This product has been designed to address the issue of ageing firewire systems which have become unreliable and difficult to source spare parts for.
The TCL FireWire Monitor is designed to provide a cost-effective and reliable fire detection solution. The unit is a self-contained system intended to interface with the original FireWire, the monitor is housed in a 12-inch square wall box. The monitor functions by using an AC signal across the firewire harness and detecting a fall in impedance associated with an increase in temperature. The integrity of the fire wire harness is monitored by performing a continuity check on the inner core.
The monitor has three lamps on the front panel displaying: