Selected Case Studies

North Notts College is a further education college in the Worksop, providing accademic and vocational trainging throughout North Nottonghamshire and beyond. The college has over 2000 students and 500 staff.

In 2006 the Worksop campus was extended to include the National Fluid Centre and Food Technology Centre. A requirement for campus wide access control and an intercom system capable of integrating with the colleges Cisco IP Telephony.

The Worksop campus spans a main road and physical access control was required in every building. Out of hours access to the remote buildings had to be provided by the main reception area, with remote control of automatic doors provided by the answering station.

Netgenium’s IP access control solution was an ideal fit for the Worksop campus. Using the existing network infrastructure allowed seemless operation of the system between buildings with no new ductwork or infrastructure requried. In 2006 powering locking hardware from PoE was still a unique offering from Netgenium and the college were quick to recognise the advantages of not requiring mains power at each door.

With Cisco’s IP telephony already deployed at the college. Netgeniums IP intercom was developed to register with Call Manager as a telephone handset. This provided the option to have the intercoms call a directory number located in the main reception area and provide a two way audio conversation between the visitor and reception. Remote control of automatic motorised doors was provided by the clean contacts available on every lock controller.