March Networks, a provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications, announced that BNL – Gruppo BNP Paribas has selected the company's networked video recording platforms and management software for advanced security in its retail branches across Italy. The bank will also deploy the company's embedded video analytics to extend its monitoring capability in select locations.
BNL provides financial services to individual, commercial and government clients through a network of more than 850 retail banking branches. It is owned by BNP Paribas, one of the five largest financial institutions with operations spanning more than 85 countries and assets exceeding US$2 trillion.
The March Networks solution will enable BNL to increase efficiency by centralizing its video network management and security operations. Using the latest video compression standards, including H.264 and MPEG4, it delivers high quality, high frame rate video transmission without impacting network bandwidth. Video analytic software provides further efficiencies by alerting personnel to potential security issues, such as unauthorized activity in restricted areas, in real time.
BNL expects the deployment, which it initiated in 2008 working with systems integrator Niscayah, to reach approximately 400 retail locations by the end of the fiscal year.