Xtralis VESDA Ensures Fire Safety at 2008 Olympic Games
Early Warning Fire Detection System Protects Olympic Venues, Mass Transit Systems and Critical Infrastructure in Beijing
Melbourne Australia – August 4, 2008 - Xtralis, a leading provider of intelligent fire detection and security solutions, today announced that its VESDA Aspirating Smoke Detection (ASD) system has been deployed in a variety of locations across the city of Beijing to help protect athletic venues, mass transit systems, tourist attractions and critical infrastructure facilities slated for use in the 2008 Olympic Games.
The Xtralis VESDA system combines advanced, proactive air sampling smoke detection technologies to effectively protect large open areas with potentially high dilution of smoke, providing superior performance over conventional point detectors. VESDA detectors integrate easily with existing fire alarm and building management systems and can be deployed across a diverse range of operating environments.
"From the time they step off the plane in Beijing, athletes, visitors, and members of the media will be protected by VESDA throughout their entire Olympics experience," said Samir Samhouri, President and CEO of Xtralis. "VESDA's unique ability to detect the earliest presence of smoke will protect some of Beijing’s key buildings and critical parts of the mass transit systems and help preserve the safety of these historic Olympic games."
VESDA ASD systems will protect sites throughout Beijing including:
Beijing International Airport – VESDA will protect luggage systems, hallways and maintenance facilities in Beijing International Airport’s Terminal 3, the largest airport building in the world, covering more than 1 million square meters.
Beijing Mass Transit System – VESDA will ensure safety at the Beijing South Train Station, the largest train station in Asia and the starting point for the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway. VESDA will also protect platforms, switching facilities and railway cars in the rapidly expanding Beijing Metro system connecting the urban and suburban districts of Beijing Municipality.
2008 Beijing Olympic Venues – VESDA will protect switch rooms, data centers, maintenance facilities and large open spaces at Olympic venues including the 90,000-seat Beijing National Stadium "Bird’s Nest", Beijing National Aquatics Center "Water Cube", 18,000-seat Wukesong Basketball Center, Olympic Communications Center, Olympic Press Center, and the Live TV Tower.
Beijing Tourist Attractions – VESDA will protect national treasures housed in the new sevenstory Beijing Museum, as well as in buildings and facilities within the former Chinese Imperial Palace known as the Forbidden City.
Xtralis is a leading provider of intelligent fire and security solutions that help detect threats before they endanger life safety, critical infrastructure and business continuity. Xtralis provide very early warning fire detection and control systems, traffic management, integrated access control, video security, detection and analytics solutions for more than 10,000 customers in 30 countries around the world. Solutions include:
Very Early Warning Fire Detection and Control
Recognized as the market leader in very early warning smoke detection, VESDA products are used in industries such as transportation, manufacturing, IT&T, utilities and storage services. VESDA air-sampling (aspirating) smoke detectors are renowned for their ability to consistently deliver protection for a diverse range of global businesses and their challenging environments, providing enhanced life safety and business continuity solutions.
Flexible Fire and Environmental Solutions
The ICAM range delivers reliable commercial smoke detection and management products for protecting a wide range of industries and applications. The ICAM range has been specifically designed to provide flexible and effective products that exceed standard requirements for life safety with early detection for the protection for property, assets and to ensure business continuity.
Detection & Analytics Security Products
The ADPRO brand is renowned for reliable digital video security systems based on the highest quality standards. With advanced integration capabilities and an acute understanding of operational efficiencies, ADPRO continues to offer seamless security solutions that exceed the risk management demands of today's businesses.
Traffic Management & Control
The ASIM range of products employ several leading edge detection technologies to optimize traffic monitoring, management and data acquisition performance. ASIM products provide solutions for traffic applications including intersection control, occupancy measurement, presence detection, speed assessment and data collection.
Xtralis SECURITY SOLUTIONS
The Xtralis SECURITY SOLUTIONS encompass access control, video security, video analytics and integrated security management, providing intelligent and integrated solutions for complex and multi-site security. The value extends beyond security to provide business integration and operational insight for improved productivity and efficiency