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GENT BY HONEYWELL Launches Its First Hybrid Wireless Fire System

Fire Industry expert, Gent by Honeywell, is launching its first ever wireless fire detection system, Plexus, incorporating a unique technology which offers the ultimate level of integration and user confidence.

Plexus brings the best of both worlds to fire system designers by allowing the flexibility of both wired and wireless devices on site. The designer can now specify wireless devices when building constraints prohibit the use of cables and disruption to the buildings or the activity within them needs to be minimised. In areas of buildings where cables can be run without detriment to the building fabric, wired devices can still be used.

The innovative radiotechnology employed by Plexus, developed initially for the petrochemical industry, offers a reliable and resilient method of wireless communication. Whilst other radio fire systems need every detector to relay signals to a single transmitter, the Gent system ensures that every device on the radio loop can relay its own signal, as well as the signals from other devices nearby, to maintain the connection.

The new hybrid system works using an integrated wireless approach, incorporating up to 10 radio loop transceivers each acting as a gateway between the wired and the wireless system. The wireless devices use the same addressing and labelling structure as the wired loop thus allowing seamless integration. Wireless parameters such as battery life, device type and device status are reported back to the main Vigilon panel to enable the full system to be managed from a single point.

The system supports call points, sounders, strobes and a comprehensive range of sensors that incorporate Gent’s renowned multifunctional S-Quad technology.

Lee Tuplin, Product Manager at Gent, said: “Plexus has been designed to give fire system designers the ultimate flexible solution. It allows for fast and simple installation, as well as lower material and labour costs, and customers can have complete peace of mind as our innovative technology makes it a robust and fault tolerant system”.


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