The FireCell is EMS’s Compliant Wireless System

EMS FireCell is EN54-35 compliant and the next generation of wireless fire alarm detection utilizing leading edge ‘Smart Cluster Technology. It ensures ease-of-use for the installation and extensive wireless coverage. This is simply not merely a new system, but a huge advancement for the automatic wireless fire detection industry.

New Era
EMS is at the cutting edge of wireless radio fire systems development ever since the introduction of radio communication within the field of fire safety. At this time, EMS is recognized as one of the leading high-tech specialist, developer and producer of wireless fire alarm systems in the UK. FireCell signifies a wireless revolution and the beginning of a new era!

EMS was directly associated with formulating the latest standard by supplying technical expertise towards the working team whose job was to bring together the UK and European wireless industries.

Installer liability.
The demands of EN54-25 exceed equipment compliance. The installer / maintainer obligation is to make sure that the wireless communication system satisfies the signal loss immunity specifications recommended by EN54-25.

What is FireCell?
Developed upon the achievements the 5000 FirePoint wireless fire alarm system, the creation of FireCell is a different technology developed as a short-range, Mulit-directional communication link in between fire devices.

Smart Cluster Technology:
In order to meet the demands of the EN54-25 accreditation, the FireCell system contains a new communication device: EMS’s exclusive ‘Smart Cluster Technology’. This technology, created by EMS at our factory in the UK, allows FireCell to satisfy EN54-25 without having interconnecting cables.

Smart Cluster Technology (SCT) utilizes a multi-frequency link, created to eradicate signal obstruction and signal impact, permitting carefully synchronised transmissions, with multi route availability. This enables an increased margin of signal power to be preserved through the entire system.

Communication management:
The European Standard recommends a significant signal above what is needed at survey and installation. EN54-25 demands a signal above 20-30db. This is in between 100-1,000 times the tolerance fault tolerance of ordinary communication!

FireCell features a complex new element, allowing the signal overhead to be inspected at any moment. If the communication signal from a sensor is discovered to be below normal, the Smart Cluster Technology automatically increases the transmission power, therefore restoring the communication route.

Firecell is manufactured in the UK
EMS is very proud of its ‘made in Britain’ reputation; FireCell is produced and constructed in its manufacturing area in Herne Bay, Kent. The highest quality and credibility of EMS products is widely known.

Comparison between the FireCell and Firepoint 5000

The FireCell Wireless Fire alarm system is the new range from EMS Fire and Security.

Introduced in 2011, the FireCell is the replacement for the FirePoint 5000. The upgrade was required due to the new European product standard for wireless fire alarms the EN54-25.

Comparison between the Two Systems.

If we compare the two systems, the old technology, the FirePoint 5000, the panel was manufactured in house, with the detection coming from a third party Ziton, with EMS radio wireless modules inserted within the Ziton range of equipment. The 5000 could accommodate 256 devices, and this was supported with various antennas to carry the signals. The system operated on radio frequencies of VHF 173 MHz and UHF 459 MHz.

The FireCell operates differently to the FirePoint 5000. The first obvious point to make is this system operates from a Kentec Syncro panel and the Ziton equipment has been replaced with Apollo devices. There are no large antennas and the system no longer operates on the lower frequencies of VHF 173 MHz and UHF 459 MHz, but at the new European frequency for wireless fire alarms of 868 MHz. The FireCell operates using a different technology of Radio Cluster Communication (RRC). The technology relies on groups of these radio communicators known as “Clusters” allowing the radio signal to hop between them. Each individual Radio cluster can handle up to 31 devices and the detection loop can accommodate 126 devices. The fire alarm control panels can come in 1, 2 and 4 loops and requires a 230v AC supply. A radio signal can have a maximum of four hops to get from the device back to the Radio Hub at the fire alarm control panel.

Just as its predecessor, the FireCell has the ability to wirelessly network to other panels using a “Radio Network Communicator. The RNC’s are usually powered directly from the fire alarm control panel. Using the RNC’s can network 8 systems.