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Axis helps monitor Chinese hydropower stations with IP capability

Axis helps monitor Chinese hydropower stations with IP capability

Located at western edge of the Sichuan Basin, the 144km-long Baoxing River has a water energy reserve of 1.555 million KW, and features 19 cascade power stations reaching an annual production of 5 billion KWH. Sichuan Baoxinghe Power Corporation was looking for a solution to manage the cascade hydropower stations centrally from its head office, that would integrate easily with the existing IT infrastructure and fire alarm system.

Analog cameras were already installed at the power stations, which showed limitation in terms of integration and remote access possibilities. In order to protect existing analog investments while meeting the requirements for new capabilities, Sichuan Baoxinghe Power Corporation decided to upgrade its analog CCTV system to IP using Axis video encoders.

By integrating easily with the IP network and the fire alarm system, Axis video encoders have provided the company with powerful centralized management of all surveillance points, thus enabling smooth remote management and quick response to any incident that may happen in the hydropower stations. Sichuan Baoxinghe Power Corporation can now remotely monitor the power stations from any connected computer anytime, anywhere, and scale the system easily in the future.

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