Northford, Conn. – Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today released the Lite-Connect
multi-mode fiber solution, designed to join as many as 16 remote fire alarm
control panels together to report all systems’ signals to a central monitoring
station as one. This centralized reporting method eliminates significant
telecommunications costs to communicate signals from each individual panel.
allows more details to be reported on all systems’ events, as opposed to the
traditional method of running copper signaling line circuits between buildings.
The use of multi-mode fiber optic cable to connect panels offers robust
protection from common ground faults, and other electrical surges, many times
caused by lightning strikes.
offers dealers a big competitive advantage when you’re looking at a job
involving two or more panels,” said David Pakech, vice president of sales for
Fire-Lite Alarms. “This blows away the stigma that Fire-Lite is only good for
small to medium sized applications. Dealers can now offer a dependable, non-proprietary
system with the same level of protection and cost efficiencies to larger
facilities and campuses.”
apartment and retail complexes are ideal Lite-Connect applications. Any
combination of up to 16 MS-9050UD
remote fire alarm control panels from Fire-Lite Alarms can be connected via
fiber and report out all signals through an MS-9050UD as the “main” panel.
traditional copper wire connectors, Lite-Connect utilizes multi-mode fiber
optic cable to protect all control panels from common ground faults, and
electrical surges caused by lightning. Moreover, the information reported
contains actual point or zone information for all event types, offering first
responders and service providers a better understanding of the issue and where
it is located.
applications and technical aspects of utilizing this new fiber solution with
Fire-Lite Alarms control panels is summarized in the Webinar Lite-Connect –
A New Fiber Solution, available for immediate viewing on-demand. A
video introduction to Lite-Connect is also available on the Fire-Lite Alarms YouTube Channel.
More technical information on Lite-Connect
and compatible fire alarm control panels can be found on www.firelite.com.
NOTE: High- and
of the Lite-Connect graphic and Fire-Lite Alarms control panels are available
in the online press room.