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Integrator creates inspection app

Modern System Concepts owner creates new company: PnewSoft
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08/15/2018

HOUSTON—Four years ago, Houston-based integrator Modern System Concepts developed an app to ease fire inspections. Now, it’s redesigned the app, named fireNspec, to be more scalable and is rolling it out through a separate company, PnewSoft.

Two Houston integrators merge

Modern System Concepts Inc. and Gulf Coast Security to have a stronger presence
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08/08/2018

HOUSTON—Modern System Concepts Inc. and Gulf Coast Security, both based around Houston, in early July merged to create a company better suited for growth.

New edition of NFPA 72 to be more user friendly

The 2013 version won’t contain the dramatic revisions of 2010, but should make life easier for dealers, installers
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04/18/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—Come this fall, you won’t have to flip through the several hundred pages of NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, to find documentation requirements. Now, in the new 2013 edition, you’ll find the requirements all laid out for you in one chapter.

Modern System Concepts likes communicator

IP and cellular communications growing in popularity
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04/11/2012

LAS VEGAS—Phone lines were causing problems on a project that Modern System Concepts undertook to upgrade a utility provider’s fire systems, said Mark Popkowski, company owner and president. That’s why Popkowski said Modern, based in Katy, Texas, is turning to Fire-Lite’s IPGSM-DP fire alarm communicator as a solution.