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Xtralis VESDA-E VEA aspirating smoke detector receives major endorsement from Intrepid

The recently released VESDA-E VEA aspirating smoke detector has received a major endorsement from Intrepid Electronic Systems Inc, a leading fire, security and technology solutions provider serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area of the USA.

Intrepid is a certified VESDA PRO – an elite, invitation-only group of dealers dedicated to delivering excellence in design, installation, commissioning, service and maintenance for Xtralis’ detection products. Intrepid clients are some of the world’s most famous brands and include Google, Novartis and Pixar Studios.

“Intrepid Electronic Systems Inc has installed and evaluated the VESDA-E VEA in our Oakland and San Jose offices and performed demonstrations to a number of prestigious corporate customers,” commented Kurt Brinkman, the owner of Intrepid Electronics Systems. “After seeing the VESDA in action, they ordered a VEA system for their own evaluation in a riser application to control smoke dampers using VEA addressable sample points.”

Brinkman went on to state: “The VESDA-E VEA was simple to install and worked perfectly during customer demonstrations. The key features that stood out to the clients were that the VEA provides end-to-end system integrity monitoring, integrated blowback to clean sample points and ease of annual testing and maintenance. Access to the sample point was not necessary for regular testing and maintenance. These features overcame any access issues they had for their riser application. From my own perspective, I was impressed with the performance of the VEA. The concept of centralised maintenance is great. I can see many applications where uninterrupted servicing is of value to our customers.”

VESDA-E VEA is the only addressable detector on the market that delivers ‘assured detection’ through active sampling, proactive self-supervision, auto-cleaning and the highest longevity with sustained sensitivity for the laser detection chamber.

The centralised detection architecture (exhibiting up to 120 sampling points), coupled with auto supervision and cleaning, lowers servicing time by up to 90% and decreases total cost of ownership. Dealers can multiply their service revenues and margins with the dramatic increase in productivity.

End user customers will benefit from unobtrusive and interruption-free servicing that’s a ‘must’ for environments like hospitals and other 24/7 operations.

Superior connectivity options and an iVESDA mobile app allow for remote monitoring and ensure effective response at the local level and by Fire Brigades, in turn minimising the loss of property and business interruption.

*Further information is available by visiting: www.xtralis.com/VEA

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Apollo launches EN54-20 approved point-based ASD

Apollo Fire Detectors has added an EN54-20 approved point-based aspirating smoke detector to its range of specialist fire detection solutions for end users.

The aspirating smoke detector (ASD) is an essential tool when it’s impractical to place the detector head in situ.
Apollo’s point-based ASD features an IP65-rated enclosure which provides protection against ingress from the environment. In addition, the code protection controls and bespoke removal key provide safeguards against vandalism and tampering.

Available in two versions, both of these ASDs use ‘Discovery’ optical detectors and are fitted with a mini-switch monitor which allows for the monitoring of fail-safe fault relays. A maximum of 50 metres of sampling pipe can be used on a single chamber (the ASD-1), while the dual version of this product allows for two 50 metre sampling runs (the ASD-2).

The new ASD from Apollo Fire Detectors

The new ASD from Apollo Fire Detectors

The ASD is designed to operate in a wide range of environments and is often used in secure facilities where anti-ligature and anti-vandal solutions are of paramount importance, in lift shafts where access is difficult, in wet or dusty environments or in clean environments where access is restricted.

Neil Taylor, sales and marketing director at Apollo, explained: “We’re delighted to have launched this aspirating smoke detector. It adds another dimension to our product range and enhances our reputation as a world leader in the development and manufacture of fire detection equipment.”

For more information on the new Apollo ASD visit: http://www.apollo-fire.co.uk/discoveryasd

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