Fire & Signalling
Camden Door Controls says a large selection of its switches complies with the UL 294 standard for access control systems; this means the company, says Camden, can offer a Request to Exit switch for “virtually any access control project”. Compliant switch models include CM-30 and CM-300 illuminated switches for applications with low ambient lighting; CM-30EE (with built-in electronic timer); CM-9000 vandal-resistant switches for harsh applications; and CM-5085/4085 mushroom pushbuttons with adjustable pneumatic (mechanical) timer (as required by some fire authorities). In addition to UL 294, these switches are also tested to UL61058-1, CSA-C22.2 and IEC 61058-2-4 standards for electrical safety and, like most Camden pushbuttons, are manufactured with UL-listed switch components.CAMDEN DOOR CONTROLS
Federal Signal’s Model AV1-LED combination audible/visual signal boasts a 100% polycarbonate housing rated for Type 3R raintight applications, as well as a 60,000-hour LED light source. Available in Amber, Blue, Green, Red and clear domes, the AV1-LED offers three mounting configurations; the unit’s black base is designed to accommodate mounting of 1/2-in. NPT pipe, a 4-in. octagonal electrical box, or any flat surface. (A surface-mount gasket serves as a template for mounting holes.) Key features include a twist-and-lock dome to facilitate tool-free access to the LED, while the integrated buzzer provides 85dB output at 10 ft (95dB at 1 m). The unit is capable of supplying independent flashing light and sounder operation. The LED can be field adjusted for a flash pattern of either 60 fpm or 75 fpm by employing a jumper on the PC board. Available in 24vDC and 120vAC, the UL- and cUL-listed AV1-LED is factory assembled with two colour-coded leads.FEDERAL SIGNAL
Designed for use with Federal Signal’s CommCenter digital message centre and SelecTone custom tone module, the Model 300FP field programmer provides an onsite method for transferring any standard WAV and MP3 digital files for the purpose of creating custom tones and voice messages for industrial audible signalling applications. The 300FP features an integral playback speaker that enables users to review messages and tones before the module is installed into any of the compatible devices, including Model 300MB CommCenter or Model TM33 SelecTone. Standard proprietary file-loading software (supplied with the unit or downloadable on Federal Signal’s website) ensures “zero loss” audio transfer.FEDERAL SIGNAL
Colour-coded, modular plug-in and DIN-rail mounted design with voltage rejection feature and easyID visual indication makes the new Cooper Bussmann surge protective device (SPD) simple to identify, install and maintain. As the first UL1449 3rd Edition-recognized SPD for DC photovoltaic applications (in addition to IEC61643-11 compliance), it is simple to specify for solar power applications globally, asserts Cooper. Built-in, fast-acting short-circuit interruption (SCI) technology for 600vDC, 1000vDC and 1200vDC systems safely shunts damaging surges and overvoltages to ground. This capability also eliminates the need for additional fuses or overcurrent protection and associated panel space, says Cooper, providing PV users complete protection “at substantial cost savings”. The IP20 finger-safe SPD was designed with a voltage rejection feature to prevent misapplication, and colour-coded it for correct PV application.COOPER BUSSMANN
Apollo is bringing a range of eight new base-mounted flame detectors to the market that are suitable for most land- and marine-based applications. The devices’ Class 1 performance allows them to detect 0.1m2 flames at a distance of 25 m (EN54-10), and can detect all types of flames—including those from a hydrogen source. The devices are available in intelligent and conventional versions that fit into Apollo’s Discovery, XP95 or Series 65 bases. A choice of detection methods is available to suit the application, with single UV, UV/IR2 combined, and IR3 variants. Installation is simple, says Apollo, with a special bracket and integral deckhead mounting box. Applications include aircraft hangars, recycling centres, manufacturing and chemical production plants, ships’ engine rooms, fuel-handling areas and power generation facilities.APOLLO FIRE DETECTORS LTD.
Notifier by Honeywell has enhanced its Onyx FirstVision interactive touchscreen display to provide first responders real-time information on emergency events. A new Campus View feature can display info from multiple fire alarm systems throughout a facility, campus—and across the globe. When integrated with Honeywell’s Rapid Eye DVR (digital video recording) system, Onyx FirstVision provides live video, too. The Onyx FirstVision system is listed by ULC.NOTIFIER
Federal Signal has unveiled three new lines specifically designed and engineered to meet international safety standards. The ATEX/IEC-rated products include three new status indicators, three new dual-function beacons, plus a trio of newly designed call points. The intrinsically safe status indicator line includes an LED visual signal, a high-output audible device, and an indicator combining LED visual and audible functions in a single unit. The audible signal supports maximum output of 100dBa, low-current draw and multi-voltage operation. Shock- and vibration-resistant visual signals spotlight high-intensity LEDs designed for extended service life in tandem with Fresnel lenses for focused light, while offering both low-power consumption and low in-rush. All indicators are ATEX and IECEx rated for Zone 0, and FM approved for Class 1, Division 1 and Zone 0. Federal’s flameproof industrial beacon line has been expanded to include sounder/strobe and sounder/LED combination units, as well as a dual-strobe signal. The three new Zone 1 call points include the Break Glass, Push Button and Tool Reset models. All three are ATEX and IECEx rated for Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 as well as IP66.FEDERAL SIGNAL CORP.
Notifier, by Honeywell, announced its IP-based mass notification platform is now completely digital to “optimize speed and intelligibility of emergency communications,” says the release.  The OnyxWorks workstation allows users to send messages via its Notify-IP internet gateway that can transfer to local, regional, national or international facilities. Its network interface allows the workstation and IP platform to integrate with the buildings new or old fire alarm voice systems. The addition of Notify IP to the OnyxWorks workstation allows users to deploy prerecorded commands or instructions to specific building areas or entire campuses. Paging zones and commands are to be set up at the time of initial installation and will be automatically sent to those locations during an emergency. The Notify-IP will confirm the delivery of messages and is encrypted for security purposes.NOTIFIER
Cooper Notification launched its In-Building Mass Notification System (MNS), Safepath MNS (SPMNS), which according to the release meets the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standards for MNS (UL 2572) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)’s 72 2010 codes. The SPMNS works with a facility’s fire alarm system to perform both fire alarm and emergency communication functions. The system allows for live and/or pre-recorded voice messages that will be sent to the appropriate audible and visual appliances as to communicate what to do during an emergency. COOPER NOTIFICATION
The Grace Employee Monitor (GEM) from Grace Industries aims to solve the problem of employees working alone or in a remote area who may be rendered unconscious or incapacitated and have no way to call for help. GEM employs a small battery-operated transmitting alarm unit that is worn by the employee; this device detects lack of motion so that, should a worker stop moving for up to 120 seconds (30-60-90-120), he is given a pre-alert for eight seconds, then the alarm device emits a 95 db audio alarm and sends a radio signal back to the receiver (up to 3/4 mi. line of sight). Use of a remote antenna and repeaters will allow the unit to cover any size of facility.CANADIAN SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Camden Door Controls introduced its new line of Sure-Wave hands-free switches. The infrared door activation switches deliver ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance, and can be used indoors and out. The CM-324 Series switches are available in a range of narrow/jamb, and single- and double-gang faceplate configurations. They feature an operating range of 1 in. to 26 in., and an adjustable time delay of one to five seconds. Sure-Wave switches operate on 12-24vAC/vDC and have a 5-amp relay for compatibility with automatic door operators and electrified locks.CAMDEN DOOR CONTROLS
Risco Group USA, a provider of integrated security systems, introduced the Industrial LuNAR addressable dual-technology ceiling-mount intrusion detector. Combining detection accuracy with false alarm immunity, the detector can be installed up to 28-ft high and boasts anti-cloak technology (ACT) to detect intruder camouflage attempts. The unit incorporates three independently adjustable photo infrared (PIR) channels for customized coverage, along with a microwave channel. Intelligent digital signal processing adjusts alarm threshold and pulse count verification to accommodate actual intruder behaviour and environmental factors. The coverage area is 360 degrees, emanating in a cone-shaped pattern from the detector mounted in a ceiling to a 60-ft diameter, and lens positions are adjustable according to installation height.RISCO GROUP
The Safety and Security Systems/Industrial group of Federal Signal Corp. offers lines of warning and status-indicating visual signal products designed specifically for hazardous to safe area industrial applications. Spotlighting eXtreme Light Technology—a high-intensity LED array that optimizes illumination output—Federal products promise extreme shock and vibration resistance, extended service life and reduced power consumption. Devices are suitable for both DC and AC voltages; accommodate both steady-burn and flashing applications; and are available in a variety of mounting configurations. Products include: 225XL Electraray and 191XL; 27XL and 2000 Series; and LP3PL and LP3ML.FEDERAL SIGNAL
Notifier has released its high-speed Noti-Fire-Net fire alarm network, which operates nearly 40-times faster than its standard network platform, says Notifier, while supporting twice as many nodes. High-speed Noti-Fire-Net enables facilities to unite multiple fire alarm/life safety systems over a single network. Compatible with a range of Notifier products, the network supports fire alarm control panels, local and remote monitoring, building automation gateways, mass notification systems and more. The network’s scalability allows for easy system expansions and reconfigurations. Given its peer-to-peer configuration, should network connections become interrupted or severed, nodes on either side of the break will continue to operate. Noti-Fire-Net is compatible with the entire Onyx Series of fire alarm and voice evacuation control panels from Notifier.HONEYWELL
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