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 couldn’t be connected directly using serial technologies due to the limitation of 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, 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)
• Usefull 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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