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FAAST XM™ redefines the concept of fire detection, using pioneering technology to deliver superior performance and stability. FAAST XM™ is the ideal solution for harsh, mission critical environments where downtime is unacceptable and accuracy is critical. It delivers the earliest warning fire detection required with the highest levels of false alarm immunity.

Dual source sensing technology

FAAST XM™ has the highest accuracy because it employs unique
‘dual vision’ technology with advanced algorithms.

  • Blue LED detects a wide variety of fires down to invisible concentrations of smoke
  • Infrared laser identifies nuisances – such as dust - eliminating potential of false alarms and downtime
  • Complex algorithms interpret signals from both optical sources to provide the earliest and most accurate smoke detection
    0.00095% obs/m

Unique three-stage filtration

FAAST XM™ uses an ultrafine three stage filtration process, which increases device life cycle and maintenance intervals as well as accuracy.

  • An aerospace-designed and patented wing filter is used as a first step filtration method, performing ultrafine filtration, which separates and eliminate particles greater than 20 microns 
  • A replaceable integral harsh filter captures any large escaped particles before airflow reaches the optical chamber 
  • Advanced algorithms and multi-angle and multi-wavelength optics analyse the air sample, differentiating dust from smoke and eliminating false alarms

A combination of the three filtration methods above delivers the most reliable early warning detection with no false alarms.    

Acclimate mode

FAAST XM™ includes an Acclimate mode facility, which reduces nuisance alarms for devices located in changing environments. In Acclimate mode the sensitivity of the unit continuously adjusts over time, within set limits as the local environment changes.

IP connectivity

Full IP connectivity enables FAAST XM™ to be monitored and managed remotely via a Local Area Network (LAN) or web browser.

  • Delivers the information required to protect your facility direct to your smart phone or mobile device
  • Deploys status updates to up to six email addresses
  • Provides additional time for mission critical facilities to investigate a situation and implement an appropriate response strategy

Modbus connectivity

FAAST XM™ is equipped with direct Modbus connectivity, enabling seamless integration with Building Management Systems without any additional hardware or software.

  • Reduces ongoing costs through detailed diagnostics and remote device interaction



Physical Specification

Height 33.7cm
Width 33cm
Depth 12.7cm
Cable Access 2.54cm cable entry holes on top and bottom of unit
Wire gauge 12 AWG (2.0 mm) maximum to 24 AWG (0.5 mm) minimum
Maximum Single Pipe Length 120m
Maximum Total Branched Pipe Length 320m
Maximum Air Inlet Holes 36 holes acc. to EN 54-20 for Class A, B and C
Network Outside Pipe Diameter 25mm
Internal Pipe Diameter 15-21mm
Sensitivity Range 0.00095 % obs/m - 20.5 % obs/m
Relays 8 form C, 3 AMP, programmable latching or non-latching
Event Log 18,000 events stored
Communication Network  Ethernet monitoring, 6 E-mail address alerts
Shipping Weight 5.26kg, includes packing material

External Specifications

External Supply Voltage 18-30 VDC
Remote Reset Time External monitor must be pulled low for a minimum of 100 ms
Power Reset 1 sec.
Avg. Operating Current 415 mA @ 24 VDC
Alarm 465 mA – All relays active, all alarm levels displayed. Voltage @ 24 VDC
Maximum Current Draw 650 mA Voltage at 18 VDC

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature -10°C to 55°C
Sampled Air Temperature -20°C to 60°C
Humidity Range 10 to 95% (non-condensing)
IP Rating IP30
Coverage Area Up to 2000m2
Air Movement 0-1,219 m/min.

FAAST XM™ is designed for use in a wide variety of locations and environments:

Mission Critical

Downtime is a problem for any site, but for mission critical applications every second lost, every transaction missed, any data or equipment destroyed can mean huge losses. FAAST XM™ alerts facility managers hours, even days before the first indication of system trouble – helping them keep their mission critical facilities up and running 24/7 and preventing unnecessary activation of suppression systems. 

  • Clean rooms
  • Datacentres
  • Telecoms
  • IT facilities
  • Archiving facilities

Harsh Environments

Non-combustion related particles such as dust and humidity are the main causes of false alarms and device failure in extreme environments with high levels of contamination. FAAST XM™ uses sophisticated multi-stage filtration techniques and advanced optics to distinguish these particles and eliminate false alarms.

  • Manufacturing facilities e.g. food 
  • Cold storage
  • Heavy industrial and petrochemical plants 
  • Power generation
  • Waste recycling plants

Large Open Spaces

Applications with large and high open spaces present challenges for traditional smoke detectors, due to potential smoke stratification and varying environmental conditions. For example in open public spaces such as stadium, airport terminal or theater evacuations can be difficult therefore false alarm immunity and accurate detection is vital. In applications such as warehouses and hangars ability to eliminate false alarms and provide early smoke detection is critical in order to deliver uninterrupted operation and protect valuable stock and equipment. FAAST XM™ is ideal for such applications due to its high accuracy, early smoke detection and ability to eliminate nuisance alarms.

  • Stadiums
  • Shopping malls
  • Warehouses
  • Atriums & hotel lobbies
  • Airports & aircraft hangars
  • Distribution centers
  • Large maintenance areas
  • Auditoriums & theatres
  • Indoor sports facilities

Discrete Detection

When aesthetics matter, a discrete smoke detection solution is essential. FAAST XM™ provides the earliest and most accurate smoke detection available to protect high-value items from fire. Detectors can be located in remote, easily accessible locations for routine maintenance and monitoring, whilst the pipe network is hidden.

  • Historic buildings
  • Museums/galleries/high-end architecture
  • Shopping centres