The EN 54-16 standard specifies the test procedure, the performance criteria and the different requirements for voice alarm systems connected to fire detection and fire alarm systems providing fire alarm signals and messages to protect human life in case of fire.
The standard defines system functions that are mandatory (e.g. specific key colors for different states) as well as optional functions (e.g. emergency microphone, manual control of voice alarms, suitable flashing warning beacons, redundant power amplifiers) that can be provided by the system as a useful addition.
INDUSTRONIC is happy to announce that the INTRON-D plus /FA system with the latest components fulfills all assessment and verification criterias for the constancy of performance stipulated in the EN 54-16 standard. The system can be used as voice alarm control and indicating equipment (VACIE) for fire detection and fire alarm systems. We call it INTRON-D plus /FA to distinguish it from a non-certified system. FA stands for fire alarm.
The certification procedure was carried out by the Notified Body no. 0036 TÜV Süd Industrie Service GmbH. Different tests (e.g. audio performance, EMC, temperature resistance, software, and vibration test) were successfully performed in an accredited test lab.
Our new emergency microphone 30 EMI 010/FA for use in EN 54-16 systems was also included in the tests. It offers the following key features:
For more details, please refer to our data sheet.
Please click the following link to view the EN 54-16 certificate of constancy of performance and the declaration of performance for the INTRON-D plus / FA system with a detailed overview of the system’s essential characteristics as well as the EU declaration of conformity.
Pictures from the lab – the INTRON-D plus /FA system put to the test
This year, INDUSTRONIC participated as an exhibitor at the Intersec trade fair in Dubai for the first time.
At the German Pavilion, visitors had the chance to examine our products. Our Director of Sales, as well as the responsible Area Sales Manager were pleased to answer questions and give advice.
The Intersec trade fair is one of the leading international meeting platforms for the Security & Safety industry. For 18 years it has proven to be the no. 1 business platform in the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region and beyond.
The last event in January 2016 featured more than 1,280 exhibitors and welcomed over 31,261 visitors from 128 countries, which made it the largest and most international Intersec of all times.
The fair was a good opportunity to meet customers and interested parties from all over the world. Furthermore we made new contacts and met our partners.
We were able to show our clients the latest developments and to discuss their requirements.
Beside our future smartphone application, we presented our new acoustic horn and the software-based PC intercom station NCP.
The feedback was excellent and we hope to create new business opportunities due to the excellent feedback we received.
We would like to express our gratitude to all our visitors who made the event so special and successful for us.
INDUSTRONIC would like to take the chance to thank everyone for visiting our booth in the German Pavilion at the Intersec. It was another outstanding experience and we enjoyed the inspiring conversations with visitors as well as exhibitors.
Thank you very much again and we hope to see you soon at our next exhibition.
We wish all of our colleagues, customers and friends a Happy Chinese New Year 2017!
Our business continues to grow at a high level despite the low price of oil.
The demand for IP solutions is steadily increasing. Nevertheless, the digital 2-wire technology with its transmission distance of up to 4 km (2.5 miles) for remote intercom stations with additional speaker will play an important role for a long time to come. Hybrid solutions combine the advantages of both technologies.
Our new high power speaker application with 125-W acoustic horns is experiencing great success. It provides excellent speech intelligibillity over long distances and is ideal to address large-scale areas such as tank farms and marine loading terminals. In combination with the classic public address speakers for buildings and outdoor areas with hidden nooks and corners, you get a perfect solution for efficient and high-quality broadcasting of announcements and alarms throughout the plant.
Together with our various intercom functions, we provide you with reliable wire-based industrial communication which also integrates wireless communication.
Our Christmas Charity Campaign
This year we are continuing our campaign:
Click on the names of the organizations in the tree to see which projects we supported.
October traditionally marks the beginning of fall and here at INDUSTRONIC. The busy season of the end of year rally starts. Many customers and partners are visiting and in addition to that our annual service training took place in Wertheim. During two days of training the service staff from our regional sales and customer service offices was informed about the latest technical topics and got an outlook on new products. These training days are a great opportunity for the service people from different parts of Germany to exchange their experiences and to learn from each other.
In the late afternoon, the group visited the Wertheim fair “Michaelismesse”. Together with several colleagues of the INDUSTRONIC headquarters they celebrated with beer and Bavarian food.
October is also running time! INDUSTRONIC employees ran for our charity event at Christmas time! Most importantly everyone had a good time and clocked lots of kilometers for charity.
Find out about the distance our colleagues ran and which charitable organization was selected – in December….
Today´s topic of INDUSTRONIC functions is Call Request Control. This function is often used at gateways and entrance areas. There, visitors must make a call request to the central control room via a gate intercom station.
Control Rooms – Flexible and Always Available
This call request reaches several control room intercom stations simultaneously. Depending on the situation, operators in the control room can flexibly decide at which intercom station they want to accept the call request and conduct the conversation. At the same time, the other stations are free and can accept further calls.
Communication is controlled by the Control Room
After the call has been accepted by the control room, a voice connection is established and controlled by the control room. During the course of the conversation the person at the entrance does not have to press any key again.
The following illustration shows the communication procedure in general.
Gate Intercom Stations with only 1 Key
Each intercom station which is used at an entrance area requires only 1 key for the call request. After the call has been accepted, no further keypress is necessary.
Conversation in Duplex Mode
Once an operator accepts the call, the conversation can be held in full-duplex mode if the intercom station in the control room is equipped with a handset which is used for the conversation.
Download a more detailed version here.
Keeping an overview on all the plant buildings and areas is important for the staff in the control room. The new IP PC intercom stations of the NCP series offer you exactly that. You can take full advantage of the INTRON-D plus functions for Intercom, PA and PA/GA on one large touchscreen.
The NCP series is especially designed for the use in modern control rooms. This includes:
- Industrial communication
- Propagating voice announcements
- Triggering of alarms
- Activation of control lines and/or control signals
The graphical user interface is separated into several layers and areas where different buttons and status indicators are arranged.
For a more detailed view, please click on the image on the right side.
The IP PC intercom station of the NCP series can be operated either via mouse or via touchscreen.
Intuitive User Interface
You can easily configure and modify the user interface with our configuration tool Config Manager. All in all, a total of 2000 buttons can be programmed. Each of these can be labeled with project- or function-specific texts or icons. In some cases, they change color when actuated.
One special feature are the new status indicators on the upper left corner of the button. Faults are indicated directly on the button with different colors.
The NCP is usually supplied as a software and can be installed on a PC. However, we recommend to order our pre-configured packages. The desktop version NCP 001 D consists of one PC with pre-installed software, one 19” touchscreen monitor, one desktop microphone and two desktop loudspeakers. This equipment has been tested by our engineers and guarantees compatibility and reliable operation. Of course, the intercom station is permanently monitored.
Desktop and Rack Versions available
In addition to the desktop version there is also a rack version available. The type NCP 001 R is especially designed for use as a service station installed inside a cabinet. Here, the operation is made via an industrial-suited resistive 15″ TFT touchscreen monitor. That means, operation with gloves is possible. A goose-neck microphone and a loudspeaker are built-in into the panel.
If you are interested in receiving an offer or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
INDUSTRONIC’s Charity Funds in Action
For our last charity campaign we supported the local Elementary School in Wertheim-Bestenheid by donating money for the renovation of its schoolyard.
Now, with the help of further sponsors and volunteers, the schoolyard has been renovated and turned into a great playground. The pupils now can a play on the monkey bars, climb, balance and swing!
The new schoolyard is much more suitable for children and promises to be a lot of fun!
We are proud and happy to have been able to support the pupils and our local elementary school.