Movers _ Shakers at Eastleigh by cuiliqing


                                                                                                                                                                                                          Issue No: 6                                           ESSENTIAL                                                                             NEWS
to open in UK
Construction work on the first ever
worldwide headquarters for Chloride Power
Protection at the new Southampton
International Park is reaching an advanced
                                                                                                                                                                                                           T h e Fr e n c h C o n n e c t i o n
stage. It is anticipated that the building will
be available for occupation in early 2001,
and will mark the end of our residence at
                                                       accommodation that makes it suitable for the                         of power protection solutions and has a rapidly
Barton Park, Eastleigh.
                                                       Company’s special operating requirements.                            expanding business in the UK. The new facilities
The choice of Southampton International Park                                                                                at Southampton International Park are a key
was based on its excellent location close to           Commenting on the progress of this exciting                          element in our strategy to be the supplier of
Eastleigh International Airport, the M3 and M27        development, Keith Hodgkinson, Chief Executive                       choice in growth markets, particularly
motorways and access to direct rail links with         Chloride Group PLC, said: “Chloride Power                            telecommunications, Internet services and
London, together with the high quality of the          Protection is one of the world’s leading providers                   financial services.”            READER NO: 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Chloride Group PLC has expanded its Power Protection                             now have a complete solution for AC and DC power protection and are

No power - no                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             positioned to access the fast-growing market for DC applications in telecoms

                                                                                   Movers & Shakers
                                                                                                                                                                                                         business with the acquisition of SAED, the French
                                                                                                                                                                                                         manufacturer of DC power protection solutions for the                            and e-business.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                         telecommunications, Internet and e-business industries.                          He continued: “ Chloride Telecom Systems is well placed to take advantage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of the significant investments being made in third generation mobile

telephone business
                                                                                                                                                                                                         SAED, which now becomes Chloride Telecom Systems, is currently
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          telephony, local loop networks, broadband fibre networks and Internet data
                                                                                                                                                                                                         experiencing considerable growth, with sales expected to be in the region of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          centres. Chloride can now offer its telecom, Internet and e-business
                                                                                                                                                                                                         £10 million (1999: £5.6 million) for the year ending 31st December 2000.

                                                                                      at Eastleigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          customers a complete power protection solution, supported by a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Based in Dol de Bretagne, northern Brittany, SAED is a provider of rectifiers,   comprehensive service network.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                         telecom energy systems and specialised telecom power supplies to many of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Founded in 1978, SAED has a staff complement of 130. As Chloride
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Europe’s leading mobile telephone operators, broadband carriers and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Telecom Systems, the company will operate as a stand-alone business
                                                                                                                                                                                                         telecom infrastructure equipment manufacturers. Key applications for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          within Chloride Power Protection under the supervisory management of
                                                                                                                                                                                                         SAED products include the power protection of GSM mobile telephone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Charles Derboghossian. The two former majority shareholders, Rolland
                                                                                                                                                                                                         networks, cable television and broadband fibre optic cable networks.
                                                                                  A warm welcome to: Clive Holt, Contracts Manager, Corporate.                                                                                                                                            Tancrede and Jacques Depret are remaining with the business, with Jacques
                                                                                  Nicki Burrell, PA to Managing Director (temporary), Corporate.                                                         The company’s core product range comprises AC/DC power supplies,                 Depret holding the position of General Manager. Mark Jenkins, Vice
                                                                                                                                                                                                         modular rectifiers, remote power supplies, power systems and remote              President Telecom & Internet for Chloride Power Protection will work
                                                                                  Mark Jenkins, Vice President Telecom & Internet. Stuart                                                                monitoring.                                                                      alongside Jacques Depret and his team to assist in the marketing and sales
                                                                                  Robinson, Service Manager, Service. Ian King, IT Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Commenting on the acquisition, Keith Hodgkinson, Chief Executive of              of the company’s products through the Chloride worldwide sales network.
                                                                                  Manager, IT. Mark Howe, Project Leader, Projects. Lionel Arnaud,                                                       Chloride said: “This is an extremely important acquisition for Chloride. We
                                                                                  Graduate Placement Trainee, International Sales. Russell Payne,                                                                                                                                                                                                     READER NO: 01
                                                                                  Graduate Placement Trainee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               IX Europe takes the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of UPS worth around £1 million for installation in
                                                                                  Also many congratulations to: Kevin Blake, Projects Department                                                                                                                                                                      its Paris, London and Heathrow premises.
                                                                                  on his promotion to Senior Projects Manager, Telecom & Internet.                                                                                                                                                                    IX Europe has an impressive roll out programme

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  right protection
                                                                                  Rob Redmond, Sales Department on his promotion to Field Sales                                                                                                                                                                       for the next few years and inevitably there will be
                                                                                  Engineer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           a big demand for power protection. Having
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      established a long and close working
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      relationship with Chloride - IT Environments has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hardly a week goes by without there being         chosen Chloride UPS for a number of its clients -
The fastest way to put a call            marketing activity, commenting that
                                         there were many general enquiries
                                                                                         FOR MORE INFORMATION                                                                                                                                                        another announcement either of a new             Richard Cox has every confidence in Chloride’s
centre out of action is to interrupt                                               If you would like to receive further information about any of the products                                                                                                             Telehosting company setting up              capabilities.
the power supply.                        about UPS together with requests
                                                                                   and services contained within this publication, please circle the relevant                                                                                                                 business, or existing ones              IT Environments specialises in all aspects of the
                                         from several major call centre
That message was not lost on             operators for on site presentations       number(s) on the form below and return it to:                                                                                                                                                  opening additional facilities.      design, construction and on-going service and
visitors to Call Centre Expo at the      and invitations to quote for business.                                                                                                                                                                                                    And all these organisations        maintenance of Telehosting centres. The
                                                                                   Fax 023 8061 0852;                                                                                                                                                                                                                 company’s background lies in the construction of
NEC in September where Chloride          All call centres, regardless of their                                                                                                                                                                                                   place a secure and
                                                                                   e-mail:                                                                                                                                                                                             computer rooms and from there it has
was the only UPS manufacturer to         size or location, are prone to power                                                                                                                                                                                                   constantly available power
exhibit. In the absence of competitor                                              or by post to:                                                                                                                                                                                                                     progressed to the fast emerging
                                         failures and interruptions. It is for                                                                                                                                                                                                  supply high on their agenda.          communications sector, where it has established
companies, we had the perfect            these reasons that when setting up a      Abi Linnartz, Chloride Power Protection,
opportunity to explain the importance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       IX Europe is one of the new               a very high level of recognition. With almost 50%
                                         call centre, the strategy has to          Barton Park, Eastleigh, Hants SO50 6RZ.                                                                                                                                                  names in Telehosting and,                 of its business now coming from outside the UK,
of power protection in call centres      include a UPS.
and reveal just how successful                                                     Please provide me with additional information on the following:                                                                                                                          through the offices of IT                 IT Environments is expanding its operations and
                                         Power protection is required at all                                                                                                                                                                                                 Environments, Fleet, Hampshire,          its premises in Fleet.
Chloride is in this considerable
                                         levels within a call centre and can be                      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11                                                                                                                                                 it is now a big user of Chloride
market sector.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Richard Fox says that by the very nature of the
                                         provided in three ways, distributed,      NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .POSITION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                                                                     UPS systems. The latest contract         work in which his company is involved, speed of
It also provided the opportunity to      clustered or centralised, the decision                                                                                                                                                                                               to be secured through IT                response, deliveries and a track record of quality
give a first public viewing of the new   being made according to the call          COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                                                                Environments is for 5 EDP90             installations are the keys to winning business. In
Linear model, alongside PowerLan         centre architecture and its size.                                                                                                                                                                                                        500’s for IX Europe’s new           this respect Chloride can always be relied upon
and Synthesis Twin. This year’s                                                     ............................................................
                                         Whether it be a physical or virtual                                                                                                                                                                                                      facility in Dusseldorf. Since       to come up with the goods. That, together with
show was larger than 1999 both in        operation, protection against power       TEL: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FAX: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                                                                 the company opened its first        the quality and performance of the UPS
terms of exhibitors and visitors.        failure or disturbance of the mains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           IT Environments’ operation around 12 months
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      products and the company’s sound reputation, is
Stand Manager Tony Gaunt                 supply is essential.                      e-mail: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                             operations centre in Fleet ago, IT Environments has                why IT Environments continues to specify
expressed great satisfaction with this             READER ENQUIRY NO: 11                                                                                                                                                                                                          provided significant numbers        Chloride.                        READER NO: 02

                                              Chloride Power Protection, Barton Park, Eastleigh, Hants SO50 6RZ
                                              Tel: 023 8061 0311 Fax: 023 8061 0852 e-mail:
                                                                                                                                       Written and produced by Clarendon PR Leamington Spa.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             NEWS FROM CHLORIDE POWER PROTECTION - THE LEADING NAME IN UPS
Railtrack signals                                                                                                                                                    Linear joins the line-up
Railtrack’s West Coast Route Modernisation             based on a
                                                                                                                                                                     Recognising the varied requirements of our international
                                                                                                                                                                     customer base, the mid-range UPS capability has been
                                                                                                                                                                     extended with the introduction of Linear.
(WCRM) scheme is taking every advantage                55kVA                                                                                                         Providing power protection for loads between 4 and 20 kVA, the on-line double
of all that is best in AC power protection for         system
                                                       load and                                                                                                      conversion topology of Linear guarantees absolute safety under extreme power
signalling systems.                                    typical                                                                                                       conditions. Linear has been designed specifically for the protection of data processing
The upgrading of Proof House Junction,                 electricity                                                                                                   systems and industrial automation applications.
Birmingham, is the key part in the WCRM scheme         costs, it can
and in order to accommodate the installation of a      show                                                                                                          The performance levels of Linear are exceptional. It has a high immunity to electrical
new track layout, new overhead catenary, new           annual                                                                                                        disturbance and it will not affect other applications due to its very low level of harmonic
telecomms and a new signalling scheme, the             savings of                                                                                                    emissions. In addition, only absorbing active power ensures economic running costs.
whole junction was closed down in August. For          around
Chloride, the signal supply point has provided the     £10,000                                                                                                       Linear performs at maximum levels even when the quality of the mains power supply is
opportunity to play a part in developing a unique,     per annum                                                                                                     inconsistent. It provides an exceptionally high tolerance range for voltages and
fully integrated containerised 650V diesel             over conventional Railtrack supply systems.            installation and system testing time required on       frequencies outside rated values and fluctuations of up to +/-25% can be tolerated
generator and UPS system.                              The system was engineered and assembled by             site to a minimum.                                     without having to use the batteries.
Signalling systems depend on the availability of       Devontech Limited and involved a close working         As a result of the success in this joint approach to
clean and stable AC power and the new UPS              relationship with Chloride in order to meet the very   developing a power protection solution, Chloride       A total of 8 models are available in single phase/single phase and 6 models in three
system will help Railtrack to provide trouble-free     tight deadline set by Railtrack. The order was         and Devontech have been awarded orders for             phase/single phase configurations. By employing fast IGBT switching devices, a
service despite interruptions and breaks in the        placed on the basis that the complete system had       three more similar systems for the WCRM                powerful 16-bit microprocessor, PWM modulation techniques and surface mount
                                                       to be available and fully working on site well         scheme at North Staffs, together with an additional
mains supply. An interesting feature of the
                                                       before the August shutdown at Proof House
                                                                                                                                                                     technology, Linear offers a significant reduction in the number and size of components
containerised system is that although it provides                                                             40kVA N+1 redundant UPS system.
                                                       Junction. Being able to build and test the complete                                                           used, which also goes towards creating a significant increase in reliability.
650V single phase output, it is unusual in being       system in the works contributed towards reducing       Other sections of the WCRM scheme now using
able to draw a balanced load from the incoming                                                                Chloride UPS include Euston, South Manchester          In keeping with Chloride tradition, the Linear comes with an extensive range of easy-to-
                                                       the overall project timescale by cutting the
400V 3-phase supply. The result of this is that                                                               and Glasgow.                     READER NO: 03         use features, including: shutdown software; advanced battery care; remote
                                                                                                                                                                     monitoring/diagnostics and a wide range of options that allow units to be fully
                                                                                  considered essential that if the one of 250amp fuses blew, there would be no       customised to meet individual user requirements.              READER ENQUIRY NO: 06

World on line
                                                                                  dip in the output. As standard fuses were found to dip the output, special 350
                                                                                  amp high speed fuses have been used in sequence for short circuit
                                                                                  protection, with standard 250 amp fuses being used for normal overload

Pan-European Internet service provider and telecoms company
World Online is shortly to open the first phase of a new network
services colocation facility in the UK. Providing fully equipped
                                                                                  protection. This arrangement ensures that the UPS cannot bottom out and
                                                                                  put the load in jeopardy. Inevitably this has resulted in modifications to the
                                                                                  UPS input/output switchboard.
                                                                                  World Online has major plans for the development of the Milton Keynes site
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It’s time to get CROSS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There is now a new addition to the Chloride               CROSS can be adapted to suit individual operating
buildings, bandwidth and secured supplies backed up by UPS, the                   and its mechanical and electrical engineers have already given consideration                                                          product portfolio - CROSS, an on-line static              requirements and offers the following features:
facility in Milton Keynes will be the largest of its UK sites.                    to the UPS requirements of the next generation of computer systems that will                                                          switch that allows the automatic switching                • Power source priority selection mode
The 65,000 sq.ft premises were originally built in the mid-1970’s and are         be installed. A further 1 MVA system has already been ordered for Phase 2 of                                                          from one power source to another between                  • Good defence against short circuits and
currently going through a multi-million pound refit programme that includes       the development. When complete, the premises will accommodate World
                                                                                  Online’s own services and provide a managed infrastructure for other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the UPS and the critical load.                              overloads
extensive mechanical and electrical engineering work. Replacing an ageing                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Mimic display panel and LCD display
rotary UPS installation with a 1MVA system in N+1 configuration made up of        companies operating in Internet and telecommunications.                                                                               CROSS, the Complete Reliability On-line Static
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Switch, provides an additional level of security          • Two RS232 communication ports and volt-free
three 500kVA EDP90’s will ensure that when Phase 1 goes live at the start of      Founded in 1996, World Online is headquartered in Rotterdam and has more                                                                                                                          contacts
November, customers will have secure power at all times.                                                                                                                                                                through instantaneous switching.
                                                                                  than 1 million users across 14 countries. Earlier this year it expanded its                                                                                                                     • Manual maintenance bypass switches
Witness testing of the UPS took place in Bologna in September and this            operations with the acquisition of Cheshire-based Telinco Networks, the                                                               Installing a UPS at the source does not necessarily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mean that the uninterrupted supply will reach the         • User definable tolerances and transfer
helped World Online to customise the system to meet its particular operating      provider of facility managed Internet communications services.                                                                        critical load in pristine condition. Devices such as        characteristics
requirements. Particular attention was given to the fuse capacity, for it was                                                                     READER NO: 04                                                         switches, circuit breakers, isolation transformers        The exceptional reliability of CROSS is further
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        etc, positioned between the UPS and the load, all         enhanced by the availability of LIFE 2000,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        constitute potential points of failure which is why

Power is at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chloride’s bi-directional, remote diagnostics and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        having a device that can switch the load to an            monitoring facility. This unique facility constantly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        alternative supply is often specified.                    monitors and controls CROSS, giving trend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CROSS provides redundancy dedicated to the                analysis of the system’s performance and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        load, so that if the power distribution system            power supply conditions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        downstream of the UPS is affected in any way, the         The combination of CROSS, LIFE 2000 and UPS

the heart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        power supply is immediately switched to an                provides the best possible levels of power
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        alternative line and protection is maintained. It         protection for business and organisations with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        allows the transfer of the supply from one line to        complex networking and communications facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        another without any break. In practical terms,            reliant on high availability mission critical systems.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CROSS is giving additional redundancy to the UPS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         READER NO: 7

of Galaxy                                                                                                                                                            Carlton TV upgrades in                                                               Chloride Events:
Power protection is high on the agenda with the UK-wide Galaxy
radio network and Heart FM, both part of the Chrysalis Radio Group.
                                                                                                                                                                     Plymouth                                 20kVA unit to support the station’s IT
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Carlton Television provides 24           It’s been a busy quarter for many
The company, which has broadcasting stations in Bristol,                                                                                                             Carlton Television has upgraded         hours-a-day broadcasting for the          Chloride employees. Nigel Hall has
Birmingham, Manchester, Yorkshire and Tyneside is one of the                                                                                                         the UPS installation at its             South West of England and prides
                                                                                  the newsroom, so that it can maintain normal service in the event of a power                                                                                         been mountain climbing for The PSP
country’s leading independent broadcasters, and keeping listeners                                                                                                    Plymouth broadcasting studios,          itself on maintaining a high standard
                                                                                  failure. The UPS can also be generator supported, although there is no             replacing older units of a lower        of service for all its viewers and        Association while Les Frewin cycled
tuned in is essential. No power means going off the airways and
                                                                                  permanent generator on site. The long autonomy, around 2 hours under               capacity with a number of               advertisers. Brownouts are                from London to Brighton in aid of the
listeners re-tuning to a competitor radio station.                                normal loading, means that the station has ample time to acquire a suitable
                                                                                                                                                                     Synthesis Twins.                        experienced on occasions and it has       British Heart Foundation. In addition,
The company’s Bristol station, Galaxy 101, has recently invested in further       generator should a long outage ever occur.                                                                                 not been unknown for problems to
power protection with the installation of two Synthesis 3-phase in/ single                                                                                           The premises in Plymouth house                                                    a motley crew assembled to take
                                                                                  Colin Simpkin, Galaxy 101’s station engineer in Bristol, says that the                                                     occur in connection with the local
phase out units. Galaxy 101 was one of the first Galaxy stations,                                                                                                    Carlton Television’s transmission       mains substation. With the                part in “It’s a Knockout!”. They
                                                                                  Synthesis provides the perfect solution to all the station’s power                 facilities and studios for local news
broadcasting to South Wales and South West England, and is used as the            requirements. “The unit’s long autonomy means that we can successfully ride                                                installation of the Synthesis Twins,      battled valiantly and came 3rd...out
‘mould’ for all the stations in the network. A Synthesis Twin also resides deep                                                                                      bulletins. The upgrade project has      the station now has 12 minutes            of 3 to raise over £750 for the
                                                                                  out even comparatively long power outages, without the listeners even              involved installating two 20kVA
in the recesses of Heart FM in the centre of Birmingham.                          knowing anything is wrong,” says Colin. “ The Platinum Life Maintenance                                                    autonomy across all its systems in        Wishing Well Foundation.
                                                                                                                                                                     Synthesis Twins in N+1 configuration    addition to the back-up generator.
The new units supply power to all the Bristol station’s mission critical          contract gives me complete peace of mind, as I can rest assured the unit will      to provide protection for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        READER ENQUIRY NO: 08                   READER ENQUIRY NO: 09
systems, namely the two on-air studios, production suite, the racks room and      work perfectly, should it ever be needed.”                     READER NO: 05       transmission site and a further

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