INNER Range’s new enterprise solution Infiniti is being installed at Sunshine Coast University Hospital by Schneider Electric in partnership with Inner Range.
Sunshine Coast University Hospital is a new public hospital being built by Lendlease, with Schneider installing the building management, access control and security systems.
Infiniti is the enterprise version of Inner Range’s Integriti IP-based access control and security solution and the finished system will comprise around 2000 access controlled doors, with around 200 doors at the greenfield site have been fitted with Inner Range’s SIFER readers so far.
Russell Blake, Inner Range
According to Inner Range’s Russell Blake, Sunshine Coast University Hospital is a massive project but what makes it so exciting is that there are multiple high level interfaces.
“Infiniti is running the security and access control – it integrates with the Pelco CCTV solution – then there’s the BACnet BMS and fire system, Jacques intercoms; a Stanley RTLS system which includes mother/baby tagging, mobile duress, personnel tracking, and patient wandering; there’s a messaging system integration and a nurse call system. Another great integration is an AGV – an automated guided vehicle. These move around on a track delivering messages and medications and they need to get through access points."
“Infiniti is being used as the management solution for all these subsystems, graphical maps and SNMP monitoring, too,” says Blake. “This means Infiniti is the alarm aggregation point for the access control and security system and the sub systems, and if the network fails, Infiniti is the alarm management point for the entire site. Essentially, Infiniti is a PSIM at a fraction of the price.
“It’s been great working with Schneider – their work is immaculate. For instance, there are 200 custom-made aluminium back planes which house controllers, power supplies and switches. Technicians in the Schneider workshop setting up these units by hand for shipping to the site and setup. For us this is fantastic. It’s everything we’ve been working towards for a long time – it’s just a huge thing for us.”
Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital will be a tertiary teaching hospital, servicing the Sunshine Coast region, as the hub in an integrated network of accessible healthcare. The hospital will open with approximately 450 beds in 2016 with the remaining capacity – giving a total of 738 beds – expected to be commissioned by Q4 2021. The hospital has been planned to allow further expansion up to a total of 900 beds. ♦