COE Helps Manchester Airport Move to IP

As part of an ongoing US$1.53 million upgrade scheme, COE has been chosen as a major supplier for an upgrade of Manchester Airport's surveillance network. Recognizing the very important role that video information plays at international airports, the necessity to provide high quality and reliable video transmission at such sites is paramount. At Manchester Airport, COE's video encoders have been selected by main contractor, Advanced Integrated Systems (AIS) to provide IP encoding of analog video for digital transmission around the airport's LAN. Superior video quality and very low latency were key decision factors which led to the decision to integrate COE equipment.

COE multichannel video encoders will provide digital encoding at the H.264 Main Profile standard to convert four channels of analog video to compressed IP digital video for transmission across an Ethernet network. The encoders can convert up to four channels of analog video each if box mounted or up to 56 channels if rack mounted. At Manchester Airport, 246 encoders will be installed to provide as many as 984 channels of analog video encoding and transmission for the airport, enhancing the functionality of existing analog cameras, and providing a high performance, yet cost effective IP upgrade path.

“COE's history of providing equipment for high profile surveillance sites combined with the high quality performance of their products made them an excellent choice for the IP encoding and transmission solution at Manchester Airport. The powerful integrated solution provided by COE with partner ImPerium Integration's front end control system will enhance our operational efficiency and the scope of all surveillance activities across the site. In addition, COE encoders provide a road map for future analytics opportunities,” said Geoff Densham, Project Manager with Manchester Airport.

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