Optelecom-NKF, Inc., a leading global supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions, recently announced it has been awarded two projects totalling in excess of €1.1 million ($1.7 million) by Imtech, N.V; a European technical services provider in the fields of electrical engineering, IT, and mechanical engineering. The orders support the delivery of Internet protocol (IP) and optical fibre transmission solutions for the Dutch Ministry of Transportation's fast-growing national video network.
Optelecom-NKF and business partner Imtech are working closely to meet the needs of the Dutch Ministry of Transportation. Imtech will serve as the prime contractor with the active technical support of Optelecom-NKF for video network design and deployment.
The first project involves the deployment of more than 200 MPEG-2 video encoders for the "De Wijde Blik" traffic management centre, located in the northern part of the Netherlands. The second project designated "No-Regret 2007" by the Dutch Ministry of Transportation, networks 200 cameras located along a 120 km stretch of roads running north to south within the Netherlands. The Optelecom-NKF solution for "No-Regret 2007" combines video and PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) transmission over fibre connecting cameras in the field with multiple hubs, and utilizes MPEG-2 video over IP transmission for the broadband connection from the hubs to the Dutch Ministry's traffic management centre.
"These contract awards through Imtech highlight our long-standing commitment to both our key business partners and the Dutch Ministry of Transportation," said Edmund Ludwig, Optelecom-NKF's President and CEO. "We're pleased to demonstrate the performance and value of our transportation video solutions to partners and customers as the global transportation industry migrates from video transmission over dedicated fibre to networked video over IP."