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IVC Supplies Totuga Resort with AV & IT

Leading systems integrator IVC Media, has today announced it has been contracted to design and build a state-of-the-art centralised AV, IT, resort security and access control management infrastructure using the latest fibre technology for the new luxury Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa in the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of West Africa.

Owned by The Resort Group, Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa will consist of a variety of bars and restaurants, pools and relaxation areas, a beach club, gymnasium, shops, 52 villas, 306 apartments, 14 hotel suites and a state-of-the-art Sol Meliá brand Yhi spa. The entire Resort will be operated by the largest resort hotel group on the planet, Sol Meliá, under their luxury 5-Star MELIÁ brand. The £1.1 million IVC network will provide multiple services to the resort including: fast internet access, multi-channel high definition TV capabilities, video on demand, telephony, fire detection, door entry systems and CCTV all controlled by a remotely monitored, centralised management system.

“IVC Media’s experience implementing some of the world’s leading AV and IT installations will allow us to supply and install every element of a complete working unified communications system for the entire Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa that is easy to manage and maintain,” confirms Ray Harding, managing director of IVC Media. “By implementing the latest fibre backbone technology we have been able to realise The Resort Group’s vision of a future-proofed, high bandwidth capacity network that supplies multiple services to numerous dwellings while maintaining optimum performance.”

“We chose IVC Media because of the company’s vast experience in the installation of large AV and IT projects and the clear understanding of our customers’ needs,” confirms Andrew Lawson, Development & Construction director of The Resort Group. “The innovative use of fibre technology is new to the hotel and resort industry and will ensure each of our dwellings has a downstream capability of over 2 Gbit/s ready for when suitable bandwidth becomes available on the Island. The fibre technology is way beyond the potential of a standard broadband system and will ensure we have the capacity for the interactive services of the future.”

The IVC system will take advantage of a GPON (Passive Optical Network) which is a point-to-multipoint, fibre-to-the-premises network architecture using optical splitters deployed across the resort site. In this way, a single optical fibre will be used to serve multiple premises, reducing the amount of fibre and central office equipment required compared with a point-to-point architecture.

Construction at the 74,843 m² Cape Verde Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa is now underway with a phased completion programme, where the first villas will be handed over from March 2010.

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About IVC:
IVC Media Ltd was formed in 1993. Since then the company has experienced continuous growth with our expertise being recognised by the AV industry with an International award for innovative systems design in 2007.
Today IVC Media offers a comprehensive range of innovative systems design, installation and maintenance services to TV and Radio Broadcasters, Audio Visual and Information Technology clients across the EMEA region and beyond. In short, IVC Media are a truly integrated, Systems Integrator. For further information see:

About The Resort Group PLC:

The Resort Group PLC is based in Gibraltar and has UK Representative Offices in Derby and London plus a local office on the Island of Sal, Cape Verde.

Having been involved in projects in Spain and Toronto (with The Trump Organisation), The Resort Group moved its focus to Cape Verde and, in early 2007, announced the development of Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa. Later in 2007 it was announced that Dunas Beach Resort would also be developed. Both are beach-front Resorts, and located close to each other on the same stretch of white sandy beach, Tortuga and Dunas have quickly become the success stories of Cape Verde.

The Resort Group is a high quality developer but also has a very strong pre-sales distribution network, a very powerful combination, especially in the recent difficult economic climate. The Resort Group has consistently ‘bucked the trend’ and more than €150 million of pre-sales has been secured, in a little over 2 years, for properties within the two Cape Verde Resorts.

The Resort Group is building value through strong sales and the retention of the commercial elements / hotels within its Resorts. The Resort Group never spreads itself too thinly, enjoys sustainable growth and ensures that both the short term and the long term outlook is always very strong.

About Sol Meliá

Sol Meliá was founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and is the world’s leading resort hotel chain, as well as Spain’s leading hotel chain in both the business and leisure markets. It currently provides more than 300 hotels in 28 countries on 4 continents under its brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá, ME, Innside, Tryp, Sol, Paradisus and Sol Meliá Vacation Club.

Sol Meliá is the hotel company with the greatest number of properties in the exclusive club of “The Leading Hotels of the World” (seven hotels). In 2006, the “Corporate Reputation Institute” of New York ranked the company amongst the corporations with the best reputation in the world, the leading hotel company and the second highest ranked company in the travel industry. Sol Meliá is the only travel company included in the exclusive “Footse4Good Ibex” Spanish stock market index, and is the third ranked company in Spain amongst companies which generate the greatest degree of confidence and in the top three hotel chains for reputation.

The company currently employs more than 34,000 people worldwide with staff from over 80 different countries. The company fully respects equal rights and balance in its contracting of male and female staff and 10% of its workforce is made up of immigrants.
For more information:
Department of Communication - Sol Meliá
971 22 44 64 -

For Further Information:
Mel Betts
Grapevine PR
+44 (0)1409 211675

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