As London’s iconic Paddington Station undergoes a 21st century makeover in preparation for the new Crossrail development, a number of derelict and forgotten spaces within the Grade I-listed station building itself have been brought back into use. With street addresses along Eastbourne Terrace, the road running along the western perimeter of the station, a series of high quality flexible office and co-working spaces have opened for business – some with direct access from Platform 1 inside the station!
Offering the ultimate in convenience for commuters, the three station buildings that have been brought back into use in this way are also operated by the same company. Seeking convenience and efficiency in how these new offices are managed, they approached Brentwood to ask if it would be possible to run a single two way radio infrastructure across all three.
Running the entire length of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s landmark structure, our main challenge was to ensure reliable signal coverage. This we achieved by installing a distributed antenna system throughout. We then used Motorola DM4400 desk radios as a base in each block, and integrated these using IP Site Connect software – creating one giant network across all buildings using broadband. On the this foundation, we could guarantee that the two way radio handsets we recommended – the Motorola DP4400 and DP4800, two of Motorola’s most powerful high performance models – would be able to communicate with one another from anywhere across the premises.
Photos by Jaggery, Steve Cadman and Howard Lake Licensed under Creative Commons
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