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Bosch's Modular Fire Panel 5000 Series protects Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa

For visitor's safety at the 2010 Soccer World Cup

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- Modular configuration allows easy adaptation to local regulations and conditions
- Flexibility of solution ensures future expansion

The Modular Fire Panel 5000 Series was commissioned recently at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. Loftus Versfeld Stadium is the home of the Vodacom Bulls Rugby Team, Super 14 winners, and one of the venues for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. "Bosch is proud to have been awarded the opportunity to have our Fire range of products installed at the prestigious Loftus Versfeld stadium, in conjunction with Aurecon Engineers and IFS (Integrated Fire & Security)."

Thanks to the modular configuration, the innovative Modular Fire Panel 5000 Series was easily adapted to local circumstances at Loftus Versfeld. Its modular configuration allows for easy extension, smooth adaptation to countryspecific regulations and conditions, complete setup with up to 46 modules per control panel, and interconnection of up to 32 Panel Controllers and Remote Keypads.

Another advantage is its clear and simple user interface, which ensures ease of use with only basic training, minimizing operator errors. The panel is also able to interface to Bosch's other security systems to create a holistic security system, allowing visitors to the stadium the peace of mind to fully enjoy their events.

Bosch Security Systems Sub-Saharan Africa, through its Fire Installer Partner Program (FIPP), strives for Technical and Operational excellence. Through the Bosch Security Academy, installers complete the required certification & training at Bosch Security's head office in Midrand. Michael Howard, Sales Manager of Bosch Security Systems Sub-Saharan Africa said,

According to Stadium Manager Hugo Kemp, in the case of fire detection, it was most important to have a bestofbreed product. "The Bosch Fire panel offers a number of advantages, one being its expandability in that it is able to cater for our immediate requirements while remaining flexible enough to expand as we require, without the need for additional panels to be installed."

"Bosch's futureproof design, the fact that they have enjoyed a local presence for over 100 years in South Africa and that their equipment is covered by an extensive threeyear warranty, made the purchasing decision an easy one indeed," adds Kemp.

About Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 275,000 associates generated sales of 38.2 billion euros in fiscal 2009. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3.5 billion euros for research and development, and applies for some 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering." The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninetytwo percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com.

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