May 16, 2007 -- Senai International Airport, one of Malaysia's major airport hubs, has installed IndigoVision's IP video technology to provide site-wide CCTV surveillance.
The airport is located at the southern gateway of the Malaysian Peninsula in the country's Iskandar Development Region, and includes a passenger terminal and a separate logistics and cargo complex, with plans to handle 2 million tons of cargo a year while becoming a regional logistics airport for Southeast Asia.
Built upon the airport's existing IT network infrastructure, the Indigovision IP video surveillance system was installed in the passenger terminal, together with an upgrade to an existing analog CCTV system in the cargo complex. The system was designed and installed by IndigoVision's local partner, ICSS Electronics Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
"Following an extensive in-house technical and user evaluation of competing systems, the airport chose IndigoVision's IP Video technology," comments Mr. Kennedy Ayu, the airport's general manager. "The video quality is better than the other systems which we had reviewed, and the flexibility, ease of use and functions of the 'Control Center' software impressed the evaluation team."
Control Center, IndigoVision's video and alarm management software, is billed as the core of the company's end-to-end IP video platform. The software allows operators to view live and recorded video from any camera, at any point on the network, says the company.
At Senai International Airport, several Control Center workstations are positioned throughout the airport; the software coupled with IndigoVision's Networked Video Recorders (NVRs) provide up to 30 days of video recording and a suite of tools for fast searching and analysis of recorded footage.
Also, over forty cameras, including thirteen Pelco Spectra PTZ domes, were added to the airport's original analog system in the cargo complex. Each camera is connected to an IndigoVision 8000 transmitter module, which converts the analog camera feed to MPEG-4 DVD quality digital video for transmission over the network.
The existing cargo CCTV system was interfaced to the IP video system via IndigoVision's 8000 series 10-way rack-mounted transmitters, connected to the network. This allowed the original investment in the cameras and local control room equipment to be maintained, while enabling full control and monitoring at the passenger terminal security control room.
According to Indigovision, the resulting hybrid system demonstrates that IP video can be an ideal solution for upgrading existing analog CCTV systems with the benefits of networked video.