Biamp Systems unveiled Vocia, its newest Networked Media System. Vocia introduces several new concepts to paging and voice evacuation systems, including combined distributed processing and page routing, as well as networked audio and control. This networked and modular approach eliminates the potential for a single point of failure and allows for the design and construction of a system that is easily expandable from a single paging station and amplifier to multiple zones with several hundred inputs and outputs. Vocia (pronounced vo-CHEE-ah) is available now to help facilities of all sizes implement reliable, scalable and flexible paging and voice evacuation systems.
Vocia is a comprehensive system that includes dozens of essential features and functions including live, delayed and recorded announcements, message store and forward, system-wide alarms and event logging, as well as background music routing. The Vocia system takes advantage of standard Ethernet networking technology and is CobraNet-enabled. It is also designed to comply with several voice evacuation regulatory standards.