Dublin Airport project consists of approximately 70 nodes with over 5,000 devices.
It has 5 x BMS and graphics workstations, one at Fire brigade facility, two at the airport police facilities and two in engineering and maintenance.
It operates over a fault tolerant fibre and copper network using the Apollo Protocol devices.
An IP-gateway is also used by the airport and they have actually developed their own internal maps application using the IP-gateway protocol, whereby graphics pop up on their smart phones when a device is activated.
Combined Fire & Voice Evacuation System
The combined Advanced and VIGIL voice evacuation system comprises:
- 19 Controlled/evacuation zones
- 9 x BVRD2M networked and distributed routers
- 12 x BVRD2S slave routers
- 39 x BVSMP –switch mode power supplies
- 85 x class D amplifier units each providing a capacity of 120 Watts distributed via the routers
- 12 x BVRD32 –32-zone paging control microphones
- 87 x BDM401 –single-zone paging microphones
- Ambient noise sensors
The system is in constant use for announcements throughout the operating hours of the airport.
It is also the primary emergency warning system to enable efficient evacuation of the public and staff from any areas of the site that are at risk should the need arise.
The system also incorporates ambient noise sensors to ensure that announcements are clearly heard at busy/noisy times. Equally important is the fact that announcements are not overly loud when the airport is quiet.