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31 May 2016

One of the UK’s landmark buildings, the Leadenhall Building in the City of London, will be protected by industry-leading intelligent fire panels from Advanced.

Located in the heart of the City’s financial district, close to the iconic Lloyd’s Building and St Paul’s Cathedral, the 224-metre Leadenhall Building has been affectionately nicknamed ‘The Cheesegrater’ due to it unusual design. Covering 610,000 square feet, it has 45 floors of office space and delivers half an acre of public space at street level.

The building will be protected by a network of 18 MxPro 5 eight-loop panels in a system incorporating a number of the company’s AdSpecials custom built panels and interfaces. These include sprinkler and wet riser status panels, a smoke control panel and a microphone enclosure. The installation also includes five LifeLine panels for engineer and DDA paging.

MxPro is the unbeatable multiprotocol fire system. Offering real choice and flexibility, it includes two panels ranges, the EN54-2&4 approved MxPro 4 and EN54-2,4&13 approved MxPro 5. It offers four protocols, Apollo, Argus, Hochiki and Nittan and a completely open installer network that benefits from free training and technical support. MxPro 5 panels are backward compatible with existing MxPro 4 networks and include a host of features including AlarmCalm complete false alarm management.

Phil Calvey, one of Advanced’s territory sales managers, commented: “Advanced’s reputation for performance, quality and ease of use, especially where complicated cause-and-effect are required is seeing us increasingly specified in the demanding world of tall buildings and we’re delighted to be able to announce the choice of MxPro in the Leadenhall Building. It’s great to see Lifeline working alongside MxPro as it delivers a complete DDA solution with no fees or annual contracts.”

Advanced Lifeline panels can provide a hearing impaired alert system, ESPA-compatible fire engineer paging and a staff paging solution in a single, easily installed and attractive panel. To ensure total coverage and minimal power usage, even across complicated sites, Lifeline features a variable 2W UHF transmitter. It is very simple to install, either via a relay or ESPA card connection to the fire system. For staff messaging it requires only a power feed.

MxPro 5 panels can be used in single loop, single panel format or easily configured into high speed, 200 panel networks covering huge areas. Advanced’s legendary ease of installation and configuration and wide peripheral range make it customisable to almost any application and it is found in challenging and prestigious sites around the world including western Europe’s tallest building, The Shard. The MxPro 5 panels installed at the LeadenHall Building are among Advanced’s best performing fire systems and one of the few available approved to EN54 2,4 & 13.

Advanced’s MxPro fire systems support two new landmark technologies, the TouchControl touch screen repeater and AlarmCalm complete false alarm management system. TouchControl is a 10” HD touchscreen that offers dynamic reporting and control via a unique interface that includes Active Maps and zone plans. AlarmCalm uses Advanced’s fast hardware, updated config software and optional loop verification devices to deliver a system that allows the false alarm strategy for any building to be quickly and easily programmed and managed, increasing safety and reducing false alarms.

Advanced is a world leader in the development and manufacture of intelligent fire systems. The legendary performance, quality and ease-of-use of its products sees Advanced specified in locations all over the world, from single panel installations to large multi-site networks. Advanced’s products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control, fire paging and false alarm management systems. More details can be found on the website at


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