Ateksis at Haydar Aliyev Center Project
Haydar Aliyev Center Project (HAMP)’ the construction of which continues at Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, will be one of the most important projects of the era when it is completed. The project of Zaha Hadid known for her imaginative designs is completely different from architecture of the city and it changes the architectural understanding in Baku. Apart from having a totally new architectural style different from other buildings at the city, the complex attracts special attraction across the country as it bears the name of Azerbaijani leader, Haydar Aliyev.
The project covers 101.000 sqm in total including the main building, parking lot, linking tunnel, technical center and landscape areas. Parking lot of the building, the foundation of which was laid in September 2007, was completed, and swimming pools, green fields and ramps were designed over the four-storey parking lot below the ground and within the landscape areas by Zaha Hadid.
The contractor company of HAMP project is “DİA Holding”, an affiliate of IC INVESTMENT Holding and INTERSUN Holding. It was a primary concern to ensure any systems to be used in the weak current of the building are in harmony of the architectural aesthetics. Product supply as well as installation and commissioning services for the Fire Alarm system in which the award-wining, aesthetic and invisible fire detectors of Bosch preferred by architectures were used, General Audio and Announcement, Card Pass, Gas Detection and BIS (Building Integration System) solutions are carried out by the technical team of Ateksis.
Ateksis, Partner of Hilton Bursa Convention Center&Spa and Hampton by Hilton Bursa Hotels
The hotels of Hilton Bursa Convention Center & Spa and Hampton by Hilton Bursa constructed and operated by Durmazlar Makine, one of the world’s leading manufacturers for metal treatment machines, and providing 3-star and 5-star concepts all together for the first time in Turkey have been put into practice. The IP closed circuit television system (CCTV), fire detection and alarm system, emergency announcement system, card pass system, and the application of Bosch security systems integration software where the 4 systems specified above are controlled under a common roof, which are used in both facilities, have been installed by Ateksis. The hotels of Hilton Bursa Convention Center & Spa and Hampton by Hilton Bursa have 35 thousand sqm space in total. Hampton, the 3-Star application of Hilton Hotels, has been practiced in Bursa for the first time in the world. The first one of the hotels, which were constructed side to side but independent of each other, the 5-Star Hilton Bursa Convention Center & Spa has 187 guest rooms 12 out of which are suits, 3 executive floors independent of other floors and an executive lounge enlivened by Uludag mountains scene, 12 meeting rooms in total 3 of which are VIP and all of which receive daylight, one closed ballroom with the capacity of 1200 people, one open ballroom with the capacity of 800 people, the Brasserie Restaurant providing service whole day by combining different cultures’ flavours with the Mediterranean Cuisine, the Atrium Lounge and Patisserie Vivienne for happy tea times or snacks, the Skylight Restaurant & Bar having a unique scene and rich options from world cuisines, the Spa & Wellness center with Uludag mountains scene including closed swimming pool, fitness hall, Turkish bath, sauna, massage rooms, steam bath and resting places, and the Speedy Entertainment Centre for an exciting experience with life-sized formula cars. 3-Star Hampton by Hilton Bursa, on the other hand, includes 107 guest rooms, the Lobby Restaurant, a fitness center and a fully-equipped meeting hall.
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
Modular fire alarm panel FPA-5000 series of Bosch has been used at the facilities. Addressed fire alarm panel with the capacity of 20 loops has been used for Hilton section, while 12 loop fire alarm panel has been used for Hampton section. The system has approximately 3000 address capacity. Two panels operate as network and the states of the FMR-5000 series recurrence panel in lobby as well as of two panels can also be monitored at the lobby. In the sections available for customers’ common use in the hotel such as ballroom, meeting rooms, lobby, etc., Bosch’s invisible series fire alarm detectors were used and a highly classy appearance was provided architecturally. It was intended to detect any possibility of a potential fire as early as possible by locating equipment in a way that it’s possible to sense throughout the hotel by taking Hilton and Turkey standards into consideration. System runs as integrated with the mechanical systems within hotel, and it is monitored and controlled with entrance/exit modules where mechanical systems are used. The whole system is integrated with Bosch Security Integration Software (BIS), and it can be monitored and controlled via the graphic display monitoring and control software.
Emergency Announcement System
Prasedio digital series of Bosch was used and the system has a 59-zone capacity in total and it’s integrated with the fire alarm system. System zoning has been made according to the fire alarm release plan. Bosch’s announcement speakers which are in harmony with the architectural plan were used in the system. As specific music broadcasting system was used at general volumes, no separate emergency announcement speakers were used for such volumes, and the specific music broadcasting system and emergency announcement system used at such locations were integrated and so cost benefit was ensured.
Card Pass System
The most recent series of Bosch, the AMC series, was used. With the placement of card readers at specific volumes, it was prevented for customers and non-authorized persons to access such special sections. Fingerprint readers were used at the sections requiring high level security such as IT room in order to provide top protection. It was provided to track personnel by 1 turnstile located at the staff entrance. Also the fire exit doors are monitored by magnetic contacts installed on doors and the card pass system, and the alarm information is monitored by the system when such doors are used. Card pass system is also integrated with Bosch Security Integration Software (BIS), and the whole system can be monitored and controlled via the graphic display monitoring and control software. All entrances/exits can be monitored via the software and followed via the Autocad plan of the hotel.
IP CCTV System
IP series cameras of Bosch were used together with VRM series software. There are approximately 250 IP cameras within the hotel. Architectural aesthetics has been provided by using elegant dome cameras of Bosch at the volumes having suspended ceiling. Cameras appropriate for the location were used at the whole building and its surrounding inclusive of bed corridors within the hotel, and so the whole building and its surrounding can be monitored. Thanks to the Bosch IVA licensed cameras used, ‘Smart Image Analysis’ is made at general volumes. System is monitored on 4 32” and 4 19” monitors located at the security room. CCTV system is also integrated with Bosch Building security Integration Software (BIS).
Bosch Building Security Integration Software (BIS)
Fire alarm system, card pass system and CCTV system are operated as integrated, and they are monitored and controlled over the software. The software is licensed for 3000 points, 64 doors, 2000 card readers, 500 visitors, and 100 IP cameras in total. The status information of the system can be monitored via the icons placed on the building’s Autocad plans over software.
Application of A/V Systems
Hilton Bursa Convention Center & Spa has a great deal of major functions within its structure, as is evident from its name. There are 9 meeting rooms at the mezzanine, each of which is of different sizes. Some of them can be combined when needed in order to have a larger meeting and conference halls.
Architectural structures of the halls were designed and applied as highly suitable for multi-purpose use, and the video/data projectors hidden into the ceiling at all halls are used by activating them automatically with the automation system installed at each room together with the projection screen. Creston automation system was implemented for all such halls, and with such systems, it has become possible to prepare the hall for a conference in a second when they are used both alone and as combined.
The control of audio and video systems as well as ambient conditions (heat, lighting, and daylight curtains, etc.) is provided through wall-type button panels, desktop touch LCD panels, and touch wide-screen wireless panels available in each room.
Also there are 3 VIP meeting halls 1 of which is quite large. No one of the meeting rooms and/or halls requires technical personnel during utilization. Any functions required can be provided by the user only with a single key. Thanks to this system which was designed by eliminating human factor completely, all meetings and conferences can be held smoothly.
The ballroom was designed as it’s possible to divide into two parts, and technically equipped in a way that will meet the optimum conditions of use for congress/conferences as well as balls, and the meetings with live performances.
Hilton & Hampton by Hilton Bursa is in the foreground with its Spa, apart from being a congress/conference center. It’s 5 massage rooms, 1 of them is VIP- were fitted with Hi-Fi audio system allowing a different music option for each.
Bose loudspeakers were chosen for common spaces (lobby, patisserie, restaurants, executive lounge, Skylight Restaurant, game center) for high quality music broadcast, and Bittner Audio power amplifiers were used there; and any local control interfaces and signal processors were projected and applied as Creston. Control of ambient conditions (heating, lighting and daylight curtains, etc.) except A/V systems in such spaces above is provided through wall-type touch LCD panels and touch wide-screen wireless panels located on the related sections.
Ateksis Transformed CCTV System of Sabanci University into IP
Bosch analog cameras preferred by Sabancı University for CCTV system were transformed into IP through encoders with the project the installations of which were carried out by Ateksis.
The security surveillance of Sabanci University Campus Area, Student Dormitories, Parking Places, and Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM) building is provided with 479 Bosch cameras, and the CCTV system which was formerly installed with analog cameras has been converted into IP by Ateksis via VIPX 1600 series encoders.
With the use of VIPX 1600 series encoders, the formerly installed analog cameras continued to be used, and so the investment made previously has been let off being inactive. Thus, the advantage of flexible management of the IP system was benefited for the CCTV system within the campus having a distributed structure. 2 monitoring points have been created for the solution in which fixed-dome and 465 VDC Series flexi-dome cameras were used. In the project where Archive Player Software has been used the VRM Software, 5 ISCSI units -2 12TB and 3 24TB- with 96TB capacity in total were used as Recording System.
For the card pass system of the recently constructed Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM) building, on the other hand, the trademark of Bosch was used again, and most of the card readers within the building are fingerprint readers. It’s planned to replace any pass control units of the card pass systems previously installed within the university with Bosch trademark, and to have all card pass systems of the university become Bosch branded over time. The card pass system controlled via Bosch Security Integration Software (BIS) has 10000 user licenses and it has the capacity to expand when required with the additional licenses. The Bosch branded CCTV system installed runs as integrated with the Card Pass system over Bosch Security Management Software (BIS). At the system set up by Ateksis, when alarm is signaled from Card Pass System through the integration software, the display of the related camera is transferred to the monitoring screen of BIS software. The card pass system and CCTV system on Building Integration System (BIS) are controlled over a single software and so it has been ensured for systems to run as integrated.
Ateksis Sounds New Subway Line of Istanbul – M3
General sound and emergency announcement systems of M3 subway line were implemented by Ateksis
General sound and emergency announcement systems of M3 subway line which will be put into service in the upcoming days were also implemented by Ateksis after T1 line and Metrobus line at the rail system of Istanbul.
With the M3 subway line intended to be opened in the upcoming days; the Istanbulites will have a new subway route. Total length of the M3 line which is designed in accordance with the 180 m trains having 8 parts is 15,9 km. The passenger transport capacity of the line is 70.000 per hour with 11 stations. With the transit to be carried out at Kirazli station, this line will link the passengers to M1 line (Aksaray to Airport) and, on future dates, to the Marmaray.
While any construction and electromechanical works were carried out by Gülermak – Doğuş Ordinary Partnership for M3 line, the general sound and emergency announcement systems were projected by Ateksis.
Most significant criterion: sound clarity
Stating that the most significant criterion for a subway station is the clarity of sound, the specialists also declares that it’s important for such clarity factor to be stable any time and in any circumstances, and to keep the same level both at the rush hour and at the most isolated time.
The working process initiated with the EASE works carried out for all stations has been continuing with the acoustic simulations created by the project engineers by moving architectural projects into the EASE environment and the determination of the proper locations and numbers of loudspeakers at the stations through EASE simulations. Then, microphones measuring the noise and changing the output of amplifiers automatically according to the ambient noise level are implemented in order to control automatic sound levels. In this way, it’s ensured that the sound of announcements is high-level when the number of passengers is high and when the train comes; while it is low-level when the passenger number is less. The main target herein is to keep volume of the announcement above the noise at all times in a way that will not disturb passengers.
The process of determining field equipments is followed by the stage of the selection of central equipments at the stations.
The system chosen must be a system;
• that latency and equalizer settings of which may be performed at its outlets in order to enhance clarity factor (DSP),
• Speaker lines of which are supervised, that can be followed both at the station and at the center in the states of open-circuit and closed-circuit,
• that auxiliary amplifiers are immediately enabled automatically in case of any amplifier failure at the stations,
• that the stations can be monitored and controlled at a centre via TCP/IP network, and that the sound signal from center to local is moved via TCP/IP network,
• that it’s possible to announce from both local and center, that can give priority for central announcements, That can announce for separate zones at the same time,
• That can make central (informing / advertisement) and local (emergency / evacuation) automatic announcements,
• that is open for integrations to be intended in the future with the 3rd party systems such as passenger informing via OPC structure,
• that has its system amplifiers on separate floors as required by the locations of some stations, but operates the system as a whole,
• that is easy to operate and user-friendly.
The solutions that will meet all of the demands specified above have been provided and applied with the combination of engineering skills and experience of Ateksis and the power of Bosch Praesideo series digital system.
Central configuration stages
At the first stage of central configuration, the central control software was developed, which runs on a touch screen computer. Such software designed according to special requirements of the project provides opportunity for operators to choose stations and sub-sections of the stations on the touch screen, and to make any announcement they wish.
At the second stage, the local system center has been designed in accordance with the amplifier calculations conforming to the power of loudspeakers at each station. Bosch Praesideo NCO units used as system admin at the stations perform the tasks such as automatic volume control, latency, equalizer, line supervision, auxiliary amplifier control, and announcement prioritization. With the 28-channel structure of Praesideo system, the music broadcasting, local announcements as well as central announcements may be performed at the same time.
At the third stage, priority planning has been done within the system.
• Emergency announcements
• Central announcements
• Recorded announcements – local manual announcements
• Airplay (music broadcasting)
It’s possible to move both sound and control information by performing the communication between the center and stations via inter-stationTCP/IP network system.
The designed and applied system has a modular structure, and it’s suitable for both local additions and station locations.
Also, there are 650 Bosch cameras supplied by Ateksis at CCTV part of the same project.
Stations on M3 line
- Başak konutları
- Turgut Özal
- İkitelli Sanayi
- Ziya Gökalp Mah.
- Yeni Mahalle
Medipol Mega Hospitals Complex
Building electronic system of Medipol Mega Hospitals Complex has been put into practice by Ateksis. All systems of the project which was initiated with the frame of the hospital and expanded continuously with the additions of oncology hospital, cardiovascular hospital and parking place have an ever-expanding structure accordingly. Recently, a dental hospital was integrated with the main frame in the project, and the expansions were realized smoothly thanks to Ateksis engineering and the flexibility of Bosch products.
Bosch BIS software was used in the cabin of the system and thus it was ensured that the fire detection, card pass and CCTV systems could communicate with each other on the basis of software and that the operators could monitor and manage the system over floor plans of the building.
Within the hospital complex, the fire safety has been provided through control panels of FPA 5000 series networked each other, and 32 FPA 5000 control panels may be networked each other.
Announce system was configured as 36-zone, and it was made possible for it to enlarge with router additions as the hospital complex expanded. Bosch Controller unit communicating directly with the fire panel could perform the functions of airplay, manual announcement and automatic emergency announcement all at the same time.
CCTV system was built as hybrid. Analog cameras within the complex go to network via IP encoder units, and they are monitored and operated with IP cameras of 720p resolution.
Analog cameras record on 700 series recorders, while IP cameras record on ISCSI recording units. Despite such different recording media, it has been ensured that monitoring and operating may be performed on a single interface.
Access control panels with AMC card from Bosch professional series run over TCP/IP network through BIS software. With 170 card readers in total, the authorized entrances / exits can be controlled via Bosch card pass system throughout the building.
Also any controls regarding the meetings such as lift projector, curtain, presentation selector, lighting, and music source are being controlled by Creston automation system, and can be operated over iPad. The interview made with Ali Genç, Head of Technical Services of Medipol Mega Hospitals Complex, may be found at the
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