Great Coalition in Berlin
Everyone talks to everyone – regardless of political confession, and all over the City of Berlin! This will be achieved using the »Technical Network for Governmental Buildings« that will interconnect 15 official buildings in the German capital of Berlin. The Salzbrenner/Stage Tec group will deliver NexPage, the heart of this network. NexPage provides an intercom platform for all security forces and the police.
The network spanning distances of several kilometers is running using NexPage, a customized development that enhances the possibilities of NEXUS. To achieve highest reliability possible, all components feature redundancy, and each unit is connected via two independent signal paths. The Technical Network for Governmental Buildings includes all kinds of buildings – from kindergartens to the Reichstagsgebäude.
Currently, this large project is under construction and is due to be completed in the year 2000. Moreover, Salzbrenner is at present installing more NEXUS and CANTUS systems combined with C.A.S. components (Computer-Aided Sound Manager, Salzbrenner's proprietary paging system) in various governmental buildings.
The Reichstagsgebäude in particular will be furbished with plenty of equipment:
Digital microphones featuring Stage Tec's patented TrueMatch A/D converters, a large NEXUS router, and two CANTUS consoles will all be working within the audio network and will be feeding the sound-reinforcement system. Again, the highest level of reliability is achieved by making every audio module redundant. Extensive self-test routines accounting every component – from digital microphones to loudspeakers – will quickly return a diagnosis in case of malfunctions. Various tests have already been conducted, proving the system reliable.