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Case Study: C-Tec

C-TEC and Fascia Graphics®

Fascia Graphics®, the market leader for the production of Membrane Keypads and Graphic Overlays in the printed graphics industry, has been working with C-TEC, one of the UK’s leading independent manufacturers of life safety products. Fascia Graphics® have provided the company with Membrane Keypads, Graphic Overlays and Labels for well over 50 products. C-TEC designs and manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including conventional and analogue addressable fire alarm control panels, voice alarms, call systems, infrared staff protection systems and induction loop amplifiers for the hard of hearing.

Andy Marshall, Project Engineer, C-TEC commented:

“Fascia again delivered a high quality product for all of the three lines that we launched at FIRE EXPO. All of our product range epitomises quality, reliability, durability and available for delivery and it is essential that we work with a manufacturer that delivers on these requirements.

The successful launch of all three products has led to full production orders placed with the company and I am looking forward to working together again on future product launches, where meeting a tight timescale is critical.”

The three products Fascia Graphics® provided Graphic Overlays for were:

SigTEL Emergency Voice Communication System

This new product has been specifically designed for disabled refuge, fire telephone and stadium marshal applications. In particular, current Building Regulations insist all new-domestic buildings with more than one storey provide ‘refuge’ areas. Simple, effective communication in these areas is essential, firstly to assist rescue teams in determining where assistance is required and secondly to reassure people help is on its way.

BS 5839-6 Hush Button

According to BS 5839 part 6 (the code of practice for fire alarm systems in dwellings) around 80% of all UK fire deaths and injuries occur in dwellings. Nowhere is the risk greater than in houses of multiple occupation where a fire in one ‘dwelling’ can quickly spread to another. C-TEC’s Hush Button solution meets and exceeds the requirements of BS 5839 Part 6 in all areas.

EP203 Three Zone Automatic Extinguisher

Specifically designed for areas housing expensive, dangerous or irreplaceable items of equipment, the EP203 is fully compliant with EN 12094 part 1.