Indian Railway opts for Mirasys

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When thinking of updating gradually the security systems in different zones, the biggest concern of Indian Railway was the platform security. It wanted to have measures to tighten security, improve the crowd management, apply central monitoring and identify persons and activities. It needed to have an integrated security and surveillance system in every zone and an intelligent system, overall.

An independent body RDSO (Research, Design & Standards Organisation) acts as the Product Approving Authority. They formed the technical specifications which included several items like:

• The software shall be an open architecture based solution, highly scalable enterprise level software with end user friendly (unrestricted) licensing policy.

• The software should allow time-synchronised playback of different cameras together in the same video pane. This should enable the operator to watch playback of an event from different angles as the event happens in an area covered by multiple cameras.

• Integration with other security equipment like X-ray baggage scanner, under vehicle scanner etc.

• Video analytics like intrusion detection, left object detection, overcrowding and camera tampering.

In addition to the RDSO Technical Specification, Mumbai’s Central Railway Station set more demands for the project because of the Heritage station building. It had for example the followed special feature requirements:

• The software shall support audio analytics to provide alarm with pop up of live video and audio stream in the control room on sound of breaking glass or gunshot.

• Identify and locate various resources like cameras, specialised units and sensors around the station areas on 2D / 3D GIS map. All the mobile points and vehicles which have GPS capabilities should be displayed on the GIS map as a layer.

• Incidents management, including preliminary planning and plan activation to better respond to any event and identify all the needed activities required to resolve the incident.

“As the Mirasys team has shown dedicated field support and readiness to customise solutions for Tata Nelco’s customers already when delivering video management solutions to Southern, South Central, North Western and Central Railway Zones, we want to continue to work with Mirasys in large scale command and control solutions,” says Nelco’s top management.

According to Tata Nelco, Mirasys’ other strong points are:

• The general user interface of the Mirasys system is very easy to use (The Railway Police Force point of view).

• The solution is flexible – Mirasys is willing to customise according to the client needs.

• Mirasys’ open platform and easy integration handling meet the needs of many integrations.

So far, the Mirasys Solution is in four major zones out of eight which Indian Railway has procured until now. On Pan-India level, Mirasys has helped to procure 29 main junction stations out of 75. Over 4000 VMS and 1400 VCA channels are in use now and the number is increasing. RPF and railway authority use the Mirasys system for day-to-day monitoring. The solution also includes centralised command and control rooms for monitoring and running the operations. The use of advanced analytics helps to reduce criminal incidents. Mirasys’ automated intelligent solution has acted as a deterrent and has already proved to be useful for the railway authorities.



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