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Hochiki's FIREwave Hybrid Wireless Fire Detection System

Intelligent, Hybrid Wireless Fire Detection

FIREwave is a hybrid wireless based family of products which is fully integrated into Hochiki’s renowned ESP intelligent hardwired system. This seamless hybrid integration provides the user with maximum flexibility in configuring the system to meet the specific needs of the building into which it is to be deployed.

FIREwave employs the latest radio technology, providing a simple and economic hybrid wireless fire detection system installation with minimal disruption to the fabric of the building and its operation. Flexible and versatile, FIREwave is suited to a wide range of applications, matching the requirements of any building from busy
hotels to sensitive heritage buildings.

FIREwave is the most flexible fire detection solution available that is simple to install and maintain, overcoming installation and maintenance challenges on the most demanding sites; advanced patented technology is used to achieve optimum performance.

 

Patented wireless technology, Hochiki ESP compatible, expandable and configurable, flexible and versatile, simple installation

What is a Hybrid Wireless Fire Detection System?

A HYBRID Wireless Fire Detection System is one which utilises both a hard-wired fire detection system combined with ‘clusters’ of wireless detection.

Normally the wireless sections of the system are introduced to overcome a specific site problem which prevents the use of traditional fire cabling such as unwanted site  disruption, expense or other technical impracticalities.

 

 

Fully Intelligent 

FIREwave is based on an advanced wireless communication protocol which facilitates the delivery of fully intelligent field device integration, allowing analogue values, device addresses and type codes to be transmitted to the system control panel.

 

Loop Powered Translator

Powered directly from the detection loop, the FIREwave Translator Module ensures a reliable and secure connection between the wireless field devices and the  control equipment. Each Translator Module can support up to 32 field devices via the proven wireless protocol.

 

Robust & Secure Communication

Communication between the Translator Module and devices is bi-directional and uses the 868MHz frequency range in Europe, 915MHz in Australia and 433MHz in India.  Automatic system adjustments, including channel hopping and signal amplification, are implemented to support the security and stability of communications.

 

Monitored Batteries

All FIREwave devices are powered by standard lithium batteries which are both economical and environmentally friendly. All FIREwave batteries are monitored continually, and any low battery condition is automatically displayed at the control equipment.

 

System Architecture

 

Hochiki's FIREwave Hybrid Wireless Fire Detection - System Architecture diagram

 

Ideal Scenarios

 Ideal scenarios for FIREwave include aesthetically sensitive sites, historic or protected sites, concrete structures, asbestos sites, temporary structures, remote buildings

 

The FIREwave System

 

RSM-WTM

The RSM-WTM is a fully intelligent wired to wireless Translator Module.  Completely compatible with the Hochiki ESP protocol, the module allows the use of fully intelligent radio (wireless) field devices alongside standard hard wired devices.

The Translator Module allows the connection of up to 32 radio field devices to an addressable fire detection loop. Multiple Translators can be used on a system providing the system has sufficient loop addresses avaliable.

RSM-WTM Hochiki Wireless Translator
 

RSM-EXP

The RSM-EXP Expander Module increases radio coverage of a FIREwave RSM-WTM Translator Module, allowing the use of the system in larger buildings and in difficult wireless environments.  Multiple Expanders can be utilised in a micro cell structure to provide a solution to large, complex systems.

Up to 7 Expander Modules may be configured to any one Translator Module forming a micro cell cluster.  Each cluster can be programmed with up to 32 radio field devices. 

RSM-EXP Hochiki Wireless Expander
 

ROD-E

The ROD-E is an intelligent wireless photoelectric smoke sensor which is compatible with the FIREwave Translator Module (RSM-WTM) and Expander Module (RSM-EXP).

The patented smoke chamber of the ROD-E ensures optimal smoke sensitivity from all directions, whilst the double dust trap provides the chamber with increased protection from airborne contamination and background illumination.  Each sensor is fitted with a reed switch facility allowing testing using a magnet.

ROD-E Hochiki Wireless Smoke Sensor
 

RHD-E

The RHD-E is an intelligent wireless heat sensor which is compatible with the FIREwave Translator Module (RSM-WTM) and Expander Module (RSM-EXP).

The double dust trap provides the chamber with increased protection from airborne contamination and background illumination.  Each sensor is fitted with a reed switch facility allowing testing using a magnet.

RHD-E Hochiki Wireless Heat Sensor
 

RMD-E

The RMD-E is an intelligent wireless multi-sensor capable of detecting smoke and/or heat and is compatible with the FIREwave Translator Module (RSM-WTM) and Expander Module (RSM-EXP).

The patented smoke chamber of the RMD-E ensures optimal smoke sensitivity from all directions, whilst the double dust trap provides the chamber with increased protection from airborne contamination and background illumination.  Each sensor is fitted with a reed switch facility allowing testing using a magnet.

RMD-E Hochiki Wirelesss Multi Sensor
 

RSM-IP & RSM-OP

These single channel modules provide a convenient and cost effective solution for monitoring and controlling third party equipment.  The units are controllable from the Fire Control Panel via the cause and effect programming and offer the same level of flexibility as standard addressable modules.

The units are mounted in protective IP65 housings for installing in hostile conditions and to enable the termination of fire protected cabling. 

RSM-IP & RSM-OP Hochiki Wireless Modules
 

RSM-CP

The RSM-CP is a Wireless Resettable Manual Call Point which features a simulated glass front.  When activated, a plastic ‘flag’ is displayed in the window of the unit; the supplied key will reset the flag and unit. 

The unit is supplied with a back box with a weatherproof version also available (RSM-CP/W).

RSM-CP Hochiki Wireless Manual Call Point
 

RSM-BS

The RSM-BS is base sounder unit providing an audio alarm as well as a fixing base for any of the FIREwave range of sensors.

The base sounder features 32 tone settings as standard with two volume settings allowing adjustment up to 92 dB(A) at 1 metre.
The sensor fixing section can also be removed to accomodate a locking cover plate.

RSM-BS Hochiki Wireless Base Sounder
 

RSM-BSB

The RSM-BSB is base sounder beacon unit providing both an audio  and visual alarm as well as a fixing base for any of the FIREwave range of sensors.

The unit features 32 tone settings as standard with two volume settings allowing adjustment up to 92 dB(A) at 1 metre.
The sensor fixing section can also be removed to accomodate a locking cover plate.

RSM-BSB Hochiki Wireless Base Sounder Beacon
 

HFC-SBR-23-03 Wall Sounder VAD

The HFC-SBR-23-03 Wall Sounder VAD forms the core of our wireless EN54-23 modular visual alarm device (VAD) range. The unit comes with a wireless module HFW-SIM-01 which requires fitting into the Wall Sounder VAD back box. The HFC-SBR-23-03 is weather proof as standard and is equipped with 3 levels of volume adjustment, high output LED beacon and 32 recognised tones which can be set locally at the sounder.

RSM-WS Hochiki Wireless Wall Sounder
 

 

HFC-WSR-03 Wall Sounder

The HFC-WSR-03 Wall Sounder forms the core of our wireless EN54-3 modular alarm device range. The unit comes with a wireless module HFW-SIM-01 which requires fitting into the Wall Sounder back box. The HFC-WSR-03  is weather proof as standard and is equipped with 3 levels of volume adjustment and 32 recognised tones which can be set locally at the sounder.

RSM-WSB Hochiki Wireless Wall Sounder Beacon
 

SGDH100 Wireless Magnetic Door Holder

The SGDH100 wireless magnetic door holder is compatible with all of the FIREwave Wireless Translator and Expander Modules enabling it to be easily integrated into a new or existing wireless system, linked to any wired system or even used as a standalone system. Its fully wireless and battery powered capability means it requires no wiring or power supply, making installation quick, easy and cost effective. 

  RSM-STK Radio Survey Kit  

 

The RSM-STK Survey Kit is an essential tool for those installers carrying out hybrid wireless fire detection installations. 

The kit allows the installer to survey the potential site to check radio signal strengths at various locations.  In this way problem areas due to wall thicknesses, construction materials or background radio noise can be identified before installation.

This survey ensures that the specified wireless equipment will communicate effectively across the building and provide that integral link with the wired fire detection system and control panel.

  RSM-STK Hochiki Wireless Radio Survey Kit

 

Learn More

We have FIREwave-specific literature which you can download for free, see the PDF icons right:

  Download the Hochiki FIREwave OverviewDownload the FIREwave Product Leaflet

  

Meet Our Wireless Expert

For any FIREwave queries contact our wireless expert, Simon Massey.

For almost 100 years Hochiki has led the way in the design and manufacture of innovative life safety solutions. Its leading edge commercial and industrial fire detection and emergency lighting products have acquired global acceptance as the benchmark for high-integrity and long-term reliability.

With a global sales turnover exceeding £400m Hochiki is a wholly independent, multinational, publicly listed company with over 1,500 employees working across five manufacturing plants, 32 sales offices and 18 subsidiaries.

Its ongoing commitment to manufacturing innovation ensures customer satisfaction and its production facilities in Japan, the USA and Europe offer international continuity in quality, service and supply.

           
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