February 2018

CPR – Construction Products Regulation

By | 2018-02-14T11:38:44+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Uncategorised|

CPR – Construction Products Regulation

Understanding CPR

What is CPR?

CPR stands for Construction Products Regulation, denoting a new mandatory European language to express the performance of construction products in the face of fire, ultimately categorising products into performance classes.

When will this happen?

The “Co-Existence” period began on 1st June 2016 and operated for 12 months. From 1st July 2017, cables that are within scope and placed onto the EU market must meet CPR requirements. Products in the market prior to 1st July 2017 and not CE-marked can be sold and installed without breaching CPR, however anything placed in the market after this date must adhere to the regulation.

Why the update?

Every year, many people die or are seriously injured as a result of building fires across the European Union. In 2015/16 in the UK alone, 17% of building fires were caused by Structures and Fittings within a building. Proportionally, 10% of casualties and 4% of deaths were caused by fire as a result of structures and fittings, hence the importance of ensuring that all permanently installed cables are regulated to be as safe as possible to protect lives. Ultimately the objective of CPR is to improve building safety by creating a common set of performance characteristics at national level to ensure everyone in the supply chain complies with the same set of standards. CPR is key for saving lives, helping to provide a safer environment by creating maximum timeframes for people to evacuate a building in the event of a fire.

Which products are affected?

Any cable which is deemed to be permanent once installed is within the scope of CPR, covering power, data and communications cables. In the case of data and communications cables, copper, fibre, coax, and multi-conductor cables are covered, with the exception of patch leads.

Who is affected?

Manufacturers
  • Ensure that products are tested and classified
  • Ensure that the DoP is made available to the purchaser
  • Ensure that the product label carries the appropriate CE-Mark to EN 50575 standard, Euroclass, DoP ID, Notified Body ID and Scheme of Assessment
Distributors
  • Ensure that cables supplied bear the correct CE-marking
  • Ensure that cable supplied is accompanied with all required regulatory documents
  • Ensure not to supply any product that they deem not to conform to its declared performance
  • Ensure that if they believe a product is not in conformity, they withdraw or recall it
  • Ensure product traceability is transparent
  • Alert authorities to any suspicious cable
  • Store and transport cables as not to ruin conformity
Specifiers
  • Across the EU, the regulator or designated authority must set the standard for which class of performance must be used.
  • In the UK there are no official requirements on product performance, so it is down to the individual designer/specifier to detail which class of performance must be used.
Installers
  • Ensure that all installed cable is correctly marked and accompanied with correct DoP
  • Use an appropriate class of performance for each installation; minimum of class E is recommended (class F should be avoided) and where higher safety requirements are stipulated, strive to use a higher class product.
  • If in doubt, contact the distributor or manufacturer for advice.

 

July 2017

Panasonic KX-NSX1000

By | 2017-07-17T16:23:31+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Uncategorised|

Panasonic KX-NSX1000

Discover the new business communication server

Every business has different communication needs: connecting with their customers in different ways, in different places and using a range of devices. That’s why today’s mobile and fragmented workforce needs a communication solution capable of meeting the demands and expectations of their clients whenever they arise.

The KX-NSX helps companies provide a great overall customer experience by delivering the next generation communication system that meets today’s flexible workforce and increased customer demands. So whether you have employees that work in various locations around the office, are adding new employees, setting up a new office, starting a help desk or setting up employees to work from home – the KX-NSX can easily adapt to your needs.

Backup and support whenever you need it

An automatic system back-up is activated, so if the primary unit fails a secondary unit is promoted to the working system, providing a totally resilient service to support the mission critical communications of your business.

Panasonic’s cloud service enables maintenance and service to be carried out remotely, allowing for quick system recovery – anytime, from anywhere.

 

Be there for your customers whenever they need you

Communicate with customers wherever work takes you. Thanks to a multi-zone wireless system, you can receive calls on the go from different devices. You can even switch between desk phone and mobile during conversations.

Connect mobile devices as office extensions with the same number for efficient management and seamless customer service.  Presence management features, text chat and video call functions provide greater mobility and business flexibility.

Unify business communications

Improve efficiency and enable users to utilise limited resources effectively through Panasonic’s UC Pro support, video communication functions, a built-in call centre function, partner application linking and more.

Monitor callers in real time to understand and improve onsite problems. Produce call reports and save them to an external server to identify new opportunities and improve customer service.

 

What kind of communication fits with your business?

Whatever type of communication you need for your business, Panasonic’s KX-NSX Series offers users a wide range of capabilities and features to suit your workforce.

Contact our Sales Team today on 01-4295040 for a free no hassle quotation


Panasonic KX-NS2000

By | 2017-07-17T16:10:57+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Uncategorised|

Panasonic KX-NSX2000

Discover the new business communication server

 

Every business has different communication needs: connecting with their customers in different ways, in different places and using a range of devices. That’s why today’s mobile and fragmented workforce needs a communication solution capable of meeting the demands and expectations of their clients whenever they arise.

The KX-NSX helps companies provide a great overall customer experience by delivering the next generation communication system that meets today’s flexible workforce and increased customer demands. So whether you have employees that work in various locations around the office, are adding new employees, setting up a new office, starting a help desk or setting up employees to work from home – the KX-NSX can easily adapt to your needs.

Backup and support whenever you need it

An automatic system back-up is activated, so if the primary unit fails a secondary unit is promoted to the working system, providing a totally resilient service to support the mission critical communications of your business.

Panasonic’s cloud service enables maintenance and service to be carried out remotely, allowing for quick system recovery – anytime, from anywhere.

Be there for your customers whenever they need you

Communicate with customers wherever work takes you. Thanks to a multi-zone wireless system, you can receive calls on the go from different devices. You can even switch between desk phone and mobile during conversations.

Connect mobile devices as office extensions with the same number for efficient management and seamless customer service.  Presence management features, text chat and video call functions provide greater mobility and business flexibility.

Unify business communications

Improve efficiency and enable users to utilise limited resources effectively through Panasonic’s UC Pro support, video communication functions, a built-in call centre function, partner application linking and more.

Monitor callers in real time to understand and improve onsite problems. Produce call reports and save them to an external server to identify new opportunities and improve customer service.

What kind of communication fits with your business?

Whatever type of communication you need for your business, Panasonic’s KX-NSX Series offers users a wide range of capabilities and features to suit your workforce.

Contact our Sales Team on 01-4295040 for more information on the KX-NS2000

August 2016

BT Elements Long Range Cordless Phone

By | 2016-08-09T15:40:28+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Uncategorised|

BT Elements Long Range Cordless Telephone now in stock.

Enjoy the freedom of your office, warehouse or any large outdoor environment with the outstanding range of up to 1000 metres. The Newer ruggedised design combined with reassuring weatherproof technology means you can make calls indoor or out, confident in its durability. The phone comes complete with a stand-alone base unit that can be plugged into any telephone socket or power supply, freeing up the charger pod to be plugged in anywhere you want. It also has the ability to be connected to four additional handsets.

Purchase the BT Elements Long Range Cordless Phone from our website today

Please call our office on 01 429 5040 for advice or help in purchasing phones or email your request to sales@rkcomms.ie

 

May 2016

New Website

By | 2017-04-03T10:59:59+00:00 May 18th, 2016|Latest News|

MAY 2016 UPDATE

RK Communications has just launched our new website. We would like to thank Cork Computers for all of their creative hard work delivering our new look website on time – why not check out our new online store