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Greener and smarter: Hochiki to hone in on the future of fire detection at FIREX


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Hochiki Europe will be exhibiting at FIREX International next week which will take place from the 17-19 May. The team are excited to be back at live events, meeting customers and readers of IFSJ face to face.  

On the Hochiki stand, FI 1640, there will be live demonstrations of a range of Hochiki’s life safety products, as well as discussions on what the future holds for the fire industry, greener product design and customer insight.

Hochiki’s Sales Director, Nathan Hudson said, “I am looking forward to hearing what visitors think of the life safety technology we are bringing to the show, especially our FIREscape+, L@titude and Ekho ranges. I think this year’s event, for many reasons, really will be the best yet.”

Sophisticated design combined with powerful customer insight

The Hochiki Europe team of experts will be on hand to demo the new and improved L@titude system. With huge investments made in the research and development of this product, led by customer insight, this latest model combines the very latest in hardware and software and is the company’s control and indication system.

It is set up to operate anywhere in the world, in multiple languages, across all manner of applications – from schools, hospitals and city skyscrapers to commercial spaces, travel ports, and logistics hubs. The system has been designed to be simple to configure and easy to use, utilising touchscreen technology with a graphical user interface to help display vital information. It is EN approved and recently DBI certified for the Danish market following its EN54 Part 13 BRE approval.

Greener life safety products

For visitors looking to improve their energy consumption, the Hochiki team will be providing live demonstrations of the power saving and environmentally friendly FIREscape+ combined emergency lighting and fire detection system.

The system features LED downlighters consuming only 0.1W once fully charged, the lower energy consumption directly correlates with lower CO2e emissions; providing building owners with a greener and more cost-effective solution.

Visitors to the Hochiki stand, FI 1640, can also learn how Hochiki are helping to protect and keep operational one of the UK’s largest offshore windfarms at Margate, critical as thoughts turn to how the UK can produce cleaner energy and increase its energy independence.

A new generation of Hybrid Wireless Fire Detection

Hochiki’s next generation of hybrid wireless fire detection products, Ekho is also available for demonstration.  At the core of the system is the wireless Translator module, hard-wired to the fire alarm control panel loop and communicates continuously with the wireless devices. Wireless Expander modules are then used to extend the self-healing radio mesh network, increasing the reach and capacity of the overall system.

To find out more visit Hochiki at FIREX – head to stand FI 1640 and speak to Hochiki’s team of experts. Or for more information visit

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