Audio-video intercom from Castel has been installed at the €415 million Parc Olympique in Lyon, a sports stadium that hosted matches at UEFA Euro 2016. The 59,000-capacity venue in central France is the home ground of Olympique Lyonnais, which plays in the country’s top football division.
The Parc Olympique Lyonnais boasts the most interconnected information systems for management and spectators in Europe.
The University of Huddersfield has installed two-way IP audio-video intercom from leading European IP intercom manufacturer Castel at its Queensgate Campus. The new system will manage the exit and entry of vehicles and visitors. The Queensgate site has seen investment of £100 million on infrastructure and resources over the past 10 years and Castel worked with installer Kenyon Access Consultants to enable university staff to communicate effectively with visitors before allowing them entry.
London Underground has embarked on a major security upgrade at its London maintenance depots. The facilities available at the busy sites include general maintenance, train-cleaning and driver rest areas. A large number of employees, suppliers and other visitors pass through LU’s various depots on a daily basis. Working alongside Honeywell Security, Castel has supplied an IP intercom solution that will help protect the sites from the theft of high-value plant and equipment and the ever-increasing problem of metal and cable theft.
Specialising in IP access control and professional intercom solutions, Castel has always stressed the importance of developing custom-made products with clear added value by taking technical constraints and the functional requirements of the customer into account.
Unique intercom design
Castel has now gone a step further by creating a range of IP intercoms whose design is entirely customisable:
German supermarket giant, Aldi, best known for its ultra-low prices and ‘stacked-up-high’ goods in its stores, has selected Castel to supply IP intercom systems for its new regional distribution and staff administration centres across the UK. The first development, in Goldthorpe South Yorkshire, is due to open in 2015 at a cost of £25 million and will see Castel’s highly regarded CAP IP intercoms installed across the site. The brief from the supermarket chain was for an intercom-over-IP system that would enhance the security of the site and also offer other operational efficiencies.
Located on the Wirral, Merseyside, Unilever’s main UK-based laboratory and research centre at Port Sunlight has upgraded its security system using the latest CAP IP intercom stations from Castel. With over 750 scientists at the facility working on the development of many of Unilever’s products and foods, there is a constant need for high levels of security and worker safety.
Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, the flagship hospital for the Heart of England NHS Trust, has chosen Castel to supply an IP-video intercom solution throughout its large modern hospital estate. Recently updated in 2000 to a 737-bed capacity, the hospital is still being developed with new and upgraded buildings, services and security systems.
Updating the security in an iconic Grade 1 listed building will always be a challenge. However, by using the latest in IP technology, the upgrade became a simpler task for the company installing the new security system, with Castel’s Xellip IP intercom at the heart of the solution.
Located on the southern tip of the UK, in Ramsgate, Kent, lies the operation centre for Southeastern Trains. Serving over 170 stations throughout Kent, East Sussex and London and employing over 3,800 people, Southeastern Trains is owned by Govia (which is responsible for over 30% of all UK passenger rail journeys) and is a major train operator in the UK.
When Corps Security, the specialist security solutions provider, wanted to upgrade security at the entrance to its London offices, a full IP intercom solution was required.
Castel has been producing communication and access control technology since the 1970s, with its main emphasis on IP solutions since 2004. This longstanding expertise meant that the company was ideally placed to provide the right solution for Corps Security. The new system reroutes calls to the reception area after business hours or, if the phone is unanswered, directs all communication through to Corps Security’s own remote monitoring centre in Glasgow.