Mircom products were chosen over those of the competition because the FleX-Net
solution is able to support an Arabic display. FleX-Net also supports a variety of other languages, including standard English and French. Technical considerations which placed Mircom above the competition include the fact that Mircom’s FleX-Net system uses native BACnet technology and houses a BACnet Ethernet port. This results in standardized coding language. The Ethernet port eliminates the need for additional hardware, as opposed to competitor systems which require external gateway boxes to operate BACnet. FleX-Net has various component parts, including OpenGN
, the collateral software package developed by Mircom. OpenGN offers a 3-Dimensional view of the premises, which was an advantage for the client. Furthermore, FleX-Net is a fully integrated UL listed fire alarm and voice evacuation mass notification system. Mircom systems are 100% manufactured in Canada and satisfy the UL product safety requirements.
In order to ensure the system continues to operate without issues, an innovative fan/damper display was created, which is integrated with the system. This damper display can act automatically; however, it was installed to allow for manual override control of the smoke control system or the damper and pressurization fans. For increased security, FleX-Net can support up to three levels of password protection. This unique feature allows the installer to determine what functions are accessible at each password level. If the installer makes a mistake, the FleX-Net system has added protection in the form of “hot swap” support. If a mistake occurs while programming a new configuration or the owner is not satisfied with new configuration, hot swap allows the user to immediately return to a stored version of the previous configuration.
It was crucial for our client that security is constantly in operation at the airport. The FleX-Net system was a perfect fit for the product requirements because FleX-Net panels remain online even while loading new configurations. This means the building remains protected even when changes are being implemented. In summary, Mircom products were chosen for the high levels of sophistication, control, and customization which set them apart from the competition.