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Johnson Controls unveils new large color touch screen displays for ES Series fire control units

May 13, 2021 - May 10, 2021 Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, today unveils new 8-inch (20-cm) color touchscreen displays for the company’s Autocall 4100ES and 4010ES fire alarm control units. The new color ES Touch Screen Display (ES TSD) improves fire panel performance by giving users more information, more intuitive functionality, easier multi-language accessibility, and improved aesthetics. more

Podcast: Industry Roundtable with Rodger Reiswig Episode 7

April 13, 2021 - Emergency Responder Radio Communication Systems

In this episode Rodger and his guest, Bill Dow from Westell, will discuss the Emergency Responder Radio Communications System (ERRCS) and why it is such a critical building system. more

Podcast: Industry Roundtable with Rodger Reiswig Episode 6

March 8, 2021 - NFPA 72’s BSIU: What is it and how it will impact us?

Rodger Reiswig and his guest Paul Nelson, Product Manager for Integrated Solutions at Johnson Controls discuss the BSIU and what changes were made in the 2019 Edition of NFPA 72? more

Podcast: Industry Roundtable with Rodger Reiswig Episode 5

January 15, 2021 - Smoke detectors and changes to UL 268 7th Edition Update

Rodger Reiswig and guest Peter Ryan, Senior Commercialization Manager at Johnson Controls, discuss the 7th Edition of the UL 268 standard for fire detection sensors and its impact on system design, building owners, and equipment manufacturers. more

Johnson Controls partners with Westell for emergency in-building radio enhancement

April 3, 2020 - Johnson Controls announces it is partnering with Westell Technologies, Inc. to provide customers with mission-critical, in-building public safety communications for emergency responders. The partnership expands the Johnson Controls life safety product offerings to include network infrastructure and hardware that gives police, fire and EMT radio signals inside buildings for better public safety communications to help save property and lives. more

Johnson Controls notification appliance self-test technology receives UL Verification Mark

February 25, 2020 - Johnson Controls addressable fire alarm notification appliances are the first in the fire protection industry to receive the UL Verified Mark for their innovative self-test function. more

Podcast: Industry Roundtable with Rodger Reiswig Episode 4

February 10, 2020 - Performance-based design of fire and life safety systems

Rodger Reiswig and guest Chris Jelenewicz, technical director at the Society of Fire Prevention Engineers (SFPE), discuss the growing trend of performance-based design and the implications for existing fire and life safety codes. more

Johnson Controls smoke detection technology designed to meet 2021 UL standard

January 14, 2020 - TrueAlarm advanced smoke sensors will meet UL 268 7th edition testing requirements
coming in June 2021.

Industry Roundtable with Rodger Reiswig Episode 3

December 6, 2019 - Rodger Reiswig talks UL certification of fire and life safety products with guest
Neil Lakomiak, UL’s director of business development and innovation.

Industry Roundtable with Rodger Reiswig Episode 2

November 20, 2019 - Podcast: Industry Roundtable with Rodger Reiswig
Episode 2: Risk Analysis and Mass Notification Systems
Rodger Reiswig talks risk analysis in the context of mass notification systems with guest Wayne Moore, P.E., CFPS, SET, FSFPE, F.NSPE, vice president of Jensen Hughes, a fire protection engineering and code-consulting firm.