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No fear of a flatpack freakout at IKEA

The new equipment will also enable visitors to hear general public announcements, listen to background music in the restaurant and be made aware of the store’s special offers.

The system is accessed by a combination of microphones, each with descending priority: all-call emergency fireman’s microphone, EVAS 16-zone rack-mounted control panel, three 16-zone paging microphones and two local hand-held microphones. There is also a satellite input providing advertisement and spot announcements to public zones, and a background music facility.

Control is provided by a VIGIL2 EVAS BVRD2M DSP-controlled router and a BVRD2S slave unit. The system, including the VIGIL2 D-class amplifiers (totalling a 7,780W), is housed in three 38U racks.

Baldwin Boxall sales director Neil Jarvis told II: “IKEA needs, at all times, to provide a quality flexible paging and background music system, as well as being able to evacuate a store safely in the event of a fire condition. The Baldwin Boxall EVAS range is very adept at providing this facility to the satisfaction of IKEA.”