SAS International -Service Integration - Service Binnacles


Binnacles are protective housings for any number of services.

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Service Integration - Service Binnacles

Binnacles are protective housings for any number of services. The term originated in the 1880s via Lord Kelvin’s patent for “…a case that supports and protects a ship’s compass…” Contemporary examples would be passenger travel information modules at airports and railway stations. Essentially any service that needs a support platform and protective shell qualifies as a binnacle.


Binnacles are generally considered for use in public buildings such as airports and other travel terminals and concourses. They can also be used in spacious, open reception areas where large volumes of frequently updated information needs communicating. A range of face plates can be used in areas to allow for the different services required.

The service modules can be designed to incorporate almost any service, some examples of which include:

  • Fire services
  • Air management
  • Public telephones
  • ATMs
  • Monitors / VDU screens
  • Passenger travel information

Standard Finishes

  • Coating - Polyester powder coat
  • Colour - RAL 9010 (Pure White)

Non-Standard Finishes

  • Available in full range of standard RAL colours
  • Anti-bacterial Coating (SAS AB)
  • Anti-graffiti Coating (SAS AG)

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