Drive Your Business Forward with the MXL to XLS Migration Solution. Introduction of MXL to XLS migration. Siemens has released for sale the MXL to FireFinder XLS total migration solution with product scheduled to be on the shelf no later than February 1, 2012. Topics.
Drive Your Business Forward with the MXL to XLS Migration Solution
Introduction of MXL to XLS migration Siemens has released for sale the MXL to FireFinder XLS total migration solution with product scheduled to be on the shelf no later than February 1, 2012.
Topics Why migrate existing installations? Advantages of Siemens MXL to XLS migration solution What MXL installations should be targeted for migration? Sales and marketing resources Product demonstration
Why start the rollout now? Customer awareness of the ability to migrate Protection of your installed base Sales cycle can take up to 18 months Customer needs time to plan for upgrade Must align with customer budget cycle / funding ability
Why migrating MXL systems is a good business opportunity It is estimated that over 70,000 MXL systems have been sold since MXL was introduced in 1992 Early installed systems are prime candidates for migration Minimizes competition via cost and time effective solution Profitable business and a win-win solution (sales outlet and end user)
How do you convince a customer to modernize a system? The components used in legacy fire alarm systems become difficult to secure, resulting in higher maintenance costs Replacement parts become more expensive or unobtainable Fire alarm system down for long periods of time Siemens provides a cost effective migration solution to modernize the fire alarm system in phases while staying within the customer’s budget FireFinder XLS uses more advanced technology FireFinder XLS is an enabler for future technology
Features of the MXL to XLS migration solution A comprehensive smooth migration solution MXL Line Card (MLC) that allows XLS to communicate to existing ALD devices Enclosure adapters that allow XLS components to fit into existing MXL and MXL-IQ backboxes MSE-2, MSE-2R, MME-3, MME-3R, MBR-2, MLE-6, MLE-6R, MSE-3M, MSE-3MR, MSE-3L, MSE-3LR Enclosure adapters that allow SSD to fit into remote annunciator backboxes RCC-1, RCC-3, RCC-3R, RCC-1F, RCC-3F, RCC-3FR Ability to import MXL device custom message database into XLS programming tool which reduces programming time
Advantages Competitive cost advantage for replacement of installed MXL systems due to ability to keep existing field devices and wiring Less downtime for fire alarm system during migration Ability to use existing backbox which eliminates an additional cut-out in the wall Reduced programming time, reduces labor costs Gets the customer’s solution accomplished faster than any competitor’s approach Advanced system with improved response time that is easier to maintain
MXL configurations to target Single node MXL MXL-IQs without high levelVESDA interface Single node MXL with transponders Single node MXLV voicewith transponders Networked MXLs MXL to XLS interpanel logic is not supported (proper planning is required)
MXL with XLDs XLD Loops are required to be replaced with DLCs and H series devices Please consult Florham Park to ensure DLC and MLC circuits can be run in the same conduit DLC could cause noise on the MLC circuit with distances over 2000 ft when unshielded, untwisted wire is used!
MXL configurations to not target at this time MXL-IQs with high level VESDA interface Networked MXLVs with RCMs MXLVs with more than 4 prerecorded digital messages or spoken zone coding MXL(V)s connected to Apogee Insight MXLs connected to NCC-WAN via the HUB-4/CMI-300 MXL installations requiring FM or US Coast Guard approval
MLC (MXL Line Card for FireFinder XLS) Optional card for the FireFinder XLS panel utilizing the ALD model "I" series; model "ID" series; model "IL" series or model "FP" series type intelligent devices Each card supplies 2 circuits Each circuit supports 60 intelligent (addressable) devices Each MLC supports 120 devices Fits in XLS CC-5 or CC-2 card cage Allows FireFinder XLS headend to use existing field devices and wiring
Adapter for MSE-2 small enclosures Keep the same backbox Keep the same field wiring Keep the same field devices Includes adapter plate, inner door and outer door Required CAB-MP sold separately Space for up to BTX-1 31 AH batteries Space for one PTB CAB-MP Adapter plate
Adapter for MME-3/MBR-2 medium enclosures Keep the same backbox Keep the same field wiring Keep the same field devices Includes adapter plate, inner door and outer door Required CAB-MP(s) sold separately Space for up to BTX-1 31 AH batteries CAB-MP CAB-MP Adapter plate
Adapter for MLE-6 large enclosures Keep the same backbox Keep the same field wiring Keep the same field devices Includes adapter plate, inner door and outer door Space for up to BTX-1 31 AH batteries Required CAB-MP(s) sold separately Space for two PTBs
Enclosure adapter for MXL-IQ MSE-3M and MSE-3L backbox Keep the same backbox Keep the same field wiring Keep the same field devices Includes adapter plate, inner door, outer door and lens plate Space for up to 18 AH batteries (ensure batteries can take 5A charge!) Werker brand P/N WKA12-18NB
Remote annunciator enclosure adapter for flush mount RCC-1F and RCC-3F Keep the same backbox Keep the same field wiring Includes adapter plate and outer door
Remote annunciator enclosure adapter for surface mount RCC-1 Keep the same backbox Keep the same field wiring Includes adapter plate and door plate
Database import capability Import MXL CSGM device custom messages and properties into FireFinder XLS Zeus Windows based programming tool Greatly reduces programming time A huge time saver!
Other reasons to upgrade to FireFinder XLS Innovative electrical and software features allow the panels to be installed faster than competition – this also results in reduced maintenance Reduced cabling and removable terminal blocks Diagnostic LEDs Windows-based configuration tool The XLS offers new and superior industry-leading features, such as: Improved performance – over 4 second improvement from input to outputs PMI that provides ATM-like interface for easy annunciation and control Digital voice with background music and convenience paging FireFinder XLS is the platform for future enhancements.
Typical migration scenarios
Reuse of wire and other considerations Consult XLS Wiring Compatibility Guide P/N 315-034786 (found on tech support website) to ensure existing wiring can be reused Shielded analog audio riser cannot be used for DNET communication between DAC-NETs DNET communication requires 2 pairs of wire XLS(V) NAC end of line (EOL) resistor values are different than MXL(V) MXL nodes with over 2500 addressable points need to converted to networked XLSs
MXL panel migrated to XLS panel
MXL panel with an RCC-1F migrated to XLS panel with SSD-C
MXL panel with transponders migrated to XLS panel with transponders
MXLV panel with transponders migrated to XLSV panel with transponders
MXL peer to peer fire network migrated to XLS peer to peer fire network
Provides XLS equipment list for migrating multiple MXL enclosures and remote annunciators! Revised MXL to XLS conversion tool
Zeus Version 8.00
Zeus 8.00 – MLC Inserting MLC automatically inserts two consecutive MLC loops Support of past ALD devices
Zeus 8.00 – Dragging ALD devices into functions and geographic groups
Zeus 8.00 – Dragging ALD devices into dialer groups
Zeus 8.00 – Summarize option trouble
Zeus 8.00 – Sensitivity adjust function Additional sensitivity levels have been added to account for older devices
Zeus 8.00 – Reused and new node options Pre-alarm IEC MLC photo alarm verification time MLC ion alarm verification time MLC damper trouble delay time
Demonstration of Zeus import process for CSGM configuration
CSGM 18.02 – Export from CSGM After compiling, select "Export Config. To Version 2 XML File (MLC)"
Zeus 8.00 – Convert MXL node Right click on Project
Zeus 8.00 – Convert MXL node (cont'd) Choose enclosure type and cardcage to populate with Click on the Convert button
Zeus 8.00 – Convert MXL node (cont'd) Preview or save the report
Zeus 8.00 – Convert MXL node (cont'd)
Demonstration of FireFinder XLS MXL Line Card MLC in action!
Sales tools and marketing resources XLSV-DEMO XLS product overview CD End user presentation Phase-out announcements SpecWriter tool Revised power/battery calc worksheet MXL to XLS conversion tool Brochures, catalog sheets
Modernize with XLS Website
Modernization with XLS is smart business Great business opportunity due to number of existing MXLs Competitive cost advantage due to the ability to retain existing field device and wiring investment Less downtime during system modernization due to ease of migration