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ACTi enhance the protection of port facilities with international shipping arrivals

Published on 4 July, 2006

Due to the difficult cabling issues in the dock, Westcon AS, the Norway-based service provider for rigs chose ACTi's IP Surveillance products and Imenco's video surveillance system integration services to deploy their security surveillance.  There are a total of 16 channels with ACTi's video servers, IP cameras and IP speed domes installed in this surveillance project.

Since the ISPS code (International Ship and Port Facility Security code) makes the requirements to surveillance of port facilities have become more strict, therefore Westcon AS at Olen have to upgrade and extend the surveillance facilities in the yard area.  In order to have cost-effective investment for the security surveillance deployment, they decided to reduce cable installation and use IP-based surveillance proposal instead.  With the exiting LAN and Internet infrastructure, Westcon AS also gets more flexibility with IP surveillance solution.  IP surveillance also makes the possibility of easy installation for temporary camera sites.  In connecting to the exiting analogue cameras, they used ACTi's video servers, SED-2100 which digitize video from analog cameras and transmit video via LAN and Internet.  They installed the IP Cameras, CAM-5100 and IP Speed Domes, CAM-6100 for all new sites.  Based on the successful IP solutions implementation, they are also able to monitor and manage all remote cameras in multiple monitoring stations.  Meanwhile ACTi's IP cameras and video servers now provide Westcon's management with video from nearly every area of the yard, 24 hours a day, via the Internet.

ACTi's product features Full D1 resolution at 25 frames per second and low bit rate, it delivers excellent video quality on LAN/W and consume low bandwidth.  With the ACTi video servers and IP cameras in place, the Westcon AS can monitor disparate areas in real time.  It makes not only the surveillance efficiency but also saves the cost of bandwidth and storage.

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