Fike acquires axonX Video Technology
Signifire technology is recognized by NFPA 72 as an authorized flame and smoke initiating device.
of video image flame and smoke detection technologies (also called Video Image
Detection or VID). Fike and axonX will continue to market the product line
under the SigniFire brand.
technology merges security camera architecture with image analysis, artificial
intelligence, and patented signal processing technologies to create an early
warning fire detection system. The system detects smoke, flame, and motion,
providing a more comprehensive alert for protected spaces.
technology is recognized by NFPA 72 as an authorized flame and smoke initiating
device and the SigniFire IP camera is Factory Mutual (FM) approved. Used in
applications where traditional smoke detection technologies may not be
practical or efficient, axonX's current installations include fossil fuel power
plants, nuclear facilities, industrial facilities, cultural properties,
warehouses and tunnels.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
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