LifeSafety Power Expands BiTSTREAM Product Line

LifeSafety Power’s latest BiTSTREAM series of products are 802.3bt-compliant and UL 294-listed to help support the solutions’ ability to deliver high-power PoE++ standard performance capabilities.

PHOENIX—LifeSafety Power states that it is helping to fuel the adoption of Power over Ethernet (PoE) with its expanding family of BiTSTREAM IEEE 802.3bt-compliant midspan injectors, switches and PoE-powered DC power supply/chargers.

The UL 294-listed family of products meet the high-power PoE++ standard, with the ability to power an access control system exclusively through PoE. BiTSTREAM rackmount midspans and switches also incorporate a patented Single-Point Fire Interface (SFI) that lowers system deployment costs over existing PoE-powered access solutions.

LifeSafety Power points out the latest addition to the product line is the BTS500 network switch, which can be used to power and pass data to PoE compliant cameras, locks, infrared illuminators and access control edge devices. Coming soon to market, BTS500 features an 8-port unmanaged PoE switch, rack mount configuration and network monitoring for remote management. Network monitoring for the PoE outputs yields data on voltage, current, power measurements, battery and fault status, and allows power cycling remotely for each network port.

BiTSTREAM Products Provide Choices

According to the company, the BiTSTREAM PoE midspans and network switches incorporate a Single-Point Fire Interface (SFI) feature that allows egress on fire alarms through a single centralized fire alarm connection. LifeSafety boasts this patented feature unique to the BITSTREAM product line drops lock power to unlock doors when a fire event is detected and free egress is required for life safety. SFI eliminates the need to pull additional wiring for fire drop connections to each door, saving cost and simplifying installation.

An integrated battery charger provides dedicated backup for all connected PoE devices, reducing load on the system UPS. Configurable ports, certificate selection, complex passwords and other secure settings protect against cyber-attack.

Also in the BiTSTREAM product family, the BT500 rackmount midspan injector powers and passes data to eight or 16 PoE-compliant devices. BT and BTS models yield 500 watts total power with up to 90 watts per port and feature a universal AC input for global deployment. The BT500 is fully network managed, allowing monitoring of voltage, current and power per zone, battery monitoring and individual or batch zone shutdown for resetting devices. Both BT and BTS models are compatible with MSM Enterprise for total system visibility.

In addition, the company emphasizes, the BiTSTREAM product line also includes the BX series access control product supplies (BX50 and BX75) that convert PoE to 12- and 24-volts DC power for locks, access control, surveillance or other applications. The BX50 is 50 watts and works with the SFI input on the new midspans to disengage power to locks in the event of a fire alarm. The BX75 provides 75 watts of power and works on any PoE midspan or switch and has a local fire drop connection.

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