Control Panel

The E3 Series® Expandable Emergency Evacuation System by Gamewell-FCI is in the forefront of the latest generation of fire alarm control panels. Employing the new high-speed Velociti® sensors, the E3 Series provides previously unattainable polling speed and response together with the flexibility demanded by today’s emergency evacuation systems. In addition to their high-speed polling rate, the Velociti Series of sensors feature bi-polar LEDs that flash green for normal polling, and light red steadily to indicate an alarm.

The E3 Series is equipped with an 80-character LCD-E3 alphanumeric LCD display that allows 40 characters to be user-defined for custom installations. Up to six (6), keyboard LCD displays may also be remotely located. In addition, you can install five of the familiar LCD-7100/RAN-7100 remote displays. The displays show instant system status information and can be connected in any desired area of an installation.

A high-speed 32-bit processor easily tackles a wide array of applications from small office buildings to multi-complex, high-rise installations.

The (64) node networking is made possible by 625K baud/ARCNET communications using twisted-pair copper cable, fiber-optic cable, or a combination of both. In addition, the Addressable Node Expander (ANX) board expands the network to one hundred and twenty-two (122) nodes.

The basic E3 Series is equipped with an ILI-MB-E3/ILI95-MB-E3 Intelligent Loop Interface-Main Board, ILI-S-E3/ILI95-S-E3 Intelligent Loop Interface Expansion Board, ANX, and ASM-16 Addressable Switch Module that features sixteen (16), software programmable switches, each accompanied by red, green and yellow LEDs that can be programmed to indicate operation of the switches. Additional ASM-16 modules may be added to expand the operation to a plateau previously unimagined.

The Intelligent Loop Interface – Expansion Board (ILI-S-E3/ILI95-S-E3 provides the E3 Series control panel with two (2), additional signaling line circuits. The layout is similar to the ILI-MB-E3/ILI95-MB-E3 with the exception that a number of components are omitted. It occupies one node on the Broadband network.

Each ILI-MB-E3/ILI95-MB-E3 can support as many as sixteen (16), ANU-48 LED Driver modules supporting hundreds of LEDs on a 3rd party graphic annunciator for remote annunciation. The ANU-48 modules may be installed in any Listed remote annunciator. It can be remotely located via an RS-485 serial interface. An array of cabinets allows for neat, compact, attractive installations.

Panel Features:

  • IBC Seismic Certified
  • Listed under UL® Standard 864, 9th Edition
  • UL Listed for smoke control (dedicated and non-dedicated) when properly configured
  • FM/UL Listed for Pre-action/Deluge use
  • Styles 4, 6, or 7* signaling line circuits
  • Two to (244) SLCs each supporting 159 sensors and 159 modules
  • 625K baud ARCNET communications using wire, fiber, or mixed configurations for installation flexibility
  • High-speed 32 bit processor and 4100 event history log
  • Advanced Boolean logic-based programming such as AND, OR, NOT, time delay and calendar functions configurable via computer programming
  • Supports up to (16), ASM-16 addressable switch or ANU-48 LED driver modules per ILI-MB-E3/ILI95-MB-E3
  • Two (2), Class A, Style Z or Class B, Style Y, notification appliance circuits rated at 2.0 amps. per circuit
  • Integral city connection
  • Flexible 115,200 baud high speed RS-232 interface
  • 40 character user-defined text per device
  • Supports up to five (5), LCD-7100/RAN-7100 displays and six (6), LCD-E3 keyboard displays per ILI-MB-E3/ILI95-MB-E3

Velociti® Intelligent Service Features:

  • Poll 318 devices in less than two (2) seconds
  • Activate up to 159 outputs in less than five (5) seconds
  • LED’s blink associated device address during Walk Test
  • Fully digital, hi-precision protocol
  • Up to 9 levels of sensitivity adjustment
  • Pre-Alarm adjustable between 15 levels for both Alert and Action
  • Day/night automatic sensing adjustment
  • Sensitivity windows:
    • Ion .05 to 2% obscuration
    • Photo 1 to 3% obscuration
    • Laser .02 to 2% obscuration
    • MCS Acclimate2F .5 to 4%, also self-adjustable options 1 to 2%, 2 to 3%, 3 to 4%
    • HARSH 1 to 3% obscuration
  • Drift compensation
  • Each Loop Card has its own integral processor providing maximum survivability on loss of any other component. SLC provides full response on loss of any other system processor
  • Optional programmable switches can be configured to enable, disable or group any combination of output devices
  • Integrated point or Grouped Cross Zoning allows for numerous devices installed at any location to cooperate and determine alarm condition
  • Automatic detector sensitivity testing
  • DIRTY and VERY DIRTY detector maintenance alerts


The E3 Series® Expandable Emergency Evacuation System by Gamewell-FCI offers several cabinet size options. These cabinet options allow for neat, sturdy, attractive installations. The E3 Series cabinet assembly is a compact, wall-mounted enclosure. A typical cabinet includes a backbox and an outer locking door. In addition, there are several inner door choices and mounting plates to accommodate a variety of E3 sub-assemblies.

Each cabinet backbox includes mounting patterns for plates to aid the installer in arranging and securing the subassemblies to the backbox. Backbox knockouts are also positioned at numerous points to allow a conduit access into the enclosure.

Four (4) Annunciator Cabinet sizes provide maximum flexibility that can meet any application.

  • Cabinet A or AA offers 2 slot and 3 slot options to accommodate either of the following configurations:
    • Cabinet A or AA, 2 slot allows space for one (1) LCD-E3 and one (1) NGA or one (1) ASM-16/ANU-48.
    • Cabinet A1 or AA, 3 slot provides space for either one NGA and two ASM-16s or three ASM-16s/ANU-48s.
  • Cabinet A1 houses one NGA or one ASM-16/ANU-48.
  • Cabinet A2 accommodates a single LCD-E3 display.

E3BB-RBSlim or B-Slim contains the 600 Series cabinet.

Cabinet B includes a mounting plate that contains a space for the ILI-MB-E3/ILI95-MB-E3, PM-9/PM-9G sub-assemblies and batteries set inside the backbox. Additional subassembly options mounted on the backbox include the DACT-E3 and RPT-E3. The 2 slot inner door houses the following options:

  • one (1) LCD-E3 module and
  • either one (1) ASM-16/ANU-48 or one (1) NGA module

Both C and D size Command Center cabinets house a variety of E3 Broadband sub-assemblies in multiple configurations that provide a solution to a wide range of applications.

Two (2), flexible inner door panel selections are available for C and D size Command Center cabinets that may contain a fire fighter’s phone handset, a microphone, and optional modules to meet the facility operation requirements.

Cabinet Features:

  • IBC Seismic Certified
  • 16-gauge steel backbox
  • Removable outer and inner doors
  • Inner door bonding strap used to provide electrical continuity for grounding
  • Backbox and door ground studs provide positive grounding. 180° opening door with full clearance
  • Available in either black or red
  • Lexan® windows appear on the doors of most cabinets, except the Cabinet “C” and “D” INX cabinets and the INX CAB-B cabinet which contain louvered doors
  • 90° opening door with zero clearance
  • Keylock with quarter turn latch
  • Trim Ring accessories available