Kidde Fire Systems: Multi-Language ARIES NETLink

Posted by Irina Tabakina

Kidde Fire Systems offers a multi-language version of the ARIES NETLink Multi-Loop Intelligent Fire Alarm-Suppression Control Unit, which supports French, Spanish and Portuguese, in addition to English. 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 four-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 Center 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.


(As published in the January 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News -

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 56,  Jan 2015

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