Those of you who visited us
at International Fire Expo in the UK this year
will have seen a preview of our revised and
updated Syncro analogue addressable fire panel
and Syncro Response repeater. The technical
changes are far reaching and are briefly summarised
Note: These changes are enhancements to the
system, all the functionality and compatibility
Product approvals and warranty
terms are also unaffected and pricing, is also
of course unchanged!
Please note that, with immediate
effect, all purchase orders for Syncro and Syncro
Response will be supplied in the newly updated
We will however still be able
to supply limited quantities of Syncro and Syncro
Response in the earlier model/style enclosures
for a short period of time, for those customers
who require the panels to match existing installed
To do this, please specify the cabinet
on your purchase order.
the "New Products for 2007 brochure":
In response to customer demand,
we have restyled the outer cabinet of the Syncro
and Syncro Response to match our Sigma CP, XT,
Syncro AS products and the Focus and View Repeaters.
The dimensions are unchanged but the paint finish
is now standardised across the family, so all
these cabinets have the same colour and texture.
The model identification and
brand/logo are no longer silk-screened onto
the lid – they are now in the same style
as the Syncro AS and Sigma CP/XT i.e. printed
onto a label.
The newly updated Syncro must
be ordered in a specific protocol version. The
firmware must be specified as either Apollo,
Hochiki ESP or Argus Vega.
Particular care must be taken when ordering
spare parts – the protocol information
must be included in the order request.
Care must also be taken in
networking older panels.
For further information:
The Syncro now supports “Open-Ended”
networks – it is no longer essential to
have the network as a closed “loop”
which enables network systems wired with this
topology to have the panels replaced without
re-wiring. Other new features included are:
- Fire zone indicators offset
facility - Allows each panel on a network to
have unique zone indicators.
- Disablement Output Facility – Allows
a disablement signal to be configured on loop
or panel I/O.
- “Zones by Node” cause and effect
programming – Greatly enhances the power
of the systems cause and effects.
- Activate delays on initialisation –
Allows panel to remember delays when the system
- Hide disablement indication when delays are
activated – Allows the General Disablement
indicator to be inhibited when delays are active.
- Support for OEM panel integration using the
“Virtual Panel” option – Improved
facilities for integrating with other systems
such as BMS.
The Syncro panel now supports
numerous new devices from our detector partners:
The Apollo Discovery Loop Sounder Beacon, and
XPander Radio Interface and Radio devices as
well as the Hochiki Wall Sounder, Base Sounder,
Base Sounder-Beacon , Powered Output Module
and Aspirated Smoke detector, are all supported
by the latest version.
Enhancements also include improvements
to the Apollo Intelligent Reflective Beam Unit
fault reporting and the Discovery devices Mode
The Apollo Discovery Call Point,
the Hochiki Call Point, Hochiki Multisensor
and new Hochiki Heat sensor are now able to
have the polling LED configured.
If you require any additional
help please contact our Sales Department on