Notifier alarm network promises 40x speed

June 12, 2009--The fiber-optic NOTI-FIRE-NET fire alarm network is designed to operate nearly 40-times faster than its standard network platform while supporting twice as many nodes. It enables facilities to unite multiple fire alarm/life safety systems over a single network for complete monitoring and cooperative control.

June 12, 2009--The fiber-optic NOTI-FIRE-NET fire alarm network is designed to operate nearly 40-times faster than its standard network platform while supporting twice as many nodes. It enables facilities to unite multiple fire alarm/life safety systems over a single network for complete monitoring and cooperative control. The network supports fire alarm control panels, local and remote monitoring, building automation gateways, and mass notification systems.

Multimode and singlemode fiber-optic cables extend distances between component nodes while inhibiting environmental signaling transmission interruptions, such as lightning and moisture. The system can also utilize UTP cables for shorter runs.

Larger bandwidth doubles the number of nodes per network to more than 200. Given its peer-to-peer configuration, if network connections become interrupted or severed, nodes on either side of the break will continue to operate and communicate properly without compromising individual system performance or life safety.

Network-wide cooperative control permits systems to be programmed to perform site-specific functions. Remote monitoring access and status updates via e-mail and text messaging are available. Integration of fire alarm/life safety system networks with a variety of common building automation systems is provided by the BACnet Gateway, which supports standard BACnet/IP connectivity.

On the Web: www.notifier.com

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