Published: June 2011
1 Fire Alarm System > Potter Electric Signal Co.’s fire panels have a full complement of modules, detectors, notification devices and voice evacuation systems. The suite of systems features advanced technology, such as system-wide synchronization, Ethernet connection, and e-mail communication capability.
2 Plug > QuickTreX Category 6e shielded modular plug contains a heavy-duty shield and patented conductive NEXT reduction system. The internal conductive loading bar is molded from a material that substantially reduces the affect of NEXT within the plug body. The conductors are isolated by plastic. It works for any Cat 6e or Cat 5e cable but will not work with Cat 6a cable.
3 Smart Credentials > Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ Schlage contactless smart credentials use MIFARE EV1 technology, are encrypted with AES 128-bit diversified keys, and include mutual authentication and a message authentication code to ensure that data is safe. They provide up to 848 kbps baud rate data transfer between the credential and reader. Memory options include 2K, 4K and 8K bytes, and the credentials support applications ranging from biometrics to cashless vending and transit passes.
4 Floor Box > Legrand/Wiremold’s CRFB Series recessed round floor box fits into a standard raised floor air diffuser opening and has four separate compartments that can accommodate multiple combinations of power, communication and audio/video services. A tunnel feature allows two of the compartments to be used for a single service, while the other two are used for different services, so it can be field-configured or reconfigured to accommodate power only, communication only, audio/video only, or combinations in a single unit. Trade size ½, ¾, 1¼ and 2-in. knockouts accommodate standard conduit. Standard CRFB covers offer large wire/cable egress with a locking feature and accept round 8-in. Evolution Series poke-through covers.
5 Cameras > American Dynamics’ Illustra 400 Series of IP cameras offer H.264 compression at 30 fps, 896-by-720 pixel resolution and dynamic bandwidth management. They have 2/3 megapixel resolution, a wide dynamic range, leading low light quality (0.2/0.01 lux), advanced onboard storage up to 32 GB, PoE-driven IR illuminators, remote management, and a web-based interface that is translated into 16 languages, delivering superior quality and versatility. They are available as indoor mini-dome, outdoor mini-dome, bullet and box models in white, black and silver.
6 Viewing Application > Honeywell’s Total Connect app with video for BlackBerry wireless handheld devices lets BlackBerry users control Honeywell security systems and view live, streaming video from any remote location on their devices. Users can toggle between security system keypad functions and video viewing. In video mode, users can view live video; record, store and receive clips; and take pictures. In security mode, users can arm or disarm their systems, bypass zones and control lights and garage doors.
7 Software > HID Global’s Asure ID 7 card personalization software suite for issuance and management of photo IDs for any type or size of organization uses Microsoft Ribbon, built on the Microsoft .NET technology platform. It includes Swift ID template importing, resin panel capabilities, encoding support and a feature that automatically notifies users of updates. The iDIRECTOR module allows users to build custom reports and integrate applications to both iCLASS and MIFARE cards.
8 Camera > Samsung Techwin America’s 1.3-megapixel high-definition (HD) network cameras conform to open network video interface (ONVIF) standards to ensure interoperability with other network components in system-wide solutions. They incorporate WiseNet digital signal processing; provide 1,280-by-1,024 resolution; include an H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG triple codec with multiple simultaneous streaming; and supplies maximum 30 frames-per-second video at HD resolution.
9 Firmware > Fire-Lite Alarms’ MS-9200UDLS Rev 3, Version 5.0 Firmware is a compact addressable fire alarm control panel and digital alarm communicator/transmitter on one circuit board. It has removable terminal blocks, 2.0A of auxillary power, connection for second ANN BUS, synchronization of up to 16 FACPs and improved protection against electronic shock damage. It can be used with an SLC configured in the classic loop interface protocol mode or, for quicker response time, operate in LiteSpeed mode, which polls 10 devices at a time, allowing a fully-loaded panel with up to 198 devices to report an incident and activate the notification circuits in under 10 seconds. It is suited for stand-alone applications.
10 Keylock Switch > NKK’s 16 mm and 19 mm high-security keylock switches withstand 15 kV of electrostatic discharge, providing an antistatic feature. They have rugged, die-cast housing and a patented vertically rotating switching mechanism that combines with self-cleaning sliding contacts for reliability and long operating life. They are available in both flat and tubular key styles; the flat key is reversible for easier setting. Epoxy-sealed terminals prevent entry of flux and other contaminants. Interior construction provides a seal for contact area. It has a high dielectric strength of 1,500 V between contacts and case.