January 9, 2008 -- Vicon Industries Inc. has had its camera domes and pan-and-tilt drives chosen to be part of an integrated video surveillance system to be installed at Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
When completed in March 2008, the stadium will have a seating capacity of 91,000. The opening and closing ceremonies, as well as some athletic events, will be held at the newly constructed venue. Vicon China, headquartered in Hong Kong with offices throughout China, is providing local support for the surveillance project.
The Vicon SurveyorVFT day/night PTZ domes with 23x optical zoom will be a key component of the system currently being installed. The company contends that the SurveyorVFT domes were chosen because of their excellent record for performance and reliability. The domes will be installed around the exterior of the stadium, in locations "where quality could absolutely not be compromised," says the company.
In addition, Vicon pan-and-tilt drives will be used around the exterior and throughout the interior of the stadium to provide operational stability for a variety of other manufacturers' cameras. The Vicon pan-and-tilts will assure that Olympic security management can easily and reliably control the movement of the cameras, focusing on desired locations of interest or concern.
"It is exhilarating to be part of securing this facility," remarks J.C. Caine, international sales manager at Vicon. "Olympic officials claim that, when completed, the National Stadium will be the largest enclosed space in the world. I can't think of a more exciting way for Vicon to conclude its 40th year anniversary."
For more information on the Beijing National Stadium, go to http://en.beijing2008.cn.
Vicon names David Musko as territory manager for North Carolina
Separately, the company announced the appointment of David Musko as territory manager for the state of North Carolina.
According to the company, during his 17 years of experience in the security industry, Musko has acquired "a vast knowledge" of security products, maintenance issues, system design, and management of successful installations. His expertise extends to systems on a national and international scale; he participated in designing the CCTV system for the 1996 Olympics, as well as perimeter security systems in Kazakhstan.
"David's knowledge and experience is a perfect fit with Vicon's mission. We are positive that he will be a great asset to the team and a valuable resource to Vicon's current and potential customers in the North Carolina area," comments Tom Cook, eastern sales director at Vicon.