Smoke and Fire UL 864 Rated Switches

UL 864

The EIRX Managed Switch and EIS Plug and Play Ethernet Switches are 10th Edition UL 864 Recognized Components ideally suited for campus installations.

  • Four gigabit fiber optic ports form a backbone between centralized managed Ethernet switches
  • Up to 20 ports of 100 Mbps copper/fiber SFP connections to serve multiple buildings
  • Copper/fiber switches to remote fire alarm panels for edge connections

To view the UL listing for the EIS and the EIRX series, click either US or Canada.

The UL recognized component mark is rarely seen by the customer, but is often part of a larger system that is UL Listed by the fire alarm supplier. For a system to be UL Listed, it is evaluated and tested by UL to determine if it meets the requirements established by UL's published Standards of Safety. A UL recognized component has already been evaluated and tested in accordance with UL's component safety standards, streamlining the qualification process for the system supplier.

By having the fire alarm system supplier specify a Contemporary Controls' EIS or EIRX switch as a component, the supplier is not required to perform additional testing on the component. Several fire alarm and security firms have already specified the EIS and EIRX series as part of their system, thereby improving their time-to-market.

Components that bear the UL Recognized Component mark are separately covered under UL's Follow-Up Surveillance program to ensure continued compliance and prevent unpleasant surprises when an end-product is inspected.

UL 864 10th Edition governs the safety of fire alarm systems and equipment, including smoke detectors, sprinkler systems and fire alarms in accordance with these standards:

        NFPA 12, Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems
        NFPA 12A, Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems
        NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems
        NFPA 15, Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection
        NFPA 16, Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems
        NFPA 17, Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems
        NFPA 17A, Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems
        NFPA 70, National Electrical Code
        NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code
        NFPA 92A, Recommended Practice for Smoke-Control Systems
        NFPA 92B, Guide for Smoke Management Systems in Malls, Atria, and Large Areas
        NFPA 2001, Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems


Ethernet Interconnect Series (EIS)

The EIS line of unmanaged switches within the Ethernet Interconnect Series accommodates up to eight 10/100 Mbps twisted-pair ports. A mix of fiber optic and twisted-pair ports is available in five and six-port models. The EIS complies with the requirements of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 864 Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems 10th Edition.


The EIRX28M-100T/4GT industrial managed Ethernet switch from Contemporary Controls provides compact 1U rack-mount design, flexible port configuration and high reliability. It provides error-free data transmission and network management functions in harsh environments. The EIRX compiles with the requirements of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 864 Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems 10th Edition.