Video servers take off at Logan Airport

April 2006 Surveillance

The Massachusetts Port Authority has installed 150 video servers from Axis Communications to monitor secure areas in Boston's Logan International Airport in the USA.

The video servers form part of an integrated security system which monitors secure access points and baggage, ticketing and gate areas in the airport's Terminal A. The system is scheduled to be deployed throughout all five of the airport's terminals.

Roy Alves, managing director of SCS Distribution, exclusive distributors for Africa of Axis equipment, says: "This is one of the biggest IP Video roll-outs in the sensitive area of airport security management. When complete, it will cover approximately 1000 access points and secure areas, and is a flagship example of the advantages to be gained from converting to IP. CCTV systems, as the name says, are closed; whereas IP video is digital, running on commodity hardware, and readily integrated with other systems."

The AXIS 241Q Video Servers digitise video from 150 analog cameras which is then transmitted to a control centre and integrated with the airport's access control system. This allows the airport's security staff more easily to verify and respond to alarms. For example, if an alarm is triggered at an access point, the control centre staff can use the video from the Axis video servers to visually verify whether the breach was truly a violation, or a user error or maintenance problem.

"Axis network video is frequently used for large-scale installations, and the technology is increasingly being installed for transportation applications," says Alves. "Axis network video technology is designed to integrate easily with other security systems, providing a single point of control."

Logan International is the US's 19th busiest airport, based on passenger volume. The airport has 102 gate positions and five passenger terminals, each with its own ticketing, baggage claim and ground transportation facilities.

For more information contact Roy Alves, SCS Distribution, 011 548 6780, [email protected],


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