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A hospital in Odisha, India, Sum Ultimate Medicare Bhubaneswar, has completed the development of its ten-acre, nine-storey site, the first of its kind in the area.
The hospital offers patients a one-stop, multi-specialty facility. For fire safety it sought products that would suit the diverse range of uses within its buildings, protecting the patients and occupants across the premises. The installers, Johnson Controls India, chose to specify products from the manufacturer Hochiki. They opted for the firm’s FireNET control panels, to produce a control and indication system. A range of associated FireNET and HFP fire detection products from Hochiki were also installed.
The foundation of the FireNET analogue addressable system is the FireNET control panel itself, which is supported by a digital communications link, Digital Communication Protocol (DCP) – enabling intelligent communication with the other analogue addressable products at the site.
Through the use of interrupts, the DCP provides end-users with a response in the event of a fire. The software controls within the panel feature variable volumes and tones, allowing the systems to be tailored to suitparts in the hospital and achieve optimum performance.
Rohit Harjani, Country Manager, at Hochiki said: “We have a long-standing presence in India stretching back over 35 years, backed by more than a century of Japanese expertise, meaning we are very familiar with the market as well as the international standards required to ensure the highest levels of safety in healthcare environments.
“The hospital needed the best available life safety solutions for the entire facility – from the lobbies and corridors right through to the consulting rooms and offices. The versatility of our FireNET range was perfect for this project, and we are pleased that we were able to provide a comprehensive selection of solutions to meet the varying requirements across the premises.”
And Dr Swetapadma Dash, Sum Ultimate Medicare said: “When choosing life safety solutions for the hospital, Hochiki products were the preferred solution presented to us by the Johnson Controls and we couldn’t be happier with their recommendation. The FireNET control panel works seamlessly with the LPCB approved Hochiki EN range of HFP detectors, installed across our hospital. The third-party accreditation gives us assurance in the reliability of the products and we’re very pleased with the technical support we have been given by the Hochiki team. Hochiki’s technical staff are always on hand to provide assistance over the phone or in person – resolving any queries we have quickly and efficiently.”