GCU provides educational studies to approx 17,000 international and national students per annum. The arrival of the contemporary restaurant and showcase space for students marked the first milestone of GCU's £30 million campus transformation, opening in August 2017.
Project brief and partnership
The brief was to supply an emergency lighting control system and luminaires that could be operated centrally.
To provide a wireless system with a proven track record in signal integrity that could be simple to install and would not cause any interference from existing equipment and other networks devices in operation. A solution with no communication cables to add and remove luminaires to and from the system.
To find a partner that provided a dedicated point of contact to work closely with the small on-site facilities team. To train a team who could easily, and with confidence, monitor the system located across multiple sites from one platform; determining which areas/luminaires should be maintained or switch maintained; identifying any luminaire defects and resolving these immediately.
To provide a solution that did not compromise the aesthetics of this campus contemporary designs and beautifully landscaped surroundings. That could cover large scale sites as well as multiple buildings.
Hostwave achieved this brief by recommending Logica FM, a self-contained wireless control system operating emergency lighting from one central point on-site and/or remotely.
Logica FM is a wireless control system which operates using Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping on a bandwidth range of 2.4GHz - 2.835GHZ guaranteeing signal integrity.
Each LED luminaire has its own IP address, battery and wireless inverter hidden inside which is preaddressed and contains a transceiver module enabling it to receive and transmit data signals.
With no communication cable required, it is ideal for installation across refurbished buildings and new developments.