Iceland benefits from Vigil Eclipse
Thursday, 22 November 2001
Iceland benefits from Vigil EclipseThe Smaralind shopping complex, Reykjavik.
A newly-appointed Icelandic distributor of Baldwin Boxall's has recently purchased 12 Vigil Eclipse Voice Alarm systems for installation in a new shopping complex in Reykjavik, Iceland. HT&T visited International Fire Expo (May 2001) where they met with Baldwin Boxall, who were giving the recently-launched Vigil Eclipse its UK debut. HT&T thought the Eclipse was the perfect solution to the Smaralind Shopping Complex's voice alarm (VA) requirements as the wall-mounting unit is simple to commission and easy to install. The 12 Vigil Eclipses were built in Baldwin Boxall's factory in Sussex and shipped to Iceland, ready for installation - a very quick process for HT&T, saving them valuable on-site time.

Vigil Eclipse is a stand-alone, wall-mountable system, which can operate up to four zones of VA - all dual circuit if required. The system, which utilises Baldwin Boxall's well established Compact routeing matrix, has seven inputs all in priority order, which are as follows: Two Fire Mics, Evac Message, Alert Message, Two Paging Mics and an Aux input. The shopping complex covers over 60,000sq.m, is on three floors and, as well as 80 shops contains banks, restaurants, cinema/conference centre and offices. Any of these premises which are over 200sq.m benefit from voice alarm systems, whereas any shop, or space under this size utilizes a feed from one of the VA racks in an adjacent area.

One of the main shops within the complex is a well-known UK department store. Being British they decided to follow BS5839 Part 8 and therefore have a VA system installed. Other shops followed suit and this is where HT&T picked up all their business by offering a very cost-effective VA solution to these smaller shops.

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