Fitlet PC powering Innovative Fire-Safety Networking SolutionApr 03, 2017
High reliability, powerful compute performance and rich connectivity made Fitlet the first choice to power the SMaRT interfaces of Drax Technology’s AMX system for centralising control of complex fire and security networks.
Large organisations and sites with multiple buildings must be monitored continuously and tested regularly to ensure the safety of people and places in the event of fire. Drax Technology’s AMX alarm-management system streamlines these tasks for building operators.
Fitlet in the heart of SMaRT Interface
AMX software runs on a dedicated PC and can interpret the data from a wide variety of systems. Security or safety personnel in a central control room can monitor the status of the entire fire-safety infrastructure in real-time. They can isolate devices, identify faults and access control panels remotely.
Each individual fire system is connected to the central AMX computer by a SMaRT interface unit. The computer at the heart of this unit is Fitlet, an ultra-small fanless computer the size of your hand, packing a powerful 1GHz AMD A4 quad-core CPU and extensive connectivity, chosen for its ease of use, small size and excellent reliability.
The Fitlet communicates with the central computer over the building’s existing IT infrastructure, using standard TCP/IP over Ethernet for simplicity and convenience.
Chosen on Merit and Track Record
SMaRT interfaces were originally controlled by tough Intel UCFF FitPC. When we updated our range to incorporate a new generation of micro PC with AMD processors and high-speed interfaces such as USB 3.0, Drax found Fitlet to be the best choice in the market.
“We evaluated potential alternatives, which have entered the market since we first chose the FitPC,” comments Keith Minster, of Drax. “Obviously, reliability and quality are extremely important to us, as this is a life-safety application."
"Fitlet is robust and reliable, just like the FitPC, with all the connectivity we need, and a convenient 12V DC input that works well with our existing power supply and backup battery. It was also the only computer we could find that meets all our requirements and comes with a suitable bracket to enable straightforward and secure attachment in our enclosure."
"We chose Fitlet based on its own technical merits, as well as our previous positive experiences with FitPC. We know that we can rely on direct answers to any questions we have with Tiny Green PC, and overall, Fitlet is easy to design in, easy to use, and simply works,” verifies Drax’s Keith Minster. “It’s completely dependable, and provides 100% peace of mind for us and our customers.”