Infinova announced the video surveillance system at the newly expanded Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) includes more than 500 Infinova network cameras plus Infinova monitors, matrix switchers and fiber optic transceivers. System components are distributed over subcontrol rooms to provide local monitoring for each exhibition hall. Control rooms are connected by a fiber optic network to a centralized archiving system where recorded video is stored for one month.
With more than 1 million people visiting the center each year and 12 halls totaling 55,000 square meters, ADNEC is the largest exhibition venue in the Middle East and hosts more than 60 high-profile exhibitions each year, from large scale public shows such as the Abu Dhabi Book Fair to international trade exhibitions such as IDEX and ADIPEC.
"The security system for the original halls was based on analog technology but, for the new extension, ADNEC chose an IP video surveillance solution. They selected Infinova because they required the two systems to be integrated," said Mark Wilson, Infinova Marketing VP. "They were aware of our reputation for helping customers bridge the gap to IP while also protecting the investment they have in their installed analog system. Using our network video management software, the security staff at ADNEC can manage the existing analog system and the new IP solution as a single video surveillance system."
At the perimeter, Infinova fiber optic Ethernet transceivers enable the security operations staff to secure every mile of the outskirts of the center from the central control room. Special fiber optic cable provides additional protection by preventing intruders from breaching ADNEC's Ethernet-transmitted security system.
"Owing to the outstanding image quality of the recordings, we are able to obtain usable video evidence, even at a great distance," said a security official at ADNEC.