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Kentec, a manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has launched Vizulinx. It’s described as a fire alarm management product to enable building managers and service providers to monitor and control fire systems remotely.
Configurable using an embedded web server and simple configuration wizard, the product can pass fire system events via e-mail, SMS, Modbus and BACnet message format using a standard IP connection. Event notifications are triggered and processed, and for email or a mobile phone message, can be routed to any number of recipients based on the event types including fire, pre-alarm, fault, disable, in test, technical alarm and security.
Kevin Swann, Managing Director of Kentec, says: “Since all events are sent immediately, users can reduce the number of false alarms by investigating the cause of the alarm before it is escalated, preventing any unnecessary (and potentially disruptive) evacuation. Vizulinx is particularly suited to managers of multiple sites, making their portfolio of properties easier and less time consuming to manage by delivering any fire alarm activity through a single platform.”
Modbus and BACnet connectivity allows integration into building management systems (BMS). The ability to monitor equipment via 16 switched inputs with customised messages allows support for conventional fire and extinguishing systems besides the serial RS232 interface for the Syncro networked systems.
Upgrade options include the ability to interface to two-way radio systems, ESPA telephone and pager units. Speech diallers are also available, and connectivity via GSM will be provided for sites where internet connectivity is not available. Vizulinx works with Kentec’s range of alarm panels including Syncro AS, Sigma XT, Sigma XT+, Syncro XT+, Sigma CP, Elite RS and Taktis.