NYC approves DMP panels

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, August 11, 2005

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--Fire control panels manufactured by Digital Monitoring Products are the first network communication alarms to receive approval to be used as a secondary, or back-up, communications channels for fire system central station monitoring in New York City, the company announced on August 1.
This enables dealers to install the approved fire panels in commercial buildings in the city, said Terry Shelton, product quality assurance manager at DMP.
"This is significant because we want to sell in this market," Shelton said.
DMP, a manufacturer of IP-ready control panels, had two panels gain approval. The company's XR500 series and XR2500F fire panels passed standards set by the Materials, Equipment and Acceptance division of the New York City Department of Buildings.
Established in 1969, the division was created to ensure that permanent building materials and appliances meet minimum standards required by the building code, according to DMP.
The panels' network technology also received approval by UL for primary communications, Shelton said.
"We've always been proud of our achievements in network monitoring technologies, and now they have been recognized by some of the toughest judges in the industry," Gary Kallman, DMP vice president of marketing, said in a statement.