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IP Communicator is designed for fire alarm panels.

Press Release Summary:

IP Communicator is designed for fire alarm panels.

Oct 16, 2006 - Without requiring public IP address, IPDACT transmits information generated by fire alarm control panel to central station via Internet. It uses DHCP client for automatic IP address configuration and can utilize any Ethernet network connection, allowing for alarm transmissions of less than 1 sec to optimize response time. Using Contact ID format, IP communicator offers supervised line functionality and AES 512 bit data encryption.

Honeywell Fire Systems Group - Northford, CT

Original Press Release

Fire-Lite Introduces IPDACT, IP Communicator for Fire Alarm Panels

Press release date: Sep 26, 2006

NORTHFORD, Conn.-Fire-Lite Alarms, the leading manufacturer of quality life safety systems, introduces IPDACT, an IP communicator for fire alarm panels. The IPDACT communicator transmits information generated by a fire alarm control panel to a central station via the Internet. The IPDACT can utilize any Ethernet network connection such as ADSL, cable modem, and T1. Compatible with a majority of new Fire-Lite control panels, the IPDACT communicator allows for alarm transmissions of less than one second, which improves response time and minimizes costs.

The IPDACT communicator saves cost by not requiring a public IP address. Instead, it uses a DHCP client for automatic IP address configuration. While a standard telephone line from the fire alarm panel secondary dialer port is used as back up, the IPDACT communicator connects to the panels primary dialer port. For higher redundancy configurations, the system also supports dual destination central station receiver IP addresses. The IPDACT's supervised line functionality is so fast, it allows a central station to quickly detect any off-line alarm panels. The system uses Contact ID format but prior to transmission, the data is further encrypted with AES 512 bit data encryption, one of the highest known

The IPDACT communicator reports to a compatible IP receiver that decrypts the data into standard contact ID and then sends the data to the central station software system. The new receiver uses a high performance embedded operating system for higher reliability and efficiency, is compatible with most all central station formats and supports up to 3,000 IPDACT accounts allowing seamless integration into the conventional central station architecture.

Fire-Lite is part of Honeywell (NYSE:HON) Life Safety Group, an industry leader in providing commercial fire alarms, advanced detection and notification products, and home patient remote tracking.

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