Mexipuerto Ciudad Azteca subway station, designed to ease the traffic problem in Mexico City and outlying areas, transports more than 150,000 passengers a day. At rush hour, as many as 1,000 travelers per minute board the trains. Mexipuerto’s security committee wanted to install a surveillance system that could help the transportation hub ensure the safety of its users. The technology needed to integrate with the station’s TCP/IP network to provide optimum performance during service hours without sacrificing image quality.
In the days before fiber optics, certain surveillance applications simply weren't possible—or too expensive to even be considered feasible.
In the past, that would have been the case at the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne, Australia, where a fiber-optic solution from Infinova is now linking cameras to the city's video depot, miles away. West Gate is Australia's third-longest bridge, stretching a total of 8,473 feet across the Yarra River. The beautiful cable-stayed bridge, which was built in the 1970s, is twice as long as the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
- By Megan Weadock
- Apr 01, 2010
Iris on the Move from Sarnoff won the Best New Product Award at the Security Industry Association New Product Showcase on Wednesday.
Axis Communications’ network cameras will be installed on Madrid’s 2,300 public buses. Each bus will include three network cameras and one video encoder.
C3 Shared Services (Pty) ltd has been appointed by Bombardier to supply and install a combination of two military grade technologies, namely Opgal’s thermal cameras combined with ioimage intelligent video analytics, to monitor the tracks and tunnels of the Gautrain rail in South Africa.
When construction is complete in December 2010, 10.5 miles of new high-tech, double-track electric rails will connect Malmo Central Station in Sweden with the Oresund Bridge to Denmark. Six kilometers of that will run underground in two parallel tunnels through the center of Malmo. The goal of the CityTunnel connection between Malmo and Copenhagen is to greatly reduce the travel time between the two cities -- and not least to transform Malmo Central Station into a transit hub that powers the pan-Scandinavian network.
Fine Airport Parking in Tulsa, Okla., is much
more than just a parking facility.
- By Courtney Dillon Pedersen
- Mar 03, 2010
Government directives were designed to help enhance security, increase government efficiency, reduce identity fraud and protect personal privacy by establishing a government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the federal government to its personnel.
- By Mas Kosaka
- Mar 02, 2010
In a major CCTV upgrade, Eurotunnel’s French passenger terminal has deployed a widely distributed IP video solution from IndigoVision. Used for security, traffic management and immigration control, the networked CCTV system has transformed Eurotunnel’s surveillance operation.
Safeguarding people moving across a city, such as the Sao Paulo mass transit system, or shipping freight by air around the world has become a major security challenge. Terrorists have all too often selected transportation venues as their targets for mayhem.
- By Brian Leland
- Mar 01, 2010
Lincoln Park Airport is a 200 acre privately-owned public use airport located two miles north of Lincoln Park, N.J. With updated homeland security guidelines, the airport recently received state funding to obtain new security cameras.
Infinova recently announced that the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia is using Infinova’s fiber optics solutions to link cameras on the bridge to the City of Melbourne video depot. The bridge is the third longest in Australia with a total length of 2,582 m (8,473 feet).
March Networks, a provider of intelligent IP video solutions, recently announced that the Maryland Transit Administration is deploying the company's mobile video surveillance systems on its 669-vehicle, fixed-route bus fleet to dramatically improve incident investigations and coordinate with police and Homeland Security operations.
Axis Communications recently announced that over the next six years several hundred AXIS 209FD-R network cameras will be installed in new public transport buses in Prague. The IP cameras will be part of a system for monitoring each vehicle's interior, improving passenger security and providing evidence to help solve incidents of vandalism and other crimes.
When Champions Auto Ferry decided to install a wireless video surveillance network, the company had to make sure the system could fulfill security and monitoring needs even during harsh winter conditions. Ultimately, the company found the solution that could meet the security demands in such a tough environment in Firetide’s wireless infrastructure mesh networking equipment and VideoIQ cameras.
The UK’s largest port serving the North Sea oil and gas industry has upgraded its CCTV recording capability with a future-proof solution from IndigoVision.
An IndigoVision high-definition IP video solution has been deployed to protect the Aqaba Logistics Village (ALV), which is a tax-free hub located in Aqaba, Jordan, adjacent to the country’s only container port. Both IndigoVision’s HD and standard 4SIF resolution IP cameras have been installed to provide blanket CCTV coverage with the minimum number of cameras -- one of the many advantages of deploying megapixel HD cameras.
Over the next few years, the public safety application segment is likely to emerge as a key domain for wireless broadband technology providers. Governments worldwide have clearly understood the role of advanced communication technologies after numerous unforeseen terrorist attacks and unanticipated natural disasters over the last decade revealed the loopholes in emergency communications.
After the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon, the Defense Department has been consistently upgrading vehicle access to military bases and their living quarters worldwide. The latest anti-terrorist perimeter access control improvements are being phased in at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter on Hawaii's island of Oahu.
- By David Dickinson
- Jan 04, 2010
Optelecom-NKF Inc., a provider of Siqura IP surveillance solutions, recently announced it was awarded a contract with the Direction Interdépartementale des Routes d’Ile-de-France (DIRIF) to implement a video surveillance system for acquiring, transmitting and recording video in 23 tunnels in the Paris area.