LONG BRANCH, N.J., Sept. 25, 2006 -- Cooper Wheelock today announced its new Series Z line of notification devices, available in October, that includes strobes, horns and combination horn/strobes. The new products are equipped with a unique, separate base that provides customers with easy-to-use-and-install capabilities. During construction â€“ before walls are covered or finish work is complete â€“ Series Z products can be pre-wired and circuits can be pre-tested. As a result, installers are able to identify installation issues in advance, which eliminate costly and time-consuming reworks.
Cooper Wheelock plans to showcase its new product line at the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) tradeshow in San Diego, Sept. 25-28, at Booth 3823.
The Series Z design includes shorting contacts in the base for circuit testing. Contacts are permanently opened when appliances are installed, so any subsequent removal of the appliance will indicate a trouble condition at the control panel. An optional locking screw provides extra-secure installations in areas prone to vandalism.
â€œDuring construction projects, product installation and circuit testing can become burdensome and complex for installers,â€ said Jim McDaniel, Cooper Wheelockâ€™s vice president of marketing. â€œOur new products help verify integrity of the notification circuits, which represents a critical step in a successful installation. Our goal is to ensure we provide installer-friendly devices that make the installation and testing process quick and simple, and our new Series Z makes that a reality.â€
Series Z appliances are compatible with all UL-listed â€œregulatedâ€ panels, as well as all panels that are listed with Cooper Wheelock RSS, NS and NH appliances.