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Advanced’s Lux Intelligent emergency lighting testing system shortlisted for Lux Awards

Lux Intelligent, the emergency lighting testing system from global fire and life safety company Advanced, has been nominated for this year’s prestigious Lux Awards. The system has been shortlisted under the ‘Emergency Lighting Product of the Year’ category.

Lux Intelligent is an addressable, automatic test system that shows all emergency lighting is compliant and functioning, with no engineer intervention required. It offers a host of unique technical features and proves compliance with BS 5266. It will work with any light source, be it fluorescent or LED, allowing it to be a genuine site-wide solution that offers real economies of scale.

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Cloud monitoring via mobile and web apps also makes the system even easier and more cost-effective to manage. All test data is stored safely and securely in the Lux Intelligent cloud for as long as it’s needed, with all test reports accessible at any time and automatically shared with relevant contractors or maintenance partners.

“I don’t believe there’s another system out there that can match Lux Intelligent for performance and ease-of-use,” enthused Dave Henderson, emergency lighting product manager at Advanced. “The combination of zero time testing, data integrity and quick resolution of problems and maintenance needs are what make Lux Intelligent so reliable and cost-effective. Add to this the fact that your system can easily scale to cover any site anywhere and work with just about any light or LED fitting, and you have a system that’s unbeatable and future-proofed.”

Henderson added: “We’re absolutely delighted that the organisers of the Lux Awards have recognised these benefits by including Lux Intelligent on this year’s shortlist.”

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Advanced planning to highlight fire systems and more at Security Essen 2016

Advanced will be showcasing its fire panels, fire systems, false alarm management systems and more at Security Essen, which runs from 27-30 September. The company, which is making its debut at the show, is also looking for partners in key territories across Europe. Advanced will be stationed at Booth A56 in Hall 3.

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Key products on show will include:

  • The MxPro 5 analogue addressable fire alarm control panel. Approved to EN54 Parts 2, 4 and 13, it features Advanced’s Dynamix Tools software, making it easy to use and configure. All MxPro 5 Panels are also compatible with the company’s Alarm Calm false alarm management solution
  • Axis EN and AX fire panels. Approved to EN 54 and UL 864 respectively, they also use Dynamix Tools software and feature more configuration, display, status and control options as standard than any other Advanced fire panel

These fire systems support the following products:

  • TouchControl HD fire touch screen with active maps and zone plans that dynamically show zone status information and allow easy navigation
  • AlarmCalm complete false alarm management system
  • Advanced networking, allowing anything between 1-200 panel networks

Other products on show at Security Essen include:

  • PENN peripheral system, allowing fire system peripherals to be placed anywhere on the network, greatly increasing configuration options and flexibility
  • LifeLine radio paging and messaging system
  • Lux Intelligent cloud-monitored emergency lighting test system
  • QuickZone 2-32 zone conventional panels

“We look forward to welcoming visitors to our booth for our first appearance at Security Essen,” explained the company’s marketing manager Aston Bowles. “Our European sales team will be on hand to answer any questions people may have, and to discuss exciting new partnership opportunities in our key European territories.”

Bowles added: “Innovation is part of our DNA. We invest significantly into R&D, developing the technologies that are at the core of our fire systems. Through this ongoing research, Advanced is not only providing quality today, but developing world-leading technologies for tomorrow. We look forward to demonstrating these technologies in Essen later this month.”

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EN54 Part 13: Does Your Fire System Measure Up?

EN54 Part 13 is a real indicator of fire system performance, but is widely misunderstood and sometimes misrepresented. To ensure everyone can check that their fire system measures up, Advanced – one of the first companies in Europe to achieve Part 13 – has produced a new infographic that sets out the Part 13-related issues you need to be aware of as an end user of life safety systems.

EN54-13 is a European standard that ensures optimal fire system performance at all times, lives are properly protected in a real fire situation and complete peace of mind for specifiers, installers and end users.

The standard involves rigorous third party testing to prove that individual component parts will work together when combined into one system. EN54-13 is currently mandatory in several European countries, but even where not mandated, it’s a mark of system performance and reliability.

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The infographic (above) explains five things you need to know about EN54-13:

(1) Approved systems are rigorously tested for compatibility

(2) Approved systems continuously check for faults

(3) ‘Designed to’ is not the same as ‘Approved to’

(4) Approved panels can save you time and money

(5) Approved systems bring ultimate peace of mind

Each of these five features are expanded upon and clearly explained in the infographic, helping to ensure system performance and integrity – and therefore peace of mind.

The infographic may be downloaded (or a printed copy ordered) from Advanced’s website at: http://www.advancedco.com/fire-systems/axis/axis-en/en54-part-13/order-infographic.aspx

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Recruitment drive underpinned by growth at Advanced

With demand for its fire systems growing steadily in all of its domestic and international markets, Advanced has recently completed a major recruitment drive to grow its workforce by over 10% in order to boost its manufacturing capacity and, at the same time, add key talent to its international marketing and UK and US Engineering Department.

Commenting on this growth Ray Hope, Advanced’s managing director, told Risk UK: “We have continually invested in fire systems that lead the market in terms of quality, performance and ease-of-use and are experiencing very positive growth. We now have bases, partners and customers in over 60 countries worldwide and, while we’ve consistently grown, some of our new product innovations are driving demand in key markets and developing new opportunities that we need to build on and support.”

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Hope added: “It has been an amazing couple of years, with our systems installed in some of the most famous and challenging developments in the world. I’d like to thank everyone at Advanced for their hard work and welcome our new starters. We have some major projects ahead in key markets. The emphasis is on maintaining and building momentum.”

Advanced is a specialist developer and manufacturer of intelligent fire systems with solutions suitable for any site, from single panel installations to large multi-site networks.

The company’s products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control and fire paging systems.

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Advanced consolidates transport sector credentials by joining Rail Industry Fire Association

Global fire systems business Advanced has recently become a member of the Rail Industry Fire Association (RIFA), reinforcing the company’s credentials in the transport sector.

“We have a long track record in the railway and urban transport industry,” commented Advanced’s marketing and comunications manager Aston Bowles. “Our EN54 and UL864 fire alarm panels and systems are installed in some of the UK’s and the world’s leading facilities, including Waterloo and Kings Cross stations in London, the Crossrail development, many stations across the London Underground, the Istanbul Metro and the Tyne and Wear Metro.”

Bowles continued: “Joining the RIFA is a natural step for Advanced and helps us consolidate our position in an industry with extremely rigorous fire safety standards. It will also allow us to learn more about a fast-growing and rapidly evolving sector.”

Kings Cross Station in London

Kings Cross Station in London

Advanced is constantly developing new products to meet the needs of the transport and wider fire protection industry. The company’s recently-launched TouchControl touchscreen fire system repeater and remote control terminal is a 10” HD touchscreen with dynamic graphics and zone plans called Active Maps.

Active Maps allow any image from a technical drawing, zone plan, photograph or even a Google Maps image to be used to display fire information for the host organisation.

Multiple views allow end users to interrogate the status of zones in a site from different angles or scales, while Map App software makes it simple and easy to add map images and associate them with a given zone.

The RIFA is a global association established to share information, experience and Best Practice in the management of fire safety throughout the railway industry. Fire prevention within railways involves special consideration that requires understanding of the operational railway and its users. Whether it’s a heavy haul goods operation, high speed rail, metro or light rail, there are impacts from fire that have to be considered.

The RIFA is an independent and authoritative source of fire safety information for rail industry Best Practice.

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