Microprocessor based panels are known
for their versatility while conventional panels
are more fault tolerant and economical. Noval's
design is a hybrid, taking full advantage of
both systems. All the various modules within
the NOVAL fire alarm system are linked together
via a bus architecture. They are fully compatible
and interchangeable between panels of different
sizes and configurations. Being modular, the
entire panel can be disassembled and re-assembled
in the field within minutes.
The module demonstrates the design philosophy
applied to the entire range of NOVAL Fire
Alarm Panels. It ultilizes as double layered
Printed Circuit Board that has visual indicators
and manual controls mounted on one side while
their associated electronic circuits are
mounted directly behind on the other side.
The results in a highly intergrated, compact
and reliable system.
All LED indications and meters are concealed
behind a specially constructed facial plate
but visible through windows placed at strategic
locations. A large multipurpose window serves
to hold slot-in legends for zone designations,
mimic drawings, or any other display information.
These and all other permanently printed labels
are scratch proof. Another large window reveals
system status indication, pump status indications,
gas panel status indications, and any other
user definable auxilary indications.