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Powering the British Superbike Championship
The British Superbike (BSB) Championship is growing in popularity, with 20,000-50,000 or more people attending each of the twelve race weekends throughout the season. By Stuart Barnett, rental manager, ide Rental
Staying ahead of event power regulations
Whether it’s the laughter caused by a comedy show or the awe inspired by a musical performance, the thrill of live entertainment is an inescapable part of contemporary culture. However, while it is a stress-free recreational activity for most, a great deal of pressure is placed on event organisers to make sure everything from the lighting, sound and seating is handled effectively. In fact, venues are now required to comply with a number of ...
Installing temporary event power equipment
The events industry has become increasingly reliant on effective power distribution. Whether it is a large-scale music festival with elaborate light shows or small corporate events with sound systems and presentations, tech development has driven higher rates of energy usage from event organisers. With the festival season coming up, Matt Collins, business development manager of power distribution specialist ide Systems, explains how contrac...
Three things to look for when testing electrical cables
While we may like to think of the modern world as being wireless, cabling remains an important element in almost all electrical systems. It’s therefore essential that engineers know how to test cables effectively to ensure they are fit for purpose. In this article, Matt Collins, Business Development Manager at ide Systems, explains what engineers should look for when testing electrical cabling.
Providing temporary power for years to come
Due to the successful application of its solutions in the event and industrial sectors, the ide group is celebrating a strong year of growth. 2017 resulted in another year of consecutive growth for the ide group. The past year has seen the company invest in the development of new products and services, resulting in significant share in the temporary power market.
City firm undergoes temporary overlay in design challenge
Take the following design tastes; unfinished concrete, exposed pipework and industrial chic – they are all signs of a yearning to go back to basics in a world full of complexity. Matt Collins, Business Development Manager at ide Systems explains how the company overcame a design challenge to deliver a temporary overlay on a building in the heart of London.
Bringing IoT to the power distribution sector
ide Systems has appointed Wayne Woodhead to the role of operations director. In one of his first public actions in the new role, Woodhead is calling on business leaders in the construction, events and offshore oil and gas sectors to make the shift to IoT-enabled smart monitoring of power distribution.
Superbikes get super power
The power division of Speedy Services has extended its contract with power distribution business ide Systems to provide power distribution equipment and cabling to the British Superbike (BSB) Championships. The contract, which has been extended for three years, means that ide Systems’ power distribution equipment and staff will be used to maintain power to all eleven UK rounds of Britain’s premier superbike championship.
Generator connection point mitigates power failure
A new generator connection point (GCP) has been launched by power distribution specialist ide Systems, to mitigate down-time caused by mains power failures. The product, suitable for office buildings, healthcare facilities and retail blocks, allows backup generators to be quickly and easily connected in the event of an unforeseen electrical failure.
Powering through for charity
A team from ide Systems will be taking on the Royal Marines Commando Challenge in Devon on October 8, 2016. The challenge, which takes place at Woodbury Common in Yettington, Devon, is a six-mile endurance course that raises money for The Royal Marines Charity and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. The Commando Challenge takes place each year and consists predominately of water-based tests of endurance, such as crawling through trenches and swim...
Now open- online power distribution store
An online store in which customers can buy their power distribution equipment has been launched by specialist’s ide Systems. ide Online, is the online store which consists of user-friendly interface and enhanced navigation, ensuring online orders are made quick and easy. On all orders there is free delivery available, and ide Systems, as an introductory offer are proposing a 5% discount on all first time orders.
Top three things that can go wrong with event power
We are on the verge of festival season once again. That means that people up and down the country will be looking at their list of things to pack, checking off sleeping bags, wellies, toilet paper, and tickets.