ISC East Booth 607- Silent Knight by Honeywell, Northford, Conn., released the SK-F485C Wire to Fiber Converter, designed to allow new and existing Silent Knight systems to significantly increase wire runs between fire alarm control panels and power supplies, while providing a major boost in surge protection.

A fire alarm system run on copper wire underground, between buildings is susceptible to lightning damage due to earth ground differentials. The new fiber converter allows one Intelliknight™ addressable fire alarm control panel from Silent Knight to be extended over fiber-optic cable to protect multiple buildings while severely limiting the risk of damages from electrical surges.

Covering longer distances over fiber allows Silent Knight systems to offer more economical and reliable fire protection to larger facilities such as warehouses and factories, as well as for multi-building projects, including K-12 schools, universities, corporate campuses, apartment buildings and assisted living complexes.

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