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FAAST Very Early Warning Aspiration detector is now Modbus enabled


System Sensor Europe, part of Honeywell, has announced that its ultra-sensitive FAAST Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology detector now comes equipped with direct Modbus connectivity.

Gintare Budriunaite, FAAST Product Marketing Manager, said, “FAAST’s built-in Modbus protocol will enable seamless integration with Building Management Systems without any additional hardware or software. Our customers using this additional communications capability will benefit from more flexible and streamlined system management and will reduce their overall cost as they can access detailed diagnostics and interact with the devices remotely. This is a particular benefit in large systems containing multiple FAAST units as it provides centralised visibility of all devices.”

Integrating the Modbus/TCP protocol within FAAST compliments the existing LAN/WAN TCP/IP connectivity. FAAST Modbus connectivity is provided via the device’s onboard Ethernet connection, which simultaneously provides direct Internet connectivity and email functionality. As with all of these features, Modbus connectivity is standard at no additional cost, avoiding the need for additional interfaces and Modbus protocol translators in order to implement the functionality.

This month also sees a new release of PipeIQ software 1.5.7, which introduces enhanced pipe design features. Multilingual PipeIQ software provides intuitive system layout, configuration, and monitoring all in one package.