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Fire-Lite Alarms Boosts Protection and Lightens-Up Monitoring Costs

Northford, Conn. Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today released the Lite-Connectmulti-mode fiber solution, designed to join as many as 16 remote fire alarmcontrol panels together to report all systems' signals to a central monitoringstation as one. This centralized reporting method eliminates significanttelecommunications costs to communicate signals from each individual panel.Lite-Connectallows more details to be reported on all systems' events, as opposed to thetraditional method of running copper signaling line circuits between buildings.The use of multi-mode fiber optic cable to connect panels offers robustprotection from common ground faults, and other electrical surges, many timescaused by lightning strikes."Lite-Connectoffers dealers a big competitive advantage when you're looking at a jobinvolving two or more panels," said David Pakech, vice president of sales forFire-Lite Alarms. "This blows away the stigma that Fire-Lite is only good forsmall to medium sized applications. Dealers can now offer a dependable, non-proprietarysystem with the same level of protection and cost efficiencies to largerfacilities and campuses."School,apartment and retail complexes are ideal Lite-Connect applications. Anycombination of up to 16 MS-9050UDand MS-9200UDLSremote fire alarm control panels from Fire-Lite Alarms can be connected viafiber and report out all signals through an MS-9050UD as the "main" panel.Unliketraditional copper wire connectors, Lite-Connect utilizes multi-mode fiberoptic cable to protect all control panels from common ground faults, andelectrical surges caused by lightning. Moreover, the information reportedcontains actual point or zone information for all event types, offering firstresponders and service providers a better understanding of the issue and whereit is located.Theapplications and technical aspects of utilizing this new fiber solution withFire-Lite Alarms control panels is summarized in the Webinar Lite-Connect - A New Fiber Solution, available for immediate viewing on-demand. Avideo introduction to Lite-Connect is also available on the Fire-Lite Alarms YouTube Channel. More technical information on Lite-Connectand compatible fire alarm control panels can be found on EDITORSNOTE: High- andlow-resolution images of the Lite-Connect graphic and Fire-Lite Alarms control panels are availablein the online press room.