Fire Alarm System

Safety is an integral aspect of our homes, offices, and industrial facilities. Today, various types of security surveillance equipment are used in these areas to ensure the safety of people and property. Fire alarm systems are one of the most popular security surveillance equipment used to inform people of fire outbreaks, smoke, carbon monoxide leakage, and other emergencies in a building. A fire alarm system comprises various devices, which coordinate with fire alarm panels to produce audible and visual alerts when fire or any toxic gas is produced. These fire alarm signals are sent to the fire prevention center to notify the situation.

To curb increasing instances of fire outbreaks and accidents, today, state authorities require most buildings to install fire alarm systems, along with other security surveillance systems, in all key areas across each floor to trigger warning signals and expedite the process of evacuation. These fire systems utilize various fiber optic devices to ensure quick and reliable data exchange between devices. VERSITRON provides serial to fiber media converters for use in fire alarms.

Features of Serial to Fiber Media Converters Used in Fire Alarm Systems

A fire alarm system comprises several panels that may be located at different places in a building or a campus and monitored using a common geographical fire alarm monitoring system. In most cases, these fire alarm systems between buildings are connected using copper cables underground. The copper cables make these systems susceptible to damages during lightening and other environmental extremities. The damage is caused mainly due to earth-ground differentials. To avoid these, nowadays fiber optic cables are used. The serial to fiber media converters enable seamless integration of fiber and copper network cables to extend the distances of the serial network.

Different panels in a building are connected using fiber optics and they transmit fire alarm code information using serial protocols. The fiber optic products also help avoid limitations imposed by legacy copper cable systems and protect them from EMI. We provide serial to fiber converters, which are alternatively referred to as serial data modems or fiber optic modems. These devices perform full-duplex signal conversion from electrical to optical signals and vice-versa. The following properties of these systems make them a popular choice among our customers.
  • These serial to fiber network connectors help extend fire alarm panels over fiber optic cables to protect the people and property from fire and electrical surges. 
  • They help minimize data loss and reliably transmit fire alarm codes to a nearby fire prevention control center.
  • They are designed to be operated across a wide temperature range from -40° C to 70° C.
  • These serial to fiber network connectors are compatible with industrial standards such as EAI/TIA RS232/ RS422/ RS485, EAI-TIA-574, and CCITT V.28.
  • They possess a port-to-port latency of 520 nanoseconds to 960 nanoseconds.

Pertaining to these features, our serial to fiber network connectors have been successfully deployed in factories, warehouses, and multi-building projects such as educational institutions, assisted living complexes, and apartment buildings. They are also suited for protecting standalone buildings. In addition to fire alarm systems, these devices are used to control data during traffic monitoring, control data on assembly and manufacturing platforms, data control for airports, and underwater communication for submerged equipment. Contact us today to discuss your requirements regarding serial to fiber network devices for fire alarm monitoring systems. Our experts would be happy to help you with your queries on the devices and their uses.