Potter Releases PotterNet Fire and Facility Supervising Station

The new desktop application utilizes a distributed client-server model for communication in order to reduce or eliminate single points of failure.

ST. LOUIS — Potter Electric Signal Co., based here, has released the PotterNet Fire and Facility Supervising Station.

PotterNet is a desktop application that facilitates the networking, monitoring and control of IPA, AFC/ARC and PFC-4064 fire alarm control panels. The application utilizes a distributed client-server model for communication in order to reduce or eliminate single points of failure.

PotterNet will monitor all compatible panels in a single building, on a local campus or across multiple sites worldwide, according to the company.

PotterNet supports customizable CAD drawings and floor plans that automatically direct users to the highest priority signal. The company says this results in faster and intuitive signal identification.

Prioritized current signals, signal summary, detailed history, high-resolution graphics and point details (including sensitivity settings) will help facility personnel easily understand the system status, according to the company.

Additionally, PotterNet imports the Potter Fire Panel Configuration files or automatically learns the monitored points directly from the panel, making for simple and quick commissioning.

PotterNet will change the way the company’s customers monitor their fire protection systems on campuses, high-rises and multiple site building applications, says explains Bob Teta, engineering manager for the fire and security division at Potter.

“As many as 1,000 networked panels can be monitored and controlled by up to 15 intuitive graphical client stations.  Our fire panels have a built-in supervised ethernet connection that eliminates the need for additional hardware, converters, gateways, or network interface cards,” Teta explains. “We’re excited to offer our customers such a robust and cutting-edge software that will really change the way they do business.”

Founded in 1898, Potter designs and manufactures sprinkler monitoring products, fire systems and security solutions for use in commercial, industrial, multifamily and residential buildings. The company was acquired by Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, in 2017.

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