Infinova announced that more than 2,700 of network and analog cameras, including IP PTZ domes, mini-domes and fixed cameras in a variety of models including vandal-resistant day/night outdoor and indoor cameras and Infinova's matrix switchers, fiber optic systems and other surveillance equipment and software are part of the coexistent analog and digital surveillance system protecting visitors at 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
In addition to the site itself, roads leading from docks, airports and railroad stations are also incorporating surveillance solutions, creating one of the largest surveillance systems.
"It is very gratifying to be selected to help protect one of the world's most visible venues," said Mark Wilson, Infinova Marketing VP. "The Expo features one of the largest coexistent analog and digital surveillance systems in the world and we are honored to take such an active role in creating it. It is especially gratifying to have so many differing products be included in so many projects throughout the grounds."
According to Wilson, Infinova fiber transmission equipment can be found in the Expo Theme Pavilion, more than 800 varying models of cameras and fiber optic equipment in the Expo Center, matrix switchers and cameras covering the Expo Watergate Wharf, 400 cameras and other equipment installed in the Expo Performance Center, Infinova equipment and systems set in the Expo Dining Center, Expo Wharf, Expo Communications Pavilion, Expo Axis, Expo Control Center, Expo Central Conference System, Expo Transformer Substation an Expo Watergate Qinhuangdao Road.
Having such a multitude of video sites so close together, transmission and integrated management and control was seen to be a major problem. Infinova's fiber optic system and large-scale matrix switchers, featuring multilevel control throughout the network, were chosen to rectify that problem. The fiber optic system, in addition, assures that the World Expo system would be able to use HD video surveillance cameras and transmit their high resolution images without worries of exceeding broadband capacity.