In Building Cellular first for RedstoneConnect and Canary Wharf
Working in close collaboration, Canary Wharf Group, Land Securities and Redstone have recently conducted the UKs first successful implementation of a 3G cellular service and public access Wi-Fi into a moving lift car.
A single high-rise, double deck passenger lift in the iconic 20 Fenchurch Street building was chosen for the trial, which uses the EE network as the cellular participant. Canary Wharf Group instigated and funded the trial, Land Securities provided the location and FM support, with Redstone's IBC team providing the network engineering knowledge. After overcoming the challenges of the radio integration, exhaustive electrical and mechanical tests prove the solution is working optimally. Bureau Veritas, the independent test house, verified the installation complies fully with the lift industries strict Code. The solution has been providing tenants and their guests with high-quality uninterrupted voice and data connectivity as they travel between the buildings 33 floors since November 2016.
Mark Braund, Chief Executive Officer of RedstoneConnect, commented:
"Once again our highly skilled technology engineers at RedstoneConnect have led the way to provide innovation that has a positive and practical impact on the way we work and move through buildings. Overcoming the challenges of providing strong cellular services in a moving lift car is a challenge no one else has overcome in the UK until now. The team is rightly proud to have been the first to achieve this & to do so with our partners is an important milestone in the development of truly 'total coverage' for in-building cellular solutions."
For further information contact Paul Cardy – Senior Project Manager – Lifts & Escalators, Canary Wharf Group +44 (0)207 418 2000 or Ian Smith, IBC Business Manager Redstone +44 (0)7775 557006.