Innovative electronic security and fire products manufacturer, Elmdene International Limited – a subsidiary of Potter Signal, LLC – plans to unveil a number of new and enhanced solutions for IFSEC 2012, including highly efficient Power Supply Units (PSUs) – based around switch mode technology, the new, innovative Power over Ethernet (PoE) standby PSU devices, plus sounders and IR exit buttons for access control. Also being demonstrated on-stand will be the Merlin MGD-S an intelligent acoustic graffiti detector which secured a Security Industry Award at last year’s event.
With Elmdene reporting record demand for energy-friendly switch mode PSUs, the company is planning to significantly extend its portfolio with the launch of the latest EN2 and EN3 products at IFSEC 2012. The new PSUs are designed to supersede older linear models while retaining the functionality that made the previous variants so popular. Also part of Elmdene’s expanding switch mode offering on show for IFSEC 2012 will be a number of new 24V units that are being introduced to replace Elmdene’s BM and N ranges.
When it comes to Power over Ethernet (PoE), Elmdene will be premiering a range of highly capable standby PSUs which are designed to offer an important safety net for PoE devices that are increasingly being deployed in mission critical security, access control and IT applications. The standby units, which come as either mains or PoE powered, are designed to provide reliable battery back-up in the event of a power loss and also, crucially, to offer a cost effective solution to deliver power to systems out in the field.
Looking at sounders, Elmdene’s latest internal sounder, INT1-T, will be on display. This is suitable for operation with systems that are designed to meet the pivotal PD6662-2010 standard. The sounder is also able to provide a tamper alert should any unauthorised attempt be made to remove its cover or to take the unit from where it has been mounted.
In addition, Elmdene will be using the exhibition to promote its IR exit devices. Made from durable stainless steel the buttons require no direct hand contact so they are an ideal access control solution for environments such as hospitals and laboratories, where the transfer of dust and germs can be problematic.
Said Justin Roberts, Sales and Marketing Director at Elmdene International Limited: “IFSEC is an important exhibition for us and this year sees us launching an unprecedented number of new products. One of the key focuses for us is undoubtedly switch mode technology given the tremendous efficiency – 80-87 % – and cost-in-use benefits that this delivers when incorporated into PSUs for security, access control and fire applications compared to linear devices. Certainly the switch mode message seems to be getting across as we are witnessing a 75% conversion rate from linear at the moment.
“Alongside this, with the rapid expansion of Power over Ethernet systems, we believe that we are well placed with our new standby PSU models to offer a robust, and cost effective, solution to support the operation of such systems and, crucially, to provide peace of mind in the event that there is a power outage. We also expect significant interest in the IR exit buttons for access control given the greater spotlight on organisations like hospitals to minimise the transfer of infections.”