Apollo Fire Detectors, the world-leading independent fire detector manufacturer, is pleased to present the latest products in its innovative fire detection system range – SOTERIA® and CoreProtocol®.
The SOTERIA® collection offers the next generation in fire recognition technology and has been developed to improve detection, reduce false alarms and deliver improved reliability.
Complementing SOTERIA® is Apollo’s enhanced protocol, CoreProtocol®, the next generation in fire loop communication giving greater control, higher levels of efficiency and significantly more loop power.
These new products have been designed by Apollo’s industry-leading engineers using the latest simulation technology and in-house development and testing facilities. They reflect our ambition to deliver a real focus on innovation and are just the start of our journey, with more exciting products in the pipeline.
To find out how you can benefit from the peace of mind that our most sophisticated fire detection system to date brings, talk to the Apollo sales team about SOTERIA® and CoreProtocol® today on +44 (0) 2392 492 412 or visit www.apollo-fire.co.uk/soteria for our latest updates.
INTELLIGENCE > DEFINED
LESS FALSE ALARMS
Using our dedicated team of industry experts, Apollo has developed the SOTERIA® collection to include a range of new features which offer unique benefits to the fire detection market:
ADVANCED CHIP SENSOR
Applying the latest in electronics, our advanced technology significantly improves the detection of smoke, and enhances reliability of the detection process.
INCREASED DUST RESISTANCE
The sleek low profile design of SOTERIA® means that less dust penetrates the outer casing. We have also designed SOTERIA® detectors to be less sensitive to any dust that does accumulate over long periods of time.
We carry out comprehensive testing in our own laboratories and testing facilities. Every device is tested beyond EN54 standards to ensure maximum reliability and performance.
BETTER PROTECTION FROM INSECTS
Our improved design, which includes a new mesh barrier, makes it harder for insects to enter the device and gives them fewer places to hide.
INTEGRATION > DEFINED
At Apollo, we know that effective fire detection isn’t just about the detectors, which is why we’ve developed our enhanced protocol, CoreProtocol®, the next generation in fire loop communication.
Building on our established XP95 and Discovery technology, CoreProtocol® supports more devices through increased power on the loop and soft addressing. It also boasts enhanced status reporting, reduced installation costs and improved system versatility.
CoreProtocol® offers forward and backward compatibility and the ability to manage a significantly increased number of devices and, when used in conjunction with SOTERIA®, offers improved features.*
HIGHER LOOP POWER
Increased power on the loop allows more devices to be supported – up to a maximum of 2028 addresses using SOTERIA® devices.
FASTER STATUS REPORTING
CoreProtocol® flags any events triggered on the system to create fast status alerts. Any devices tampered with are instantly identified and a tamper flag created. If the system is triggered, more detailed information is available to help identify why a particular detector was activated.
IMPROVED ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
CoreProtocol® provides highly accurate readings e.g. ambient temperature and CO levels, and can forward these to a Building Management System – providing temperature information to within a degree centigrade. This enables the accurate adjustment of air conditioning, heating and building ventilation.
SOTERIA® devices incorporate a smart isolator which allows the device to be addressed with automatic addressing and soft addressing options by CoreProcotol®, or via an XPERT card in the device. This smart isolator effectively becomes an electronic switch that can isolate sections on the loop, making fault finding and diagnostics simpler. Additionally, devices can be grouped and triggered independently, for example, to isolate a single floor of a building for maintenance.
*Features subject to panel availability and enablement.
The SOTERIA® collection uses new optical sensing technology, PureLight®, to detect smoke particles entering its chambers. This unique system marks a new stage in the development of Apollo optical technology and increases the reliability of fire detection while resulting in fewer false alarms.
Our advanced PureLight® technology includes:
A NEW CONE SENSING CHAMBER
The smoke chamber of the detector is a unique cone shape which serves to reduce any stray reflection. This ultra-dark internal light chamber also contains a high-intensity infra-red LED that is highly sensitive to smoke particles. When smoke enters the chamber, infra-red light is scattered and registered by the photodiode and amplifier that are included in an application-specific integrated circuit. This circuit ensures long term reliability, even in extreme conditions.
ENHANCEMENTS TO THE SMOKE ENTRY PROCESS
The low profile design of the outer casing improves the flow of smoke as well as reducing contamination from dust. The smoke inlet consists of a complex pathway into the centre of the detector, designed using computer simulation to achieve the best airflow in all orientations. This creates a controlled environment around the cone within the detector as well as completely eliminating external light, ensuring the inner chamber remains ultra-dark.
RIGOROUSLY > TESTED
Apollo is the largest independent smoke detection manufacturer in the world, producing over 50,000 detectors every day. Our commitment to safety is clear – our state of the art in-house testing facilities are a critical tool in both the development of new products, and our ongoing rigorous testing methods.
Our innovative SOTERIA® devices have been designed by industry leading engineers using the latest simulation technology in our advanced laboratories. The finished products have been comprehensively tested to exceed EN54-5 and EN54-7 standards and have undergone more than 3,000 engineering test hours and over 120,000 detector hours on the loop.
These stringent testing procedures puts even the tiniest component of each of our detectors through its paces, with each device undergoing testing which far exceeds international benchmarks. This means you can install our devices with the confidence that each and every Apollo detector meets the very highest of standards.
OVER 3,000 ENGINEERING TEST HOURS
TESTED TO EXCEED EN 54-5 & EN 54-7 STANDARDS
OVER 120,000 DETECTOR HOURS ON THE LOOP
EFFICIENCY > DEFINED
Our exciting new products may have been developed using the most sophisticated design and manufacturing processes in the world, but installing them is simple, and the benefits are significant:
EASY-FIT BASE TO SAVE TIME AND COSTS
We’ve situated our isolator in the head of the detector, meaning a single base can be used to fit all devices. This ‘Easy-Fit’ base is easier to mount, saving on time and costs.
A comprehensive set of features supports maintenance and service, from self-testing to drift compensation warnings on dirty detectors. The FasTest® mode allows quicker testing, reducing time from 40 seconds to just 4 seconds to make maintenance faster and simpler.*
Positioning our isolator in the detector head also results in better loop protection.
All SOTERIA® bases incorporate an 8-bit address card, allowing more addresses.*
* Only available with CoreProtocol®
Apollo’s next-generation SOTERIA® and CoreProtocol® system is under constant development by our skilled team of industry experts, with many exciting products in the pipeline. Our current range includes:
OPTICAL SMOKE DETECTOR
SA5000-600 (NON ISOLATED)
100MM DIAMETER X 36MM HEIGHT
SA5000-400 (NON ISOLATED)
100MM DIAMETER X 38.5MM HEIGHT
SA5000-700 (NON ISOLATED)
100MM DIAMETER X 38.5MM HEIGHT
XPERT 8 INTELLIGENT MOUNTING BASE
38532-064 (XPERT 8 CARD)
100MM DIAMETER X 12MM HEIGHT
WORLD CLASS DESIGN
BROUGHT TO YOU BY APOLLO
Together, the SOTERIA® and CoreProtocol® system offers a step-change in fire detection, notification and interfacing technology. Used individually or in innovative combinations for supreme effect and efficiency, Apollo’s expertise has resulted in a flexible and intelligence-led fire detection system which delivers maximum benefits and greater peace of mind.
Apollo’s commitment to innovation will see the SOTERIA® and CoreProtocol® system product range continually evolving to meet market needs over the months and years to come.
To speak to us about how SOTERIA® and CoreProtocol® can benefit you, call +44 (0)23 9249 2412 for our latest updates.