Alarm Management Solutions Development Gathers Pace - Latest Updates
Highlighting growing momentum behind its product development roadmap, Drax Technology has introduced two important upgrades to its alarm management solutions portfolio - a new version of its AMX platform and a new SMaRT Watch alarm management module to complement its already extensive catalogue.
 
The new updated AMX alarm management platform, AMX version 218 Revision B, now supports a wider range of fire control panels than before, making it even easier for organisations to centralise the monitoring and management of diverse systems and deliver the most appropriate and efficient response to alarm events, particularly fire alarms.  This allows organisations to make more effective use of resources, reduce costs and deliver higher visibility of all installed systems regardless of location.
 
AMX is compatible with virtually all leading fire alarm control panels and version 218 Revision B now adds support for the popular Notifier Pearl and Ziton ZP3 control panels.  Large networks of Ziton panels can now be supported, making our alarm management software, AMX, a useful addition to large buildings with multiple panels, or institutions with a large number of smaller buildings.
 
AMX provides a real-time view of the status and performance of all connected fire alarm sensors and enables both fires as well as faults to be rapidly identified without the need to physically check each remote control panel.  Utilising some of the many features provided enables building managers to measure maintenance activity. As a result, AMX becomes an invaluable tool for proving compliance with legislation.
 
New SMaRT Watch Module Takes its Bow
 
Introduced in parallel with the upgrade to the AMX platform, our new SMaRT Watch 4 x 2 I/O module provides the capability to monitor up to four separate sets of relay contacts and control two outputs through the unit’s on-board relays, all via an Ethernet connection to its AMX alarm management software. The module comes boxed and includes a power supply, making it suitable to interface with virtually any equipment. This allows organisations to make more effective use of resources, reduce costs and deliver higher visibility of all installed systems regardless of type or location.
 
Using our AMX software and the new SMaRT Watch 4 x 2 I/O module in tandem will allow non-addressable fire control panels, security panels or items of plant to be monitored and, if necessary, controlled. The module’s outputs could be used to control equipment in a remote building such as opening vents or doors, switching on lighting or even heating.
 
AMX provides a real-time view of the status and performance of all connected systems and stores all events providing a useful audit trail. Utilising some of AMX’s many features enables building managers to measure maintenance activity and becomes an invaluable tool when proving compliance with legislation.