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Video monitoring keeps track of goods

Axis cameras are used to optimise the logistics processes


Migros Verteilzentrum Suhr AG, a distribution company based in Switzerland, was looking for a video monitoring system to supervise its automated conveyor system.  The company intended to use the system to remedy - and if possible prevent - frequently recurring faults.


The key requirement for Migros when choosing the video monitoring system was an ability to support subsequent modification and expansion.  The company was searching for a forward-looking design that could be incorporated into the existing network and would offer potential savings.  "We finally opted for a digital system with Axis network cameras and SeeTec software.  The flexibility of this technology means we can adapt the system to our customers' requirements without a large outlay on installation.  In addition, the cameras' PoE (Power over Ethernet) option offers additional potential savings," says Daniel Urech, CIP Manager at MVS.

"We first thought of having a conventional analogue video surveillance system.  But after taking a closer look at the video monitoring systems that were available on the market we realized that a conventional system could not fully satisfy all of our requirements and that a digital solution had a number of additional advantages" explains Daniel Urech, Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) Manager at MVS.


The best solution for Migros was 32 Axis network cameras with the associated SeeTec 5 software system.  Camera types are selected on the basis of light conditions, which, in this case was 24-hour artificial light.  The ideal choice of camera was therefore the AXIS 210A.  What's more, the PoE (Power over Ethernet) option offered by these cameras increases potential savings.

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