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Xtralis bags 2011 – ASIS Industry’s Most Innovative Product award for OSID

Published on 8 September 2011
The revolutionary OSID solution has been tested in challenging environments such as metro tunnels and stations, bus depots, etc.
OSID life safety smoke detection product has been recognised with three esteemed awards in 2011

Xtralis, a leading provider of early warning fire detection and security solutions worldwide, announced that it was named the recipient of the top product award in the 2011 ASIS Accolade competition for its revolutionary new Open-Area Smoke Imaging Detection (OSID) product. Xtralis has shipped and installed over 400,000 Early Detection products in most mission-critical locations, protecting lives and valuable assets in over 100 countries worldwide for the past 25 years.

The revolutionary OSID solution has been installed, tested and proven in such challenging environments as metro tunnels and stations, bus depots, manufacturing facilities and warehouses throughout the world. The award is the latest in a string of accolades afforded Xtralis worldwide, the fifth for OSID since its launch in 2010, and third this year alone. OSID is the only life safety smoke detection product to receive three esteemed accolades in 2011. 

ASIS Accolades are associated with the ASIS Exhibition, a comprehensive global event focused on successful security, which will be held this month in Orlando, FL, USA. It draws an audience of nearly 20,000 top professionals from the private sector, military, federal and state governments, and corporate decision-makers with enterprise-wide security on their minds. ASIS Accolades are prominent awards recognising innovative security solutions; over seventy products competed this year for the 2011 ASIS accolades, and a panel of judges selected 10 of them as winners. The panel of judges was made up from end-users and experts in security and safety technologies.  

Judges were impressed by OSID’s unique characteristics making it superbly tolerant to building movement, steam, insects, dust and solid object intrusions. Product innovations overcome the limitations of traditional optical beam detection solutions often used in open spaces where standard smoke sensitivity, standards-compliant detection is required. The patented combination of dual wavelength Emitters, a CMOS Imager, advanced detection algorithms and 3D coverage, delivers unrivalled reliability, high immunity to false alarms, and intuitive, low cost installation and alignment. OSID installation and alignment can be 50%-75% less than existing products. On top, OSID provides more than 50% increase in sensitivity over that of traditional beam detectors. 

“OSID surpasses the expectations of end-users and system integrators alike when selecting an Xtralis product. The OSID innovation provides an advanced detection solution offering significant revenue to our customers and proven value to end-users and installers, coupled with lower total ownership cost and unparalleled performance,” says Ian Ehrenberg, Senior Vice President of Sales and General Manager - Americas for Xtralis.   

Xtralis reinforces its strong position as the global innovator in security and life safety technologies. The company is continuing to surpass the expectations of values and this prestigious award reaffirms the company’s commitment to delivering excellence and innovation in smoke detection and security solutions. Xtralis’ winning innovations have been recognised globally for their ability to solve real problems and dramatically enhance life safety and valuable asset protection, while delivering major economical advantages and opportunities.

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