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Infinova’s video surveillance solutions strengthen security at the World Expo 2010

Published on 29 July, 2010

Infinova IP and analogue cameras secure the World Expo 2010
The World Expo 2010 is home to one of the largest surveillance systems in the world
Infinova announced that over 2,700 Infinova IP and analogue cameras, including high-speed IP PTZ domes, mini-domes and fixed cameras in a variety of models including vandal-resistant day/night outdoor and indoor cameras plus Infinova's matrix switchers, fibre optic systems and other surveillance equipment and software are part of the coexistent analogue and digital surveillance system protecting visitors to World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

In addition to the site itself, roads leading from docks, airports and railroad stations are also incorporating surveillance solutions, creating one of the largest surveillance systems in the world. The event opened May 1 and runs through October 31 with a projection of 70-100 million visitors, including 100 national leaders. More than 190 countries are involved along with 50 international organisations over a site encompassing 5.28 square kilometres. 

"It is very gratifying to be selected to help protect one of the world's most visible venues," asserts Mark S. Wilson, Infinova Vice President, Marketing. "The Expo features one of the largest coexistent analogue and digital surveillance systems in the world and we are honoured to take such an active role in creating it. It is especially gratifying to have so many differing products be included in so many projects throughout the grounds."

Infinova's fibre optics enable transmission of high resolution images without exceeding broadband capacity

According to Wilson, Infinova fibre transmission equipment can be found in the Expo Theme Pavilion, over 800 varying models of cameras plus fibre optic equipment in the Expo Centre, matrix switchers and cameras in the Expo Watergate Wharf, 400 cameras and other equipment in the Expo Performance Centre along with Infinova equipment and systems in the Expo Dining Centre, Expo Wharf, Expo Communications Pavilion, Expo Axis, Expo Control Centre, Expo Central Conference System, Expo Transformer Substation and Expo Watergate Qinhuangdao Road.

Having such a multitude of video sites so close together, transmission and integrated management and control was seen to be a major problem. Infinova's fibre optic system and large-scale matrix switchers, featuring multi-level control throughout the network, were chosen to rectify that problem. The fibre optic system, in addition, assures that the World Expo system would be able to use high definition video surveillance cameras and transmit their high resolution images without worries of exceeding broadband capacity.

More information on Infinova video surveillance solutions is available at the Infinova website.

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