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Adam Bannister was Editor of IFSEC Global from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam is also a former Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
August 11, 2015

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Advanced Joins Rail Industry Fire Association to Reinforce Transport Credentials

Fire systems innovator Advanced has become a member of the Rail Industry Fire Association (RIFA).

The company, which recently launched the TouchControl touchscreen fire system repeater and remote control terminal, has a long pedigree in the transport arena, with its systems installed at some of the world’s most famous rail terminals.

Advanced’s marketing and communications manager Aston Bowles considers the move “a natural step forward” as it targets further expansion into the sector .

“We have a long track record in the railway and urban transport industry,” he says. “Our EN54 and UL864 fire alarm panels and systems are installed in some of the UK’s and the world’s leading facilities, including Waterloo and Kings Cross stations in London, the Crossrail development, many stations across the London Underground, the Istanbul Metro, the Tyne & Wear Metro and many more.

“Joining RIFA is a natural step for Advanced and helps us consolidate our position in an industry with extremely rigorous fire safety standards. It will also allow us to learn more about a fast-growing and rapidly evolving sector.”

Advanced’s latest innovation, the TouchControl touchscreen fire system repeater and remote control terminal, boasts a number of features it hopes will appeal to what is undoubtedly a challenging sector when it comes to fire protection. Its 10” HD touchscreen offers dynamic graphics and zone plans called Active Maps, which allows any image from a technical drawing, zone plan, photograph or even a Google map image to be used to display fire info.

Multiple views allow users to ascertain the status of zones from a wide range of angles or scales, while Map App software makes it simple, claim Advanced, to add map images and associate them with a zone.

From single-panel installations to larger multi-site networks Advanced’s fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control and fire paging systems are installed in a wide range of sectors and environments.

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