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Potter Electric Signal Co. of St. Louis has expanded its PFC Series line of IP-based addressable fire alarm panels to include advanced technology, such as system-wide synchronization, Ethernet connection and E-mail communication capability. SSI Staff · March 07, 2012

Fike of Blue Springs, Mo., announces the addition of a new Remote Power Supply (RPS) to complement its existing line of fire alarm and detection and control solutions. SSI Staff · February 26, 2012

Silent Knight by Honeywell of Northford, Conn., has upgraded the IntelliKnight 5600, a 25-point fire alarm control panel, to simplify installation and operation. SSI Staff · December 28, 2011

Silent Knight by Honeywell of Northford, Conn., introduces the Farenhyt IFP-NET-3, a fire alarm monitoring system designed to simplify the management and maintenance of multiple fire alarms and speed response to emergency events. SSI Staff · November 27, 2011

Honeywell Fire Systems of Northford, Conn., releases the IPGSM-DP fire alarm communicator that offers a choice of either IP or GSM (global system for mobile communications) cellular as its primary communications pathway. SSI Staff · October 16, 2011

Voltage drop is critical to the proper operation of devices attached to a fire alarm system. Nowhere is this as true as with notification appliance circuits (NACs) that connect to a fire alarm control panel. Seven steps show how to do the calculations. July 14, 2011

Potter Electric Signal Co. of St. Louis releases the PFC Series, IP-based addressable fire panels with a full complement of modules, detectors, notification devices and voice evacuation systems. SSI Staff · May 10, 2011

Edwards of Bradenton, Fla., a unit of UTC Fire & Security, introduces the Vigilant VM Series life safety control panels for mid- to large-sized applications. SSI Staff · May 03, 2011

An installing security contractor advises Sony Pictures Studios to implement a wireless solution to replace the hugely inefficient hardwired heat detection in its famed sound stages. Success and first-class customer service fosters a lasting relationship ... By Rodney Bosch · May 03, 2011

NAPCO Security Technologies of Amityville, N.Y., introduces the Gemini commercial fire/burglary combination panel, which supports analog, addressable, commercial wireless and conventional 12V devices and is scalable from 32 to 255 points. SSI Staff · May 02, 2011


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