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Head office eyes fire system

An intelligent fire system from Advanced is in use the headquarters of Luxottica, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear. Advanced’s MxPro 5 fire panels have been chosen to protect the company’s new head office building in the centre of Milan.

The contract for supplying the panels was awarded to Firetech, which specified Advanced’s MxPro panels. Stefano Gatti, MD of Firetech, said: “We needed a system that not only covered office space, but also technical areas and parking facilities. Among the stand-out features of the Advanced’s system is the ease of installation, configuration and commissioning. We can set up and manage a large system with complicated cause and effect, covering all areas of a site very easily.”

The product firm says MxPro panels can be used in single loop, single panel format or configured into 200 panel networks covering tens of thousands of field devices. Three MxPro 5, four-loop panels have been installed in the Luxottica complex in a 19-inch floor standing rack and are connected in a fault-tolerant network which includes repeater panels. An IP gateway was installed for the network to be monitored and controlled remotely via a web browser.

Etienne Ricoux, Export Sales Manager for Europe, North West Africa and Latin America, said: “Advanced products enjoy a reputation for real quality, performance and ease-of-use and we protect all manner of sites from fairly routine to very large and challenging. Luxottica is a global business listed in Milan and New York and with nearly 78,000 employees, protecting its people and HQ is a responsibility we’re very proud to have managed by MxPro 5.”

About Advanced

Advanced’s products include fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control, fire paging and false alarm management systems. Visit

About Luxottica

Founded in 1961, Luxottica Group distributes and produces eyewear for brands including Armani, Burberry, Bulgari, Chanel, D&G, DKNY, Oakley, Paul Smith and Versace.


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