At the upcoming Firex show at the Excel in London,later this month, the European team from Hochiki will be demonstrating the company’s portfolio of products, as well as discussing what the future holds for fire system design, why the industry must think green and how customer insight is driving innovation at Hochiki.
The new and improved L@titude system will be presented at the event, and with huge investments made in the research and development of this product, led by customer insight, this latest model combines the very latest in hardware and software and is the company’s market leading control and indication system.
Sophisticated enough to operate anywhere in the world, in multiple languages, across all manner of applications – from schools and hospitals, city skyscrapers filled with thousands of office workers, apartment blocks and entertainment venues, cultural and commercial spaces as well as international travel ports, manufacturing warehouses and logistics hubs. The system has been designed to be simple to configure and easy to use, utilising touchscreen technology with a graphical user interface to help display vital information. It is EN approved and recently DBI certified for the Danish market following its EN54 Part 13 BRE approval.
Greener life safety products
For visitors looking to improve their energy consumption, the Hochiki team will be providing live demonstrations of the power saving and environmentally friendly Firescape+ combined emergency lighting and fire detection system. The system features LED downlighters consuming only 0.1W once fully charged, the lower energy consumption directly correlates with lower CO2e emissions; providing building owners with a greener and more cost-effective solution.
Visitors can also learn how Hochiki are helping to protect and keep operational one of the UK’s largest offshore windfarms at Margate, critical as thoughts turn to how the UK can start to produce more of its own energy and rely less on foreign sources. For a country once solely reliant on coal to power its homes and businesses, the UK is now the leader in offshore wind energy. Encouragingly, today 44% of the UK’s electricity comes from renewable sources – a figure expected to accelerate given the Government’s April 2022 announcement, committing to “supercharge” clean energy deployment, which would see 95% of Great Britain’s electricity set to be low carbon by 2030.
A new generation of hybrid wireless fire detection
Hochiki’s next generation of hybrid wireless fire detection products, Ekho is also available for demonstration. At the core of the system is the wireless Translator module, hard-wired to the fire alarm control panel loop and communicates continuously with the wireless devices. Wireless Expander modules are then used to extend the self-healing radio mesh network, increasing the reach and capacity of the overall system.
Commenting on attending the event, Hochiki’s Sales Director, Nathan Hudson said, “It is exciting to meet with our customers face to face and get back to live events. You cannot beat a live demo and I am looking forward to hearing what visitors think of the life safety technology we are bringing to the show, especially our Firescape+, L@titude and Ekho ranges. I think this year’s event, for many reasons, really will be the best yet.”
“I am immensely proud of our teams and how they have continued to develop and bring to market leading products as well as serve our customers over the last two years. There is a reason we have been trusted as the leader in fire detection for over 100 years, it is our people and their passion to ensure our customers get the best. I would like to extend an invite to all attendees to come and say hello at our stand at Firex,” he concluded.