Apollo re-introduces XP95 interface module due to popular demand
15 April 2020
DUE TO popular demand, Apollo Fire Detectors will be recommencing supply of its XP95 three-channel Input/Output (I/O) module. The XP95 module (55000-588APO) was removed from the company's product portfolio in 2018 after the introduction of the Intelligent Interface range. After receiving feedback from customers, however, Apollo has taken the decision to re-introduce the product to its portfolio with immediate effect.
The product offers the benefit of using a single address for three individually-monitored inputs and three outputs, as well as cost savings compared to using a combination of single or twin I/O modules, making it the perfect solution for the following applications: lift bank control, fire door control, shop unit monitoring and smoke damper control.
The product is an ideal solution for use in high complexity buildings, such as Shopping Centres and hospitals, that demand comprehensive systems to operate. Hospitals make use of multiple control systems such as access controlled doors and air handling units. It's crucial that these systems integrate with the fire system and that they work co-operatively. The three-channel I/O module not only facilitates this integration, but also offers additional space on the panel, thereby maximising the amount of outputs available in a given area.
Speaking to Fire Safety Matters about the news, Guy Briscoe (director at Knox Fire) stated: “The re-introduction of the three-channel I/O is welcomed by Knox Fire. This product not only has the advantage of offering more channels on a single device compared to many of its competitor products, but also legacy systems can continue to be supported. This is critical. The re-introduction will allow us to carry out repairs and ten-year product life cycle changes without the disruption of re-programming the system for different devices. Business continuity is key to our critical infrastructure customers in the Data Centre, hospital and power generation sectors, all of whom will be pleased to see the three-channel I/O return to the Apollo product line.”
Mark Wild (technical, design and commissioning manager at EU Fire and Security) observed: “Historically, we used to specify the three-channel I/O for aspirating systems: one channel for fire, one for fault monitoring and the third for monitoring the PSU for any faults. Instantly, the price of a job went up when we had to allow for a twin and a single. Our customers seem very pleased by its return. Indeed, we received numerous calls asking for prices and availability within hours of the news of the re-launch.”*For more information about XP95 three-channel I/O module visit the Apollo Fire Detectors website: http://apollo.ly/8c