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Veteran installers will undoubtedly remember when fire alarm panels worked almost exclusively by relay technology. As technicians, we encounter relays every day in the field on alarm panel motherboards, smoke detectors, addressable heat sensors and a host of other devices. May 31, 2010

Northford, Conn.-based Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell releases the Relay Option Module Enclosure (ROME), designed to enable the control of building systems such as fans, dampers and elevators during emergencies. SSI Staff · May 18, 2010

Hochiki America Corp., of Buena Park, Calif., releases the FireNET Plus, a UL 894-Listed analog addressable control panel. SSI Staff · May 11, 2010

St. Louis-based Potter Electric Signal Co. has designed six- and 10-amp power supplies with built-in sync generation for Potter/Amseco, System Sensor, Gentex and Wheelock notification appliances. The product includes patent-pending Quadrasync technology, which allows the user to synchronize any input type with multiple output circuits of different sync protocols and all of the strobes will flash together. SSI Staff · February 01, 2010

The Minnesota Humane Society has received a fire alarm and installation donation from Silent Knight and Mankato, Minn.-based security and life safety integrator Spectrum Systems to help protect animals at its regional pet center. December 29, 2009

Amityville, N.Y.-based NAPCO Security Technologies Inc. debuts its new commercial platform, including GEM-C commercial burglary and combination burglary/fire and Firewolf 24V addressable systems. SSI Staff · December 20, 2009

SSI Staff · November 30, 2009

NOTIFIER of Northford, Conn., releases its high-speed NOTI-FIRE-NET fire alarm network, which operates nearly 40 times faster than its standard network platform while supporting twice as many nodes, according to the company. SSI Staff · October 04, 2009

Mull over the safeguarding of a casino and instantaneously video surveillance comes to mind. But how about considering the fire/life-safety perspective? A Reno, Nev., facility serves as an example of what it takes to provide casinos with solutions that satisfy both codes and the unique demands of these customers. October 04, 2009

Based in Fairport, N.Y., Bosch Security Systems launches the FPD-7024 IP-ready fire alarm control panel. According to the company, this product delivers faster alarm reporting over local or wide area networks and reduces operating costs by eliminating the need to purchase multiple phone lines for their central station monitoring service. SSI Staff · September 13, 2009




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