HONEYWELL LAUNCHES NEXT GENERATION OF ASPIRATING SMOKE DETECTORS TO ENHANCE FIRE SAFETY MEASURES IN BUILDINGS

Honeywell, the world leader in advanced smoke and fire detection technologies, today announced the next generation of Xtralis VESDA® aspirating smoke detectors that re-define the ASD technology and will set a new benchmark in the industry for reliable very early warning smoke detection.

Honeywell’s Xtralis VESDA-E VEP offers improved detection performance – one and a half times greater sensitivity than VESDA VLP, up to six times better dust rejection to minimize nuisance alarms, saving building owners significant potential costs from fire department calls. The technology offers higher detection stability over a wider range of environments and improved consistency through its Flair Detection Technology. Its new unique particle characterization capability provides analytics for targeted detection and efficient and effective response.

“Honeywell is a leader in the fire safety and prevention industry with a major focus on public safety in the Middle East. Our initiatives in this sector are more important than ever with the introduction of rigorous new fire safety regulations across the region,” said Tony Nasr, General Manager, Honeywell Security and Fire, Middle East, Turkey and Africa.

“At Honeywell we strive continuously to enhance our offering and provide our customers with cutting-edge life safety solutions. The next-generation of Xtralis VESDA® can detect smoke before fires are visible to the naked eye, which enable early warnings and helps avoid any potential damage”, he concluded.

VESDA-E VEP enhances the user experience with out-of–the-box operation utilizing auto configuration to aid commissioning, an intuitive 3.5” LCD touch screen display for simplified status investigation and wireless remote review with the iVESDA™ app for proactive maintenance. New standard features including built-in Ethernet and Wi-Fi provide ease of connectivity with commonly used handheld devices and the PC-based Xtralis® VSM monitoring package.

The Xtralis VESDA® series occupies the same mounting footprint, pipe, conduit and electrical connector positioning as VESDA VLP for the seamless retrofit of the installed base.

The next generation VESDA will:

  • Provide virtually seamless retrofit options;
  • Enable longer pipe runs for convenient detector mounting;
  • Reduce maintenance costs by extending detector coverage up to 20% in high-ceiling environments;
  • Be compatible with existing VESDAnet installations allowing for monitoring of both VESDA-E and legacy detectors via the latest iVESDA application.

Xtralis VESDA-E VEP extends the VESDA-E product family which revolutionized the smoke detection industry with its unique ASD offering into standard detection applications.