SimplexGrinnell to highlight emergency communications, remote services at ASIS

DALLAS, Texas (October 12, 2010) – SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco International company, is emphasizing leadership, longevity and innovation in life safety at its booth at this week’s ASIS 2010 Annual Seminar & Exhibits in Dallas.

The theme for the SimplexGrinnell booth is Setting the Pace in Life Safety. The booth has been developed with a special auto racing design and a strong focus on integrated technologies and solutions in emergency communications and evacuation, remote fire alarm system diagnostics, and life-safety system information management.

"SimplexGrinnell has a long, proud history of leadership in the fire and life-safety industry," said Tom Giannini, CPP, Director of Security and Emergency Communications Marketing at SimplexGrinnell. "Whether developing innovative technology, delivering excellent customer service or participating in the code-setting process, we’ve been showing the way since the mid 1800s. Fittingly, our booth at ASIS 2010 is built around that theme of Setting the Pace in Life Safety."

The highlights of the SimplexGrinnell booth (#1433) include:

Emergency Communications and Evacuation: SimplexGrinnell will showcase its industry-leading emergency communications capabilities, including the advanced emergency communications and life-safety solution the company has provided at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. New technologies being featured include:

- Emergency Communications Display Interface (ECDI): This new technology leverages a building’s existing infrastructure by enabling video displays that are already in place to be used for emergency and non-emergency messaging. Using the technology, the display interface can be integrated with the Simplex 4100U fire alarm system and used in tandem with Simplex TrueAlert Emergency Messaging Devices.

- SentryLight Advanced Emergency Evacuation: This innovative emergency evacuation technology provides concealed emergency lighting that is designed to provide greater visibility in a fire condition. The lighting is located closer to the floor – intended to be below the smoke from a fire – and uses Xenon lamps designed to cut through smoke. This unit also provides directional visual signals that help guide building occupants to safety during an emergency, as well as bi-directional communications that enable the emergency management team to communicate in real time with evacuees.

- Emergency Management Command and Control Center: The booth includes a complete integrated incident management platform that leverages real-time data from leading Tyco technologies – a voice-enabled Simplex 4100U fire alarm system, Software House C-Cure 9000 advanced access control system, and American Dynamics VideoEdge video management system.

- Remote Management and Services: SimplexGrinnell will be highlighting its new remote diagnostics technology that takes the company’s ability to service and support advanced Simplex fire alarm systems to a new level of response and efficiency. TrueInsightSM Remote Service is an Internet-based diagnostic capability that gives SimplexGrinnell a real-time, actionable view of the operating status of Simplex fire alarm systems. This technology is well suited for use in schools, universities, hospitals, commercial properties and other locations with Simplex 4100U fire alarm systems. The booth includes a large graphic highlighting the value that the University of Hartford has seen since the implementation of TrueInsight Remote Service on its campus.