Key Features:

The Monitoring and Controlling process has access to all the tasks and metrics necessary, in order to ensure certain processes are running with a minimum risk. Moreover, the monitoring and control process helps achieve the performance objectives, the desired tasks efficiently and the time limit specified.
A fire fighting Control Panel is a key component of the Fire Alarm System. They are designed to collect data from the installed sensors, monitor their operation and provide a fully automated control of the equipment to prepare the associated facility in case of a fire.

The Challenges

The project aimed to establish an interconnection between fire alarm panels.  These panels were only equipped with a serial interface and were more than 1200 m apart. Therefore, they could not be connected directly using serial technologies due to the limitation of the distance serial data could travel.

The Solution

In order to overcome the limitation of serial data transmission, a variety of solutions can be used to extend the data on other media such as fiber modems and media converters. Therefore, Xceltra provided integrated technology systems with a serial to fiber converter solution.

The provided solution was installed because it suited the applications and met the challenges facing the project through:

• Allows RS-232 or RS 422/485 protocols to be transmitted point-to-point over a fiber optic link
• Wide operating temperature and humidity (–40 to +60°C, 5 to 95% relative humidity)
• Useful in future expansion as it allows the use of a range verified SFP (Small Form Pluggable) transceivers which support distances up to 120km
• Supports Data rates up to 1.5 Mbit/s

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