Press Release Summary:
With ANX Addressable Node Expander, E3 SeriesÂ® Expandable Emergency Evacuation systems can support up to 122 nodes and more than 75,000 addressable device points on one network. ANX network interface board can also connect E3 Series networks with FocalPointÂ® graphic workstations to provide more detailed monitoring information and control of additional system functions remotely via Ethernet connectivity.
Original Press Release:
Gamewell-FCI Expands Fire Alarm and Mass Notification Systems' Capacity, Capabilities
Systems' Size Nearly Doubles While Increasing Data Delivery and Network Control
NORTHFORD, Conn., - Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has developed an ANX (Addressable Node Expander) to expand the capacity of its E3 Series® Expandable Emergency Evacuation systems to support up to 122 nodes (for control panels and other modules) and more than 75,000 addressable device points on one network. The ANX can also connect E3 Series networks with Gamewell-FCI's FocalPoint® graphic workstations to provide more detailed monitoring information and control of additional system functions remotely and at high-speeds via a new Ethernet connectivity feature.
The ANX was developed to expand the E3 Series network's capacity from 64 nodes to nearly double this previous size, allowing for more flexibility in the expansion and reconfiguration of systems, both new and currently installed. Military posts and industrial, school and other multi-building campus applications are major drivers of demand for larger fire protection and mass notification systems from Gamewell-FCI.
The ANX is a network interface board that facilitates a greater exchange of data between E3 Series systems and the Gamewell-FCI FocalPoint workstation PC, commonly utilized by facility managers, security personnel and first responders to monitor a network of multiple systems. Serving as a high-tech network command station, FocalPoint software can now allow authorized users to enable/disable individual or groups of points; deploy pre-recorded voice notifications to specific areas or throughout an entire facility; control various network events via acknowledge, silence and reset commands; and more.
The high-speed performance provided by a new Ethernet connection not only speeds system performance, but enables remote monitoring of the network via IP. According to Gamewell-FCI Product Specialist, Brian Carlson, adding Ethernet connectivity prepares Gamewell-FCI's systems for the next generation of technologies, "The capacity and speed of IP can allow a whole network's history to be downloaded or programming reconfigured in a matter of seconds instead of minutes. And in the near future, our systems will be able to integrate with even more IP-based technologies than they already do, particularly for mass notification."
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Gamewell-FCI, part of the Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Life Safety Group, is a manufacturer and single-source provider of fire alarm and emergency communication systems. In cooperation with a global network of Engineered Systems Distributors, Gamewell-FCI delivers cutting-edge technology designed for a broad scope of public, private and military applications. For more information, visit www.gamewell-fci.com.
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