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CABLING & CABLE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION Prysmian


- New Flagship Marks & Spencer Store Equipped with Prysmian Cables


he newly opened Marks & Spencer (M&S) superstore at Cheshire Oaks in Ellesmere Port is fully equipped with FP200 Gold fire resistant cables from Prysmian. The store is the greenest M&S store and has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. Prysmian FP supplies the fire alarm and emergency lighting systems as well as all sub mains cabling and distribution boards. All the FP was installed via main contractor Simons Group and Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES). FP200 Gold is the classic choice for those looking to install a cost effective fire resistant cable that conforms to British Standards and comes with third party approvals. FP200 Gold is BASEC, LPCB and London Underground approved, comes with the unique Insudite insulation and has superb voice and data transmission characteristics. M&S Cheshire Oaks is spread across 148,000 sq-ft, making it the largest of all M&S stores and It uses a host of modern technologies to create a building 30% more energy efficient than similarly-sized stores. It opened successfully in August 2012.


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Prysmian Cables & Systems Ltd. Tel: 0870 5133 143 Web: www.prysmian.co.uk


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uper Rod is recruiting electricians for their new test panel. The company, based in Blaenavon, South Wales is currently seeking UK-based qualified electricians to help develop the future generation of Super Rod products. Testers will be asked to take prototype samples out on site and put them through their paces to evaluate their usefulness and effectiveness.


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Malcolm Duncan, Managing Director of Super Rod


commented on the project “The whole ethos of our company is to enable electricians to work smarter. We know from experience that the people in the best position to help in this quest are not sitting in a laboratory or an office; they are out on site using tools in the real world. We are looking for the brightest sparks to take a look at our ideas and feedback their findings to us. In return, they will be able to keep the test samples and will also qualify for a special discount on purchases of the complete range of Super Rod products.”


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Prysmian Group signs network cabling deal with Redstone


P programme and the reassurance of a 25-year systems warranty:


rysmian Group has just signed a deal for its Draka branded UC Connect System Approved Installer Programme with Redstone – the UK’s leading provider of network based end to end managed solutions. The UC Connect concept was launched by Draka in 2012 to provide network cabling installers with access not only to Draka’s market-leading products but also to a full training and support a combination that provides a


compelling competitive advantage. Redstone is regularly entrusted with data centre fit out projects from some of the world’s leading financial organisations and is pleased to enter into partnership with a high- status brand. “We have used Draka products before” says Matt Salter, Redstone Project Delivery Director, “and were delighted to find the full range of data cabling products being actively promoted in the UK. We were looking for a partner with impeccable technical back-up, strength of product range and on-going support. Draka fufills this requirement.” Since the deal was signed in October, Draka has provided on-site training for the Redstone design staff as well as the installation team. The training is part of the UC Connect Programme.


Draka Tel: 01332 345431 FIRE SAFETY


Hochiki Europe launches new feature packed website H


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ochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of innovative life safety solutions, has announced the launch of its new website which can be found at www.hochikieurope.com. Following extensive consultation with stakeholders, it comprises a whole host of user-friendly features such as


intuitive navigation, full search capability, and a fast and aesthetically pleasing interface. It has been designed to ensure that access to detailed information about Hochiki Europe’s extensive range of fire detection and emergency lighting systems is as easy as possible. Customers can now download a wide variety of literature and CD-ROMs, including an extensive library of product specification documents, application notes, instructions, software, and compliance certificates. Selecting the right Hochiki Europe solution has never been easier. All relevant information is broken down into clearly defined sections in order to make the visitor experience as productive as possible. The website also provides details about forthcoming events that Hochiki Europe will be attending and there is also an opportunity to sign up for a regular e-newsletter which provides all the latest news, views and case studies from the company.


Hochiki Europe Tel: 0238 029 5029


cott Safety, a premier manufacturer of innovative respiratory and other PPE equipment, has announced the launch of the Sigma 2 Type 2, a low cost SCBA solution that provides high levels of respiratory protection in a simple and cost effective package. Approved to EN137 Type 2, the Sigma 2 Type 2 has undergone the rigorous testing procedures required for professional firefighting equipment. Now classified as a firefighting set as determined in EN137, the Sigma 2 Type 2 will meet the needs of industrial firefighters combining maximum performance and protection with operational simplicity.


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Tony Pickett, Scott Safety Product Manager – Air


Supplied said: “Scott Safety has designed the Sigma 2 Type 2 as a bespoke set to meet the needs of industrial firefighting environments. This is a SCBA set that offers the same high levels of protection that customers expect from Scott Safety, in a simple and cost-effective solution.”


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Kentec’s supporting role at London’s Prince Charles Cinema


– cost effective fire fighting scba set


London West End’s only independent cinema. The upgrade was needed following the addition of a second cinema screen and new building layout. The two-stage addressable system,


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installed by Fire Systems Ltd., comprises a Kentec Syncro single loop AS analogue addressable fire alarm control panel with ‘Public’ and ‘Non-Public’ modes and a three-minute timer to give staff time to investigate any alarm. Argus Security wireless detectors are installed on all escape routes and areas of high risk such as plant and machinery rooms, and electrical intake areas. The system, being addressable, means that each device on the new system has a text location message programmed into the fire alarm control panel, enabling staff to identify the precise location of any alarm.


Kentec Tel: 01322 222121 Web: www.kentec.co.uk


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entec fire control panels are part of a fire alarm system upgrade at the Prince Charles Cinema,


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