Silicon Valley School Distrct Revamps Network for Video Surveillance

Cameras from Sony, network services from PWT-IT and 3Com ready school security for the future


At the heart of the new Live Oak video system is a network of 40 Sony High Resolution color cameras with rapid access 360-degree pan, tilt and zoom features providing comprehensive control management. The cameras are installed in environmentally protected housings and mounted to provide the school security staff and administration with the maximum video coverage possible. Camera placement was critical to providing effective coverage of the campus including its 17 buildings and 29 acre grounds. PWT-IT's engineering team designed and implemented the preset area of coverage, the amount of time each location would be monitored by the camera as well as the touring coverage and speed, with special attention paid to targeting specific campus "hot spots" and hidden points of entry.

The camera network features full configuration and remote control of all cameras via the new 3Com-based network. The system provides full motion recording and data retention and is connected to a Sony NSR 100 DVR with a terabyte of data storage, to assist in the recording and review of specific events.

The Morgan Hill Unified School District encompasses nearly 300 square miles and serves the ethnically diverse population of Morgan Hill, San Martin, portions of San Jose, and unincorporated areas of the county. It is comprised of 14 schools: nine elementary, two middle, two high schools, a continuation high school, and a community adult school as well as a Home Schooling Program. Its multi-ethnic population includes over 8800 students and 1000 employees. It is MHUSD's responsibility to serve the community by providing a quality education for all students. www.mhu.k12.ca.us

3Com Corporation (NASDAQ:COMS) is a leading provider of secure, converged voice and data networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes. 3Com offers a broad line of innovative products backed by world class sales, service and support, which excel at delivering business value for its customers. Through its TippingPoint division, 3Com is the leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth application protection, infrastructure protection, and performance protection. 3Com also owns H3C Technologies Co., Limited (H3C), a China-based provider of network infrastructure products. H3C brings innovative and cost-effective product development and manufacturing and a strong footprint in one of the world's most dynamic markets. For further information, please visit www.3com.com.

PWT-IT Solutions, Inc. is a leading 3Com and Microsoft Gold Level Partner delivering the highest quality of IT systems integration. PWT-IT excels in the design and implementation of VoIP, Wireless, Security, Video Surveillance, Network Management, and Systems solutions for the public government/education and private sector businesses. For additional information, please visit www.pwt-net.com.