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Keltron Introduces the LS Net Ethernet Alarm Transceiver
Expands Suite of Life Safety Event Management Solutions to Include Ethernet Monitoring

Waltham, Mass., September 14 2006 - Keltron Corporation, a leading provider of life safety event management solutions, introduces the Keltron LSNet Ethernet Alarm Transceiver, an Ethernet-based, addressable transceiver that enables reliable, cost-effective alarm monitoring for multi-building facilities and municipal environments.

The addition of Keltron LS Net extends the company's extensive alarm monitoring solutions to include Ethernet communications as well as active network radio, distributed multiplex, digital dialer, fiber optics, direct wire and coded loop systems.

Like all Keltron solutions, the universally-compatible Keltron LSNet is compatible with a wide range of FACPs and leverages existing standard network infrastructure using XML-based message formats.

Part of the Keltron Life Safety Event Management System, the Keltron LS Net uses both input-monitoring circuitry and secure, supervised Ethernet communications to transmit alarms directly to a Keltron LS 7000 central receiving station. The Keltron LSNet transceivers provide high-performance signaling with advanced error detection and secure transmission methods. Bilateral supervision ensures end-to-end reliability.

Berkshire Systems Group of Reading, Pennsylvania is among the first companies to use the new system. "We were looking for a system that was easy to set up, configure and integrate into our customers' existing networks" said Bob Yerger, president. "Keltron's LS Net system's low network overhead and highly reliable functionality are critical to providing our customers with optimal solutions to their alarm monitoring requirements."

"More than just a dialer capture module, the Keltron LS Net transceiver is highly supervised and monitors both point-addressable and conventional FACPs." said Harvey Fox, president and founder of Keltron Corporation.

Features

  • Uses Ethernet connections over standard networks
  • Includes Keltron Bilateral Supervision: end-to-end monitoring of the connection network
  • Provides both contact and RS232 serial-input transceivers to enable communication of many types of conditions to the host receiver
  • Uses efficient, event-driven protocol on high speed networks to ensure rapid, low overhead transmission of critical life safety information
  • XML-based communications format enables comprehensive, extensible alarm communications that can be integrated with modern communications networks
  • Designed to meet the requirements of NFPA 72 section 8.5.4 "Other Transmission Technologies"
  • Contact version contains 4 or 8 inputs per module - EOL resistor-supervised
  • Contact version unique, 3-resistor monitoring enables observation of up to five conditions per input
  • Compact unit is easy to install
  • Locally- and remotely-accessible menu system for easy configuration. Programming includes multiple parameters to optimize the facility's specific requirements.
  • Enclosure may include optional tamper switch with condition reported to the host

Availability
Keltron's LS Net Ethernet transceiver will be available at the end of the fourth quarter of 2006. The product and additional literature will be available in the Keltron booth #2556 during the upcoming ASIS 2006 Seminar and Exhibits in San Diego, September 25-27, 2006 or by scheduled appointment.

About Keltron Corporation
Keltron Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of fire and security alarm monitoring solutions that enable organizations and companies to provide dependable, scalable, life safety event response. Keltron offers secure, reliable, UL-listed fire and security alarm response management systems, alarm annunciators and complementary alarm system components for the municipal and proprietary life safety markets.

Keltron's alarm solutions protect thousands of hospitals, museums, municipalities, universities, apartment and office buildings, government and military facilities. Companies that rely on Keltron's solutions include The Dow Chemical Company, Sun Oil Co., Temple Inland, Inc., and US Steel, and organizations such as Florida State University, George Mason University, and Louisiana State University. Keltron's headquarters is in Waltham, MA. For more information, visit www.keltroncorp.com or call 781-894-8710.

Contact:
Lisa Korklan
Keltron Corporation
781-894-8710
www.keltroncorp.com