IndigoVision Keeps Traffic Flowing on Athens' Attika Tollway
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A key communications route, the 65km Attika Tollway is a ring road around metropolitan Athens that can face acute traffic congestion. It is unique within Europe in that it forms a closed tollway within a metropolitan capital. The road operator of Attika Tollway has a service level agreement to respond to any incident within five minutes. The CCTV system is a critical part of this response.
Operators were managing with a mixture of several non-unified systems. The age of the previous system meant that image quality was poor, the system was not expandable and it had reached its limit in the number of system operators working at the same time. There was no unified recording system for all types of camera; in some cases reviewing of recordings was slow.
Working with its partners ILKA and Attiki Odos project management team, IndigoVision implemented a project to replace the old analogue CCTV system with a new generation digital system.
The new system, based on SMS4, IndigoVision's security management software forms one unified system open to unlimited multi-users. There are 355 traffic monitoring and toll security cameras along the tollway, including 261 PTZ cameras and 94 fixed, with provision for further cameras to be added.
The project team managed the migration to the new system with zero downtime. System operators can now watch multiple cameras per monitor, while the Traffic Management Center includes a large newly installed video wall running IndigoVision's Video Wall software and showing multi-camera views of the motorway. Alerts from emergency phones are quickly fed into the system, automatically moving PTZ cameras to preset positions, and displaying alarms on PCs and alarm video on the video wall..
Attiki Odos Project Manager Sotiris Nikolakakos stated: “The changeover to the IndigoVision system was managed without stopping the monitoring operation, and the whole upgrade ran smoothly. Operators view video of excellent quality and the full tollway is monitored consistently.”
* Helping road operator to meet service level standards
* Vastly improved image quality and faster image reviewing
* Project implemented with no monitoring system downtime
* Unification of diverse systems including recording systems
* Creation of an expandable multiuser operating system
* Consistency of all monitoring operations
* Emergency phone alerts fully integrated into system