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Saudi IP

by msecadm4921

At King Fahd Industrial Port at Yanbu in Saudi Arabia the CCTV system has to provide security for valuable cargos and infrastructure. When the original IP system proved disappointing, it was upgraded with Geutebruck servers, management system, video analysis and GUI, and is now so successful that the Saudi Ports Authority sees it as a model for other ports.

The previous installation had 245 analogue cameras along the perimeter fence, Axis encoders, and an alarm contact interface with the perimeter protection system; a management system and alarm GUI, together with 32 servers, 32 monitors, 32 keyboards and 32 mice.

Unfortunately it exhibited poor system availability, network problems, poor system control and very slow switching. — It took up to three seconds to switch a camera image to a display screen. The GUI was unable to show multiple alarms or multiple cameras; and each monitor could only show pictures from two or three particular servers.

Geutebruck Eurasia’s remedy, implemented by local partner Abdulla Fouad Holding Company, retained the cameras and encoders, but cut the number of monitors to 12 by installing a GeViScope management system needing only six servers, an alarm GUI and GscView display software.

To eliminate the vast majority of irrelevant alarms (around 1000 a week), the perimeter system output is now filtered by Geutebruck’s intelligent video analysis software running on the GeViScope platform. This highly effective intruder detection system displays a live picture and a (recorded) event loop on the same monitor within 200 milliseconds of the alarm.

The CCTV system can be controlled by a single keyboard and mouse. All cameras can be viewed on any monitor and switched at any monitor. Dynamic live streaming (DLS) has slashed bandwidth requirements and enabled the display server to support large numbers of images. — Even using all viewers, the system displays multiple cameras in real time without any delay according to the firm.

Besides adding map-based control of multiple alarms from different sources; multiple language support and open architecture, the Geutebruck solution cost less to install an service than its predecessor, the German firm adds.

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