Overview
At the core of the Edwards fire solution is the EST3 platform, a
globally-proven product deployed in some of the world’s most
important and high profile facilities. Now you can benefit from the
confidence of a world-leading platform.
The EST3 is scalable to any size facility. You can be confident that
the system can handle your future growth. The EST3 fire system
network supports up to 64 panels, with each panel supporting up
to 2,500 addressable points. It delivers a fast alarm response time
across all network sizes, and up to an overall length of 90 km.
Even greater distances can be achieved over fiber optic network
using our own multi-mode or single mode fiber optic interface
modules.
EST3 has a number of audio and visual warning options available
to complement its fire detection capability. For simple applications
24VDC Genesis signaling devices can provide basic cost effective
warning with synchronized T3 tones. For systems requiring PA
and single zone evacuation, Edwards Fire Solutions offers a single
zone OWS (Occupant Warning System) that can be fitted within
the 19” rackmount EST3 cabinets. For applications requiring a
multi-zone warning and fire phone system, EST3’s own integrated
audio solution via plug in audio and fire phone modules allows for
up to eight channels of digital audio anywhere on the EST3
network using just a single pair of wires. For sites requiring an
Emergency Warning and Intercommunication System, the
Edwards Fire Solutions’ EWIS is fully compliant and can  be
fitted in the same 19” cabinet as an EST3 panel.

Standard Features
• Seamless integration of Fire, CCTV and Evacuation Control
functions
• 168-character LCD
• Fast alarm response times
• Total network wiring up to 90 kilometres
• In retrofit applications, existing (code compliant) wiring may be
used
• Networkable up to 64 panels (nodes)
• Up to 2,500 addressable points per panel
• CCTV system integration
• Integration with Facility Commander Wnx Access Control
System
• Supports Signature Series detectors and modules
• Support for Ziton legacy detectors (expected late 2009)
• High-level integration with Edwards Fire Solutions’ EWIS
Evacuation System
The EST3 Fire Panel features high level integration with the EWIS
for synchronised zone alarm and evacuation sequencing. The
integration enables both systems to communicate seamlessly
eliminating costly and cumbersome wiring of output modules to
individual zone triggers providing a more cost effective and robust
integrated solution.