A flagship school in Port Talbot, Ysgol Bae Baglan, is protected by industry-leading MxPro 5 fire panels from Advanced. Built by Bouygues UK, the £40 million super-school is the first vertically integrated school in Wales, merging four existing educational establishments into one. With 1,500 pupils ranging from reception class to GCSE level (3-16), it represents the biggest single investment in school infrastructure in the history of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
At the heart of the school’s active fire protection system, which covers all areas of the main and lower schools, including science laboratories, specialist technology rooms, garage area and a wide range of sports facilities, is a network of five Advanced MxPro 5 intelligent multiprotocol panels. The network, which incorporates 1,200 devices, was designed, configured and commissioned by Protectorcomms Ltd, a long-time partner of Advanced.
MxPro is the fire industry’s leading multiprotocol fire solution, offering customers a choice of two panel ranges, four detector protocols and a completely open installer network that enjoys free training and support. MxPro panels can be used in single loop, single panel format or easily configured into multi-loop, high speed, 200 panel networks covering huge areas and controlling up to 254 individual devices per loop.
MxPro 5 is fully compliant with EN54 Parts 2, 4 and 13 and is Advanced’s highest performance analogue panel. It is EN54 2, 4 & 13 approved and is backward compatible with MxPro 4, offering long-term security for MxPro customers.