OPTIMUS, the leading Spanish company in the design, manufacture and distribution of public address (PA), voice alarm (VA) and intercom equipment.
One of Madrid's tallest buildings equipped with OPTIMUS systems: COMPACT public address and integrated EP-44SIPH SIP intercommunication, via HTTP/JSON, with the building's security system.

Torres de Colón

The Torres de Colón are two skyscrapers located in Plaza de Colón, in the center of Madrid, Spain. Designed by architect Antonio Lamela, they were built in the 1970s and are an iconic symbol of the Madrid skyline. Each tower has a height of approximately 117 meters and consists of 27 floors. Their architecture is characterized by straight lines and a glass facade that reflects light, giving them a modern and elegant appearance. At the base of the towers, there is a pedestrian square that connects with the urban environment, and inside, they house offices and commercial spaces. Their distinctive design, with glass facades and clean lines, makes them stand out on the city skyline, offering an impressive view from different points of the Spanish capital. Since 2019, their owning company, Mutua Madrileña, has renovated the building, removing the basement floors and the plug-shaped top, replaced by two new structures of four floors each designed by architect Luis Vidal.

The public address system of the skyscrapers has been entrusted to the COMPACT voice alarm system from OPTIMUS, with a central unit of 4,000 W RMS power feeding approximately 600 ceiling speakers and exponential speakers, controlled from a DC-700ETH/T microphone central unit. In addition, three intercommunication and signaling systems have been implemented to ensure safety and accessibility: one for accessible bathrooms with OPTIMUS KB-10F kits, access control with audio and video intercoms i62 from manufacturer FANVIL, and security with over 140 EP-44SIPH vandal-resistant and weatherproof audio intercoms. These devices feature induction loop, large red SOS letters, a pre-recorded message of an ongoing call, an accessibility pictogram, and the word CALL in Braille, making them suitable for refuge areas according to Annex A of the Technical Building Code CTE DB SI.

The EP-44 series from OPTIMUS, along with the complete industrial range from J&R, featuring VoIP via SIP protocol, offers advanced integration capabilities with SCADA and similar systems via HTTP/JSON, commonly used in security installations, alarms, and CCTV. The integration allows for automatic notification of device state changes, such as identifying who initiates and receives a call, whether the device is idle or connected, or the event time. Additionally, it enables easy remote instructions via any browser to perform actions such as calling an intercom, hanging up, ending the call, and activating or deactivating relays, among other functions. This feature is realized, for example, in integration with the Desico platform or the Honeywell EBI (Enterprise Buildings Integrator) platform.

 
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