VESDA-E VEA, the Disruptive Innovation in the Smoke Plus Detection Markets, Named 2015 Campus Safety BEST Award Winner

The award is the 11th for VESDA-E series detectors since introduction in 2014

(Dublin, IRELAND) - Campus Safety magazine has named the Xtralis VESDA-E VEA aspirating smoke detector a 2015 Campus Safety BEST Award winner. The BEST Awards honor superior products and services for hospital, school and university protection professionals. Judging criteria for the 2015 Campus Safety BEST Awards included innovation, functionality, and benefits to the end user. VESDA-E series detectors have won 11 major awards since their introduction in 2014.

VESDA-E VEA combines VESDA reliability and early warning smoke detection with pinpoint addressability and a variety of annunciation options. VEA is the only solution to deliver assured detection in markets and applications served today with traditional detectors. As a multi-channel addressable system, the VEA detector is able to divide a protected space into up to 120 different sampling locations, enabling the localization of potential sources of fire for faster incident response. In addition, with unique centralized maintenance capability the detector also delivers up to 90 percent savings in maintenance test time, thus providing far superior fire detection solutions at lower costs for campus safety in healthcare, educational, retail, and office facilities. Learn more about VESDA-E VEA at

"We're proud to receive a BEST award," said Alasdair Williamson, CTO for Safety Products, at Xtralis. "Being recognized by hospital, school, and university protection professionals is validation that VESDA-E is driving aspirating smoke detection into mainstream markets, previously served by traditional detectors We're already seeing strong interest VEA and are adding new customers every day," added Williamson.

As a 2015 Campus Safety BEST Award winner, VESDA-E VEA will be featured and in the August 2015 issue of Campus Safety Magazine.

About Xtralis

Xtralis® is the leading global provider of powerful solutions for the early detection and visual of fire, gas and security threats. Our technologies prevent disasters by giving users time to respond before life, critical infrastructure or business continuity is compromised. We protect high-value and irreplaceable assets belonging to the world's top governments and businesses. Our brands include VESDA® and VESDA-E™ - the world's No.1 very early warning aspirating smoke detection (ASD) systems; ICAM™ for flexible ASD; ECO™ - Gas detection and environmental monitoring modules for VESDA and ICAM systems; OSID® - easy to use smoke detection for open areas; ADPRO®and ADPRO-E™ - advanced, intelligent access, perimeter and intrusion detection solutions for multi-site enterprise security; HeiTel™ - digital video remote monitoring; and, ASIM® - intelligent traffic detection. To learn more, please visit us at

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