Allied Telesis, Axis, Firetide, Lenel secure Little League with IP video surveillance

Allied Telesis, Axis, Firetide, Lenel secure Little League with IP video surveillance

Allied Telesis, a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions, and an industry leader in the deployment and provision of IP Triple Play networks and networking infrastructures, announced that it has teamed again this year with Axis Communications, Firetide and Lenel Systems International to contribute an end-to-end IP video surveillance solution that will play a critical role in keeping the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series players and more than 400,000 expected spectators safe during the ten-day event, Aug 15-25.

The Little League Baseball World Series evolves and improves upon its security each year by leveraging state-of-the-art technologies. This year, Allied Telesis is contributing the backbone of the wired network with nine of its GS950 Gigabit WebSmart Switches driving complementary solutions that include Lenel's access control and a mix of more than 30 Axis Communications IP-based digital surveillance cameras. Firetide is supplying 13 outdoor HotPort 7020 mesh nodes to connect a network of multiple IP cameras that cover the vast majority of the 79-acre baseball complex and surrounding areas, delivering high-definition video surveillance.

“The annual Little League Baseball World Series draws teams and families from around the globe, as well as high-profile spectators, like heads of state and international dignitaries. Our top priority is keeping everyone safe and that requires a massive coordinated effort involving local, state and federal law enforcement,” said Jim Ferguson, director of security for Little League Baseball and Softball. “The technology solution provided by Allied Telesis, Axis, Firetide and Lenel is a critical part of that coordinated effort and enables us to provide our joint security forces with the high-performance IP video surveillance solution they need to ensure a safe, fun experience for all the players and fans.”

For more than six decades, hundreds of thousands of players and spectators have descended each summer on the small borough of South Williamsport, PA, which has a population of less than 6,500, to watch 16 of the world's best Little League baseball teams compete head-to-head to determine a world champion. Providing a safe and fun environment during this annual tournament is often challenging for such a small town, but with the cooperation of the technology partners, the FBI, Pennsylvania State Police, Local South Williamsport Police and Little League Baseball World Series security forces, the annual tournament continues to provide a safe and secure, yet family-friendly atmosphere.

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