Gent provides answers to the protocol debate with new CPD
Gent by Honeywell is launching a brand new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar to tackle the long running fire industry debate surrounding system protocols.The seminar is aimed at helping consultants, specifiers and fire industry insiders involved in the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and servicing of fire systems.
‘The definition of open and closed protocol has always been a complex issue as it differs according to people’s individual interpretations,’ said Donald McFarlane, UK business manager, Gent by Honeywell. ‘The debate is being reflected in the marketplace and the confusion is leading to many companies making the wrong choices for their business.’
The CPD seminar, entitled ‘Open, Closed…Confused?’, provides a definitive guide to the protocol argument within the fire alarm industry, offering information and invoking discussion on one of the industry’s hottest topics. It provides the key to unravelling the confusion surrounding open and closed protocol, explaining what protocol actually means, as well as the impact it has on the choice of fire systems provider.
The course focuses on transparency, addressing the advantages and disadvantages of open and closed systems, and covers how the choice of protocol affects the ongoing essential service and maintenance of a site to ensure it is managed in accordance with current legislation.
Donald McFarlane, continued, ‘We want to go back to basics and address all sides of the argument regarding fire alarm protocols. The presentation is about simplifying and explaining all of the issues. We will look at open and closed systems throughout the whole industry.
‘The seminar gives clarity to those parties involved in every aspect of fire systems and includes an interactive section that provides attendees with an ideal platform to share their views on the subject.’
The ‘Open, Closed…Confused?’ CPD session is the latest in a range of Gent technical seminars that have been written to enable professionals in the industry to acquire new knowledge and skills and provide a better understanding of the key considerations surrounding a particular subject area.
All Gent by Honeywell CPD seminars are listed on the CPD website at www.cpduk.co.uk. Seminars can also be booked through the local Gent business managers, the Gent by Honeywell marketing team in Leicester, or through any of Gent’s Approved System Integrators listed on the website: www.gent.co.uk. Seminars can be held at company offices and timings can be tailored to suit individual businesses.