Fire and gas detection specialist, Industrial Design, has achieved Cisco certification, allowing it to service large networked sites as part of its agreement with Cisco UK.

On large sites where fire and gas detection systems need to be connected together, Cisco networking is used on a wide scale. Industrial Design’s new certification will allow the company to access the resources and support necessary to work on such complex projects.

Technical support, including smart design and assistance with network configurations in-situ, is also now available from Industrial Design as a result of the certification. On sites spanning more than three or four kilometres, where control panels need to be connected together and proprietary systems are not capable or suited to the infrastructure, Industrial Design will be accessing further resources such as Ethernet on copper or fibre optic cable on Cisco equipment.

“Acquiring Cisco Select Partner certification guarantees the quality and reliability of the network design and components we use in our detection systems,” explained Mike Fikuart, managing director of Industrial Design. “We specialise in fire and gas detection, suppression, emergency shutdown systems and access control – in a word, ‘safety’. When a person or a site’s well-being is at stake, we will do anything to ensure nothing goes amiss and that we have 99.999% availability,” he said.

“We have been a registered member with Cisco for a long time, but we felt the need to take things a step forward and receive a higher level of support from our network partner. Obtaining the Cisco Select Partner certification testifies to our staff’s expertise and commitment to a job well done,” concluded Fikuart.