FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ENHANCES SECURITY WITH JVC PROFESSIONAL VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
Network Video Recorders Provide 262 Terabytes of Storage
LAS VEGAS, NV (April 5, 2006) - JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY today announced the final phase of Kansas City International Airport's IP network video surveillance system, a $5.7 million security upgrade, one of the largest state-of-the-art IP security installations JVC has completed to date. The upgrade is comprised of 161 VN-C655U digital IP PTZ dome network cameras and 33 VR-N100U network video recorders providing 262 terabytes of attached storage.
Kansas City International Airport's enhanced surveillance system links its existing 220 analog cameras and 161 VN-C655 IP cameras to the VR-N100U network video recorders where individual camera data is stored and can be accessed via any computer on the Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Each VR-N100U manages and records up to 16 cameras at 30 frames per second (fps), 640 x 480 resolution. Additionally, each camera attached to the VR-N100U can be custom programmed with recording options based on priority, individual frame rate and resolution.
"Our goal is to make sure that we have the most effective and powerful surveillance system that is available," said Al Lomax, Chief of Police, Kansas City International Airport. "It's extremely important to constantly enhance the airport's security because we want everyone who comes though Kansas City International Airport to feel safe during their time here."
Lenexa, Kansas-based C&C Group, is the systems integrator for the Kansas City Airport project. "Kansas City International Airport had some strict specifications and we needed a company that could handle all their requirements, the main requirement being a solution that would allow the CCTV system to operate on the airport's IP network," said Martin Dowman, Project Manager, C&C Group. "We chose JVC because they had the technology that allowed us to take the airport's existing analog cameras and integrate them into a complete system over an IP network. Another critical component in this system was the network video recorder's ability to record at 30 fps."
The VN-C655Us are strategically placed throughout the airport to monitor high security areas such as passenger loading areas, holding rooms, jet bridge doors, as well as ramps.
A key component of the project was the replacement of the airport's security video wall. This new video wall consists of 26 video monitors that provide access to every camera throughout the airport. The monitors, driven by client computers, utilize JVC's video management software, zView, which enables the airport to send any camera's view to any of the 26 monitors on the video wall. In addition, the integration to the airport's access control system with JVC's network video recorders allow security managers to view video in conjunction with access alarms.
"People choose our solution because our products can be implemented with any existing network and are easy to use," said Chris Zenaty, Project Sales Manager, JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY. "Our V.Networks solution provides a variety of features that allow large-scale, IP-based security systems to manage and record thousands of network IP cameras. Our innovative surveillance solution significantly increases the airport's visibility on all levels -- the VN-C655 cameras have 360-degree endless-rotation, which can record images in any direction and can immediately identify a location or object should an alarm be triggered."
Engineering design firm, Ross & Baruzzini, a St. Louis-based company with security expertise in the transportation market, designed the system, which was awarded to system integrator, C&C Group. Ross & Baruzzini also designed another large-scale JVC solution, the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) video security system -- the first-ever large-scale, wireless IP-network monitoring and surveillance installation. "Kansas City International Airport had very rigorous requirements and JVC was chosen because of its high-quality video, features and its network video recorder management capabilities," said Sal Mazzola, senior systems designer, Ross & Baruzzini.
The VN-C655U cameras and VR-N100U video data recorders are part of JVC's complete line of digital/IP products that include fixed, pan/tilt/zoom and dome cameras, encoders, recorders and software. For high-resolution images, and further information including availability and technical specifications on the entire line, visit JVC's Web site at http://www.jvc.com/pro.
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