Silent Knight unveils new fire alarm amplifier

NORTHFORD, Conn., February 18, 2010 - Silent Knight by Honeywell announces a new 125-watt amplifier, designed to economically simplify fire alarm voice evacuation system design. The VIP-125 amplifier can be mounted up to 6,000 feet away from any compatible Silent Knight VIP Series of fire alarm control panels for convenient installation and reduced speaker circuit wire runs.

Utilized to push audio communications to speakers throughout mid- to large-scale fire alarm voice evacuation systems, the VIP-125 is ideal for campuses, expansive buildings and high-rise applications. This self-contained amplifier comes equipped with a built-in power supply, battery-backup connection and four speaker circuits. An optional circuit splitter card is available to easily double each unit's speaker circuits to eight. Moreover, as many as eight VIP-125s can be distributed in convenient locations across extensive installations to provide up to 1,000 watts of amplification power.

Unlike many current-day fire alarm systems, all Silent Knight VIP Series products run on minimal quantities of wire. This unique wiring innovation serves to reduce installation time and material costs in new construction projects while facilitating the use of existing wire in retrofit applications. The VIP-125 is fully supervised by the fire alarm control panel and requires only six wires for complete integration: two for voice data communications and four to provide serial communication from the fire alarm control panel and amplifier.

All VIP Series fire protection products are available through Silent Knight's Farenhyt Engineered Systems Distributors. Farenhyt Distributors are qualified and knowledgeable fire alarm system professionals who have been factory trained on Silent Knight products. To learn more about the VIP Series of fire alarm voice evacuation systems or to contact your local Farenhyt representative, visit