The UAE based company have been bringing out VELOX products since 2012, and the Touch and Cloud sends them further down an innovative path.
By 2020, there will be more connected devices than we have ever expected, everything is becoming connected or needing to be connected. There are big arguments about how feasible it is to connect life safety equipment such as fire alarms, voice alarms, and many other devices. However, whether we like it or not, the new era of cloud and connected devices is knocking on our doorsteps, and it is indeed emerging a new era of technology.
ATEIS believe “connected” is the way forward for life safety. Based in the ‘home of innovation’ otherwise known as the United Arab Emirates in Dubai, ATEIS started their smart connectivity initiatives early in 2012 with VELOX, with a desire to establish connectivity from its core – all the way down to the cover the complete stack of IOT.
Their journey initially began with the manufacturing of fire detection and alarm systems, and now, VELOX has grown into one of the leading brands in their region, striving to become synonymous with innovation on the table of leading fire detection brands. In the UAE, VELOX is especially strong, as ATEIS’ spawn became the first fire detection manufacturer in the UAE, which is something they’re immensely proud of. With more than 65 specialised engineers, researchers & developers in-house, the VELOX team are determined to shape the future of life safety worldwide.
In 2017, ATEIS took an innovative leap by introducing the VELOX Touch fire detection panel, with touch capability, and nine loops fitted in a 40cm x 40cm enclose to be one of the smallest fire alarm control panels in the market, compared to its capacity. Each fire detection panel can accommodate 2,160 devices on its nine loops.
As well as that, ATEIS connected all these panels on a new era of smart mesh technology, and named it the VELOX Cloud. This new mesh connectivity, allows the VELOX Touch and VELOX fire panels to be a smart device, connected with each other over an 868MHz mesh technology. The entire echo system is built around IIOT – ‘Industrial Internet of Things – putting the fire alarm detection on a new era of innovation altogether.
The VELOX Cloud can accommodate more than 10,000 panels on a couple of nodes, allowing the transfer of all the vital data on the network, which are not only limited to the fire and fault signals that conventional systems can provide. With the VELOX Cloud app, the user can access each device and detector on the fire alarm panel virtually and allows the user to perform the maintenance needs remotely, and in full compliance with the EN54 and Civil Defence requirements. All the reports and data are archived virtually, while the system allows the user as well to explore satisfaction reports that can record how well the maintenance company is serving the installed system.
ATEIS feel that the VELOX Cloud will be the next way forward for advanced fire detection and alarm systems, and with ATEIS also believing that the future of smart connected devices will be the essence of the new life safety situations, the VELOX and ATEIS journey has just begun within the smart connected fire detection side of the business.
VELOX’s first patent in micro power technology was their loop-powered sounders, which consume as low as 0.8mA of current. This little energy enabled VELOX’s new Sounders to connect more than 200 Sounders on the fire detection loops essential requirements for the future connected devices. The revolution in MPT – Micro Power Technology – continued to evolve to the point the company could release a fire detection flasher. For the first time, VELOX’s new flashers consume as little as 2mA at the same time covering a room of 10mx10m, and are fully compliant with EN54 regulations.