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IndigoVision increases control room monitoring efficiency at Birmingham airport

Published on 21 July, 2014
Indigovision’s video compression technology in both cameras and encoders delivers amazing video quality, at exceptionally low bandwidth
The ability to view and control cameras from any point onsite has allowed airport to reduce its number of control rooms

Background

When the Senior Executives at Birmingham Airport were laying out plans to increase passenger numbers and improve operational efficiency, it became clear that the existing system and infrastructure would be unable to meet these demands.

With six separate control rooms spread across the airport already, further growth would make it difficult to co-ordinate security efficiently.

The decision was made to streamline security operations, with a single control room monitoring the entire airport. This would require the deployment of a new security system, with IndigoVision’s complete end-to-end solution as its backbone.

Solution

Most of the existing analogue cameras were replaced with IndigoVision Enhanced IP cameras, while the remaining analogue cameras were converted to IP using IndigoVision Encoders. Since all of these devices employ IndigoVision’s world class video compression allowing video to be streamed over minimal bandwidth.

The ability to view and control cameras from any point onsite has allowed Birmingham Airport to reduce its number of control rooms from six to one, removing communication barriers and increasing operational efficiency.

Existing analogue cameras were
replaced with IndigoVision Enhanced
IP cameras, while the remaining
analogue cameras were converted to
IP using IndigoVision Encoders

In addition, IndigoVision’s open integration means that other elements of the system such as access control and alarm management can be managed through IndigoVision’s Control Center software.

“We’re delighted with the new system, the return on investment was outstanding,” enthused Airport Control Centre Manager Chris Wilson, “After nine months, the IndigoVision system had paid for itself. With IndigoVision’s Distributed Network Architecture we can easily increase camera numbers, aligning security with Birmingham Airport’s long-term vision.”

Benefits

  • World class video compression technology in both cameras and encoders delivers amazing video quality, at exceptionally low bandwidth. Cameras can be viewed and controlled wherever they are installed.
  • IndigoVision’s Control Center management software seamlessly integrates with other security systems, such as access control and alarms, allowing management from a single user interface
  • IndigoVision’s Distributed Networked Architecture (DNA) removes the need for a management server. Additional cameras are easily added to the system, with minimum configuration and no system downtime. With DNA, the system can manage up to 100,000 cameras.

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