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Gothenburg, Sweden, 2009/08/10 - Ascom Denmark A/S has secured a substantial order in a public tender from the Danish Prison Authorities for a wireless communication system with accurate positioning functionality to improve personal security for staff members.
With this investment, the Danish Prison Authorities are responding to the demand from personnel and unions to increase security for employees in prisons and custody detention centers in Denmark.
The order value is DKK 8 million (= CHF 1.6 million) in the first phase and will total over DKK 30 million (= CHF 6.1 million) when the complete system is installed. The new wireless communication system provided by Ascom Wireless Solutions will be implemented in three phases and will cover six prisons and 34 custody detention centers.
In total, the system will increase thepersonal security for about 3500 employees working in these institutions. Ascom will supply an IP-DECT based personal safety solution which combines communication, personal security and positioning in a single handset for all staff.
Thanks to IP technology, administration will be more efficient and costs lower, since all communication and personal security will be managed and monitored via a centralized system.
“It is a crucial factor for us that the Ascom system offers accurate positioning in order to ensure that help arrives immediately in an emergency. Knowing that colleagues are just seconds away increases the safety among staff and improves the working environment,” says Michael Gjorup, Security Manager of the Danish Prison Authorities.
“We are delighted that we have won the trust of the Danish Prison Authorities. This contract is an important milestone for Ascom Denmark A/S and strengthens Ascom’s position as the leading supplier of personal security systems for demanding environments,” says Eskild Beiter, Managing Director of Ascom Denmark A/S.
Ascom Wireless Solutions (ascom.com) is a leading provider of on-site wireless communications for key segments such as hospitals, manufacturing industries, retail and hotels. More than 75,000 systems are installed at major companies all over the world. The company offers a broad range of voice and professional messaging solutions, creating value for customers by supporting and optimizing their Mission-Critical processes. The solutions are based on VoWiFi, IP-DECT, DECT, Nurse Call and paging technologies, smartly integrated into existing enterprise systems. The company has subsidiaries in 10 countries and 1,200 employees worldwide. Founded in the 1950s and based in Göteborg, Sweden, Ascom Wireless Solutions is part of the Ascom Group, listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange.