- SPIE is expanding the digital alert network in the district of Leipzig with six new locations.
- With this expansion, SPIE guarantees nationwide radio connection.
- Since 1996, SPIE has been responsible for the implementation, maintenance and optimisation of the digital alert network in the district of Leipzig.
Grimma, February 5th 2019 – From the 1st of June to the 30th of November 2018, SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, expanded the digital alert network in the district of Leipzig. By developing six new locations - Naunhof, Borna, Deditzhöhe, Kühnitzsch, Podelwitz and Leipzig - the fire brigade rescue service and civil protection units will be alerted more quickly in case of emergency.
Six new alert relay units
On behalf of the district of Leipzig, the owner-operated municipal enterprise “Rettungsdienst und Brandschutz Landkreis Leipzig” operates the digital alert network dedicated to the emergency services. This system includes 3,610 mobile receivers (e.g. pagers) and about 300 remote receivers triggering sirens. To reach areas with poor radio coverage, the owner-operated enterprise has been using digital alert units (DAU) across the district. Those relay the alert signals from the operations centre in Leipzig to the emergency services. For quicker and more reliable on-site interventions, SPIE Fleischhauer had therefore been contracted to install six new digital alert units supplied by SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa.
A complete service portfolio from planning to integration
In spring 2018, SPIE identified six new locations requiring alert relay units due to a weak radio coverage. After regulatory approval, SPIE installed and programmed the new digital alert relay units before integrating them into the current alert network. “The installation of the digital alert relay units and their technical support are very demanding because integration into the existing alert network had to be coordinated with the radio connection”, explains Michael Hartung, Head of the ICS division (Information & Communication Services) at SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa. “Few companies can offer the complete service portfolio from a single source."
Future-oriented and investment-safe implementation
Technical competence is not SPIE’s only strength. The multi-technology service provider was already working with the predecessor of the owner-operated municipal enterprise, the “Rettungszweckverband Grimma”. “From 1996, we co-designed the digital alert network in the district of Leipzig, deployed the first digital alert relay units, continuously developed the network and upgraded it to the latest standard,” illustrates Michael Hartung. SPIE installed the latest version of the digital alert relay unit (DAU ITC 2100), which, alongside Express-Alarm, also performs the necessary data encryption at the highest possible network speed. “Particularly in public institutions where systems are in place for long periods, technical requirements must be implemented in a future-oriented and investment-safe manner,” explains Michael Hartung.
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