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Philip Payne at the University Of Edinburgh, WellBeing Centre, Bristo Square

01 July 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jo Jackson
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The new Wellbeing Centre houses the University’s student counselling and disability services, medical practice and pharmacy.

Philip Payne emergency luminaires combined with the revolutionary Specto-XT lighting management system have been installed at the Centre. Specto-XT emergency luminaires test according to the schedule specified in BS EN 62034:2012 and display current status via a bi-colour LED.

What makes Specto-XT an attractive option from the University’s point of view is its ease of installation. Specto-XT uses the latest wireless mesh technology to replace wired communications signals between each luminaire.868MHz secure radio communication offers excellent transmission distance within buildings with each luminaire acting as a wireless node to repeat commands on to the next luminaire. This provides a robust system that will always find a communication path.

Another key benefit of Specto-XT is the accessibility of information. Luminaires are wirelessly linked into a Gateway which collects and transmits their status information to the World Wide Web for viewing using tablets, smart-phones, laptops and computers.

The university has recognised the significant savings that can be achieved by removing the task of manually testing hundreds of emergency luminaires every month.