SimplexGrinnell debuts new fire alarm control panel

4100ES on display at NFPA conference

With new client/server enhancements for the Simplex TrueSite Workstation, SimplexGrinnell is better able to meet customer requirements for scalable, high-end information management solutions. The Simplex TrueSite Workstation is an advanced graphical life-safety information management system developed specifically for medium or large fire alarm networks in commercial facilities, hospitals, colleges, hotels and airports and other demanding locations. The TrueSite platform enables multiple panels and buildings to be monitored and controlled from a single location. The client/server capability means SimplexGrinnell can provide a much easier and more cost-effective deployment for customers requiring multiple workstations. The remote client TrueSite workstations can perform all the operator functions of a primary workstation - or be used for annunciation only.

Simplex XAD Detector

The new Simplex XAD detector is an excellent solution for challenging duct detector applications, as well as restricted areas that need open-area smoke detection. The system utilizes Simplex TrueAlarm sensing technology, together with a high-performance aspirator and configurable flow monitoring circuitry. The Simplex XAD detector can actively draw air from a difficult-to-reach HVAC duct up to 75 feet away, allowing easy access for service. As the service for the Simplex XAD detector can be performed from floor level, it is well suited for the following kinds of applications: where duct detectors are difficult to maintain and service; where an aerial lift device must be used to service duct detectors; and where unobtrusive smoke detection is required.

Simplex TrueAlert Notification Appliance Enhancements

SimplexGrinnell has strengthened and expanded its Simplex TrueAlert non-addressable notification appliance product line to include weatherproof and high-candela audio-visual devices. The latest enhancements also include: chimes; chime/strobes; multi-tone horns; multi-tone horn/strobes; mini-horns; and appliance cosmetic adapter plates. With these enhancements, visual appliance intensity settings can be conveniently selected through the onboard jumper, thereby helping to minimize inventory requirements and providing job-site installation flexibility. The new technologies also provide SmartSync-compatible operation to mitigate strobe synchronization concerns and avoid the need for extra synchronization modules.