Future-proof safety

November 2008 Fire & Safety

In today’s world of 24/7 global communications the beating heart of businesses is the area of electronic data processing, the vital organisational centre that, as risk managers will be only too aware, requires protection against fire hazards under increasingly stringent environmental and insurance criteria.

And in the face of such a fast-changing business environment the expectations of business owners are the more demanding, with the essential requirement for a fire safety system being its capability to keep pace with business expansion.

That is why ADI International-SA is committed to fire safety products and systems that demonstrate both high reliability and a simple modular approach to integration, exemplified by the compatibility of Kentec Syncro control panels and Argus Vega analogue detectors.

ADI recognises that a key feature of this integration is the easy expandability of Syncro control panels, a flexibility that means networking is straightforward and integration to much larger systems can be achieved simply, if the need arises, therefore providing a future-proof solution for any installation.

Syncro control panels provide a control system of extremely high integrity, and they are available with two or four detection circuits, each capable of hosting up to 240 Argus Vega devices. Syncro uses the most advanced microprocessor technology and can be configured to suit all types of system, from the most simple, to the highly complex. Compatible with the high integrity, fully digital, Argus Vega fire data communications protocol, Syncro’s integrated and secure network provides an intelligent interface for building control. Syncro supports three of the most widely used communication protocols produced by leading fire detector manufacturers and employs daily calibration routines to ensure that the system is always at optimum performance.

The Vega product family comprises a range of analogue sensors and accessories designed around a fully digital protocol. All devices are fully intelligent microprocessor controlled and are fitted with a bi-directional isolator as standard. The advanced Vega digital protocol has a capacity of up to 240 devices per loop and can be addressed automatically via the control panel or manually via the VPU100 handheld programmer.

Vega protocol features: loop cable quality sensing and auto adjustment; digital double address tapping; time encoded to ensure reliable communication even with long loop lengths; error detection; high power availability from the loop.

Vega analogue detectors are designed to ensure optimum performance, a high performance that increases intervals between servicing.

Vega analogue detectors feature: remote programmable output independent from the detector address; bi-colour LED; one thermal device type configurable from the control panel; symmetrical chamber and patented double dust trap. Vega analogue detectors are complete with a standard and deep mounting base designed to allow maximum cable access and ease of installation.

Kentec products are independently tested and approved to EN54 parts 2 and 4 and EN12094 Part 1. The company is accredited to ISO 9001:2000 for its Quality Management Systems approval and ISO-14001:2004 for Environmental Management Systems.


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