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THE USE OF FIBER OPTICS IN A NETWORKED FIRE ALARM SYSTEM

02/01/1999
THE USE OF FIBER OPTICS IN A NETWORKED FIRE ALARM SYSTEMBY JOE TOBINLaGuardia Airport, located in the New York City borough of Queens, is a 650-acre campus-type facility that presents unique fire detection and fire control problems. As in any airport of this size, one of the key components is accurate information to the Central Fire Command Station during local fire alarm system monitoring.Interconnecting all of the local fire alarm control panels to the Central Fire Command Station via traditional copper wiring presents challenges in a facility of this size and use. The extraordinary distances can result in degraded signal and data loss. Furthermore, the widespread use of radar and other...

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