Sounders combine visual and audible notification.

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With Visual Notification Appliance, Series 200 Sounders can be upgraded to combine visual and audible notification. As combined unit, 2 signaling devices work synchronously. Device offers 4 flash options at different frequencies, while fire panel monitors signaling device and displays any faults. When sounders are equipped with visual notification appliance, no additional wiring is required.

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Two Signaling Devices in One Unit: Visual Notification Appliance Enhances Series 200 Sounders for Conventional Technology

o Space-saving solution gives specifiers greater planning flexibility
o Simple upgrade for Series 200 sounders for a combined conventional technology version

With the new visual notification appliance from Bosch Security Systems, Series 200 sounders can be easily upgraded to combine visual and audible notification appliances. The product is available start of 2007. The integration of the two separate units has many advantages: with new installations, the specifier has greater flexibility thanks to the space that is saved. When sounders are equipped with the visual notification appliance, there is no need to find new suitable surfaces and no need for additional wiring. In both cases, the Bosch solution saves on installation costs and both signaling devices also have the additional feature of being remarkably energy efficient.

As a combined unit, the two signaling devices work synchronously: visual notification appliance is activated at the same time as the audible notification appliance. The visually appealing device offers four flash options at different frequencies. The fire panel monitors the signaling device and displays any faults.

The visual notification appliance with Series 200 sounders is installed in three easy steps: secure the base elements, clip on the visual unit and then clip on the audible notification appliance. The Series 200 and the new visual notification appliance from Bosch therefore represent a versatile solution for a wide variety of different applications.

The Bosch Group is a leading global manufacturer of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology. In fiscal 2005, some 251,000 associates generated sales of 41.5 billion euros. Set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering," the Bosch Group today comprises a manufacturing, sales, and after-sales service network of more than 280 subsidiaries and more than 12,000 Bosch service centers in over 140 countries.

The special ownership structure of the Bosch Group guarantees its financial independence and entrepreneurial freedom. It makes it possible for the company to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future, as well as to do justice to its social responsibility in a manner reflective of the spirit and will of its founder. A total of 92 % of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by the charitable foundation Robert Bosch Stiftung. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG.

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