Ford Motor Company - Silverton - Pretoria

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Ford pickups for export Plant at Silverton outside Pretoria

Vehicle manufacturer Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) will invest more than R1,5-billion in the local production of a new generation pick-up, as well as the Puma diesel engine.

The investment will kick off in 2009, and will be split between the company's vehicle assembly plant in Silverton, Pretoria, and engine facility in Struandale, Port Elizabeth.

A TOA VX-2000 emergency voice evacuation system was chosen by the client and the consultants as the preferred system for emergency situations should they arise.

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's NX-100 Network Audio adapter was used to overcome difficulties in reaching certain areas of the plant. The existing network infrastructure was used to page from the Control office via the NX-100.

RM-200X multi-zone paging microphone
RM-200X Zone paging microphone


RM-200XF Fireman's microphone
RM-200XF Fireman's microphone


SC-630M horn speaker
SC-630M Reflex Horn Speaker


TOA VX-2000 Voice Evacuation System

SC-630M Reflex Horn Speakers

TOA PC-1867FC Firedome Ceiling Mount speakers

NX-100 Network Audio Adapter

VX-2000 Emergency Voice Evacuation System
VX-2000 Emergency Voice Evacuation System


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NX-100 Front

NX-100 Rear

TOA's NX-100 Network Audio Adapter

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