Wireless Gateway
SWIFT, Wireless Gateway System
SWIFT Wireless Systems provide a flexible, reliable solution for many applications that are problematic for traditional wired devices. The Gamewell-FCI, SWIFT™
Wireless Gateway connects to the SLC loop of an E3
Series® or an S3 Series control panel using the Velociti®
protocol to communicate via the SWIFT Gateway. It can
use up to 48 wireless sensors and monitor modules. This
feature results in a system that combines the advantages
of wired and wireless detection. In addition, it seamlessly
presents both critical and routine device information to the
end user.
SWIFT wireless devices communicate via a proprietary
wireless mesh protocol to communicate with the
Gamewell-FCI, E3 Series and S3 Series fire alarm systems by using the SWIFT Wireless Gateway. This gateway
is the hub of one wireless network as well as the interface
to the fire alarm control panel. The SWIFT Gateway connects to the SLC loop of an E3 and an S3 Series using the
System Sensor Velociti protocol. New type IDs for wireless
devices are supported that allow the FACP to display all
events such as alarms and trouble indications. Unique
trouble conditions required for wireless devices will be displayed on a supplementary annunciator for wireless event
The SWIFT wireless devices use a unique patented cascading mesh protocol with a redundant communication
pathway verification. The feature is capable of dynamically
responding to changes in the environment. You can use a
maximum of four mesh systems in an overlapping area. In
addition, you can have multiple non-overlapping areas on
a single panel. Since SWIFT devices operate as a mesh
system, each device is capable of also acting as a
repeater, eliminating the need for wired repeaters.
Wireless devices in a SWIFT network develop "parentchild" communication links with other devices in the mesh,
so that a message (originating from a remote device)
"hops" to the closest parent device, and then subsequently
links to the successive parent devices until the message
reaches the gateway. Alternate paths are also identified
and supervised by the SWIFT protocol providing approved
Class A wireless communication. In the event of a communication disruption in the wireless network, the mesh will
automatically reconfigure the communication paths as necessary so that the best quality links between devices will
be used. If a device does not have an established communication path with adequate signal strength, an additional
device such as a wireless module may be installed in
between so that it will act as a repeater.
SWIFT Wireless Gateway
• Complies with UL® Standard 864, including 200 second
polling and providing system response of devices within
10 seconds.
• SWIFT Cascading Mesh wireless protocol is specifically
used for fire and life safety systems:
– Supports mesh operation that provides verification
of the redundant communication path that has
been approved as Class A.
– Automatically locates the strongest signal path for
each device through mesh restructuring.
– Each SWIFT device acts as repeaters in the mesh
network, eliminating the need for wired repeaters.
– Uses frequency hopping to prevent outside
interference, whether intentional or accidental.
• Each SWIFT wireless gateway supports up to 50
SWIFT devices:
- 1 wireless gateway
- 1 display driver
- up to 48 SWIFT sensors and modules
• Multiple SWIFT wireless mesh networks can be
installed on the same fire alarm control panel, or
installed on multiple panels in the same area.
• Up to 4 wireless networks can be installed with an overlapping radio network coverage.
• Site Survey feature offers an evaluation of a site before
the installation, including an evaluation of a series of
point-to-point communication tests and a background
scan for radio interference.
E3 Series® and Velociti® are registered trademarks and SWIFT™ and Acclimate™ are
trademarks of Honeywell International Inc.
Windows© is a copyright of Microsoft Corporation.
UL® is a registered trademark of Underwriter’s Laboratories Inc.
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Description (Continued)
Features (Continued)
One SWIFT Gateway System supports the following:
• up to 50 devices, comprised of one SWIFT Gateway
and one SWIFT display driver.
• up to 48 wireless sensors and monitor modules.
The Gateway assumes one SLC address (module), and
each wireless device assumes one module or detector
address. The maximum number of gateways on a system
is limited by the number of available SLC addresses on the
FACP, or a maximum of 4 gateways within the common
wireless range.
The SWIFT system has been designed so that it can be
installed using only typical tools and magnets. The SWIFT
TOOLs PC utility provides many benefits that can enhance
• the process of performing a site evaluation (Site Survey).
• installing a system (Mesh Configuration).
• extracting detailed information from the system
The utility runs on a Windows laptop, and uses a USB
radio antenna (W-USB) inserted into a USB slot. This
antenna communicates with the wireless devices within
range of the PC. After the devices have formed a mesh,
the SWIFT TOOLS can provide the current information on
all devices in the mesh as long as the PC is within the
range of the SWIFT Gateway.
The result is a fire system that combines both wired Velociti Series devices, wireless detection and presents all event
information at the panel and/or network displays when used.
SWIFT TOOLS is a Windows© PC-based utility that is
used for the following:
• site evaluation
• diagnostics
• system configuration
A graphic representation of the wireless network provides
important system data in an effective format, including
communication links, signal strength, battery voltage, and
more. The Site Survey feature provides the following:
• An evaluation of a site before the installation.
• A series of point-to-point communication tests.
Figure 1 illustrates the SWIFT Mesh Network.
• A background scan to test for radio interference.
• SWIFT TOOLS is a PC-based utility that is used for site
evaluation, system configuration, and diagnostics.
- The SWIFT TOOLS program is used with the W-USB
adapter to communicate with wireless devices that are
not joined in a network, or joined with one or more
wireless gateways and all devices that form a network
with each gateway.
• SWIFT devices use a standard "code-wheel"
mechanism for setting the SLC address.
• Tool-less operation is supported for setting up a
wireless network without a PC.
• SWIFT wireless devices use four CR-123A lithium batteries (Panasonic CR123A or Duracell DL123A) which
are UL listed for 1 year of operation. The actual battery
life is expected to be approximately 2.5 years.
Note: An optional USB
wireless transceiver that
communicates with the
software aids in the site
survey, mesh formation, and
diagnostics of the system.
Figure 1 SWIFT Mesh Network
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SWIFT Components
Velociti Wireless SWIFT Gateway:
• One SWIFT Gateway is required for
each wireless mesh, and supports
up to 48 SWIFT detectors or
• Connects to the SLC loop of a compatible panel using Velociti protocol.
• Power may be supplied by the SLC
circuit, or via an optional 24VDC
Note: The use of the 24VDC input may be more convenient for service as it allows for powering down a gateway
without shutting down an SLC loop).
Velociti Wireless Photoelectric Sensor
Requires 1 B210W base for installation
and 4 CR-123A batteries (included).
WSD-ACCLIMATE Velociti Wireless Multi-Criteria Sensor
Intelligent SWIFT Acclimate detector
provides the following Acclimate
• Advanced sensing using combined
heat and smoke sensor information.
• The ability to automatically adjust
sensitivity based on ambient
changes in the environment.
Requires one B210W base for
installation and four CR-123A batteries
Velociti Wireless Thermal Detector
Rate-of-Rise, 135°
Requires one B210W base for
installation and four CR-123A batteries
Velociti Wireless Thermal Detector,
Fixed Temp,135°
Requires one B210W base for
installation and four CR-123A batteries
Wireless 6” (15.23cm) flanged Base
includes a built-in magnet so that
wireless devices can establish
installed and tamper states.
Includes a built-in magnet so that
wireless devices can establish
installed and tampered states.
Wireless Monitor module. Used to
monitor devices with mechanical
contact actuation.
Recommended for installation in a
SMB500 box (ordered separately)
rather than a metal backbox for best
Ships with a special cover with a
tamper built-in magnet.
Ships with 4 Panasonic CR123A or 4
Duracell DL123A batteries.
Free download from
programming and Gamewell-fci.com/esd/downloads or
diagnostic utility Systemsensor.com.
For an installation on a (typical laptop)
PC, running Windows, it requires the
W-USB radio/antenna for communication with SWIFT Wireless devices.
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Wireless USB radio/antenna that plugs
into the USB port of a PC running
The W-USB provides a communication
link with SWIFT Wireless devices that
are within approximately 20 feet and
have not formed a mesh.
Alternately, when the devices have
formed a mesh, bringing the PC/WUSB within range (20 ft.) (6.096 m) of
the gateway for that mesh, it will allow
SWIFT TOOLS to acquire information
on all devices in that specific mesh,
including point-to-point signal strength
for all links.
SWIFT Intelligent Wireless Gateway
Physical/Operating Specifications
Device Weight
(includes 4 batteries):
2.4” (61mm) installed in
B210W base
6.0” (152mm) installed in
B210W base
9.2 oz. (261 g) installed in
B210W base
Operating Temperature Range:
32°F to 120°F (0°C to 49°C)
Thermal/Photo with
32°F to 100°F (0°C to 38°C)
Air Velocity:
Photo/Photo with Thermal: 0-4000 fpm
Operating Humidity Range:10% to 93% non-condensing
Thermal Ratings:
Fixed Temperature
135° F (57° C)
Electrical Specifications
Maximum Operating Voltage: 3.3VDC
Maximum Standby Current: 210µA @ 3.3 VDC (one communication every 23.8 seconds with LED blink enabled)
Maximum Alarm Current
(LED on):
5mA @ 3.3 VDC (LED on)
Radio Frequency Range:
902-928 MHz
Battery Specifications:
Battery Type:
CR123A and DL123A
Battery Life:
1 year minimum
Battery Replacement:
Upon Trouble Battery Low
display and/or during annual
VW-GATE Currents:
Supervisory Current
Alarm Current
40 mA (powered by 24 VDC) 40 mA
24 mA (powered by SLC)
24 mA
VW-DIS-D Currents:
30 mA
30 mA
Ordering Information
Part Number
SWIFT Wireless Gateway
SWIFT Wireless Display Driver,
requires GFANN-80-W annunciator
* Note: Consult with the Fire Alarm Control Panel
Manufacturer to obtain the complete system requirements.
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