One of the World’s most famous hotel chains, DoubleTree by Hilton part of Hilton Worldwide, has selected a high-performance fire system from industry leader Advanced at their hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.
The challenge was to replace an existing system, integrate speakers to all guest rooms and ensure that all audio messages and strobes were fully synchronized across the hotel, in the event of a fire situation, without the need for costly re-wiring.
An Advanced audio system was specified by DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore as it met regulatory requirements for the low frequency 520 Hz warning tones necessary for the sleeping areas of the hotel and its emergency communications system, PerfectSync, synchronized tones and digital messages to ensure compliance with local codes.
Christopher Whitmarsh, president at Hayden Systems Inc., commented: “I was confident that the Advanced equipment could meet the application requirements based on my knowledge and experience with the equipment. In this case the Axis AX system was the preferred choice of the client, too, thanks to its voice communication system, coupled with PerfectSync, ensuring the hotel adhered to strict guidelines. The system integrated seamlessly into the fabric of the building and provided the client with a solution that met their needs as well as satisfying the rigorous demands of the local fire authority.”
PerfectSync automatically synchronizes audio, voice and strobe signals across Advanced’s Axis AX fire alarm networks dynamically, as conditions change. Synchronization of audio and visual signals across multiple notification zones, floors and areas, prevents confusion in an emergency situation and aids in meeting intelligibility standards.
Using high performance, distributed, digital amplifiers that come standard with an integral backup amplifier and power source, should a fire spread to an adjacent floor or area, audio and visual indicators come on immediately, and the audio messages will quickly synchronize with any identical audio message on the system.
Mike Troiano, president and CEO of Advanced in the USA, said: “Advanced fire systems are specified in some of the most famous and prestigious hotels across the world and it was a pleasure to work with our customer Hayden Systems, Inc. to provide a system that will meet the rigorous standards required and ensure that the DoubleTree by Hilton’s staff and guests alike are safeguarded.”