Monthly Archives: August 2016

  1. UPS Systems plc becomes a member of JOSCAR

    UPS Systems plc are pleased to announce that we have become a member of the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR.)JOSCAR PHOTO_001 JOSCAR is an accreditation system set up by ADS group that allows companies to prove they are fit for business in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors. It is administrated by the third party service supplier Hellios and helps buyers to manage complex supply chains by holding common supplier data in a central system. Being members of JOSCAR assures our clients that the products and solutions we provide are of the very highest quality and comply with ADS industry standards.

    Joscar Registration

    In order to attain the accreditation, we took part in a strict two stage registration process to prove that we are able to meet the requirements of the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors. The registration process involved in-depth questioning, for which we were required to supply supporting evidence, including health and safety, insurance, RIDDOR and environmental documents. Becoming members of JOSCAR allows our clients to relax in the knowledge that we have taken the necessary steps to demonstrate our competence. John Peers, Managing Director of UPS Systems, spoke of the importance of the accreditation, he said: "We are delighted to be a part of JOSCAR. It complements our many other accreditations and helps demonstrate our commitment to providing solutions to the many different sectors we deal with." We have a wide range of clients who operate in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors including, QinetiQ, ADT, Tyco, Babcock, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, Quadrant Security Group and United Technologies. With our in-house specialist expertise and project management delivery, developed over 25 years, we are able to provide the right solution for each individual customer. For more information and to find out how our solutions and products can help you, contact us via our contact form or call 01488 680500.

    UPS Systems plc supply a wide range of uninterruptible power supplies including those from Riello UPS and Eaton UPS as well as the UPS battery packs

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  2. Emergency Lighting Failure Leaves Cineworld Customers in the Dark

    Emergency Lighting Failure Leaves Cineworld Customers in the Dark

    Customers at Cineworld in Glasgow were forced to evacuate in complete darkness after an emergency lighting failure during a power cut last weekend. Not only did the cinema have to refund the unhappy film goers, they also faced accusations that they had put their customers in danger. Emergency lighting ensures that escape routes are adequately lit so that occupants can vacate a building quickly and safely. Cineworld Glasgow, Renfrew Street posted a message on its Facebook page promising customers full refunds. Many unhappy customers responded to the post, with one Facebook user commenting: No emergency lighting? Hundreds of people - some disabled - trying to get down dozens of flights of stairs in the dark, a disabled lady in front of me was clearly struggling. According to the Daily Record one customer was also trapped inside a lift and had to be rescued by a fire and rescue team. EN0171 is a European regulation that governs the installation of emergency lighting. It states that standby power systems must provide power to the  lighting for at least 3 hours. The fact that the lighting failed at the Glasgow Cineworld suggests that standby power either hadn't been put in place or hadn't been correctly maintained.

    Emergency Lighting for Showcase Cinemas

    In order to prevent this issue happening to Showcase Cinemas, we installed a static inverter, a special UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) designed for

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  3. Technologies helping to improve the efficiency of standby power systems

    According to Pike Research: Many suppliers are choosing to incorporate flywheel technology into their standby power systems because flywheel systems can have a smaller footprint than a battery

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