Consulting Specifying Engineer April 2015-CSE : Page 44

Fire, life safety, mass notification 2015 Integrated mass notification, security system The ToolVox X3 is a security gateway that effectively acts as a hub for connecting software and security devices to provide a multilayered system for mass notifi cation and emergency communication. By provisioning, monitoring, and integrating with emergency phones, public address speak-ers, cameras, and more, the ToolVox is a full, end-to-end security system for colleges, hospitals, and other commer-cial buildings. With ToolVox X3, users can send and receive emergency messages. It also provides outside connections to PBX, public telephone, and Internet networks. Code Blue Corp., Wireless smart fire detectors The Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology (SWIFT) detectors and modules seamlessly integrate with new and existing Notifi er fi re alarm systems. Using a Class A mesh network where every de-vice acts as a repeater with redundant path communication, SWIFT systems are robust and self-healing, making them a reliable fi re detection solution. Wireless technology also benefi ts the numerous installations where mounting detectors is challenging. Features include: photoelectric, photo/thermal, standard heat, and rate-of-rise heat detectors, and monitor module. SWIFT devices look and operate the same as wired counterparts. The SWIFT devices are UL listed under UL 268, UL 864, and part 15 of the FCC. Notifi er, www.notifi The Lite-Connect multi-mode fi ber solution is a centralized reporting method that safeguards systems from electrical damage, and elimi-nates signifi cant telecommunica-tions costs to send signals from individual fi re alarm control pan-els. School, apartment, and retail complexes are ideal Lite-Connect applications. Any combination of up to 16 MS-9050UD and MS-9200UDLS remote fi re alarm con-trol panels from Fire-Lite Alarms can be connected via fi ber-optic cable and report all signals through an MS-9050UD as the “main” panel. The use of multi-mode fi ber-optic cable to connect panels offers robust protec-tion from common ground faults and other electrical surges, many times caused by lightning strikes. Fire-Lite Alarms Fiber-optic signaling cable Sounder base for fire detectors Siemens’ ABHW-4S audible sounder base for detec-tors meets the requirements of NFPA 72 and NFPA 720 codes for inclusion of a 520 Hz tone when fi re and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are used in sleeping areas. Instead of using a separate audible sounder device, the ABHW-4S provides a self-con-tained solution that meets smoke, heat, CO, and low-frequency sounder base combined requirements, as well as a smaller footprint and a lower installed cost solution. A key feature is the capability to confi gure each sounder base independently. The ABHW-4S is an intelligent, addressable low-frequency sounder base, specifi -cally designed for use in sleeping areas and anywhere that a 520 Hz tone is specifi ed. Siemens Industry Inc. 44 Consulting-Specifying Engineer • APRIL 2015

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