An Overview of Hochiki's Hybrid Wireless Fire Detection Range.
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, utilising both a hard-wired fire detection system and 'cluster' of wireless detection.
Fully integrated into Hochiki's renowned ESP intelligent hardwired system, providing maximum flexibility.
Offering a fully expandable and configurable system suitable to a wide range of applications.
Most flexible solution available that is easy to install, overcoming challenges on the most demanding sites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The FIREwave range is adaptable to a broad range of environments and applications. From small, to very large areas, the system can be designed to fit almost any particular environment.
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.
Heat, Smoke & Multi
Compatible with Translator and Expander modules, the patented chamber ensures optimal sensitivity from all directions. 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.
Expander & Translator
The modules allow the use of fully intelligent radio (wireless) field devices alongside standard hard wired devices. Connection of up to 32 radio field devices to an addressable fire detection loop. 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.
Input & Output
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.
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.
Base & Wall
Audio and audio/visual variants available. The units feature 32 tone settings as standard with two volume settings allowing adjustment up to 92 dB(A) at 1 metre.
Magnetic Door Holder
The HFW-DHR-01 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.
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