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Apollo's new intelligent auto-aligning beam detector detects smoke in large open areas

Published on 13 July 2016
The operating range of each detector head can be increased up to 100m by using the Extension Kit
The new Intelligent Beam Detector is compatible with CoreProtocol, the new Apollo digital communication protocol

Apollo Fire Detectors is pleased to announce the introduction of its new Intelligent Auto-Aligning Beam Detector, designed for detecting smoke in large open areas such as warehouses, churches and sports centres.

Compatible with CoreProtocol

The new Intelligent Beam Detector is compatible with CoreProtocol®, the new Apollo digital communication protocol. Additionally, the device is backwards compatible with existing Apollo XP95 and Discovery protocols and can be installed with up to two detector heads per controller, thus saving on installation time and costs.

The device comprises of a ground level Loop-Powered Controller and detector head with an operating range of 8m-50m with a receiver and an alignment motor in the same housing for quick and simple installation, an optional additional detector head can be connected to the controller. The detector automatically compensates for environmental effects on the beam signal by a combination of drift compensation and motorised realignment of the beam.?

Extension kit

In addition, the operating range of each detector head can be increased up to 100m by using the Extension Kit, which comprises of three additional reflective prisms. Each head has a loop address and the device has a built-in 20T negative bi-directional short circuit isolator. 

Head of Product Management Charles Smith said: “Our Intelligent Auto-aligning Beam Detector will utilise the higher addressing capability of CoreProtocol®, whist maintaining compatibility with XP95 and Discovery systems offering our customers a product for the present and the future. The new ground level controller will save our customers time and money upon installation.”

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