Inovonics partners with Optex on outdoor wireless security system

Companies' rugged outdoor perimeter security solutions don't require trenching and are easy to install


LOUISVILLE, Colo., June 18, 2010 – Inovonics (http://www.inovonics.com), the industry leader in high-performance wireless sensor networks for commercial and life safety applications, today announced a partnership with Optex (http://www.optexamerica.com/), the world leader in outdoor security systems. Optex has embedded Inovonics’ EchoStream EN1941 radio frequency module transmitter into its existing outdoor PIR and photoelectric detector product lines to provide the industry’s most robust solution for outdoor commercial perimeter security protection that requires no wires, trenching and is easy and affordable to install.

"Our partnership with Optex provides security dealers and distributors with the best solution available on the market today for perimeter security," explained Mark Jarman, president of Inovonics. "It is an extremely reliable, cost-effective solution that saves dealers and distributors time and money because it is completely wireless. It requires no trenching, is flexible – as it can be moved around as needs dictate – and is extremely durable, withstanding challenging environments and adverse weather conditions."

Powered by Inovonics’ EchoStream radio technology, the new Optex outdoor PIR and photoelectric detector products offer security dealers and distributors a complete out-of-the-box solution for enabling the industry’s most reliable and trusted security perimeter system. The offering comes equipped with a sensor, battery and transmitter and can easily be installed within minutes, thereby saving time and labor costs.

Inovonics’ EchoStream products provide unique flexibility among wireless security offerings because they can be used with any control panel, so installers and end users can select their panel of preference. The platform features a full range of security end-points for burglary, intrusion monitoring and duress situations. It also features a hand-held survey kit to measure radio signal strength for easy, quick and accurate installations. EchoStream is the third generation radio platform from Inovonics and is the result of decades of experience developing wireless security applications for commercial customers. It delivers outstanding reliability, range and battery life that meets the security industry’s needs today and well into the future because of its flexibility and network capabilities.

Optex specializes in passive and active infrared technology, including a wide variety of extremely stable outdoor detectors, a line of long range, multi-output sensors to trigger CCTV systems and a one-of-a-kind Class-1 Laser detector for high security applications.


Specific Optex products that incorporate Inovonics’ EchoStream transmitters include:

- HX40RAM-i: 40ft. x 50ft. wireless outdoor, high-mount (10ft) PIR w/ Inovonics EchoStream EN1941 transmitter
- VX402R-i: 40ft. x 40ft. wireless outdoor PIR w/ Inovonics EchoStream EN1941 transmitter
- BX80NR-i: 80ft. x 3ft. wireless outdoor PIR w/ Inovonics EchoStream EN1941 transmitter
- AX100TFR-i: 100ft. wireless outdoor photobeam w/ Inovonics EchoStream EN1941 transmitter
- AX200TFR-i: 200ft. wireless outdoor photobeam w/ Inovonics EchoStream EN1941 transmitter

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