Advanced and Hochiki Partnership Offers Installers Even Greater Freedom and Flexibility image

Advanced’s industry-leading MxPro 5 fire alarm control panel is now compatible with Hochiki’s most sophisticated addressable multi-sensor device, the ACD.

The new development enables Advanced’s customers to install its EN54 parts 2, 4 and 13-approved MxPro 5 fire panels alongside an even wider range of detection devices, delivering increased choice and flexibility.

Fire engineers and installers can now enjoy the performance, quality and ease of use advantages of installing Advanced while benefitting from the enhanced detection capabilities of Hochiki’s ACD multi-sensor, achieving greater levels of fire safety and peace of mind.

Gary Craig, Sales Director at Advanced, said: “As an open protocol fire panel manufacturer, we understand how important choice is to our customers. Having the ability to select from multiple detector ranges, including Hochiki’s ACD multi-sensor, provides fire system installers and engineers with the flexibility to create exactly the right system for their specific circumstances.”

On sites where false alarms can present issues, Advanced’s market-leading fire panel technology can now be combined with Hochiki’s ACD addressable loop-powered multi-sensor to dramatically reduce the occurrence of unwanted alarms.

MxPro 5 offers Advanced’s AlarmCalm false alarm management and reduction software as standard. While the ACD multi-sensor’s Reduced False Alarm (+RFA) function automatically adjusts the sensitivity of the optical sensing element over time, enabling the installer to ‘fine-tune’ the product to work perfectly with the MxPro 5 panel. With both solutions in place, the Advanced/Hochiki system offers a powerful solution to drive down unwanted alarm incidents and the disruption, cost and inconvenience they can cause.

Commenting on the development, Nathan Hudson, Hochiki Europe’s Sales and Marketing Director, said “It is imperative that installers and end users get the greatest choice across the market when selecting fire detection products and systems. Not only to ensure the best products are used to protect people and property, but also to ensure budgets are met, especially important on complex projects. We’re really excited by this partnership with Advanced Electronics as it means even more customers around the globe now have access to the most sophisticated and innovative life safety technology on the market which can be perfectly tailored to their projects.”

MxPro 5 is the fire industry’s leading multiprotocol fire system solution, certified by FM Approvals to the EN 54 standard. It offers customers a choice of four detector protocols and a completely open installer network, backed up by free training and support. MxPro 5 panels can be used in single-loop, single-panel format, or easily configured into high-speed networks of up to 200 panels covering huge areas. Ease of installation and configuration, as well as its wide peripheral range, make MxPro 5 customisable to almost any application.

Advanced, owned by FTSE 100 company Halma PLC, protects a wide range of prestigious and high-profile sites across the globe – from London’s Shard to Abu Dhabi International Airport and the Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau Bridge

Advanced is a world leader in the development and manufacture of fire protection solutions. Advanced’s reputation for performance, quality and ease of use see its products specified in locations around the world, from single-panel installations to large, multi-site networks. Advanced’s products include complete fire detection systems, multiprotocol fire panels, extinguishing control, fire paging, false alarm management and reduction systems as well as emergency lighting.

Halma is a global group of life-saving technology companies with a clear purpose to grow a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day.


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