Fire alarm communication, monitoring tool
Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell expands its alarm and ECS response
Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell has expanded its line of technologies designed to simplify the complexities of monitoring and controlling one or more fire alarm and emergency communication systems (ECS) and speed emergency response. The FocalPoint family of graphic workstations now includes a touchscreen monitor, high-speed desktop unit, and two mobile tablets, all made to provide facility/security managers and first responders real-time information and systems control virtually anywhere. Each FocalPoint unit provides bird's-eye views down to floor-by-floor layouts of all monitored facilities and their fire alarm and ECS's major components. These interactive displays automatically zero-in on devices in trouble or alarm, providing real-time information on the event and its location. Using FocalPoint, facility managers can easily troubleshoot system issues such as device tampering, and cleaning or replacement needs while security officials use it to quickly assess and respond to alarms or pinpoint repeat offenses.
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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.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey