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Wheelock intros new fire appliances

Wheelock’s Multi-Candela Ceiling Mount Fire Alarm Notification Appliances are available with field-selectable candela settings of 15, 30, 75 and 95 candela.

They feature lower current draw while maintaining outstanding performance, reliability and cost effectiveness. Models are synchronized when used in conjunction with Sync Modules or Powerpath MP power supply/charger.

For more information, call 800-631-2148 or visit

Amseco rolls out colored light strobes

Amseco’s colored light strobes are designed for severe weather warning, active device warning or to signal an all-clear notification alternative. The strobes feature four color lens models: amber, blue, green and red and comes in 24VDC, 120VAC with field selectable candela and sounder. Strobes are available in wall, ceiling and outdoor models and can be used as a stand-alone device or can be integrated into your system.

For more information, call 800-421-1096 or vist

Gamewell’s SmartLink fire alarm network

The Gamewell Co.’s SmartLink Peer-to-Peer Fire Alarm Network interface allows up to 250 Gamewell 600 Series fire alarm panels to be linked as a network in a matter of hours. The SmartLink Network

features a self-healing network architecture capability with NFPA Class A Style 7 network cabling. Other features include panel to panel cross-programming, Smart-Start automatic self-configuration, and interoperability with other building systems.

For more information, call Gamewell at 203-484-7161 or visit

FCI introduces addressable modules

Fire Control Instruments will introduce its new line of Multi-input and Multi-output Addressable Modules at ASIS 2003. Each module contains several individually addressable and programmable input/output points. The new modules offer a cost-effective and time-saving alternative to typical addressable modules because users can monitor and control several points from a single location. The modules are ideal for retrofit applications and new construction.

Siemens adds audio to FireFinder detector system

Siemens Building Technologies, Fire Safety Division has integrated a range of audio capabilities into its recently introduced FireFinder intelligent fire detector system, providing customers with music, paging and a large interface screen.

Johnson Controls expands building integration

Johnson Controls has added a life-safety system that can control smoke during a fire through its Metasys building management system.

The Metasys integrates traditional environmental systems such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire alarm and security to allow a building to “respond” to a fire alarm. The solution can be configured as a standalone building control network or a sub-network that ties into a larger IT network in a building.

Silent Knight introduces analog/addressable fire panel

Silent Knight has rolled out its IFP-50 intelligent analog/addressable fire panel, which features two notification circuits that can be programmed for notification output.

The panel also features drift compensation, a built-in dual line digital fire communicator, Form C trouble relay and two programmable Form C relays. The system uses standard wire, so shielded or twisted pair are not required.

For more information, contact Silent Knight at 763-493-6418 or visit

Ansul releases carbon dioxide extinguishers

Ansul Inc., a business unit of Tyco Fire & Security, has introduced two new high-pressure carbon dioxide wheeled fire extinguishers. The extinguishers are designed to protect areas where Class B (flammable liquids and gases) or Class C (energized electrical equipment) fires could occur.

Both models include upright positive on-off operation with squeeze-grip activation. The discharge valve and shock-resistant horn keep static electricity to a minimum. The extinguishers are available with either one or two pressurized DOT/TC-approved steel cylinders filled with carbon dioxide.

System Sensor debuts SpectrAlert P121015K

System Sensor has
released the SpectrAlert P12015K, a 120-volt wall-mount horn/strobe that is UL-listed for outdoor environments. The P12015K was developed for use in a sprinkler system to provide a visual reference to the alarm location, in addition to the audible alarm provided by a bell.

The P12015K includes a universal mounting plate for four-inch and single gang-back box mounting. It also features field-selectable horn tones and a low-profile design.

Gamewell unveils the 600-Series compatible SmartView package

The Gamewell Co. has introduced SmartView, a computer graphics interface package for use with the company’s 600 Series of addressable fire alarm control panels.

SmartView, presents information through a color, graphical menu system and operates over a high-speed Ethernet LAN/WAN or single-user network. Each alarm is exhibited on a display or a floor plan pinpointing the alarm’s location, as well as additional point-specific information.