On the ball! Solid State Successfully Tackles Major Project At Saints' New Super Stadium.

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On the ball! Solid State Successfully Tackles Major Project At Saints' New Super Stadium.

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Thestate-of-the-art arena is destined to become not only home to one of theworld's most famous rugby league clubs but also become a hot-spot for businessevents with its first-class corporate hospitality facilities, restaurants,meeting rooms and conference space for up to 1,600 delegates. Featuringbright-red seating areas, a mirrored Sky TV lounge designed to house teams oftelevision commentators and a gigantic TV screen and score-display board, theopen-air stadium has a capacity of 18,000 and is worlds away from the oldSaints Knowsley Road ground.

Said Phil White, Stadium Manager: ÔÇ£Langtree Park is one of the most prestigioussports stadiums ever to be built in the North West and we were lucky to engagethe services of one of the region's top specialist electrical companies toinstall the life-safety systems.ÔÇØ

ÔÇ£The service we received from Solid State was excellent. From design stage,right through to installation, Solid State displayed exemplary technicalknowledge and expertise. We are absolutely delighted with the fire and voicealarm system they installed and the ease with which they completed this major project.ÔÇØ

Working to a tight three-month timescale, nine engineers were deployed to sitefull-time to ensure the swift and smooth completion of the project whichinvolved installing a vast and complicated assortment of electrical equipment.

Said Paul Turner, Senior Engineer at the rapidly-expanding Lancashire-basedcompany: ÔÇ£The challenge was to install the life-safety systems within tighttimescales and we pulled out all the stops out to ensure they were up andrunning in time for handover. We are all big rugby fans so it was incrediblyexciting to be working on a stadium exclusively designed for rugby leaguematches.ÔÇØ

Two of C-TEC's powerful 4-loop Envision touch-screen controlled analogueaddressable fire panels were specified. Fully compliant with EN54 parts 2 and4, the networked panels connect to over 600 devices including 500 Apollodetectors and 85 C-TEC manufactured addressable loop sounder/beaconsdistributed throughout the site. With their intuitive 4.3 inch, 472 x 248 pixelcolour resistive touch-screens, the panels provide clear and constant feedbackon all aspects of fire alarm system activity at the stadium. The panel's fullon-screen QWERTY keyboard makes programming and installation straightforward.

Central to the stadium's safety and security is SigNET's LS voice alarm system.With its LCD touch screen, LS is a powerful and highly sophisticated voicealarm, public address and background music system. At its centre is the SS2Nnetwork station which allows the amplifiers, fire alarm interfaces, audioinputs, and manual and automatic controllers to be distributed around theground.

Also installed on site is a SigTEL fire telephone system, connected to 20 redfire telephone outstations, and an extensive range of C-TEC's PDA range ofinduction loop amplifiers for the hard of hearing, disabled refuge systems anddisabled persons' toilet alarms. An automatic turnstile monitoring system isalso in operation.

With over 30 years' experience in the design, installation and maintenance offire detection, nurse call, voice alarm and public address systems, Solid Stateis BAFE SP203 accredited, an affiliated member of the NICEIC (NationalInspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) and the FIA (FireIndustry Association).

For more information, please contact Solid State on 01257 463018 or visit www.solidstatesecurity.co.uk

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