Wednesday, October 21, 2015

New Dual Path Control Panel Communicator Lowers Costs for Fire or Intrusion Alarm Systems

The B465 Universal Dual Path Communicator enables dialer-based fire or intrusion control panels to use modern IP or cellular communication formats. With the new communicator, end users can eliminate expenses associated with up to two dedicated telephone line connections per control panel, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership for fire or intrusion alarm systems.

The B465 Universal Dual Path Communicator links a control panel’s digital dialer to an Ethernet connection on a local area or wide area network or to an optional cellular module to send reports to the central station receiver. By replacing dedicated phone lines with cellular communication, the dealer or integrator can create a new reoccurring revenue stream for data service plans, while still reducing monthly costs for the end user.

The communicator is compatible with fire or intrusion control panels from Bosch and other manufacturers as it supports multiple communication formats – including CONTACT ID, SIA and pulse – as well as three options for powering the device. These features allow dealers and integrators to easily and cost-effectively upgrade a wide range of systems. A future-proof solution, the B465 is the only dual path communicator with support for IPv6 and an interface for plug-in cellular modules, which ensures the user’s investment is protected even as communication technology changes.

For end-to-end security and enhanced safety over solutions from other manufacturers, the B465 Communicator acknowledges a signal only after it is received by the Bosch receiver at the central monitoring station. This unique feature provides added peace of mind for users as they are assured that any possible life safety or security risks have been communicated and received.

The B465 Universal Dual Path Communicator meets NFPA 72 standards (National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code 2013 Edition). For more approval and certification information and for further details on the new communicator, visit

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