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FEATURE FIRE & SECUIRITY SOUNDING THE ALARM


The hospitality chain DoubleTree by Hilton has integrated a high specification fire audio solution and advanced fire systems from Advanced at its Boston hotel


Advanced’s Axis AX system has been


designed to offer enhanced power and performance in a user-friendly format, offering a vast range of configurations, control and interface options all with simple set-up and operation. The Axis AX systems includes easily networked panels, audio panels and command centers, DynamixSmoke smoke control and a huge range of peripherals, devices and interfaces that make it ideal to suit almost any fire and life safety application.


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ne of the World’s most famous hotel chains, DoubleTree by Hilton, part of


Hilton Worldwide, has selected a high performance fire system from Advanced at their eight storey, 366 room hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The challenge was to replace an


existing system, integrate speakers to all guest rooms, and ensure that all audio messages and strobes were fully synchronised across the hotel, in the event of a fire situation, without the need for costly rewiring.


STANDARDS & REQUIREMENTS An Advanced audio system was specified


by the stylish, four-star, DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore as it met regulatory requirements for the low frequency 520 Hz warning tones necessary for the sleeping areas of the hotel and its emergency communications system, PerfectSync, synchronised tones and digital messages to ensure compliance with local codes. Christopher Whitmarsh, president at Hayden Systems, comments: “I was confident that the Advanced equipment could meet the application requirements based on my knowledge and experience with the equipment. In this case the Axis


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AX system was the preferred choice of the client too thanks to its voice communication system, coupled with PerfectSync, ensuring the hotel adhered to strict guidelines. The system integrated seamlessly into the fabric of the building and provided the client with a solution that met their needs as well as satisfying the rigorous demands of the local fire authority.” PerfectSync automatically synchronises audio, voice and strobe signals across Advanced’s Axis AX fire alarm networks dynamically, as conditions change. Synchronisation of audio and visual signals across multiple notification zones, floors & areas, prevents confusion in an emergency situation and aids in meeting intelligibility standards.


AMPLIFYING AUDIO MESSAGES Using high performance, distributed, digital amplifiers that come standard, with an integral backup amplifier and power source, should a fire spread to an adjacent floor or area, audio and visual indicators come on immediately, and the audio messages will quickly synchronise with any identical audio message on the system.


SAFEGUARDING GUESTS Mike Troiano, president and CEO of Advanced in the US, says: “Advanced fire systems are specified in some of the most famous and prestigious hotels across the world and it was a pleasure to work with our customer Hayden Systems, to provide a system that will meet the rigorous standards required and ensure that the DoubleTree by Hilton’s staff and guests alike are safeguarded.” “PerfectSync insures synchronisation of audio, paging and strobe signals without the need for special wiring or programming, it’s all done automatically by the Axis AX system. Since its introduction in 2014, PerfectSync has built a solid reputation with engineering firms and fire authorities alike for its ability to deliver superior performance. The end result is a technologically advanced, easy to use audio and visual communications system that improves life safety for all of the occupants of a building in an emergency situation.”


MULTIPROTOCOL PRODUCTS Advanced is specified in locations all over the world, from single panel installations to large, multi-site networks and is known for its ease of use. Advanced’s products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control, fire paging and false alarm management systems. DoubleTree by Hilton is an American hotel chain and a part of Hilton Worldwide. Most DoubleTree hotels are independently owned and operated by franchisees, but some are managed by Hilton Worldwide.


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