NFPA Journal®, July/August 2005
Gamewell’s line of integrated solutions - systems that share a common cabinet with the fire alarm control panel - includes the 602 fire alarm control panel with built-in 25-watt (expandable to 50 watts) voice evacuation. This series features the IF602VE, with single or dual XP95 Single Line Circuits (SLCs), supporting up to 126 points per circuit as well as the IF602SSVE, with single or dual SmartScan™ SLC’s, supporting up to 198 points per circuit. These integrated solutions include: up to eight programmable speaker circuits (with splitter); an integral microphone; digital message and tone generators, and up to one minute message capacity. Gamewell also offers audio expansion alternatives as adjuncts to their fire alarm control panel. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #105 for more information on this product.
NAVIGATIONAL TOOL FOR FIREFIGHTERS
NOTIFIER, a world-leading manufacturer of commercial fire alarm technology and systems announces ONYX FIRSTVISION, a revolutionary way finding navigational tool for firefighters and other emergency responders. With ONYX FIRSTVISION, Incident Commanders can focus on critical information necessary for making fast, effective and well-informed decisions, speeding scene size-up and execution of response operations. Using ONYX FIRSTVISION, emergency responders can immediately gather the information needed to accurately pinpoint the source of the fire and the rate at which it’s spreading. In addition, ONYX FIRSTVISION is an interactive display summarizing building floor plans, with the location of all fire alarm devices, water supplies, evacuation routes, access routes, fire barriers, gas, power and HVAC shutoffs, as well as chemical and structural hazards. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #109 for more information on this product.
Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of its line of Butterfly valves having UL and UL Canada Listings, as well as FM Approval. They are available with bronze bodies, rated at 175 psi, with threaded connections. Valves rated at 300 psi with ductile iron bodies, wafer type and grooved end valves are also available. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #102 for more information on this product.
Silent Knight introduces the IFP-Net Fire System Manager, a PC-based system that works with Silent Knight's intelligent analog/addressable fire control panels, the IFP-1000 and the IFP-100. The IFP-Net features an easy-to-use interface that gives users the ability to graphically capture and display fire events and conditions throughout a facility. The IFP-Net has a graphical display interface that allows users to auto-navigate and locate the device related to an alarm or event based on the priority of the event. Floor plans can be viewed in different degrees of detail by using a built-in zoom feature. Easy-to-use pull-down menus and proximity displays are available for device-specific information and functions. A built-in history manager records operator, event and response with a time and date stamp for efficient record keeping. Graphics printing for floor plans, reports and device listings is available. The IFP-Net supports up to 16 nodes and operates on a Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional platform. The IFP-Net can be used to identify hazardous materials (HAZMAT) and areas, as well as special needs for the disabledhandicap special needs using information labels with fully linked multimedia. All components of the IFP-Net can be easily backed up and stored in a history database. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #104 for more information on this product.
INPUT DEVICES AND OUTPUT APPLIANCES
Gamewell, a manufacturer of commercial fire alarm control panels and emergency life safety systems, offers one of the industry’s most extensive lines of input and output devices. From smoke detectors and pull stations, to notification appliances, all of Gamewell’s input devices and output appliances are designed to effectively and efficiently communicate with any of its fire system panels to meet the critical needs of the life safety industry. Gamewell’s input device portfolio is extremely unique in that it offers the advantage of multiple protocols, thereby providing opportunity to satisfy a multitude of market needs. Most fire panel manufacturers’ products are only compatible with one detector source, while Gamewell’s input devices work with System Sensor and Apollo protocol. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #103 for more information on this product.
VOLTAGE BOOSTERS & POWER CONVERSION MODULES
Complementing their already comprehensive line of low voltage power supplies and products for video surveillance, access control, intrusion and fire systems, Altronix is showcasing two new voltage boosters here at ISCW. Available as models - VB1 and VB1T - both convert a 12VDC to 24VDC power source to a 24VDC .75 amp regulated output. The VB1 offers a modular connector/cable assembly to facilitate ease of wiring, while the VB1T is designed with a conventional screw terminal block.
“Large integrated security systems with remotely installed power-hungry devices have created a need to maintain levels due to lengthy wiring,” said Alan Forman, President, Altronix, Corp. “Altronix new VB1 and VB1T power boosters and conversion modules compensate for voltage drop that naturally occurs due to long cable runs.”
Another application for Altronix's new VB1 and VB1T models is to provide power for 24VDC access control devices from a 12VDC power source. Altronix products carry a lifetime warranty and are manufactured in the
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