Willem L. Harthoorn
Chiron Security Communications has been awarded the highest standard accreditation of EN54-21/CPR for the entire IRIS Touch 4-NG series, Chiron’s high-end Alarm over IP diallers. Adopting a strict quality management policy, Chiron has always been at the forefront of obtaining approvals for its products such as EN and VdS. This new accreditation is of major importance to the company in terms of new market segment development and will enable Chiron to help its customers to better and easier comply with insurers’ regulations. What exactly is the European Standard EN54-21/CPR for fire systems? This European Standard specifies requirements, test methods and performance criteria against which the effectiveness and reliability of routing equipment capable of transmitting fire alarm and/or fault warning signals for use with fire detection and fire alarm systems installed in buildings can be assessed. The routing equipment is designed to allow the system to function in accordance with the requirements of this European Standard. It also provides for the evaluation of conformity of the equipment to the requirements of this standard. To be compliant with the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), products always need to be tested connected to a panel and prove they are communicating. The IRIS Touch 4-NG series has been tested as part of an overall fire system and has been approved EN54-21 throughout Europe for the fire market. IRIS Touch 4-NG series fire panel integration Signalling for fire alarms has traditionally only been applied to two events, ‘Fire’ or ‘Fault’. This provides very little information to the monitoring centre on the best way to action the alarm. Most fire panels can generate a great deal more information (e.g. id of sensor activated, zone) on a local serial port. This is normally done in a panel specific manner with the protocols differing from one manufacturer to another and therefore not in a format recognised by the monitoring centre. For some time IRIS Touch diallers have supported the serial ‘ESPA’ pager protocol interface which many fire panels offer and use to signal such additional information. The IRIS Touch dialler converts the ESPA messages from the panel into standard SIA format and sends these to the monitoring centre with additional information to the ‘Fire’ or ‘Fault’ signal. This concept has been extended in the V2.14 firmware of the IRIS Touch NG range so that serial event messages generated by Honeywell Notifier and HHL fire panels can be handled in the same way and converted to standard SIA format for the monitoring centre. Chiron's CEO, Willem L. Harthoorn, comments: “Chiron recognised the need of the Fire Security Industry for reliable Alarm over IP transmission. We therefore significantly invested in both development and applicable certification for our IRIS Touch 4-NG series. These efforts have already resulted in winning a major project in Germany. We will continue to implement serial fire panel protocols when we’re asked to do so and there is an economical justification for this.”
Dr. Pfau, Germany's leading development company for alarm management software, has integrated Chiron's Alarm over IP receiving platform IRIS Secure Apps in it's LISA application. End-to-end IP connectivity This integration allows ARCs which use the LISA application to realise an end-to-end IP connectivity between the IRIS AoIP receivers and the LISA frontal stations. Thus making the whole system more flexible, scalable, reliable and faster. Also the bi-directional template integration renders the set-up of new IRIS accounts easier and failsafe through an "one-click" operation. Chiron's CEO, Willem L. Harthoorn, comments: "This integration with the Dr. Pfau's LISA application has already proven to be extremely useful for existing joined customers and we're looking forward to extend this across the German ARC's that use LISA. The LISA-ISA integration was jointly presented to the Dr. Pfau customers at the 5th edition of the LISA Anwender Treffen on June 17th 2015 in Lochau (AT).
The enhanced alliance renders i-Alarmsysteme a key and cross DACH regional IRIS AoIP distributor With the announced 2018 ISDN and PSTN sunset, the demand for the IRIS Alarm over IP products starts to grow exponentially across Germany. To answer this growing demand Chiron Security Communications AG extends its existing and successful relationship with i-Alarmsysteme into Germany. This enhanced alliance renders i-Alarmsysteme a key and cross DACH regional IRIS AoIP distributor. i-Alarmsysteme, with headquarters in Wiener Neustadt (Austria) and subsidiaries in Winterthur (Switzerland) and Düsseldorf (Germany) is a leading independent distributor of professional electronic security products in the DACH area. The i-Alarmsysteme product portfolio is focused on intruder alarms, fire detection, video surveillance systems and access control. With it's technical advantages, added value features and proven reliability, IRIS Alarm over IP, is the market leader in secure IP alarm signalling in Austria en Switzerland. "We will grow this strong position in Germany through product availability backed-up by our first class local sales and technical support" says i-Alarmsysteme's CEO Peter Zehetner. Confirming the distribution agreement Chiron's CEO, Willem L. Harthoorn, comments: "i-Alarmsysteme brings added value and local technical support to our very loyal and rapidly expanding IRIS Touch customer base across the DACH region."
Chiron Security Communications, well represented in Switzerland since 2008 with its renowned IRIS Alarm over IP system The Swisscom “2017 PSTN Sunset” announcement in March last year gave the Swiss Alarm over IP market a strong, dynamic realisation that immediate change was imperative. Chiron Security Communications, well represented in Switzerland since 2008 with its renowned IRIS Alarm over IP system, has, with this latest IRIS Secure Apps implementation, now reached 100% coverage of the leading Swiss alarm receiving centres. Swiss security installers now have the full choice of connecting their IRIS Touch AoIP installations to: Certas in Zürich, Lausanne and Lugano Protectas in Zürich and Geneva Ruvor Management in Sankt Gallen Argus in Buchs (CH) and Eschen (LI) A.D.S.I. Fonti in Geneva Daru-Wache in Riniken GPA Guardian Protection in Geneva Securitas Direct in Lausanne SIR Service d’Intervention Rapide in Geneva Swiss Alertis in Zürich Verkehrsüberwachung Schweiz Sicherheitsdienst Gubelmann in Sankt Gallen EGS Sécurité in Colombier Chiron’s CEO, Willem L. Harthoorn, comments: “This ARC coverage and the explosive growth of the IRIS Touch diallers reflect the trust and confidence of the Swiss security market in the IRIS Alarm over IP system.”