Kamp Dels is one of Minnesota’s favorite campgrounds that spans 80 acres on the North Shore of Lake Sakatah. After witnessing one of the worst natural disasters in Minnesota history, when 48 tornadoes touched down in a single day, Tobin Pope, the camp owner, was looking for an overhead paging system that would be able to communicate with just a single area, multiple, or all area speakers at once. The system needed to be wireless to provide coverage to the entire campsite area, with the ability to expand or relocate wireless speakers as required.
Visiplex’s solution to Kamp Del’s requirements consisted of a VS4500 wireless paging base station for the main office, VS101-40 high-power transmitter for complete campground RF coverage, 10 VNS2200 wireless, outdoor PA speaker controllers, each driving two VNS2085 high-power horn speakers (total of 20) to provide full campground overhead voice messaging capabilities.
The VS4500 base station included an integrated VS2511 upgrade, which provides a schedule-based, automatic activation of user-programmable tone and voice alerts at specific days and times to help synchronize daily activities.
The proposed system was fully wireless, eliminating costly wiring between different camp areas, needing only an AC outlet for each controller to operate. The total cost of the complete system was approximately $10,000.