Thanks to powerful software, each zone can be given a tailor-made response text message to help locate the source
of a fire. Software configuration and reconfiguration can be carried out on site, with minimum disruption and the avoidance of system down time. Correct execution of the software is
ensured by twin microprocessors that perform watchdog functions on each other.
Sounders can be set for either continuous or pulse or a combination of two tones via the system software. To aid
the rapid location of fire, remote repeater panels or geographical mimics can be connected to the controllers for greater monitoring convenience, as can visual display units. The
displayed temperature and smoke density reading allows the operator to quickly visualise the situation and select the appropriate procedures to be implemented.
For management information, a printer can
also be connected to the panel to provide a hard copy of events. The panel has the capacity to store up to 3,000 events in its memory. Finally, a weekly test reminder facility can be
built in, while a walk-test facility allows truly cost-effective systems checking by a single operative.