03 August 2015
Global fire systems business Advanced has won a Fire and Life Safety Innovation Award for its PerfectSync emergency communications system at the 2015 ESX Show in Baltimore, USA.
The awards recognise industry products for their innovative design, as well as how well the product helps security and life safety professionals maximise their businesses.
PerfectSync automatically synchronises audio, voice and strobe signals across Advanced’s Axis AX fire alarm networks dynamically, as conditions change. Synchronisation of audio and visual signals across multiple notification zones, floors and areas, prevents confusion in an emergency situation and helps in meeting intelligibility standards.
PerfectSync uses high performance, distributed, digital amplifiers that come standard with an integral backup amplifier and power source, while supporting up to 16 messages. Messages can be easily programmed from a library or created manually. Activation and control of messages can be automatic or manual. Live notifications/paging can be delivered through microphones or fire wardens’ telephones. Upon completion of paging, recorded messages will restart, playing the full message from the beginning.
PerfectSync ensures that all audio messages and strobes are fully synchronised without the need for special wiring or programming. Should a fire spread to an adjacent floor or area, audio and visual indicators come on immediately, and the audio messages will quickly synchronise with any identical audio message on the system.
Mike Troiano, president and CEO of Advanced in the USA, comments: "I’d like to thank all of the engineered system distributors, engineering and consulting firms, AHJs and regulatory officials from all across the country that contributed to the specifications that drove the design of PerfectSync. The end result is a technologically advanced, easy to use audio and visual communications system that improves life safety for all of the occupants of a building in an emergency situation.”