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Kidde Fire Systems Introduces Multi-Language Version of its ARIES NETLink™ Multi-Loop Intelligent Fire Alarm-Suppression Control Unit

Nov. 25, 2014

ASHLAND, Mass

New version complies with new 2015 Canadian code requirements, supports French, Portuguese and Spanish languages

Kidde Fire Systems announces the launch of a multi-language version of the ARIES NETLink Multi-Loop Intelligent Fire Alarm-Suppression Control Unit, which now supports French, Spanish and Portuguese, in addition to English. Kidde Fire Systems, a world leader in the development of fire detection and suppression systems, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Designed for a broader, non-English speaking audience and for use where UL/FM-listed products are accepted, the new ARIES NetLink enables Kidde channel partners to interact with and configure the control unit in the language of their region. This new functionality will help ensure event notifications are displayed with full clarity and no ambiguity or loss of understanding due to translation, which is of critical importance in emergencies.

Users select their desired language on the user interface, a 4-line by 40-character LCD display, and then the control unit’s user interface menus, system status and summary displays (alarm, trouble and supervisory indications) will be displayed in the selected

language. Overlay labels are used to superimpose French, Portuguese or Spanish characters on English text printed on areas of the user interface outside the LCD display. The technical documentation is also available in the three additional languages.

The latest ARIES NETLink Multi-Loop Intelligent Fire Alarm-Suppression Control Unit also complies with the new Canadian code ULC S527-11, 3rd Edition, which takes effect June 17, 2015. The system meets the Display and Control Centre requirements in the standard for networked applications, and provides the programming flexibility, new abort station and Release Service Signal Silence Station needed to meet the standard for all applications. Additional features, such as the ability to enable or disable point supervisory reporting for the Digital Alarm Communicator Transmitter (DACT), and the ability to access technical manuals using the configuration tool program, are also provided in this release.

ARIES NETLink Control Units shipped prior to this release can be firmware upgraded in the field to support the new release features, protecting customers’ investment in the system. The new release of the ARIES NETLink Control Unit continues Kidde’s legacy of providing fully integrated detection, control and suppression systems from a single provider.

About Kidde Fire Systems

Headquartered in Ashland, Massachusetts, Kidde Fire Systems is a world leader in the development and manufacture of fire detection and protection systems. Established as Walter Kidde in 1917, Kidde Fire Systems has a long history of providing custom engineered fire protection solutions across a wide range of industries including, industrial, manufacturing, military, commercial cooking, marine, mining, off-road, and more. Kidde Fire Systems is a registered trademark of Kidde-Fenwal, Inc., which is part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corporation. To obtain a free copy of the Kidde Fire Systems Protect Spec CD, call 1-800-872-6527 ext. 2394 or visit www.kiddefiresystems.com.