Ethernet communication modules, which enable immediate identification of any fault with the system, will dramatically improve response time and save costs. This is achieved by enhanced firmware, network-based status and fault indication, with optional fault notification via email to nominated desktops. Compliant with BS5839-1 the DA2000 has previously identified any system faults through LED illumination on the panel. The technological advances now available mean that it is not necessary to physically monitor the panel - this can be done remotely. Network based PCs can utilise free text messaging via Message Manager™ Software.
Technical Director Martyn Coldicott commented: “We are continually researching different avenues to ensure the service and equipment we provide to customers is unsurpassed. The Ethernet module is an added feature which will undoubtedly offer a higher level of guaranteed safety; faults can be detected and resolved immediately ensuring complete coverage at all times.”
Any current Deaf Alerter transmitter can be upgraded to have the Ethernet feature. By transforming current products and investing in research and development Deaf Alerter plc is committed to placing fire safety for Deaf and hard of hearing people at the forefront of life safety advancements.
Deaf Alerter’s other exciting new development is the redesign and manufacture of a vastly improved version of a market-leading VHF radio link system.
The VHF radio link is a fully monitored, radio-based, remote alarm activation system consisting of up to eight transmitters per receiver, built to conform to BS5839-1 and the Loss Prevention Standard 1257.
Initially designed for use with the Deaf Alerter DA2000 fire alarm system, VHF links can be used with many alarm systems where cabling from remote installations is impractical.
This potential to allow communication to buildings without the need for expensive and disruptive cable runs will radically reduce installation cost for any fire alarm system that requires remote building connectivity.
The VHF link transmitter has up to four fully monitored relay inputs, activations from which are sent simultaneously (many similar products are only capable of sending individual activation signals). Mounted in an IP65 die-cast aluminium enclosure the transmitter is battery powered, with an expected main battery life of five years and back-up battery life of a further six months.
The VHF link receiver has up to eight activation outputs and two fault outputs, all of which are fully monitored volt-free changeover relay contacts. Error logging is enabled, along with comprehensive LED indication of link status. The unit is designed to be powered by an auxiliary 12V supply and is supplied in an IP65 polycarbonate enclosure.
To find out more about this and other projects Deaf Alerter plc is working on, visit exhibition stand (A37) at Firex North, Harrogate International Centre 17th-18th October or email marketing@deaf-