UAE airport implements VideoSphere intelligent video solution

Aug. 25, 2008
More than 100 VideoSphere encoders to bolster airport's CCTV system

March Networks, a leading provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications, announced today that Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) International Airport has selected the VideoSphere intelligent video management solution to enhance passenger and asset security in its main terminal and adjacent facilities.

Located in the United Arab Emirates, RAK serves 27 airlines linking it to destinations in the Middle and Far East, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent and Africa. The airport is in the midst of a US $16 million renovation and expansion project, which includes two new terminals, a VIP lounge, automated passenger and baggage handling facilities, and a cargo collection center.

The VideoSphere solution will provide RAK with real-time operational intelligence and advanced video management. More than 100 VideoSphere encoders with embedded video analytics will increase the capabilities of the airport's existing CCTV network by automatically alerting staff to events such as an unattended bag or unauthorized person entering a restricted area. New VideoSphere recording platforms will ensure extended archiving, while powerful video management software enables efficient administration of the integrated IP video network.

The solution will be delivered by Oasis Enterprises, an experienced March Networks systems provider, based in Dubai.

"The VideoSphere solution provides Ras Al Khaimah airport with world-class surveillance capabilities in keeping with its new, state-of-the-art passenger and cargo services," said Basel Al Aref, General Manager of Professional Projects Division, Oasis Enterprises. "The analytics capabilities in particular are of critical importance, enabling the authority to maintain the highest security standards for its customers and partners."

March Networks President and CEO Peter Strom said, "Our VideoSphere solution enables airport authorities worldwide to extend their investments in existing video infrastructure as they transition to next-generation IP video technology. We are pleased to provide Ras Al Khaimah with high performance IP video software and systems that can meet its current and longer-term critical infrastructure security requirements."