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Synectics helps Swedish casinos to meet surveillance requirements

Synectics surveillance software is the choice of Swedish casinos
Synectics' SynergyPro software and Modular Digital Recording System are deployed at the casinos
Synectics has been selected to provide their award-winning SynergyPro command and control technology to government owned casinos in Sweden.

The Svenska Spel (Swedish Games) organisation operates casinos across Sweden, in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo and Sundsvall. Each gaming facility has been operational between five and eight years, and employs a legacy surveillance system. Wishing to upgrade their systems and take advantage of the latest in technology developments, Svenska Spel has taken the opportunity to address its unique mix of gaming industry surveillance requirements at all of its sites, with Synectics' SynergyPro command and control solution, and Modular Digital Recording System (MDRS).

Per Lundkvist, Svenska Spel's Chief Security & Risk Officer explains: "Throughout the sites, we are expanding to over 1,000 channels of recording in order to meet with the Swedish Gaming Board's recommendations and requirements for the coming years. It is critical that each installation has a system with the best possible picture quality attainable, in order for each casino team to extract the most security and managerial benefit from the CCTV images. As these systems are ‘mission critical' at each venue, one of our greatest priorities was to ensure the images from our camera networks would be unaffected in the event of a component failure. Synectics were able to provide us with comprehensive failover responses to a variety of component malfunction scenarios, to ensure that our images remain unaffected and continue to be effectively archived in this situation."

Johannes Sjostrom, Head of Physical Security at Svenska Spel adds: "This will be our second generation of digital recording, and as experienced operators, we are well aware of the levels of performance we want to obtain from the new systems. From the outset, Synectics' direct technical involvement proved invaluable to us, and was a major factor in our decision to select them as our preferred supplier."

"Each of our casinos will be provided with up to four Synectics Synergy Pro positions, with integration to respective access control and electronic point-of-sale systems. Deploying camera switching via a Synectics Tesseract Matrix for the ultimate in zero-latency PTZ control, all camera images will be H.264 encoded before being digitally stored, affording Svenska Spel's casinos the highest level of video performance, resilience and reliability from their CCTV investment."

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