Yet another prestigious international award for Best Detection and Alarm Product (Xtralis, the company who brought you VESDA and the leading global innovator in early warning safety and security detection
solutions for over 25 years, announced today it was named the recipient of the esteemed 2011 Fire Excellence Award in the Best Detection and Alarm Product category for its revolutionary new Open-
Area Smoke Imaging Detection (OSID) product.
The product was shortlisted along with six other products before being revealed as the overall winner last night.
The Fire Excellence Awards 2011 celebrate the best products, services
and individuals in the Fire Safety industry.
Held every two years to coincide with the International Firex exhibition, the awards are the chance to gain unrivalled industry
recognition for exemplary service to the fire protection industry.
The award is the latest in a string of accolades afforded Xtralis worldwide and the second one for the OSID product this year.
OSID was the prestigious winner of the ‘Judge’s Choice Award’ at the ISC West 2011 New Product Showcase, one of the largest global shows in the industry, last year attended by over 23 thousand
OSID’s portfolio of awards recognises its value as a revolutionary
technology that will reshape detection in open spaces. OSID greatly enhances the protection of life and valuable assets while dramatically reducing the cost of ownership.
OSID impressed the judges with its use of ground-breaking technology which overcomes the weaknesses of traditional optical beam detection solutions often used in open spaces where standard sensitivity, code-compliant detection is required.
The patented combination of dual wavelength Emitters, a CMOS Imager, advanced detection algorithms and 3D coverage, delivers unsurpassed reliability, high immunity to false alarms, and intuitive,
low cost installation and alignment.
OSID installation and alignment can be 50%- 75% less than existing products. In addition, OSID provides more than 50% increase in
sensitivity over traditional beam detectors.
The product’s unique characteristics make it superbly tolerant to building movement, steam, insects, dust and solid object intrusions.
OSID’s performance has been proven in a variety of challenging
environments throughout the globe. “We are very proud to receive this prestigious award for this exceptional new product,” says Dr Peter Meikle, VP Strategy and Products for Xtralis.
“Just as with VESDA, Xtralis continues to be recognised as a true innovator solving real problems and delivering true value. OSID replaces current technologies used in open spaces, providing a superior sensitivity and more robust solution yet at the same time reducing the lifetime cost of the system.”
Among other applications, OSID is ideal for warehouses, airport terminals, commercial centres and educational campuses. With OSID Xtralis continues its commitment to excellence and innovation
in the global Fire Safety industry.
Xtralis is the leading global provider of powerful solutions for the early detection of fire, gas and security threats. Our technologies prevent disasters by giving users time to respond before life, critical infrastructure or business continuity is compromised. We protect high-value and irreplaceable assets belonging to the world’s top governments and businesses.
Our solutions include VESDA by Xtralis – the world’s No.1 brand of very early warning aspirating smoke detection (ASD) systems, VESDA ECO by Xtralis™ – ASD plus gas detection and environmental monitoring,
ICAM™ by Xtralis – flexible aspirating smoke detection, ICAM ECO by Xtralis – ASD plus gas detection and environmental monitoring,
OSID by Xtralis – smoke detection for open areas, ADPRO® by Xtralis – perimeter, multisite and enterprise security, and ASIM™ by Xtralis – traffic detection.
To learn more, please visit us at www.xtralis.com