS equipment and check battery health. Record
results and any variations into the site Log Book
In addition to Yearly tests replace all batteries and record in Log Book.
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7. Certificate
Combined Certificate for Design Installation and
Commissioning for an Emergency Voice Communication
System (EVCS) to BS5839 part 9 (2011)
Site Name
Address
Customer
Address
Areas
Covered

System Design:
In accordance with section 1 of BS 5839 : Part 9 : 2011 sub clause 6 the system design
is has in accordance with the recommendations of this code except for the following:

Installation:
In accordance with section 3 of BS 5839 : Part 9 : 2011, the wiring has been inspected
and tested and been found to be in accordance with the recommendations of this code
except for the following:

Commissioning:
In accordance with Section 4 of BS 5839 : Part 9 : 2011: sub clause 22C)
1. Intelligible conversation is heard at all locations.
2. All controls and indicators operate correctly
 Acceptance:
The system is accepted in good working order and, in accordance with BS5839: Part 9,
2011, record drawings, operating instructions and a system log book have been supplied
and received.
Attention has been drawn to the recommendations concerning user's responsibilities,
particularly those concerned with routine attention and test procedures in section 5, and
an appointed responsible person should be nominated by the customer in accordance
with the recommendations of Section 6 of BS5839 : Part 9 : 2011.
Engineer
Date
Position
Signature:
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8. Site Specific Information:
Responsible Person
Date
Position
Signature:
Equipment Locations
ViLX228 Location ________________________________________
Cable ID
Line
Area Served
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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Log Book Page 1
Date
Event or Work Done
Engineer
Company Signature
Lexicomm System commissioned
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Log Book Page __
Date
Event or Work Done
Engineer
Company
Signature
Copy this page as many times as required
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9. Technical Specification
Product Code
Power Supply and Charger
AC Input
Internal power supply
Supply and battery
Protection
Temperature compensation
Battery information
Mains fuse
Battery fuse
Max charge current
Inputs
Number of lines
Remote enable
End of line monitoring
Relay outputs
Number and type
Controls
Number and type
Indication
Number and type
Enclosure Details
Back box finish
Dimensions
Entries
Flush Cutout
ViLX-228
230Vac+10%- 20% 50/60Hz
12Vdc nominal
Monitored open, Short, Fuses
Deep discharge, Short, Thermals
Yes
Space for Up to 1x 12V 7AH VRSLA
1A HRC(T)
Self Resetting PTC
500mA
Between 2 and 8
Short to use
10KΩ 0.6watt resistor
2: Fault and In use, volt free 30Vdc 1A
8 push button zone keys
8x RGB Line indicators
3x PSU Status Indicators
1 x CPU Fault Indicators
1x General Fault Indicator
1x RGB Mode Indicator
1x User Status Indicator
RAL 7035 Grey
350 x 300 x 95
14 knockouts top, 2x rear slots
352 x 302 x 85 deep
The Lexicomm ViLX-228 EVCS is designed and manufactured in the UK by:
Vox Ignis Ltd,
Unit 72T Wearfield
Enterprise Park East,
Sunderland,
SR5 2TH.
www.vox-ignis.com
info@vox-ignis.com
WEEE
Compliant
Product
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