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Wire to Fiber Converter Extends Silent Knight Fire Alarm Systems' Reach and Surge Protection

NORTHFORD,Conn. - Silent Knight by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today released the SK-F485CWire to Fiber Converter, designed to allow new and existing Silent Knightsystems to significantly increase wire runs between fire alarm control panelsand power supplies, while providing a major boost in surge protection. Beingthe first wire to fiber converter to be UL listed for a non-proprietary line offire alarm systems and sold over-the-counter at Security Equipment Wholesalersnationwide, allows Silent Knight to offer the ideal solution to largefacilities and multi-building campuses seeking non-proprietary fire alarm systems. A fire alarmsystem run on copper wire underground, between buildings is incrediblysusceptible to lightning damage due to earth ground differentials. The newfiber converter allows one Intelliknight'addressable fire alarm control panel from Silent Knight to be extended overfiber-optic cable to protect multiple buildings while severely limiting therisk of damages from electrical surges. Coveringlonger distances over fiber allows Silent Knight systems to offer more economicaland reliable fire protection to larger facilities such as warehouses andfactories, as well as for multi-building projects, including K-12 schools,universities, corporate campuses, apartment buildings and assisted livingcomplexes. The fiber converter offers a great solution for adding smaller,standalone buildings, such as maintenance sheds and guard shacks to a firealarm system over fiber too.Theadaptable design elements of Silent Knight systems enable them to provide acloser-fit to the fire protection needs of each facility, which can equal bigsavings in parts and labor. This has a positive effect on recurring fees too.Case-in-point, the costs associated with monitoring one control panel versusmany are much less.Flexibilityin the design of its systems and minimization of wire has been a continuedfocus for Silent Knight's product development teams, says Loren Schreiber,product marketing manager for Silent Knight."We'vealways been unique with distributed intelligence' built into power suppliesand other s-bus devices to allow you to place them where needed, as opposed to home-running wire allthe way back to the main control," Schreiber explains.SilentKnight's complete portfolio of IntelliKnight products are non-proprietary andsold through security equipment wholesalers throughout the U.S., which helps toensure competitive pricing and readily available parts. Visit www.silentknight.comfor more information on the SK-F485C Wire to Fiber Converter or contact a localSilent Knight manager for a product demonstration.EDITOR'S NOTE: High- and low-resolution images of the SK-F485C Wire to Fiber Converter and other Silent Knight systems are available in the online image gallery.Beth Welch
203-484-6202
beth.welch
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