Smoke detection integration

by Mark Rowe

Gent by Honeywell, the manufacturer of life safety products, has announced its new ASD Interface, which has been developed to allow FAAST’s aspirating smoke detection to be integrated with the company’s Vigilon fire detection system.

Designed to work with the FAAST 8100 (shortly to be rebranded to FAAST XM) and FAAST LT ranges, the fully EN 54-17 compliant ASD Interface enables Vigilon control panel integration thanks to a combined loop interface and power supply unit (PSU) that also offers 24-hour battery back-up via the integrated EN54-4 PSU. This is supplied in a bundled kit that comes with batteries and connection via a printed circuit board (PCB), eliminating the need for end of lines and special cabling between the FAAST system and the loop interface. Set up can be completed using Gent’s Commissioning Tool and once an ASD Interface has been installed.

Aspirating smoke detection, no longer a niche technology, the firm says, can now be used in a range of environments – from dusty and dirty waste processing plants to hospitals, warehousing / distribution centres and museums. FAAST XM’s patented wing filter technology allows larger particulate to be exhausted from the ASD unit prior to the sampled air entering the detection chamber further increasing the devices false alarm immunity.

Dina Mistry, Gent’s Marketing & Communications Specialist, said: ‘FAAST’s aspirating smoke detection systems are incredibly reliable and the way that they identify and react to smoke particles increases the time for safe evacuation, lowers the risk of business interruption and reduces the likelihood of false alarms. The ability to use the new ASD Interface to integrate FAAST technology with our pioneering Gent Vigilon control panels sets a new standard in life safety provision, something which will be welcomed by integrators and end users alike.’

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