ATP is a key stakeholder in the field of pension contributions and payments and a range of social benefits. It pays DKK 210 billion to more than 4 million customers each year. ATP has buildings all over the country ñ in Hiller¯d, Aller¯d, Copenhagen, Vordingborg, Haderslev, Holstebro and Frederikshavn.
When ATP was faced with the challenge of establishing 1,500 new workstations, a unique solution with the possibility of a power-saving function was needed. The solution needed to be able to handle 230 V as well as the data power supply,î says Duelco project manager Lasse Nielsen.
It all had to be combined into a single electrical panel so as to avoid a big tangle of wires and cables. ATP also wanted the solution to be futureproofed as what will be needed tomorrow can never be predicted. This is why the electrical panels were designed with cat. 6 PDS sockets.
An integrated power-saving function was another key requirement. When staff turn off their computers, the rest of the workstation is powered down automatically. In practice, the electrical panel shuts off the power to the sockets that are white, while black sockets are powered constantly. The latter may be sockets that power telephones or charging stations for headsets so that they are ready for use the next day. Using different colours means that there is no doubt as to which sockets have a constant power supply and which ones are switched off together with their computers, such as printers and additional monitors.
These electrical panels were developed in consultation between ATP and a furniture manufacturer. Design, dimensions, flexibility and functionality have all been considered in detail, so everything works perfectly and ñ not insignificantly ñ fits together physically.
For example, a number of the 230 V sockets are spaced a certain distance apart so that wide adaptors or chargers can sit in the panel without being jammed together.
Moreover, the outermost socket is rotated through 90 degrees to permit flexibility and for space reasons in the retractable cable tray under the desk.
Besides electrical panels for staff workstations, Duelco has also supplied floor panels and wall ducts for further routing of cables and wiring.