Intercom solutions for energy and public utilities

Energy and Public Utilities

Industry & Commerce

Energy and public utility facilities range from power plants to water reservoirs, from gas storage depots to sewerage and water treatment plants. All of these have their own particular communication and security needs. Many need industrial applications with harsh environments, while others need multi-site networking over tens of thousands of square kilometres, or support of process and access control, telephony, IP connectivity or other carrier technologies.

Industries

  • Coal, oil and gas power stations
  • Hydropower stations
  • Wind power stations
  • Solar parks
  • Biomass plants
  • Nuclear power stations
  • Waste incineration plants
  • Sewage plants and water purification

Applications and Key Benefits

  • Protecting lives and corporate assets.
  • Efficient, well-coordinated warnings, alarms and evacuation support in emergency situations.
  • Instant communication of vital information to all or selected areas/zones.
  • Built-in automatic early warning of emerging system problems.
  • Compliance with legal and corporate regulations.
  • Optimising workflows and boosting efficiency through communication.
  • Reducing risk of workplace accidents and hazards.
  • Fast call connections and superior ease of use.
  • Conference calls (“party lines”) for fast information distribution.
  • Group calls and announcements via Intercom stations.
  • Integration of  mobile radio communication and telephones (land-lines and mobile radio) into the Intercom system.
  • Integration of other systems like CCTV and building management systems on a single operating platform.
  • Saves money by eliminating the need for extra hardware.
  • Enhanced functionality, thanks to individual systems pooling their resources and working. together in a team-like fashion.
  • Reduced complexity, thanks to seamless, fail-safe interfaces.
  • Secure, restricted access to industrial premises or specific areas for authorised personnel.   
  • Protecting material assets and corporate information.
  • Monitoring, control and automation of various industrial equipment.
  • Event logging and audio/video recording.
  • Solutions for Energy and Public Utilities
  • Superior Speech intelligebility

    Extra high volume capacity – Active background noise suppression – Intelligent Volume Control (IVC) – 16 kHz eHD Voice speech quality

  • Stations for Ex zones and industrial environments

    Stations for Ex zones and industrial environments
    • ATEX and IEC Ex certified system
    • Certified in accordance with highest Explosion Hazard Group IIC and Temperature T6
    • Group and category “Ex II 2 G D” for zone “1”, “2”, “21” and “22”
    • Protected against water, dust and dirt, as per IP 66 
    • Integrated 25-Watt amplifier for noisy environments
  • Public Address and General Alarm (PA/GA) systems

    Public Address and General Alarm (PA/GA) systems
    • ATEX and IEC Ex certified system
    • Control units, amplifiers and Intercom Stations for permanent self-monitoring of system functions and critical signal paths
    • Intelligent, addressable loudspeakers and flashing lights
    • Accessories (e. g., acoustic hoods)
  • Stations for rough production environments

    Stations for rough production environments
    • Sturdy enclosure with double-walled design that withstands extreme stress
    • Surface resistant against chemicals and harsh climate influence (heat/cold)
    • Protected against water, dust and dirt, as per IP 66
    • Integrated 25-Watt amplifier for noisy environments
    • Front panels with integrated modules as per customer requirements
    • Camera Module for keeping an extra watchful eye on things
  • Integration of mobile radio communication systems

    Integration of mobile radio communication systems
    • Integration of mobile radio communication (TETRA / Analogue).
    • Simultaneous scanning of up to 8 channels (channel mixing), allowing operators to follow conversations on several channels simultaneously.
    • One or more radio channels selectable at the simple touch of a button.
    • Display of caller identity (ISSI) and Status message transfer (SDS)
  • Access Control and Communication at doors and barriers

    Access Control and Communication at doors and barriers
    • Secured vehicular and pedestrian access to the site and to individual areas/zones. Calls that cannot be answered immediately can be forwarded automatically to mobile devices.
    • Integration of access readers and access control systems.
    • Modules for integration in barrier gates at entrance and exit points.
    • Perfect speech intelligibility even in case of loud traffic noise.
  • More than just communication

    Commend products come with built-in inputs and outputs for control, monitoring and automation purposes.

  • Integrated System

    Integrated System

    Interfaces / Input – Output control
    • Integration of telephone lines and VoIP systems (SIP/IAX)
    • Control of visual warnig signals and displays
    • Interfaces to third-party systems, such as video surveillance and building management systems (OPC)
    • Active monitoring of input signals for various purposes, such as fire or burglar alarms
    • Control of output signals, e.g. doors and barriers
    • Customized accessibility like EIB-Bus
  • Permanent availability through system self-monitoring

    Permanent availability through system self-monitoring

    Every call guaranteed to get through – 24/7
    • Intercom Stations come equipped with automated functionality self-monitoring (loudspeaker/microphone self-monitoring)
    • Connection monitoring
    • Redundant server fail-safety and dynamic call forwarding
    • Saves costs by eliminating the need for manual function testing
  • Networking

    Sites can be networked and managed from a central control center .

  • Easy Control Desk management for Public Utilities

    Overview – Surveillance – Control
    Easy Control Desk management for Public Utilities

    Control Desk systems by Commend provide a continuous system-wide overview to support instant reaction in case of an emergency. Thanks to the highly user-friendly GUI, managing even complex Intercom networks or video and control functions is a breeze.

    • Call management is tailored to the needs and workflows of the application environment
    • Calls can be forwarded automatically to other Control Desks, Intercom stations (stationary or mobile), or to land-line telephones
    • Automatic call distribution at peak times or night, including automatic call prioritisation
  • Software solutions for Control Desks

    Audio – Video – Data
    Software solutions for Control Desks
    • Indication of the calling terminal’s location, and optional automatic display of a video/CCTV connection
    • Combine information and control of the various systems on a visual operating platform
    • Event logging
    • Audio and/or video recording
  • Options

    • Software Intercom Client for mobile devices
    • Various Intercom Stations for Operations Communication
    • Intercom Modules for e.g. lifts
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Case Studies Energy and Public Utilities

Northumbrian Water Group

United Kingdom