FFE Seeks Indian Partners for its Talentum Flame Detectors

Ambitious new global partner programme launched

Flame detector manufacturer FFE has unveiled an ambitious new partner programme for its Talentum range of optical flame detectors. The Talentum Partner Programme offers unrivalled support by helping partners expand their customer base, become more competitive, reduce costs, increase profits and increase their industry profile.

FFE is now seeking suitable partners from India to join the programme.

“The Programme is a vehicle for us to engage with our distribution channel and build a relationship with key partners which will bring the unique Talentum flame detection technology to our chosen markets,” comments FFE’s Managing Director Mark Osborne.

“We carefully select our partners to make sure they are right for us. They need to demonstrate that they are close to their local markets and that they have a track record of offering outstanding service to their customers. In return, we offer dedicated account management and up-to-the-minute training and certification, ensuring partners’ sales and technical teams are up to date with the latest Talentum technology,” he adds.

Benefits of the Talentum Partner Programme include:
• Online partner portal
• Lead generation and referrals
• Training and education
• Technical support
• Marketing and sales material
• Certifications
• Regular newsletter updates

Mr Osborne continued: “We’ve always been completely focused on our customers – they are the life-blood of our organisation – so it’s crucial for us to continue making significant investments in our channels. We’re very excited about this new programme which we know will generate tremendous success for our growing list of partners.”

FFE acquired Talentum in 2013, adding its highly respected range of optical flame detectors to FFE’s established product offering of Fireray infrared beam smoke detectors, so providing a unique value proposition to the fire protection industry.

By utilising infrared (IR) sensing technology, Talentum products detect flames within seconds, irrespective of any dust, steam or smoke present. With the addition of an ultraviolet (UV) sensor the detector also becomes immune to false signals such as sunlight. They are often used in sensitive or dangerous environments to detect fires even before there is any smoke produced, or where smokeless fires may occur. Applications are wide-ranging and include warehouses, petrochemical plants, waste handling facilities and aircraft hangers.

For more details, please contact India Business Manager, Mr. Sasi Kumar on T: +91 98869 41982 or E-mail: SKumar@ffeuk.com or visit our website : www.ffeuk.com

About FFE
FFE is a global design and manufacturing business, dedicated to supplying specialist detection products to the fire industry. Headquartered in the UK with offices in the USA, Dubai, India and China, the company’s two leading brands are the Fireray optical beam smoke detector, with over half a million units installed worldwide, and the Talentum flame detector, one of the world’s most respected flame detector brands. FFE also leads the global market in providing fire extinguishers for aviation use and produces a range of vibration switches for industrial applications. FFE is a Halma Company.

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Advanced Protection for Magna Carta

One of the most famous historical documents in Britain, if not the western world, is being protected by extinguishing and fire alarm panels from Advanced with installation by Reflex Systems.

Sealed by King John at Runnymede in 1215, Magna Carta is celebrating its 800th anniversary (the actual anniversary is 15 June). It is the first example of an absolute monarch surrendering some of his powers, the beginning of a process that led eventually to our current system of government and the prototype for democratic government all over the world.

The version protected by Advanced is particularly precious being one of only four surviving original 1215 Magna Carta sealed by King John and is kept in a special vault at Lincoln Castle, itself a Scheduled Monument, alongside Magna Carta’s sister document The Charter of the Forest (1217).

Lincoln Castle, one of the best preserved in England was constructed in the 11th Century by William the Conqueror, and is one of only two to have two mottes. The fire and suppression systems installed by long-time Advanced partner Reflex Systems incorporate two MxPro 5 panels in the main heritage centre and the former Victorian prison building, which closed in 1878. Advanced’s ultra-dependable ExGo extinguishant release system has been installed in the Magna Carta vault.

ExGo has been developed specifically for sensitive and strategic assets such as server rooms, historic and cultural attractions and control rooms. It has been installed in high-profile buildings across the globe, including the Romanian National Library and along oil pipelines in Sudan.

MxPro is the industry-leading multiprotocol fire system. Offering real choice and flexibility, it includes two panels ranges, the EN54-2&4 approved MxPro 4 and EN54-2,4&13 approved MxPro 5. It offers four protocols, Apollo, Argus, Hochiki and Nittan and a completely open installer network that benefits from free training and technical support.

John Pye, Managing Director of Reflex Systems said: “Lincoln Castle required an open protocol fire system and we knew that Advanced panels could deliver maximum reassurance and long term reliability. Having worked with Advanced in the past, we knew that the equipment would be of the highest quality for such a historic building plus the system offers the flexibility to meet future requirements.”

MxPro 5 panels can be used in single loop, single panel format or easily configured into high speed, 200 panel networks covering huge areas and tens of thousands of field devices. In total, one MxPro 5 four-loop panel was installed in the main prison building and one MxPro 5 two-loop panel was installed in the heritage centre.

ExGo is suitable for almost all single-flooding area applications and includes a range of control options and devices. It is approved to EN54 parts 2, 4 and 13 and EN12094-1 and is among the first systems to combine these with EN12094 Part 3 in a single solution. EN12094-3 relates to the integrated manual release on the front of the panel. ExGo can be integrated into Advanced’s Axis and MxPro fire panels, or any third party fire system.

A spokesperson for Lincoln Castle commented: “We’re very pleased with the Advanced systems installed by Reflex. As the Castle is a listed building, it was essential that the panels and detectors be as discrete as possible, particularly in the prison and the Magna Carta Vault. This year marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta and we are happy that our visitors will be able see one of the four original copies under the protection of Advanced panels.”

Neil Parkin, Sales Manager for Advanced added: “Advanced fire systems are famous for their quality and ease-of-use and being specified to protect life and cultural assets of this importance is testament to our work to stay at the forefront of the market. As a company we are proud of all of our jobs but this one is very special. They don’t come up very often and it says a lot about Advanced products that we are the first choice.”

Advanced is a world leader in the development and manufacture of intelligent fire systems. The legendary performance, quality and ease-of-use of its products sees them used in prestigious and challenging locations all over the world, from single panel installations to large multi-site networks. Advanced products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control and fire paging systems.

For more details please contact Reji Mathew, India Business Manager, M: +91 98802 80326, E-mail: rmathew@advancedco.com and also visit .

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Advanced Consolidates Transportation Credentials by Joining Rail Industry Fire Association

Global fire systems business Advanced has recently become a member of the Rail Industry Fire Association (RIFA), reinforcing the company’s credentials in the transport industry.

Kings Cross Station in London, where Advanced fire systems are installed

“We have a long track record in the railway and urban transport industry,” comments Advanced’s Marketing and Communications Manager Aston Bowles. “Our EN54 and UL864 fire alarm panels and systems are installed in some of the UK’s and the world’s leading facilities, including Waterloo and Kings Cross stations in London, the Crossrail development, many stations across the London Underground, the Istanbul Metro, the Tyne & Wear Metro and many more.

“Joining RIFA is a natural step for Advanced and helps us consolidate our position in an industry with extremely rigorous fire safety standards. It will also allow us to learn more about a fast-growing and rapidly evolving sector,” added Aston.

Advanced is constantly developing new products to meet the needs of the transport and wider fire protection industry. The company’s recently-launched TouchControl touchscreen fire system repeater and remote control terminal is a 10” HD touchscreen with dynamic graphics and zone plans called Active Maps. Active Maps allow any image from a technical drawing, zone plan, photograph or even a Google map image to be used to display fire info. Multiple views allow users to interrogate the status of zones in a site from different angles or scales, while Map App software makes it simple and easy to add map images and associate them with a zone.

For more details please contact Reji Mathew, India Business Manager, M: +91 98802 80326, E-mail: rmathew@advancedco.com and also visit www.advancedco.com.

About RIFA
RIFA is a global association established to share information, experience and best practice in the management of fire safety throughout the railway industry. Fire prevention within railways involves special consideration that requires understanding of the operational railway and its users. Whether it’s a heavy haul goods operation, high speed rail, metro or light rail, there are impacts from fire that have to be considered. RIFA is an independent and authoritative source of fire safety information for rail industry best practice.

About Advanced
Advanced is a world leader in the development and manufacture of intelligent fire systems. The legendary performance, quality and ease-of-use of its products sees them used in prestigious and challenging locations all over the world, from single panel installations to large multi-site networks. Advanced products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control and fire paging systems. Advanced is a Halma company.

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New PixelSensor with Electronics Board for OEM clients from PIXELTEQ Unveiled at SPIE Optics and Photonics

PIXELTEQ displayed its PixelSensor spectral sensor with new OEM electronics board at SPIE Optics + Photonics exhibition, booth 641. The show took place from August 11-13 at the San Diego Convention Center (California, USA).

PixelSensor, now partnered with a new OEM electronics board, is designed for easy integration into customers’ analytical equipment and provides a smaller footprint (45.72mm x 21.34mm) and faster time-to-market. This offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional sensor technology. The parallel channel design results in no moving parts and faster measurements than discrete optic designs and spectrometers.
PixelSensor provides spectral sensing in an integrated package design that includes up to eight photodiodes with optical filters. The number of channels, package type and filter characteristics may all be customized to fit customers’ specific application needs. PixelSensor with new OEM electronics board is ideally suited for in vitro diagnostic instruments, biochemical assays, imaging and colorimetry applications.
To learn more about the solutions offered by Pixelteq, please contact Marco Snikkers on marco.snikkers@pixelteq.com or visit www.pixelteq.com

About Pixelteq:
PIXELTEQ provides micro-patterned spectral filters, sensors, and cameras – helping users shrink multi-wavelength devices into a single package, enable new optical features, and deliver application-specific sensors and cameras. Leveraging comprehensive know-how in thin film coating, micro-patterning and electro-optical integration, PIXELTEQ’s specialists collaborate with client teams to provide expert design assistance and custom-engineered solutions from rapid prototyping through high-volume OEM production.

PIXELTEQ is a subsidiary of Halma plc., an international market leader in safety, health and environmental technology.

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Advanced Sets the Standard with Touchscreen Fire System – ‘TouchControl’

Global fire systems business Advanced has launched TouchControl, its new touchscreen fire system repeater and remote control terminal which features Active Maps and zone plans.

TouchControl uses its 10” HD touchscreen to deliver all the panel and network control and monitoring features you’d expect from Advanced, plus dynamic graphics and zone plans called Active Maps.

Active Maps allow any image from a technical drawing, a zone plan, photograph, even a google map image to be used to display fire info, with multiple views available allowing users to interrogate the status of zones in a site from different angles or scales. Advanced’s Map App software makes it simple and easy to add map images and associate them with a zone.

When not used in Active Map view, it features a unique, colour-coded interface that clearly displays device, zone and network information, using the large 10” HD touchscreen to facilitate easy control and interrogation. Users can immediately identify zones and devices in fire, fault, disablement, test or normal operation via colour-coded status buttons.

TouchControl is a network node in its own right, working in standard or fault tolerant modes. Designed to be recessed and flush fitting, its low profile design will enhance any architectural environment and can be used in areas from receptions to nurses’ stations where network control, aesthetics or simply communicated detailed information are required. The background image can be easily changed to show any image from site plans to logos or products. A surface mount option is also available.

Another feature for its use in public areas is the ability for users to add presentations, company introductions, visitor boards or safety information to run when the fire screen is not reporting fire system information. As soon as the screen is touched or a fire condition arises, it reverts back to fire operations.

John Newton, Advanced’s Products Manager said: “Advanced customers do not expect us to follow the herd, but deliver something innovative and more useful. TouchControl is absolutely unique and we think the right way to add touch technology to fire systems. We don’t compromise the touchscreen by reducing its size to fit in a panel and we don’t add cost to a panel that may be out of view. Instead we’ve developed a high quality touchscreen unit that has all the benefits a touchscreen can deliver plus more, such as Active Maps. We have invested significant time ensuring it is easy to install and configure, especially when it comes to adding maps and demand is already high.”

TouchControl operates with Advanced’s three levels of user control, accessed via passcode. Depending on the level of access users can: Evacuate/Mute/Silence/Resound & Reset; View fires/faults/disablements/alarms/inputs/outputs/supervisory and network via ‘instant filters’; View/enable/disable zones and devices; Enable/disable outputs by type; Enable Walk Test mode; Test display/zones/outputs/buzzer and LEDs; Quickly access all zones in fire/fault/disablement/test via ‘instant filters’ and where allowed change status; View 1,000 general and 500 Fire event log and set the network time and date.

TouchControl is compatible with Advanced’s MxPro 4 and 5 panels and Axis EN and Axis AU Fire Systems, with more to follow. Visit http://touchcontrol.advancedco.com for more information, ordering info or to book a demo.

For more details please contact Reji Mathew, India Business Manager, M: +91 98802 80326, E-mail: rmathew@advancedco.com and also visit www.advancedco.com.

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Cost-Effective Pool and Spa Water Quality Monitoring by replacement with pH/ORP Sensors

Sensorex pH/ORP sensors cost-effective direct replacement for effective aquatic, pool and spa water quality monitoring

Sensorex’s cost-effective pH and ORP sensors monitor pH and ORP levels, critical to keeping pool water clean and safe. The Sensorex S465 Series are a direct replacement alternative to Acu-Trol® pH and ORP probes, and the robust S420 Series replace Strantrol® pH and ORP probes. In addition to a reasonable price point, both Series are easy to integrate into existing systems and offer long, reliable service life–ideal for use by both integrators and end users.

Continuously checking the balance of a pool impedes algae growth, reduces surface erosion and increases swimmer enjoyment, without causing any harm to the surrounding environment. In addition to the typically monitored pH levels, monitoring of Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP), is one the most reliable and effective ways to ensure the effectiveness of a sanitizer, such as chlorine, in pools and spas. Just as pH levels of commercial pools should be kept at a certain level, ORP levels indicate effective chlorination concentration for killing off bacteria and preventing organism growth.

Sensorex’s advanced sensor technology delivers accurate measurement over a range of 0-14 pH or +/-1000 mV for ORP. Sensors use a higher volume of Sensorex’s proprietary polymer sensor reference gel for longer service life.

Both the S465 Series and S420 Sensor Series employ a ½” NPT connection for easy in line installation or use with existing Acu-Trol® or Strantrol® flow cells, without modification. Advanced signal shielding reduces noise for more accurate communication with process control systems. The S465pH and ORP models are supplied with a BNR connector for quick connection to an aquatic controller, while the S420 models are available with the option of 30 inch or 10 foot cable lengths for easy integration into existing systems.

To learn more about Sensorex’s full range of standard and custom OEM sensor designs, please visit our India web-site at www.sensorex.in or contact Mr. T.A. Kumar on M: +91 93870 64044 or E-mail: ta.kumar@sensorex.com

Visit Sensorex’s online news archive at: http://halmapr.com/news/sensorex/

*Acu-Trol is a registered trademark of Pentair. No affiliation, endorsement or sponsorship is stated or implied.
*Strantrol is a registered trademark of Evoqua Water Technologies. No affiliation, endorsement or sponsorship is stated or implied

About Sensorex:
Since 1972, Sensorex has been a global leader in the design and manufacture of quality electrodes and sensors for water quality and process applications. Sensorex has been approved and certified by NSF International to the ISO 9001:2008 standard for the design and manufacturing of laboratory and industrial analytical sensors for aqueous solutions. The company offers more than 2000 sensor packages for pH, ORP, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, free chlorine, chlorine dioxide, UV transmittance and other specialty measurements, as well as a full line of sensor accessories and online transmitters. Its expert technical support engineers solve analytical sensor challenges with custom OEM designs and off the shelf products. Headquartered in California, with a global distributor network, Sensorex is a subsidiary of Halma plc, an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology.

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HWM launches GPRS Pressure Transient Logger that remotely monitors for water hammer

New unit offers cost-effective data transmission and prolonged battery life

HWM has added GPRS data transmission to its pressure transient logging capability. The new GPRS Pressure Transient Logger triggers a capture window around a transient event and transmits this data, keeping costs down and prolonging battery life.

The ‘event window selection’ feature allows operators to send transient alarm information and a selectable window of fast logged data before and after the event. Network transient monitoring is now feasible via remote telemetry rather than manual site surveys. As transients are immediately identified, swift remedial action can be taken to avoid burst and infrastructure damage.

Specifically designed to combat water hammer, the data logger features sampling rates up to 100 times per second to effectively monitor for damaging pressure spikes, which may only last a fraction of a second. Addressing these brief moments of extreme pressure is a major factor in reducing burst water mains. Now that data is immediately available through remote telemetry, swift remedial action can be taken to avoid infrastructure damage.

The sampling rate on the logger’s pressure transient channel extends to 100 times a second and operators can define sampling intervals and transient data capture trigger levels. With the optional addition of flow channels, the unit is able to provide comprehensive transient and general network monitoring.

Supplied in an IP68-rated case, the logger is designed for long-term field deployment. Its 4GB flash memory (SD card) offers storage for up to eight billion readings. Typical battery life is two years with internal batteries at a sampling rate of 25 Hz, one data connection per day and typical event window dial-ins. External HWM battery packs can be added to support more frequent sampling or dial-in rates, or to extend life between battery changes.

For more details about HWM range of products, please contact the Regional Export Manager, Paul Harrison at PHarrison@hwm-water.com

About HWM
HWM produces cost-saving water and energy management solutions. Our innovative technology is used throughout the world to combat water leakage and energy wastage, thereby helping to reduce C02 emissions and protect our natural resources.

HWM comprises five Halma companies: Palmer Environmental, Radcom Technologies, Radio-Tech, ASL and Fluid Conservation Systems (US Office). HWM is committed to providing the best levels of service and support through its own staff and a network of international distributors.

Visit the HWM website at www.hwm-water.com

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Advanced wins ESX 2015 Innovation Award for PerfectSync Emergency Communication System

Peter Bell, Advanced’s VP of Engineering, with the award.

Global fire systems business Advanced has won a Fire and Life Safety Innovation Award for its PerfectSync emergency communications system at the 2015 ESX Show in Baltimore, USA. The awards recognise industry products for their innovative design, as well as how well the product helps security and life safety professionals maximise their businesses.

PerfectSync automatically synchronizes audio, voice and strobe signals across Advanced’s Axis AX fire alarm networks dynamically, as conditions change. Synchronization of audio and visual signals across multiple notification zones, floors & areas, prevents confusion in an emergency situation and aids in meeting intelligibility standards.

PerfectSync uses high performance, distributed, digital amplifiers that come standard with an integral backup amplifier and power source, while supporting up to 16 messages. Messages can be easily programmed from a library or created manually. Activation and control of messages can be automatic or manual. Live notifications/ paging can be delivered through microphones or fire wardens’ telephones. Upon completion of paging, recorded messages will restart, playing the full message from the beginning.

PerfectSync ensures that all audio messages and strobes are fully synchronized without the need for special wiring or programming. Should a fire spread to an adjacent floor or area, audio and visual indicators come on immediately, and the audio messages will quickly synchronize with any identical audio message on the system.

Mike Troiano, President and CEO of Advanced in the USA, comments: “I’d like to thank all of the engineered system distributors, engineering and consulting firms, AHJs and regulatory officials from all across the country that contributed to the specifications that drove the design of PerfectSync. The end result is a technologically advanced, easy to use audio and visual communications system that improves life safety for all of the occupants of a building in an emergency situation.”

For more details please contact Reji Mathew, India Business Manager, M: +91 98802 80326, E-mail: rmathew@advancedco.com  and also visit www.advancedco.com.

About Advanced

Advanced is a world leader in the development and manufacture of intelligent fire systems. The legendary performance, quality and ease-of-use of its products sees them used in prestigious and challenging locations all over the world, from single panel installations to large multi-site networks. Advanced products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control and fire paging systems. Advanced is a Halma company.


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David Keeler Retires from Keeler Instruments Inc. after 50 Years of Service

Keeler says goodbye and thank you to David Keeler, who recently retired as President of Keeler Instruments Inc. after 50 years of service.

David Keeler, whose grandfather began the Keeler ophthalmic manufacturing company in 1917, joined the family business in 1965 after qualifying as a dispensing optician. He moved to Philadelphia, USA in 1972 as President of Keeler Instruments Inc. where he led a team, supplying Keeler’s high-quality, diagnostic products to ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Keeler USA held a retirement party in David’s honour which was attended by family, friends, employees both past and present, customers, industry contacts and the press.

Jobson Medical Information LLC, publishers of the oldest and most respected Journals Review of Optometry and Review of Ophthalmology attended the event and presented David with its annual Lifetime Achievement Award.  Such an award is typically only awarded to doctors who make outstanding contributions to the eye care industry. David is the first recipient who is not a doctor.

Andrew Williams, CEO of Keeler’s parent company, Halma, thanked David ‘for his immense contribution and his 50 years of service to the Keeler Group in his role as President of Keeler Inc.’ and wished David ‘a long and happy retirement.’

For more details about Keeler in India, please contact Mahadev Dhuri, General Manager – India  on T: 91-22-67080400, M: +91 99303 11090, E-mail: mahadev.dhuri@halma.com

About Keeler

Keeler Limited (a Halma company) specialises in Diagnostic and Magnification Products for professionals in the Optical and Healthcare Industries. We aim to provide you with the latest instrumentation and service to enable you to execute your work more accurately, saving you time and money!

Visit the Keeler website at www.keeler.co.uk

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Clinical Blood Pressure Monitor Designed for Speed and Accuracy

ri-medic from Riester is an electronic, clinical-grade blood ressure device. It is designed for busy clinical environments where speed and accuracy are of equal importance by delivering accurate measurements in 30 seconds with the push of a button.

Independently validated by the BHS, ESH and AAMI SP10 specifications*, ri-medic meets international standards for oscillometric blood pressure measurement of adults and children over three years of age. The device also offers a manual SphygMode, with auto-deflate, allowing clinicians to manually monitor blood pressure with a stethoscope and verify automated readings without needing to remove the cuff. The unit has a powerful, rechargeable battery that offers a minimum of 200 measurements in 12 hours before recharging is necessary.

ri-medic is available as a desk, wall or mobile model to suit the user’s needs; storage baskets are available with mobile and wall versions. The ri-medic wall model can be easily mounted alongside the ri-former modular wall diagnostic station which holds a number of pre-selected instruments to suit the clinician’s needs.

The option to wirelessly connect ri-medic to VitalShare Management Software using Bluetooth® is available to customers. This feature allows for the efficient documentation of measurement data with just two clicks and helps streamline the clinical workflow of patient data.

The unit is designed to be durable, and comes with a two year warranty. For more information about ri-medic, please visit the company website at http://www.riester.de

*BHS =British Hypertension Society, ESH =European Society of Hypertension, AAMI =Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

For more information on Riester’s range of products, contact Govardhan on: M: +91 98410 47371, or Email: govardhan@reister.de

About Reister:

Riester is a German company that engineers and manufactures diagnostic instruments for general practitioners, hospitals, clinics and even the home. Its major product lines include sphygmomanometers, E.N.T. and ophthalmic instruments, stethoscopes, laryngoscopes and examination lamps.

Founded by Rudolf Riester in 1948, the company has 60 years of experience in developing products that embody the high quality and precision of German engineering. Today Riester remains committed to its long tradition of innovation and product development, employing 150 people at its headquarters in Jungingen, Germany and selling its products in over 150 countries worldwide. For more information visit www.riester.de

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