TrueAlert ES Addressable Notification Appliances


The SIMPLEX TrueAlert ES line of addressable appliances takes notification to a whole new level for enhanced protection, increased value and improved business outcomes. 


TrueAlert ES is the industry’s most advanced line of intelligent, fully addressable notification appliances. Constant electronic supervision of each notification appliance and revolutionary self-testing capability help ensure that appliances will work when needed and enable building owners to avoid tedious and potentially expensive after-hours manual testing.


TrueAlert ES is a complete family of notification products suited to handle virtually any application. The latest advancements in our TrueAlert ES line include addressable speakers with individually controllable audio for targeted emergency messaging, a series of compact and highly efficient addressable LED appliances, and multi-tone appliances that meet NFPA 72 requirements for low-frequency notification in certain environments.


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Better protection – Each appliance has the intelligence to report its location (the device address) and status to SIMPLEX ES series fire alarm control panels, improving protection and giving facility managers and system operators the confidence of knowing all their notification appliances are ready to perform in an emergency.


Less disruption to business operations with appliance self-testing – TrueAlert ES appliances are smart enough to test themselves. Built-in light and sound sensors allow the fire alarm control panel to detect the operation of the strobe and sounder and confirm whether the device tested properly. This means testing can be performed at any time, without disrupting building occupants and operations - it can even be scheduled to take place automatically. This self-testing process meets NFPA code requirements.


More design and expansion flexibility – The industry’s most flexible wiring architecture allows system designers to go further with less wire and face fewer design roadblocks. TrueAlert ES systems are also highly scalable, so they can grow and expand as buildings change and life-safety needs evolve.


Faster, easier installation – Addressable technology and a flexible wiring scheme make it possible to significantly cut installation time. In many cases, TrueAlert ES appliances can be installed with smaller gauge, unshielded wiring, and the forgiving wiring architecture helps avoid mistakes during installation.


Lower costs – Installation costs with addressable notification can be much less than with conventional systems. TrueAlert ES appliances operate at lower current draws, which can significantly increase wiring distances and enable more appliances to be connected per circuit. The flexible wiring architecture can also mean that fewer power supplies, notification appliance circuit cabinets and batteries are needed.


Stronger documentation and reporting capabilities – TrueAlert ES appliances provide powerful documentation and reporting capabilities for the notification system. Appliance information and test history are stored and can be easily retrieved from a SIMPLEX ES panel to generate reports for compliance officials.

Automatic Notification Appliance Synchronication The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as many individual project specifications and local regulatory agencies require notification appliance strobes to be synchronized in areas where multiple appliances are visible from a single point. The goal is to avoid triggering seizures in photo-sensitive people when the appliances go into alarm. Typical applications are building atriums, airport concourses, and sporting venues. With TrueAlert ES, all the notification appliances on a network loop automatically synchronize. No special programming, wiring, or adapter modules are required. This means no matter how you design or install your Simplex system, you will always be in compliance with this synchronization requirement.




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