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What We Do

What We Do

"Our mission is to provide clients with reliable control and communication systems that offer best whole life value."

Our skilled engineers work with clients across all stages of the project and system lifecycle using their domain knowledge and technical expertise to provide solutions with the optimum combination of people, process and technology.

Control Systems

We provide real-time control and monitoring of mission-critical assets and infrastructure, which are fully automatic rule based safety systems. Supervision systems controlling multiple subsystems from integrated operator workstations are also a specialist area, as well as, alarm and status data base logging with offline playback and data analysis and simulators for operator training. Management systems for airport terminals, rail stations and line control, roads, tunnels, ports and building campuses are also available with Firstco along with enterprise-wide and smart city solutions.

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  • Plant
    PLC and SCADA systems that control & monitor mechanical plant via variable speed drives, motors, pumps, actuators, control valves and flow, temperature, pressure and level instrumentation.
  • Specialist
    Experts in several specialist control systems applications including campus fire alarm management, tunnel ventilation, automatic people movers, baggage SCADA and customer information systems.
  • Energy Metering
    Metering and energy management systems that allow clients to control and bill energy consumption.
  • Lighting
    Addressable lighting control systems that integrate with other building management systems.
  • Access
    Systems that control people and vehicle access.
  • Surveillance
    CCTV and image processing systems to monitor infrastructure, people, packages and vehicles.
Communication Systems

Communication Systems

We provide Industrial Operational Technology (OT) systems for mission critical communications where commercial Information Technology (IT) doesn’t provide sufficient environmental robustness, reliability or availability. Radio, Wi-Fi and cellular voice and data communications and in-building and in-tunnel radio systems where commercial cellular communicates can’t penetrate, with both indoor and outdoor positioning systems are also areas of specialism for Firstco. Internet of Things (IoT) and Low power Radio (LoRa) networks for low cost monitoring along with enterprise-wide and smart city solutions all fit within Firstco’s communication system skillset.

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  • Wireless
    Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LoRa, Cellular, Private Mobile Radio and emergency services radio systems for voice and data.
  • Data Transmission
    Copper and fibre optic voice and data transmission systems that connect central control systems to field equipment.
  • Cable and Space
    Experience based estimation of equipment space, room and cable containment requirements for architects and structural engineers.
  • Passenger Information
    Real-time information displays and public address/voice alarm systems triggered by fire alarms providing automated voice instructions to passengers during an evacuation.
  • Fixed Voice
    Telephone and intercom Private Branch Exchange (PABX) systems.

System Engineering

Our projects are delivered with processes based on system engineering principals that ensure we provide fit for purpose solutions.

  • Safety
    In the absence of a product specific safety standard, safety-related control system SIL requirements are determined, designed, built and maintained in accordance with IEC 61508 or EN 50129.
  • Assurance
    Requirements are recorded and traced throughout project delivery. Requirements are verified by design review and validated by testing.
  • Cyber Security
    Systems are designed to avoid, resist and report cyber-attacks.
  • Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Sustainability
    Systems are designed and built to ensure they function correctly, rarely fail, are modular, suitably robust for their environment, and only contain non-hazardous materials.
  • Human Factors
    The needs of operators and maintainers are assessed. Working environments are ergonomically designed. Workstation graphical interfaces are intuitive and follow best design practices.
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility

    Management of potential electromagnetic susceptibility and immunity issues of equipment in high voltage switch rooms and near traction power lines.