Golden Acre Shopping Mall - Cape Town City Centre
An estimated 54 000 commuters and shoppers pass through the Golden Acre centre daily
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Golden Acre Shopping Mall
This building is built on top of a large shopping complex and train station. It is linked to the Holiday Inn Cape Town, Cape Town railway station, and Picbell Parkade.
This building is situated on what was the original shoreline, before land reclamation began in the 1930's
The centre which has 16 escalators was developed by Sanlam in the late 1970s and forms an integral link between the CBD and the city's transport systems.
An estimate 3.5 million Rand was spent during the upgrade.
RM-200X remote zone paging microphone
Fireman's Zone paging microphone
The TOA VX-2000 Integrated Voice Evacuation System (covered by a 5 Year Warranty), originally built to comply with EN60849:2005 (adopted by SA as SANS60849) is ideal for this type of application where there are multiple zones and each floor is to be treated as an independent zone which is capable of having its own dedicated microphone for the Fire Marshall controlling that floor.
It also provides for Multiple Zone and Fireman's microphones on the system, each with their own priority status as well as phased evacuation as multiple messages and or tones can be broadcast in different zones / areas simultaneously.
The entire system is self-monitored every 100 seconds with fault indications registering on the rack equipment as well as the control microphones. Logs are automatically generated (announcements, system faults, inputs, automatic messages and alarm tones, faulty lines, etc).
It is also possible to utilize the system for BGM (Background Music) as each zone is able to have its own music source and volume levels or the same source can be routed to specific zones, a group of zones or all zones). White noise too, can be integrated with the system.
TOA VX-2000 Voice Evacuation System
TOA PC-1867FC Firedome Ceiling Mount speakers
Standards to which the equipment complies: