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Kentec brings Vizulinx to market for remote management of fire episodes

by Brian Sims

Kentec, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of life-critical control systems, has launched Vizulinx. This solution is branded as a sophisticated, yet easy to use fire alarm management system that enables building managers and service providers to monitor and control fire systems remotely.

Highly configurable using an embedded web server and simple configuration wizard, Vizulinx 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 immediately and, for e-mail 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, stated: “The speed of communication is especially useful. Since all events are sent immediately, end users can reduce the number of false alarms by investigating the cause of the alarm before it’s escalated, thereby preventing any unnecessary and potentially disruptive evacuations. Vizulinx is particularly suited to managers of multiple sites, making their portfolio of properties easier and less time-consuming to manage by dint of delivering any fire alarm activity through a single platform.”

Modbus and BACnet connectivity allows a simple, low-cost integration into BMS. The ability to monitor equipment via 16 switched inputs with customised messages allows support for conventional fire and extinguishing systems in addition to 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, while future connectivity via GSM will be provided for those sites where Internet connectivity isn’t available.

Vizulinx works with Kentec’s complete range of alarm panel technology including Syncro AS, Sigma XT, Sigma XT+, Syncro XT+, Sigma CP, Elite RS and Taktis.

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