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Corner mount camera with AI

Hanwha Vision, the global ‘vision solution provider’, has launched the TNV-C7013RC corner mount camera with AI, as it puts it, ‘for fewer false alarms and more efficient forensic search’.

Microban launches ‘cutting-edge antimicrobial technology inspired by nature’

Microban International says its ‘latest ground-breaking technology’ – Ascera – a patent- pending, ‘next generation’ antimicrobial technology, uses an active ingredient inspired by nature, and is designed for use in olefinic polymers and solvent-based coatings.

'Redefining the possibilities’ of acoustic design

‘Pioneering leader in ceiling systems’, Zentia, has announced the launch of three new creative additions to its Sonify range, adding ‘an array of cutting-edge features that redefine the possibilities of acoustic design, enhancing both aesthetics and functionality’.

Carrier launches high temperature heat pumps

Carrier has introduced a comprehensive new line of high temperature and very high temperature heat pumps for use in industrial, commercial and public buildings and district heating.

Full building water mist protection

Johnson Controls, a specialist in ‘smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings’, has launched the new AquaMist AM35 Ultra Low Flow (ULF) nozzle, completing the AquaMist ULF low-pressure water mist fire suppression portfolio to offer customers ‘full building water mist protection’.

Visqueen expands fire protection range

Visqueen – which says that its air and vapour control layer system ‘combines strength, flexibility, and easy installation while exceeding current national fire safety regulations’ – has expanded its fire protection range by launching Visqueen Class B FR Vapour Check, an air and vapour control layer (AVCL).

Aermec introduces ‘next generation’ of active chilled beams

With hospitals by their nature energy-intensive, Aermec claims says its new EHT active chilled beam offers ‘clean healthy air, acoustic comfort, and reduced energy consumption, while respecting the environment’.

Door, window, and security technology highlighted

Architects, architectural ironmongers, and specifiers, will be able to ‘choose the right product for the job’ thanks to the updated Product Guide and Price List from GEZE UK, the door, window, and security technology specialist says.

Assa Abloy Opening Solutions launches ‘revolutionary’ BIM mobile app

Assa Abloy Opening Solutions UK & Ireland’s new Openings Studio Mobile App ‘allows users to manage buildings as a holistic system’.

Rainscreen product is now BBA approved

Rockwool has been accredited with the British Board of Agrément (BBA) Agrément Certificate for its NyRock Rainscreen 032 product.

Hamworthy’s first ever air source heat pump launched at Brooklands Hall

Hamworthy Heating’s first ever air source heat pump was recently launched at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge in Surrey, where guests had the opportunity to ‘get hands-on’ with the new system.

Armitage Shanks debuts new clinical product innovations

Armitage Shanks unveiled its latest product innovations – including a new clinical washbasin (pictured) and prototype for a TMV (thermostatic mixing valve) shower tower, at this year’s Healthcare Estates exhibition in Manchester.

Door designed to prevent unauthorised access ‘by stealth’ launched

Assa Abloy Abloy Opening Solutions Door Group has launched the new Powershield Rathlin door, which is LPS 2081-certified, and is designed to prevent unauthorised access ‘by various physical security products’ when targeted by intruders using stealth.

Knightsbridge ‘goes full tilt’ with configurable LED downlights

Knightsbridge has ‘taken the next step in its lighting evolution’ with the addition of the SpektroLED Tilt downlight to the configurable Knightsbridge SpektroLED series.

Wireless access control enables ‘intelligent lockdown’

Abloy UK is highlighting the functionality of its SMARTair wireless access control solution, which gives Facilities managers full control to lock down access to areas of, or an entire building, quickly and safely in an emergency.

Buckinghamshire Trust to upgrade hospital messaging and communication systems

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has selected Multitone Electronics to supply and implement a range of integrated critical messaging solutions.

AI liquid sensor business attracts new backers

InferSens, a Machine Learning-based sensor business described as ‘ground-breaking’, has attracted substantial new investment to ‘set it up for success’ in the FM and building services sectors.

Anti-scalding, water-saving shower mixer launched

Among a raft of new bathroom and sanitaryware products showcased in a digital press conference on 7 April by sanitaryware and bathroom product manufacturer, Delabie – in its case very much targeted at use in healthcare facilities – was the company’s H9768TP Securitherm thermostatic shower mixer.

‘Quiet Mark’ certification for air purifiers

Indoor climate control specialist, Daikin, has gained Quiet Mark of approval for two of its 'innovative' air purification systems.

Innovation with silver ions continues

Since Challis (MS) first brought its antimicrobial showerheads to market in 2008, the shower system and water control specialist says it has provided ‘an affordable and effective way of reducing bacterial contamination in healthcare environments’.

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