Ampetronic Enjoys A Red Letter Year In Norway

When Norway’s postal service, Posten Norge, decided to install induction loops at its counters, the sheer number of systems required meant that their reliability had to be rock solid. Added to that the need for high quality audio reproduction in a busy retail environment and Ampetronic systems were the ideal solution.

Working closely with the company’s Norwegian distributor, Trollaasveien-based Scandec Systemer AS, Ampetronic is supplying 1000 CLD1-CT counter systems for a programme that will see them installed throughout the country.

“Posten Norge decided to install induction loops as part of a wider programme of upgrades to its counters and retail furniture,” says Bjørnar Riise, Scandec product manager.

“We did some pilot demonstrations of Ampetronic equipment and also supplied them with references from London Underground and other users. They agreed that the combination of Scandec, as a local supplier, and Ampetronic could deliver the best and most reliable solution.”

The requirement was for systems to be installed in ‘post-in-shop’ counters, i.e. small local post offices inside grocery stores and supermarkets. Scandec specified the CLD1-CT counter system as it is designed for precisely this kind of installation, being very compact, rugged and featuring in-built metal loss compensation.

“The CLD1-CT is very well suited for this project because it is so compact that the unit and wiring can all easily be concealed within the counter,” Bjørnar continues. “It is rugged and reliable enough to withstand constant use, while being very easy to test to ensure it is in optimum working order.“

A small microphone is installed next to the cash register’s display, with the feed to the CLD1-CT running down the inside of the display’s support column to the inside of the counter, where the loop amplifier is easily accessed through a door.

“All-in-all it’s an elegant solution and very straightforward to install, which is important with so many to do!” Bjørnar adds.

“It’s an ongoing programme of installation, but Posten Norge has said they are very satisfied,” says Bjørnar. “There have been no problems whatsoever with the equipment and they are very happy with the service and technical backup from both Ampetronic and Scandec.”