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San Jose airport chooses IP-based solutions

A webinar on June 15 entitled, “When transportation meets IP -- How the San Jose airport took security to the next level,” included DVTel, of Ridgefield Park, NJ, and ID Consulting Solutions, of Boise, ID as its participants.

A $1.3 billion expansion program was launched in 2007 to upgrade Mineta San Jose International (SJC) Airport in California. The modernization project includes the replacement and upgrade of terminal buildings, jet ways and airline gates, ticketing lobbies, baggage handling, roadways and security systems. The airport’s entire infrastructure, from pipelines to wiring, has been improved or replaced.

Emily Zimmerman, Airport Operations manager of SJC said: “[We want] a larger airport, but we’re also trying to run it with a more technologically advanced solutions.”

In March, DVTel, Inc announced that SJC airport had upgraded its security system to a DVTel intelligent Security Operations Center (iSOC), a completely IP-based video surveillance solution. ID Consulting Solutions designed, installed and continues to manage and expand the project. It chose to upgrade the system on an IP-based solution with an access control system from Software House, along with the newly-integrated incumbent Pelco video system.

“The installation was quite diverse, with multiple integrations, unique system configurations, and a lot of network complexity,” said Randy Dinger, Vice President at ID Consulting Solutions. “We choose DVTel for multiple reasons but very high on the list was the functionality of the powerful video platform and the attractive, intuitive Graphical User Interface.”

The installation of additional cameras to the security system met a few challenges, in terms of not disturbing the operating airport -- it didn’t close during the upgrades -- or adapting to the airport’s system, which is quite old.

DVTel’s unified intelligent Security Operations Center (iSOC) V6 provided the airport with four lines of its product. The Latitude Network Video Management (NVMS) is a full IP-based video management system with a software application. In addition to video recording and monitoring, the product offers features such as rich alarms functions, a mapping system, a remote viewing via transcoder gateway, and connection to multiple directories. The Latitude NVMS is also equipped with components such as an audio intercom.

The Intelligence Security Operation Center (ISOC) control room advanced applications carries features such as the longitude IP Access Control system (IPAC), scene tracker visualization, license plate recognition, perimeter fence detection system, case builder and mentor performance.

Paul Smith, chief operating officer of DVTel stressed the advantage of this product line in terms of watching videos from nine different cameras on a single screen, and keeping at all times the most important view at the center.


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