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Japanese Shipping Company Deploys Messoa Surveillance Solution

Japanese Shipping Company Deploys Messoa Surveillance Solution

Established in 1919, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha LTD, also known as “K” Line, is the tenth largest shipping company in the world. Based in Japan, they typically move cargo around the world by ship. One of the places that “K” Line operates out of is the Shinagawa-ku Seaport in Tokyo, Japan. Shinagawa-ku is one of the largest and busiest ports in Japan. Thousands of tons of goods are brought in and out on a daily basis along with hundreds of workers.

“K” Line needed to know what was going on in the port at all times. They had to monitor cargo handling operations and allied activities. However, ports are typically challenging environments to monitor. Strong winds, heavy rain, windblown salt, and major fluctuations in temperature could make taking accurate images difficult. “K” Line required a surveillance camera that was tough yet precise.

The camera supports the H.264 compression standard. H.264 greatly reduces the size of video compared to MJPEG and MPEG4 without compromising image quality. Storage and bandwidth needs are reduced. Plus, H.264 is a wireless friendly format.

Only five cameras were installed on lighting towers yet they covered all 231,000M2 of the Port. A rugged outdoor wireless power box and transmitter were used to keep wires and installation costs to a minimum. With wireless networks, cameras can be deployed anywhere without the high costs of installing and maintaining wires.

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