The System Sensor SWIFT® Wireless system offers an AV base to support L-Series devices in wireless installations.
The SWIFT AV bases (WAV-CRL and WAV-CWL) are intended for use with compatible System Sensor L-Series AV notification appliances to meet a comprehensive range of notification requirements. The AV Base provides power for the audio and visual signals and supports wireless communication with the Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP). The L-Series AV notification appliance is mounted directly to the wireless AV base allowing flexibility in color, placement and signal output.
Power is supplied through two sets of 4 batteries - one set provides power for wireless communication, and the other set provides power for the notification appliance's audio and/or visual signal.Battery life of the wireless portion is UL listed for at least 2 years. Battery life for the AV set of batteries depends upon the activation time and output level of the audio or visual signal.
The SWIFT synchronization module (W-SYNC) can be used to provide audio and visual synchronization between SWIFT notification appliances and System Sensor wired notification appliances. The wireless synchronization module operates from 24V power with supplemental battery support and communicates through the mesh network to the gateway and FACP. Synchronization is only available with notification appliances that use the System Sensor synchronization protocol. Synchronization of the SWIFT notification appliances within a single mesh network is inherent in the wireless system and a wireless synchronization module is not needed. The W-SYNC also provides wireless control and monitoring of a Notification Appliance Circuit (NAC) expander or power supply.
SWIFT SYSTEM OVERVIEW
The SWIFT Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology wireless system offers intelligent (addressable) devices which provide secure, reliable communication to the Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) across a Class A mesh network. Wireless devices create an opportunity for applications where it is costly (concrete walls/ceilings, buried wires), obtrusive (surface mount conduit), or possibly dangerous (asbestos) to use traditional wired devices. It allows fast installation for time-critical situations and provides the flexibility to add wireless onto wired systems for retrofit installations. Both wired and wireless devices can be present on the same FACP for an integrated solution.
The mesh network within the SWIFT system creates a child-parent relationship between the devices so that each device has two parents providing a second path for communications on every device. If one device can no longer operate for any reason, the rest of the devices can still communicate with each other, directly or through one or more intermediate devices. Once an initial mesh network is formed, mesh restructuring automatically occurs to find the strongest paths possible within the network.
The SWIFT system also engages frequency hopping to prevent system interference whether intentional or accidental. Each device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules: 1) The device may not cause harmful interference and 2) The device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.