A present-day fire safety system consists of a multitude of devices and software that together form a complex technological chain. Each component of the system performs its unique function and interacts with other elements. This allows detecting fire at the early stages and warning people through visual and audio appliances when smoke, fire, or other emergencies arise.
In large factories and enterprises, fire-protection systems can include large networks of devices located at a great distance from one another. To test and maintain all components of such a system, safety engineers aim to install reliable monitoring software able to access fire control panels and peripheral devices remotely. For developers of the dedicated software, the biggest challenge lies in creating a special technology that will redirect data from remote devices to the central computer over serial channels. As practice shows, development of a custom port redirection technology is a costly and time-consuming process. So, we’d like to tell about the solution that can significantly simplify this task.
The technology is compatible with all major platforms and can be fully customized according to the needs of any specific fire-protection system. Integrated into fire alarm software, Serial Port Virtualization Technology allows a fire safety engineer to recognize the remote panels’ signals on their local computers no matter how far away the PC is from the equipment.