Advanced secures Magna Carta

Thursday, August 6, 2015

HOPKINTON, Mass.–Advanced, a fire systems business, is protecting an 800-year-old historic document—the Magna Carta.

An original copy of the Magna Carta is protected by Advanced MxPro intelligent fire alarm and its ExGo suppression control panels. Installation was completed by Reflex Systems.

The Magna Carta, 800 years old this past June, set the precedent for such documents as the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Today, one of only four surviving copies of the document resides in a vault in Lincoln Castle in England, an 11th century structure.

The MxPro fire system includes two panel ranges, the EN54-2&4 approved MxPro 4 and EN54-2, 4&13 approved MxPro 5, according to a prepared statement from the company. It offers four protocols, Apollo, Argus, Hochiki and Nittan and a completely open installer network with free training and technical support, the company said.

The ExGo fire suppression control panel was developed specifically for sensitive and strategic assets such as server rooms, historic and cultural attractions and control rooms. It has been installed in high-profile buildings across the globe, including the Romanian National Library and along oil pipelines in Sudan, the company said.