Interactive System provides navigation tool for firefighters.

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ONYX FIRSTVISION wayfinding navigational tool helps firefighters and emergency responders identify fire origin and migration, building hazards, and exit routes. Able to facilitate execution of response operations, system employs PC-based touch screen that graphically displays critical information. Interactive display summarizes building floor plans, with location of fire alarms, water supplies, access routes, fire barriers, and gas, power, and HVAC shutoffs.

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NOTIFIER's ONYX FIRSTVISION(TM) Revolutionizes Emergency Scene Size-Up

Breakthrough Technology Helps Firefighters Quickly Identify Fire Origin and Migration, Building Hazards and Exit Routes

NORTHFORD, Conn. - NOTIFIER, a world leading manufacturer of commercial fire alarm technology and systems announces ONYX FIRSTVISION, a revolutionary wayfinding navigational tool for firefighters and other emergency responders. With ONYX FIRSTVISION, Incident Commanders can focus on critical information necessary for making fast, effective and well-informed decisions, speeding scene size-up and execution of response operations. Only ONYX FIRSTVISION, a PC-based touch screen, graphically displays critical information on the origin and spread of a fire; allowing firefighters to quickly locate and extinguish the fire, reducing property loss and saving lives.

Using ONYX FIRSTVISION, emergency responders can immediately gather the information needed to accurately pinpoint the source of the fire and the rate at which it's spreading. In addition, ONYX FIRSTVISION is an interactive display summarizing building floor plans, with the location of all fire alarm devices, water supplies, evacuation routes, access routes, fire barriers, gas, power and HVAC shutoffs, as well as chemical and structural hazards in the building.

Developed from extensive research and interviews with senior level professional firefighters, ONYX FIRSTVISION is easy to use and requires no special training. Before ONYX InSight, a building's fire alarm control panels were the primary source of information for firefighters arriving on the scene. Typically, fire alarm control panels display activated alarms as a list in alphanumeric location code with limited descriptions. But with ONYX FIRSTVISION connected to the fire alarm control panels, crucial information is easy to interpret with a spatial, graphical depiction of the location and sequence of detector activation. And unlike traditional graphic annunicators, ONYX FIRSTVISION is interactive, allowing emergency responders to access information they need to conduct safe and efficient emergency response operations.

ONYX FIRSTVISION- another breakthrough technology from NOTIFIER. Leaders in Life. Safety. Technology.

NOTIFIER is part of Honeywell's (NYSE:HON) Life Safety Group.

Honeywell International is a $25 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, please visit
NOTIFIER, the world's leading manufacturer of commercial fire alarm systems, is part of Honeywell's Fire Group. NOTIFIER is headquartered in Northford, Connecticut, where it operates in a 302,000 square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. For more information on NOTIFIER and its products, please call (203) 484-7161 or visit their website at

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