FIKE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY (FST) has launched a repeater panel as part of its TWINFLEXpro smart two-wire fire detection system. The repeater panel is a small remote display unit that can be connected to a four or eight zone version 2 TWINFLEXpro panel via an RS485 data link, with a maximum of eight repeater panels connected to a single control panel.
The unit does not itself connect to or control any devices; it simply reports all fire and fault events that occur in the system. It can also perform system actions over the data link, such as silence alarms, reset, sound alarms and silence buzzer. The repeater panel is intended to provide display capability at secondary building entrances, nurses’ stations and at any location where the panel event information is required to be displayed.
The system incorporates the multipoint combined smoke and heat detector with built-in sounder, which allows the whole system to be easily installed using only one pair of wires for each zone. As multipoint offers seven different modes of detection, the installation is made simpler since one device suits all applications. Checkpoint alarm confirmation technology is a feature of the system that has seen TWINFLEXpro installed extensively in applications such as houses of multiple occupancy (HMO). This is a configurable pre-alarm that can be set on detectors in dwelling areas that allows time to investigate the cause of the alarm before building-wide evacuation is initiated. This system has the ability to differentiate between call point and detector alarms; can accommodate a maximum of 32 devices for each zone; has separate fault monitoring display for each zone; incorporates a man-walk-test facility and zones can be configured without the need to use resistors or capacitors.
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