Dynamic & Static Translators

Hyfire Translator

Powered by the control panel loop, the translator processes messages received from the wireless detectors, modules, call points, etc. and transmits information about itself and the devices to the system control panel. The control panel recognises the translator and the devices as individual addressed points on the loop.

Translator characteristics:

  • Patented double ortogonal antenna to guarantee reliable communication
  • Unique frequency hopping algorithm
  • High noise immunity
  • Bi-directional communication protocol between all wireless devices
  • 7 transmission channels
  • Up to 32 devices used with each translator
  • System can be programmed through internal keys or a PC

Is the Hyfire wireless fire alarm system completely wireless? The answer to that question is no. The reason for this is that the fire alarm control panel is not wireless, but a standard off the shelve wired addressable control panel.

The point at which the system becomes wireless is the from Argus Vega wired Translator.

The Translator is wired directly onto detection loop of the control panel, and it is the circuit that powers the unit. From the Translator which acts as the interface between the wired and wireless parts of the system, you can log on the triggering and alarm wireless devices.

Hyfire has two types of Translator called a “Static” or “Dynamic”. The term Dynamic is, if the communication between the Translator and the device is lost, the unit will try and find an alternative signal path and restore connectivity to the control panel.

Both units have advantages and disadvantages, the “Static’ model is limited to 32 devices, whereas the Dynamic can accommodate 127 devices.

The “Static” Translator is not Dynamic. However, the “Static” translator can program cause and effects allowing you to select individual trigger devices to activate selected output and alarm devices, whereas the Dynamic model cannot be programmed in this way and only offers a common alarm activation.

The units are aesthetically pleasing to look at and can be mounted in most locations within a building without being noticed. Furthermore, the units have IP protection and therefore, can be mounted outside without being damaged from the elements.