Innovation of the Year
This category recognises products or solutions that have been developed for either
active or passive fire protection.
DynamixSmoke is described as a revolutionary approach to
smoke control. Advanced says it offers a huge range of
configuration options, via radically simplified installation,
planning and programming tools, all available from the fire
panel, on dedicated and non-dedicated systems.
DynamixSmoke delivers an unrivalled solution to one of the
industry’s most complex and dangerous challenges,
concludes the company.
Apollo Fire Detectors
Apollo says its SOTERIA Dimension and Dimension Specialist
represent a significant advance in optical smoke detectors
that blend seamlessly into the most aesthetically-demanding
modern commercial and high-risk environments. Using the
latest patented and rigorously tested technology, SOTERIA
Dimension detectors are said to deliver exceptionally reliable
smoke detection, with easy maintenance and testing
Asecos’ 86 cm-deep V-LINE cabinets are available with one or
two electromotor-controlled vertical drawers. The company
says the innovative vertical-drawer technology allows access
to stored containers on both sides. Automatic door-closing
systems ensure safety, even in the event of a power failure,
The EN54-certified touchscreen control microphone is a multifunctional
user interface for Vigil voice-alarm systems.
Described as easy to use, it features a high-intensity
touchscreen, which provides full control and much more.
According to Baldwin Boxall, unique special features include
NFC smart-card log in, music input, message recording and
scheduling, and multi-layered swipe-through control.
Portasteele® CALCULATOR is a tablet-based app, which, when
used in combination with Portalevel® MAX, is described as an
innovative solution to testing liquefied gaseous fire
suppression-system cylinder fill weight. The standalone unit,
based on a rugged 7-inch tablet, is said to be easy to use,
taking one person under a minute to inspect for agent loss.
Solo 365 is an innovative new smoke-detector tester that,
according to Detectortesters, encompasses all the benefits of
the company’s Solo product range, pairs it with the very latest
technology and wraps it in a new, modern, slimline design. It’s
lighter to use, quicker to test, suitable for more applications
and almost impossible to over-apply, adds Detectortesters.
FirePro UK is a fire-systems engineering specialist supply
business, providing fire-detection and fire-suppression
products to a network of trained installers throughout the UK
and Ireland. The company believes it has made a positive
contribution to fire safety by delivering a suppression solution
to protect against a repeat fire for a UK NHS Trust, after it
suffered a major fire in an equipment sterilisation machine.
GAE Engineering describes itself as a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary
engineering firm offering fire, life-safety, security,
maintenance and construction-site safety-management
services on many of Italy’s most complex and unique projects.
It’s innovative product monitors fire loads and emergency
management procedures using the Building Information
VESDA-E VEA is the latest in Honeywell’s Xtralis VESDA series
of enterprise-class fire solutions. The VESDA-E VEA series of
detectors combines VESDA reliability and early-warning
smoke detection with pinpoint addressability, says the
Jactone PAFSS DLP fire-suppression systems are said to offer
approved and uniquely certified fire protection for energised
electrical enclosures. Jactone says the systems provide
protection inside the enclosure and discharge at the heart of
the fire, extinguishing quickly and preventing the fire from
spreading to neighbouring equipment/enclosures and the