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HIGH RELIABILITY, LOW COST, STACKABLE POWER SUPPLY FOR SECURITY SYSTEMS

Objective

Security systems (including fire, intrusion, access control, and voice alarm) typically contain an AC-DC power supply to deliver power to the system and to charge and maintain 12V batteries, which provide the “secondary source” during a mains failure. The combined power supply-charger-battery system represents a key component of such systems in terms of cost and contribution to system reliability. For the SME manufacturer and installer, the manufacturing, inventory, document control, and service costs associated with the provision of a wide range of power supplies to address the market is significant. In addition, as amendments are made to the applicable EN standards (EN54-4/A2, EN50131-6, EN60849, etc) manufacturers are often required to re-design, re-test and re-certify each power supply design, which represents significant actual and opportunity costs. As such, SME consortium members have identified a need to address the costs associated with existing security system power supplies, and at the same time significantly improve the manufacturability, reliability and the feature set of these key components. The stackable (load sharing) approach offers increased reliability through design and redundancy and cooler operation by spreading component heat over a larger surface area. Manufacturing costs are minimized via the manufacture of high volumes of a common module to suit a wide product range, and the need for only one test fixture and test procedure. The approach also enables a given system to configured for a range of standby times (eg 24 to 72 hours) as required by the customer. SME participants plan integrate the SECURITAC power supply as a key component in their own products and installations, and to sell it to other manufacturers in the form of an OEM module.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/access control

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

NTRAM GENERAL S.A.
Address
Calle Victor Pradera 45
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 53 954,64
Administrative Contact
Eva Romagosa (Ms.)

Participants (7)

IFAM-INGENIEURBURO FUER APPLIKATION VON MICROCOMPUTERN GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 146 338,83
Address
Parsevalstrasse 2
99092 Erfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Clemens Hennemann (Mr.)
CanTech s.r.o
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 159 047,12
Address
Potocni 40
787 01 Sumperk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lubor Sokol (Mr.)
EDS ELEKTRONIK DESTEK SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 153 629,50
Address
Sargazi Meclis Mah Teraziciler Cad
34785 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Osman Yildiz (Mr.)
TECNICA EN INSTALACIONES DE FLUIDOS S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 167 498,89
Address
Pol. La Portalada Ii, C/cordonera 2
26026 Logrono
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
María Angeles Dulce Jimeno (Ms.)
EUROALARM SPOL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 153 399,50
Address
Drazovice 275
68301 Rousinov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ales Matejicek (Mr.)
ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS HUNGARY KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 35 870,40
Address
Tetenyi Ut 93
1119 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Melinda Kuthy (Ms.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 34 742,40
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Richard Gajhede (Mr.)