Siemens Industry, Inc.’s Building Technologies Division is introducing product
enhancements to its FireFinder XLS fire panel. The responsive intelligent fire detection
system, which can be networked and configured with or without optional voice
evacuation and integrated smoke control functionality, incorporates several new product
improvements in overall speed, survivability, and ease-of-use.
The FireFinder XLS system now features a faster processor that fuels a full-color user
interface with events color-coded by type and touch-sensitive keys. The new system
also exceeds mass notification specifications, with digital capacity for up to 300 custom
messages and the capability to play multiple messages simultaneously.
“The FireFinder XLS system is known for its superior voice capabilities,” states Brian
O’Mahoney, senior director of Control Products & Systems - Fire Products at Siemens.
“Being able to record 100 minutes of custom messages and store up to 300 messages
will allow facility managers to take advantage of the system’s exceptional sound quality
to broadcast vital information in the event of an emergency.”
Additional enhancements to the system include compatibility with Siemens’ advanced
ASAtechnology detectors backed with the acclaimed Siemens No False Alarm
Guarantee. With their Advanced Signal Analysis technology, the detectors can
differentiate harmless dust, exhaust or steam from hazardous heat, smoke and carbon
monoxide. They are equivalent to ionization detectors yet are more environmentally friendly. They also offer the option of an audible base that is compatible with the Temporal 3 and Temporal 4 sound patterns for carbon monoxide, meeting the latest in life safety specifications.
“With the ASAtechnology detectors, we can provide more precise protection for a wider variety of environments,” O’Mahoney explains. “They also allow us to offer integrated carbon monoxide detection for applications such as hotels, residences and schools to provide the highest level of added protection.”
Siemens’ premier system, the FireFinder XLS fire alarm system is simple to install, maintain, and operate, detecting fires and notifying occupants in less than three seconds. First responders are able to view critical information needed to make potentially life-saving decisions on the panel’s large easy-to-read display. The FireFinder XLS system provides advanced functions for large and sophisticated applications. The system is seismic-certified and has Style 7 wiring for survivability. The FireFinder XLS system also has an interface that allows the panel to connect with up to 100 VESDA detectors for a cost-effective data center solution. These premium features also make it ideal for high-rise and other complex applications. The FireFinder XLS family includes control panels for large applications that support up to 2,500 addressable points. To learn more about the FireFinder XLS system, visit www.usa.siemens.com/firefinder-xls or stop by Booth # 610 at 2013 NFPA and speak with one of Siemens’ experts.