Schneider Electric: Esmi Sense fire detection panel

A fire detection panel is often placed on a very visible spot at an office building, such as the entrance. Schneider Electric Esmi Sense FDP is like a sophisticated butler, who is always sharp dressed and eager to assist you, looking very confident about his own excellency, yet almost invisible when not needed. Today and 20 years later.

The panel fulfills the general European Norm but also various local requirements while providing unforeseen user friendliness. Use of soft keys (context sensitive functionality) and a rotary switch for navigation are examples of innovative thinking within the limits of a heavily governed domain. Latest digital printing technology enables localization to more than 20 target languages as a final production step, thus avoiding the keeping of a costly inventory.

A modular design enables incremental system upgrades. In-field feature expansion and component replacement can be done efficiently, and individual modules can be redesigned and certified. An additional benefit is the ability to isolate third party interfaces, both hardware and software – giving even further flexibility on system architecture.

To simplify the installation process, the fire detection panel is designed to allow open access to different components.

Statement by the jury:
The design of this fire detection panel impressively succeeds in combining high safety standards with proprietary concepts for usability.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019:
The “Red Dot” is the award for high design quality. The international jury only awards this sought-after seal of quality to products that feature an outstanding design.

Design:
ED Design Ltd. (Juha Kauko), Helsinki, Finland

In-house design:
Urpo Pirttilahti

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