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SimplexGrinnell to offer fire system with remote capabilities

SimplexGrinnell has introduced an Internet-ready fire alarm system with remote service diagnostics and program downloads.

May 18, 2011  By Staff

The Simplex 4100ES was developed with “extensive voice-of-the-customer input,” according to the company and was designed with engineers, contractors, facility owners and building owners in mind.

The new system provides added processing power, simpler installation, remote serviceability features, and mass storage of vital system data right within the 4100ES panel.

 “Combining the new technology features with our ongoing commitment to forward/backward compatibility, the 4100ES can meet a wide range of life safety and property protection needs – today, tomorrow and into the future,” said John Haynes, Director of Fire Alarm Marketing for SimplexGrinnell.

The key capabilities of the Simplex 4100ES system include:


TrueInsight Remote Service:  The 4100ES system supports TrueInsight Remote Service. With TrueInsight, SimplexGrinnell can remotely diagnose Simplex fire alarm systems, proactively determine the best course of action, and facilitate a first-time fix should an on-site service visit be necessary.

Install Mode:  The 4100ES system’s install mode can make installation easier and upgrades less disruptive to customers by streamlining the handling of construction-related trouble alerts.

Remote Downloads: With the remote download feature, SimplexGrinnell technicians can download programs to an entire network of panels from a single location over a customer’s IT network.

Mass Storage: The new mass storage device enables facility managers to store and archive operating programs, test results, and other vital system data within the 4100ES panel. Improper removal or failure of the mass storage device prompts the system to issue an immediate alert.

Forward/Backward Compatibility: The 4100ES is designed with forward/backward compatibility to help protect customers’ investments in Simplex fire and life-safety systems. SimplexGrinnell can upgrade customers to the new 4100ES technology platform – leveraging existing infrastructure and minimizing disruption to building operations.

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