The fire panel allows mixed operation of analog addressable and conventional technology. It supports connecting periphery in either stub or loop topologies. Analog addressable fire detectors, manual call points, signaling devices, inputs and outputs are identified and managed by the fire panel as single elements. As required by the building structure the peripherals are grouped software wise in logical zones.
The compact modular fire panel comes as a kit in a housing. The functional modules can be plugged onto the rail inside the housing. The rail provides power and internal communication to the functional modules.
A wide range of functional modules is available providing different connections and functions: addressable loops, conventional zones, inputs and outputs as well as interfaces to various devices. The fire alarm panel can be equipped with six functional modules of which a maximum of four can be analog addressable loop modules. This makes the fire panel suitable for small to medium size applications. The fire panel is available with two different types of housings:
The slim wall mount housings are for mounting directly to the wall. Frame mount housings require an additional frame between the housing and the wall.
The frame lets space for e.g. cabling, media converters, and larger batteries. Special installation kits also allow installation in 19" racks.
The panel controller is the central component of the fire panel. A color display shows all messages. The touch screen is for operation of the entire system. The user-friendly interface adapts to various situations. This causes correct operation that is simple and clear as well as targeted and intuitive.
Panels and keypads of the AVENAR series and of the FPA-5000 series (MPC-xxxx-B and MPC-xxxx-C) can be combined in one panel network using the Ethernet and the CAN bus interfaces. The remote keypad is for decentralized operation of the panel or of the panel network.
Integration into large-scale systems can be done by an Ethernet interface to the Bosch Hierarchy panel (UGM) or to Building Integration System (BIS). Integration into third party management systems is possible with the availability of OPC server and Software Development Kit.
A data interface enables monitoring and full control of Bosch voice alarm systems. This makes the fire panel a complete safety solution.
The fire panel is configured on a laptop using the FSP-5000-RPS programming software. The programming software enables further adaptation, e.g. to country-specific requirements and regulations.
Two status LEDs, one red and one yellow, are programmable. The red one shows a self-defined alarm. The yellow one shows a self-defined fault or deactivation.
Additional annunciator modules, each with 16 red and 16 yellow LEDs are available to indicate a larger number of self-defined alarms, faults or deactivations.
Operation and processing of messages
For operating the panel, an 8 inch touch pad as input medium is put upon the display. There are 6 buttons with fixed functionality as well as 3 programmable function keys.
Examples for the assignment of the function keys:
Each function key has a virtual status indicator. At any time, an operator with sufficient user rights can control the function keys.