Alula Introduces BAT-Fire Universal 5G-Ready Fire Communicator

BAT-Fire’s four programmable inputs or outputs allow monitoring of auxiliary building systems, such as the HVAC and sprinkler flow control.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Alula, a provider of smart security and system communications, has introduced BAT-Fire, a universal 5G-ready fire communicator for system integrators requiring an all-purpose, full-featured device.

BAT-Fire is said to offer easy configuration and support of all fire alarm control panels using dial-capture to report contact ID signals, or flexible inputs for interfacing with dialer-less FACPs.

Professional installers can simply connect the communicator via the device’s dual tip & ring dial capture, configure the panel and the system is ready to go, according to the announcement. The new communicator provides sole path cellular (LTE-M) and IP or dual path communications, and features remote troubleshooting and diagnostics.

“Previously, you may have needed one communicator for cellular communications and another for Ethernet,” says Dave Mayne, Alula‘s senior vice president, product and marketing. “Both are always available on BAT-Fire, and you can turn the cellular radio on or off if desired, something other communicators can’t do.”

BAT-Fire’s four programmable inputs or outputs allow monitoring of auxiliary building systems, such as the HVAC and sprinkler flow control, for increased RMR opportunities. There is no need to redo battery calculations, as the new communicator is powered off the panel, using less current and eliminating the need for a different power supply or a bigger or secondary battery.

“We took our time designing BAT-Fire to meet the needs of a proven, mature and established market,” Mayne says. “BAT-Fire offers features that help reduce the total cost of ownership and reduce the complexity of fire communicator installations. Plus, with 5G capability, it eliminates typical hassles associated with cellular sunsets.”

The BAT-Fire is now available through security and electrical distributors that carry Alula products.

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