Dignitaries from the City of London Fire Brigade, the US Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) Directorate and the Bank of England presented their thoughts at a gala launch event held in central London.
Xtralis has announced its next generation Xtralis Everywhere (Xtralis-E) portfolio of converged safety and security solutions. This innovative portfolio provides early, reliable detection and remote visual verification of smoke, gas and perimeter threats for businesses, Governments and critical infrastructures.
Among the next generation solutions released are VESDA-E and VESDA Laser Quantum (VLQ) aspirating smoke detectors (ASD) and the ADPRO FastTrace 2E Remotely Managed Multi-Service Gateway (RMG) security platform.
The new safety and security platforms can be enhanced with seamless hardware expansion modules and innovative, remotely downloadable software analytics known as Xapps.
Using Xtralis Xchange (an online licensing portal with a downloadable PC application), Xapps can be quickly deployed to remotely manage, configure and exchange licenses to Xtralis platforms.
In addition, Xtralis has revealed its comprehensive safety and security convergence strategy using these platforms to achieve 100% detection with 0% false alarm rates – a bold goal previously thought to be unattainable.
VESDA-E: 15 times greater sensitivity to smoke
VESDA-E is the next generation of the VESDA ASD system. While the current generation VESDA was considered the benchmark for such systems, VESDA-E surpasses VESDA with 15 times greater sensitivity to smoke and double the longevity while maintaining sensitivity over its lifetime, all with 4% less power consumption.
Xtralis will continue to offer VESDA as a Best in Class ASD for a wide variety of applications while initially focusing VESDA-E on the retail, healthcare, education and office building segments which comprise a large cross-section of the fire prevention market.
VESDA-E also delivers a first in aspirating smoke detection: pinpoint ASD addressability at up to 120 holes. This unprecedented capability brings the early, reliable detection of VESDA to mainstream applications with a lower total cost of ownership advantage.
VESDA-E can quickly add monitoring, servicing and detection capabilities with the addition of bolt-on hardware modules called VESDA Stax, including a version of its award-winning ECO gas detection solution. The Stax do not require re-engineering of the smoke detection pipe network.
VESDA-E brings “superior set-up, configuration, monitoring and connectivity options” and features “unique, innovative and downloadable Xapp software applications” which enable new, on-demand monitoring services.
Available immediately are WireTrace Xapp (designed to isolate threats from overheating cables and electrical wires), DieselTrace Xapp (for monitoring diesel smoke trends to enable on-demand ventilation systems) and the DustTrace Xapp (for monitoring dust conditions and enabling corrective response to take place with ventilation).
Monitoring of the VESDA-E detector is available on popular tablets using an iVESDA application.
ADPRO FastTrace 2E: video recording
The ADPRO FastTrace 2E is a four-to-20-channel next generation version of the award-winning FastTrace 2, a Remotely Managed Multi-Service Gateway platform for video recording, bi-directional audio for deterrence, transmission over any network and remotely downloadable software analytics to eliminate threats to a facility through automatic visual detection and verification.
The FastTrace 2E provides “superior detection capabilities” and is up to 86% lower in total cost of ownership than solutions combining discrete recording, transmission (for remote access over any network) and analytics capabilities.
The ADPRO FastTrace 2E is packed with pay-as-you-grow features that can easily be upgraded ‘in-the-field’ with minimum effort, and provides significant installation and operational cost savings versus more traditional deployment methods.
ADPRO FastTrace 2E allows end users to add video channels or migrate between analogue and IP on-site with an upgrade package. End users are able to remotely download applications such as IntrusionTrace (an intrusion detection analytic that is i-LIDS® approved as a primary detection system for operational alert use in sterile zone monitoring applications), LoiterTrace ( a detection analytic for unauthorised loitering in indoor and outdoor applications) and SmokeTrace, which allows monitoring sites to visually verify fire threats before calling the fire brigade, in turn reducing false alarms and significantly lowering the large cost of responding to false fire alarms.
VESDA Laser Quantum (VLQ) brings VESDA-quality value and very early warning (VEW) to compact areas where VEW was previously unaffordable. VLQ offers 4 Class-A VEW holes and quick and easy installation and commissioning, covering 1,002 metres (1,000 sq ft).
Target applications include remote telecom exchanges, base stations, portable data centres and other compact critical infrastructure applications.
Converged safety and security solution
Xtralis also unveiled its first converged safety and security solution. Designated SmokeTrace, it’s a FastTrace 2E video analytic to provide remote visual verification of smoke threats and eliminate false alarms while providing real-time situational awareness to improve first responder efficiency and effectiveness.
SmokeTrace PLUS uses the Xtralis OSID smoke detector to alarm on real smoke threats in existing installations where video cameras and traditional smoke detectors are already installed, providing certain visual verification and real-time situational awareness of a smoke threat.
When used with VESDA-E, SmokeTrace allows real-time situational awareness to complement VESDA-E’s addressable pinpoint location identification.
More information on these solutions is available at: http://www.xtralis.com/xtralis-e