Published on 23 July, 2007
| Axis network cameras installed in the Durant, Broken Bow and Pocola casino locations|
recently announced that more than 300 of the company's network cameras have been installed in three casinos owned by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The Axis network cameras will be used in conjunction with the Universal Video Management System (UVMS) solution from Petards, Inc.
, a developer of advanced video surveillance systems and one of the leading security suppliers to the Choctaw Nation.
Axis network cameras were installed in the Durant, Broken Bow and Pocola casino locations to monitor gaming floors, high-stakes poker tables and slot machines. The Choctaw Nation selected a network-based solution because it wanted to implement a more advanced surveillance system that could handle the increased foot traffic in existing and new casinos; and because the network cameras were easy to install and maintain.
"Choctaw Nation is experiencing a high level of growth that demands the kind of sophisticated surveillance technology Axis network cameras provide," said Dan Breshears, executive director of Tribal Police Security and Surveillance for Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. "A network-based system enabled our team to take advantage of power over Ethernet, eliminating the need for power outlets at camera locations further increasing the constant and ongoing use of the system."
Axis network cameras were chosen because of their ability to perform effectively even in the most challenging physical environments
Axis network cameras were chosen because of their ability to perform effectively even in the most challenging physical environments. Crowds, noise and variations in lighting typically found in casino settings often compromise the ability to secure video that is clear enough to identify thieves and be used as evidence in a court of law. "Axis' wide product portfolio, including everything from video servers to megapixel cameras, is important in large installations,"
said Fredrik Nilsson, General Manager, Axis Communications. "Our ability to deliver optimal performance in Choctaw Nation's casinos demonstrates our commitment to providing solutions that work well and meet the most challenging needs."
Most of the cameras used in the casinos provide automatic iris control, allowing the iris aperture to change and maintain optimum light level to the image sensor. This feature is critical for capturing quality video images among the bright and flashing lights of a casino, providing high image quality under difficult lighting conditions.