Remote Accessories provide visual indication and alarms.

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Working with duct smoke detectors, Series MSR-100 indicates problems, performs tests, and alerts users to alarm conditions. For quiet service, ringback feature enables alarm buzzer to be silenced during problem inspection and remedy. Key-operated function enables users to test and reset from remote location and verify that detector is properly operating. Lever-operated No-Tools terminal block design eliminates terminal strip screws and wiring.

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Air Products and Controls MSR-100 Series Offers Advanced Features

Pontiac, Michigan (December 12, 2005)- The MSR-100 Series Advanced Remote Accessories from HVAC and fire/life safety specialist Air Products and Controls Inc. (APC) work with APC duct smoke detectors to indicate problems, perform tests, and alert users to alarm conditions using special features not found on other remote accessory units. APC packages visual indication of detector pilot, trouble, and alarm functions; selectable audible indication of alarm and trouble functions; an exclusive buzzer silence function, and a lamp and buzzer test function in easy to install units.

For convenient, quiet service, a ringback feature exclusive to APC enables the alarm buzzer to be silenced during problem inspection and remedy; a manual switch activates this function. The silenced buzzer will resume sounding upon correction of a problem condition, serving as a reminder to reset the silence switch to the normal operating condition. The optional strobe module continues to work even when in silent mode. A key-operated function enables users to test and reset from a remote location and verify that the detector is properly operating.

For quick installation, a lever-operated "No-Tools" terminal block design eliminates the terminal strip screws and wiring required by similar products. The base unit without strobe fits into a single gang box, unlike traditional remote accessory units that require double gang boxes.

The included decals ensure each unit is clearly and properly labeled according to local code requirements. The unit comes in a choice of stainless, red or white cover plates. APC's remote accessories can also be paired with standard decora style cover plates to match site decor.

Air Products and Controls Inc., a Halma Group Company, is a leading manufacturer of duct smoke detectors and accessories, specialty controls, low voltage relays, control relays, power supplies, PCB mounting and enclosure options. The company is based in Pontiac, Mich. and sells its products internationally. These innovative top-quality products are found in HVAC, life safety, building automation, system integration, security and lighting applications. For more information about the company's full line of detectors and control products, call toll-free (888) 332-2241, or visit the company's website at

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