Axis EN and MxPro 5 fire panels from global fire systems leader, Advanced, have been certified by FM Approvals to the EN 54 standard, becoming the first UK-manufactured fire alarm control panels to attain this accreditation. The FM APPROVED diamond is one of the most prestigious certification marks in the world. It is issued by FM Approvals, a member of the FM Global Group, for products that adhere to the highest property conservation standards in quality, technical integrity and performance. It is a mark of quality and performance that is relevant for any engineer, specifier or building owner wishing to install fire systems that meet the highest property conservation standards. Axis EN and MxPro 5 fire panels Advanced’s products lead the market in performance, quality and ease-of-use and the company has been at the forefront of standards leadership for decades across many of the 80 countries it operates in. As well as holding FM Approval for EN54 Parts 2 & 4, the Axis EN and MxPro 5 fire panels were among the first to obtain EN54 Part 13 from VdS. The FM Approval of Advanced’s fire panels also included an inspection of Advanced’s manufacturing sites as it moves into its state-of-the-art HQ in Newcastle in the North East of England. The MxPro 5 and Axis EN labels and branding are being updated with the FM certification in early 2019. Receiving FM Approval for our Axis EN and MxPro 5 fire panels is a proud moment for everyone at Advanced" John Newton, Head of Products at Advanced, said: “Receiving FM Approval for our Axis EN and MxPro 5 fire panels is a proud moment for everyone at Advanced and is significant for all of our customers and partners. It further differentiates Advanced as a business that has achieved high standards in fire systems quality, technical integrity and performance globally. That difference is significant, and it means that companies across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa now have access to our industry-leading range of MxPro 5 and Axis EN products.” AlarmCalm, and TouchControl systems The MxPro 5 multi-protocol panel and Axis EN systems panel are certified to EN54 Parts 2, 4 & 13 and come in one-to-eight-loop variants as standard, with further custom build options available. Both product ranges are easily configured into high speed, 200-panel networks, covering huge areas with tens of thousands of field devices. They include high performance features such as Advanced’s complete false alarm reduction software, AlarmCalm, and TouchControl, Advanced’s control and touchscreen repeaters that feature Active Maps and zone plans. Advanced are specified from the smallest to the largest buildings globally including in some of the most prestigious developments such as; The Shard in London, Abu Dhabi’s International Airport and Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia. Third-party testing and certification FM Approvals is an international renowned third-party testing and certification services for property loss prevention products and services used in commercial and industrial facilities to verify that they meet rigorous loss prevention standards of quality, technical integrity and performance. FM Approvals employs a worldwide certification process that is backed by scientific research and testing, and over a century of experience. The FM APPROVED mark is recognized and respected worldwide. Advanced’s Axis EN and MxPro 5 fire panels are now listed in FM Approvals’ on-line Approval Guide Advanced’s Axis EN and MxPro 5 fire panels are now listed in FM Approvals’ on-line Approval Guide which houses real-time information about tens of thousands of products and services certified by FM Approvals. Intelligent fire detection systems leader Advanced is a world leader in the development and manufacture of intelligent fire systems. The legendary performance, quality and ease-of-use of its products sees Advanced specified in locations all over the world, from single panel installations to large, multi-site networks. Advanced’s products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control, fire paging and false alarm management systems.
Advanced, a pioneer in the design, manufacture and supply of intelligent fire systems, have worked with NBS to produce a comprehensive range of certified BIM objects for their fire panels, now listed on the NBS National BIM Library. Available to download for free from the library, the new data-rich BIM objects allow the very latest in fire systems technology from Advanced to be easily incorporated into a 3D building model by specifiers, architects and contractors using BIM building practices. Making products more accessible As a tool for architects, engineers and other specifiers, BIM is transforming the way buildings are designed"John Newton, Head of Products and Services at Advanced, said: “As a tool for architects, engineers and other specifiers, BIM is transforming the way buildings are designed. We have always understood the need to evolve with new technology for the benefit of our customers and decided to invest in BIM objects to make our products more accessible to architects and designers and to further extend the visibility of our brand. “Within weeks of going live on the NBS National BIM Library, we saw significant interest and uptake in our BIM objects from customers across Europe, North America and the Middle East. With fire safety, in particular, being such a vital requirement in public and commercial building projects it makes sense to incorporate the latest technology into the design.” EN54-2,4 & 13 approved MxPro 5 panel Included in Advanced’s range of BIM objects is the flagship MxPro 5 range, approved to EN54-2,4 & 13 and available in one-to-eight-loop variants as standard, with further custom-build options available. It is easily configured into high speed, 200 panel peer-peer networks, covering huge areas and tens of thousands of field devices. It includes high performance repeaters and remote control terminals with a range of different control and indicating options, including Advanced’s TouchControl touchscreen repeater that features Active Maps and zone plans. The latest NBS National BIM Report shows that BIM usage and awareness continues to grow Holly Burrows, Account Manager at NBS, said: “It’s been a pleasure to work with Advanced on our NBS National BIM Library. Choosing NBS to author their BIM objects means that they will be uniquely integrated within our digital BIM ecosystem that is used by construction industry professionals of all disciplines around the world. It’s great to see the response they’ve received from our customers and I very much look forward to continuing to support Advanced on their BIM Journey.” Mandated use of BIM software for projects In the UK and overseas, BIM is increasingly used by architects and designers, with the latest NBS National BIM Report showing that BIM usage and awareness continues to grow. The UK Government mandated the use of BIM across all centrally procured projects in April 2016. Since 2014 in Dubai, a growing export market for Advanced, mandate for BIM software has been made compulsory for all major projects and buildings (developments of over 40 stories or 300,000ft2), alongside all Government, hospital, university and school projects. Advanced is a pioneer in the development and manufacture of intelligent fire systems. The legendary performance, quality and ease of use of its products sees Advanced specified in locations all over the world, from single panel installations to large, multi-site networks. Advanced’s products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control, fire paging and false alarm management systems.