Our customer is a B2B networking company who supply and install networking solutions throughout the UK. With the increase in security applications in business, there has been an increasing demand to add IP CCTV cameras to existing and new network infrastructures.
Requirements and the solution
This application was to supply and install an IP CCTV solution for a school. It required an IP camera to be fitted in every classroom and corridor to monitor the activity of the pupils and teachers.
The customer was looking for a' storage solution capable of running the Milestone CCTV software. Milestone software was chosen for its ability to manage a large number of cameras from multiple manufactures.
Amplicon was approached to provide a storage solution to handle the large amounts of data being received from the IP cameras on the network. As high resolution Mobitix cameras were selected for the application giving a 360' view of the classroom from a single IP camera it was important that the server could manage data input from 130 cameras.
Amplicon's engineering team have an extensive knowledge of the Milestone software; and have undertaken many hours of benchmarking tests at the Milestone HQ on the Impact-S range of servers. This meant that we were able to work with the customer to specify and provide a reliable solution that would allow the customer to capture the video from all of their IP cameras without any data loss.
It was critical that the CCTV was operational on a 24/7 basis in the school; so the choice of the Amplicon Impact-S server option was made as we could offer a solution that was tested and could also offer high reliability and quality. The Amplicon servers were supplied with a 3 year on-site warranty to ensure full technical support could be delivered without the need for system removal should there be the need.
The Amplicon storage servers allowed for quick and easy installation and performed as expected with CCTV footage being recorded without issues of data loss despite the high number of cameras on the network
The systems have now been in place for over 12 months and to date the Amplicon servers have proved faultless in 24/7 operation. Even though they have been subjected to a failure of the air conditioning system in the server room! The only failing systems were other big brand servers , the Impact-S was still functioning!
The customer commented on the excellent service Amplicon delivered from the design consultancy through to the after sales support and they would have no hesitancy in using the Amplicon servers again.
Amplicon was the preferred solution provider as we have extensive knowledge of the Milestone CCTV software and Amplicon are also a 'Milestone endorsed solutions provider'. The Impact-S was an efficient and cost saving solution.