AFP Technical Note 1: Siemens MXL to FireFinder XLS Migration
Interested in an upgrade or need more information?
In January 2013 Siemens announced that it would be discontinuing the MXL panel. As of October 2018, Siemens no longer manufactures replacement parts for this system. Devices and detectors will be available until 2020, but many parts required to keep the MXL panel operating will no longer be available.
In order to keep your fire protection system operating and to avoid costly downtime and fire watches, AFP recommends you migrate your existing Siemens MXL panel to the Firefinder XLS or Cerberus Pro Modular platform before your system becomes unsupportable. It is much easier and more economical to do this in a non-emergency situation (maybe come up with a better way to say this…).
Siemens has developed an economical upgrade path to each of the these platforms. If you are interested in exploring this upgrade option or simply would like more information about this phase out and migration path, please give us a call at (855) 699-9170 or fill out the form below and we will get in touch with you.
Additional information regarding the phase out and migration can be found below.
January 2013 Siemens announces MXL phase out
October 2013 MXL production ceases
October 2018 Support will end for most parts
October 2020 Device and detection will end