The National Fire Protection Association's World Safety Conference & Exposition(R) recently took place at the Dallas Convention Center in May. Several new and innovative products for the fire protection industry were on display. Here are some of the highlights of the show.
The Gamewell Co., part of Honeywell's Fire Systems Group, has announced the SmartLink(TM) Peer-to-Peer Fire Alarm Network. The SmartLink Network provides a Peer-to-Peer interface that allows up to 250 Gamewell 600 Series fire alarm panels to be linked as a network in a matter of hours. The SmartLink Network features a self-healing network architecture capability with NFPA Class A Style 7 network cabling. If a panel or any other type of node becomes isolated from the network, the network will "heal" itself around the isolated node and continue to operate normally. Because each fire alarm panel maintains its own program specific to its area of protection, while still communicating with the overall system, an isolated panel will revert to standalone operation with full local programming. The Gamewell Co.