LifeSafety Power® Releases NetLink™ NLX for Efficient Managed Power Applications

Network Communication Module expands remote device monitoring capability from four to 24 devices using only one network drop.

Libertyville, IL, March 16, 2020 — LifeSafety Power continues to show its leadership in the intelligent networked power category, unveiling the NetLink™ NLX Network Communication Module, a remote monitoring device engineered to handle enterprise applications and specifications which require large numbers of network-managed outputs.

Expanding the NetLink family, NLX is the next generation of network communications from LifeSafety Power, offering eight Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) ports instead of four in the NL4 – allowing users to connect up to eight local devices.  NLX also adds RS-485 communication which is compatible with the upcoming Generation 2 FPO and M8 boards with the optional RS-485 module installed.  This allows connection of up to 16 additional remote devices across the enterprise for a total of 24 devices - up to 192 managed outputs – all from a single network drop.

Fewer network drops; less hardware

Designed for increasingly larger networked systems now common in access control and physical security integrations, NLX reduces network drops, wiring and hardware required for remote monitoring. Previously, multiple power enclosures each required separate network drops. With NLX, multiple power enclosures can run off a single network drop and installers achieve field cost-savings while increasing the capacity to remotely monitor additional locks and other devices.

NetLink is designed for users to monitor, control, program and report on system power and connected devices. It features patented battery management that includes health reporting, remote battery testing, email/SNMP alerts and other proactive notifications.

LifeSafety Power is a consummate innovator and specialist in physical security and access control, creating a new category of intelligent networking power solutions that monitor and manage system connectivity across the enterprise. Embracing technology collaboration with some of the most recognizable companies in the industry, LifeSafety Power has carved a unique niche and along the way received numerous awards for its innovation, including Security Industry Association New Product of the Year; Security Today New Product of the Year; Most Valuable Product; and many others. LifeSafety Power was acquired by ASSA ABLOY in September 2019.

About LifeSafety Power* LifeSafety Power continues to earn industry accolades and respect for product design and innovation, carving out a new category of intelligent power management solutions that provide robust, proactive analytics to access control, security and mission-critical devices. This new standard of performance by LifeSafety Power substantially adds to overall system health, performance and reliability.  LifeSafety Power, headquartered near Chicago, has won numerous industry awards for product design and innovation, including a 2019 New Product of the Year from Security Today. For more information, please visit LifeSafety Power or call (888) 577-2898.