The Telguard TG-7FS Universal Communicator for Commercial Fire Now Compliant With NFPA 2013 for Sole Path Use
ATLANTA, Jan 09, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --
Telular Corporation (Nasdaq:WRLS), a leader in alarm and event monitoring solutions and services, announces that the Telguard TG-7FS cellular communicator for 3G/4G networks is compliant with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2013 edition for sole path communications. The NFPA 2013 Edition allows sole path cellular communications to be supervised for commercial fire systems once every 60 minutes, instead of every five minutes as required by the 2010 edition. In conjunction with code compliance, Telguard has reduced sole-path service pricing to a more economical price.
The NFPA 2013, section 188.8.131.52.5 Single Communications Path, allows the TG-7FS to serve as the primary communications path for commercial fire alarm systems, replacing all of the landlines customers currently dedicate to their master control unit. By being able to signal the central station within sixty minutes of a failure of the communication path, the TG-7FS can be installed as the sole path for commercial fire installations. UL864 listed and dial capture-based, the TG-7FS gives security dealers a cellular alarm communications solution for both new and existing commercial customers who want to eliminate their landlines and save money. In addition to serving as a sole path solution, the TG-7FS universal communicator can also be installed as part of commercial fire systems for primary or backup communications.
"We are proud to once again deliver a cellular solution that keeps pace with NFPA guidelines," said Shawn Welsh, vice president of marketing and business development, Telular. "Adding NFPA 72 2013 compliance to the TG-7FS, a true drop-in replacement for the landlines installed with existing fire systems, is another example of our commitment to product innovation. To reflect the lower cellular supervision rate, we've lowered our price for sole-path supervision by nearly 30%. This should make the adoption of sole-path cellular systems an even more attractive option for both dealers and end users."
On average, cellular monitoring costs the end user significantly less than a dedicated landline. For existing installations, all landlines can be swapped for a single TG-7FS because of the new sixty-minute supervision mode. By installing the TG-7FS in place of landlines, security dealers now have a new source of RMR from providing the communications pathway to commercial business owners. The business owners, in turn, will be pleased that they pay a much smaller monthly charge for cellular monitoring than they did for landlines.
For more information on the TG-7FS for sole path, including an NFPA 2013 code walk-through, visit www.Telguard.com/TG-7FS/.
Telguard, a division of Telular Corporation (Nasdaq:WRLS), combines devices, communications and alarm processing into turnkey systems for monitoring intrusion and fire systems without a traditional landline. These field-proven solutions deliver 24 hour wireless protection by transmitting data from virtually all security and fire systems to central stations using today's cellular networks. Telguard's simple installation, reliable operation, and over 25 years of wireless experience have helped it grow to be one of the largest security communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.Telguard.com.
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