Canadian Consulting Engineer

Products (May 01, 2008)

SURVEILLANCE

May 1, 2008   Canadian Consulting Engineer

SURVEILLANCE

Honeywell’s Digital Video Manager R300 has an improved multi-scene interface, advanced video analytics, camera tamper detection, and support for streamer I/O and bi-directional audio. Its intelligent video analytics help distinguish between routine and suspicious activity. www.honeywell.com/ buildingsolutions

A new Passive CCTV/GLI Hub by MuxLab of Montreal is designed to resolve ground loop issues. The hub centralizes the management of video, remote power and PTZ control over Category 5 twisted pair cable in medium and large CCTV installations. www.muxlab.com

Toshiba’s new IK-6420A analog surveillance camera incorporates sharp 540 TV line horizontal resolution along with legacy features of its IK-6410A camera. www.toshiba.com

FIRE ALARMS

Notifier’s new Mass Notification systems use the latest VOIP technology to deliver live voice messaging anywhere in the world via the internet. The system can broadcast live emergency information to multiple facilities at different geographic locations. Suitable for a variety of facilities, including schools, highrises, transit hubs, universities, etc. www.notifier.com

Gentex has released the Firebyrd series of photoelectric single or multiple station smoke alarms for commercial and residential applications. Engineered to virtually eliminate nuisance alarms, the GN-300 Series produces an 85 decibel temporal 3 evacuation tone. It is hard-wired, and includes an alkaline battery back-up. www.gentex.comSPRINKLERS

The new Aquasafe Looped fire safety system by Uponor uses two-port sprinkler fittings and requires fewer feet of crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing. It is for residences in which major structural changes are not anticipated during the construction process. Uponor’s Aquasafe Network residential fire system more readily accommodates changes during installation. www.uponor.com

CABLES

Wiremold/Legrand has introduced a high-capacity, fully recessed poke-thru device. The Evolution Series is a flush, all-metal cover assembly with spring-loaded slide cable egress doors. The devices use 6″ and 8″ holes, allowing more space for receptacles and activations, and they maintain the fire rating of the floor slab for up to two hours. www.wiremold.com

POWER SUPPLY

Rittal has developed a fuel cell emergency power supply for use in data centres. Based on a TS-8 server rack, the prototype is adapted to the needs of an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with a performance level of 30-60 kW. www.rittal.ca

The 10 kVA Pulsar MX Frame is a new scalable UPS product from MGE Office Protection Systems, Eaton Corporation. The MX Frame is available in a 10U configuration and can be populated with the original 5 kVA sub-modules. www.eaton.com

Russelectric power control systems provide low and medium voltage on-site emergency back up power for critical security equipment. The systems can be used for cogeneration, peak shaving and utility paralleling. www.russelectric.com


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