A transportation agency needed to modernise its analogue CCTV systems and cameras to improve surveillance capabilities. But planning the coax infrastructure replacement raised many concerns and barriers, causing delays to the project. NVT Phybridge was trusted to rapidly enable the established cabling to support the new Axis IP devices exactly when and where the agency wanted them.
“The NVT Phybridge technology allowed this customer to improve investigations and safety much faster and more cost-effectively than planned.” Steven Fair, EVP, NVT Phybridge.
The agency wanted to upgrade its analogue CCTV systems and devices to newer, IP-enabled surveillance technology across multiple transit facilities spread throughout a vast metropolitan area. The driving requirement for the upgrade was twofold: to improve safety and security monitoring of riders 24/7, and to capture much higher-resolution video recordings for investigation of events.
Ethernet over coax system
The agency wanted to upgrade its analogue CCTV systems and devices to newer, IP-enabled surveillance technology
The main challenge was physically replacing the existing coax with a new Ethernet infrastructure needed to support IP. The process would be lengthy, complex, costly, and disruptive to transit operations and rider services across hundreds of sites.
Additionally, physical construction to replace the cabling and address IDF closet and reach requirements would impact transit customers’ access to services, and posed safety hazards to thousands of public transportation users each day.
The transportation agency learned about NVT Phybridge Long Reach Ethernet over Coax IP-enabling solutions from their savvy Axis partner. A no-obligation proof of concept was arranged at one of transit stations, and in 3 simple setup steps the award-winning, plug-and-play NVTP EoC switch transformed the existing coax into a power-packed PoE/IP platform able to connect the new CCTV and IP cameras 6Xs farther than Ethernet—up to 2,000ft (610m)—with no IDF closets required along the way.
NVTP completely eliminated the complexities and frustrations that had delayed the infrastructure upgrade for too long. Because NVTP innovations use the same repeatable, predictable, and scalable deployment methodology across every location, upgrading each of the many transit facilities would be simple and fast.
The NVTP EoC switches fast-tracked the infrastructure upgrade, saving significant project time and costs by avoiding coax replacement
Effective IP surveillance and security
The agency’s decision to trust NVTP and Axis with the extensive security upgrade was right. The NVTP EoC switches fast-tracked the infrastructure upgrade, saving significant project time and costs by avoiding coax replacement. The partner was also able to accelerate the endpoints deployments with a simple swap-out of the existing analogue cameras for the Axis IP cameras.
The agency’s new, powerful IP-based surveillance capabilities were up and running in record time at each location. The combined power of NVTP and Axis innovations rapidly enabled this agency to improve investigations and safety much faster than originally planned—without disrupting transit operations, impacting riders’ services, or wasting coveted budgets.
Pleased with the result of the first several facilities upgrades, the transportation agency has decided to move forward with the remaining upgrades across their entire area using NVTP switches and Axis IP devices to get the job done right.