Vimpex Launch Signaline FT-EN Linear Heat Detection

Vimpex has announced the launch of Signaline FT-EN.

Signaline FT-EN is the new approved range of fixed temperature (digital) linear heat detection and has been approved to EN 54-28: 2016 as a non resettable line type heat detector. 

The Signaline FT-EN range consists of two fixed temperature cables, the LocatorPlus-EN and the SL-FT-EOL-EN. 

Each zone can be up to 1,000m in length and both the LocatorPlus-EN and SL-FT-EOL-EN can monitor two zones.

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Apollo Fire Detectors Announce Extended Lead Times

Due to the current issues surrounding COVID-19, Apollo Fire Detectors are experiencing some extended leadtimes on some products. In some cases the delay is up to 7 weeks. Apollo have, in most cases, advised an alternative part number but it should be noted that these alternatives do not have the identical specifications but are the closest alternatives.

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Honeywell Launch New Network 16 EVCS Digital System

Honeywell Fire have announced the introduction of their new digital (addressable) EVCS (Emergency Voice Communications System), Network 16.

The Network 16 system comprises of a Master panel and up to 31 Network Exchange panels or a mixture of Network 16 panels and Network Exchange panels, which can control up to 512 outstations of either Digital Type ‘A’, Digital Type ‘B’ or the new Digital DDA Toilet Alarm.

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BAFE Registered Companies

If you are buying a new fire alarm system or need to purchase a service contract for your existing fire alarm system, then you need to be confident that the contractor you are appointing is qualified to carry out this specialised area of work.

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Upgrade Strategies for Discontinued Menvier MF9300 Series and JSB FX2208 Fire Alarm Panels

If you have got an 8 zone Menvier MF9300 series or a JSB 2208 (Cooper or Eaton FX2208CPD) fire alarm panel installed within your property then it will have been installed some years ago. Like all electronic equipment, sooner or later the fire alarm panel will fail and you will need to replace it. The bad news is that the Menvier MF9300 and JSB FX2208 fire alarm panels were discontinued by Eaton some years ago and a direct like for like replacement fire alarm panel is not available.

However, all is not lost as Eaton have recently issued us with the following advice on how best to approach replacing the Menvier MF9308 and JSB FX2208 (Cooper or Eaton FX2208CPD) fire alarm panels.

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Problems with No Climb Detectortestors Solo battery batons?

We have recently been contacted by a couple of customers who have experienced problems when recharging the No Climb Detectortesters Solo battery batons. We have contacted No Climb Detectortesters, who have provided the following guidance for charging their Solo battery batons...

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Fire Alarm Brands, Managing Obsolescence and Customer Retention

Honeywell hold a portfolio of brands including Gent, Notifier, Morley, VESDA, KAC and System Sensor whilst UTC have collected names such as Ziton, Chubb, Airsense and Kidde. To a large extent Honeywell and UTC have retained the original brand names from their acquired companies. This is not out of sentiment, to me it makes perfect business sense.......

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Posted in CF3000, DF6000, Gent, JSB, Menvier, MF9300


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