Genetec Omnicast to Help Secure Vancouver Olympics, Paralympics

A few features of the Omnicast system that initially interested the RCMP were its network-based open architecture, which allows for infrastructure flexibility and choice of best-of-breed hardware.
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has have selected Omnicast, Genetec's IP video surveillance solution, as the managing platform for the perimeter intrusion detection system of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Omnicast will be used in conjunction with other state-of-the-art security technology to secure several official Olympic sites and sporting venues.

A few features of the Omnicast system that initially interested the RCMP were its network-based open architecture, which allows for infrastructure flexibility and choice of best-of-breed hardware, as well as its interactive alarm management and advanced graphical mapping capabilities. Omnicast is ultimately intended to give the RCMP a bird's-eye view of the Olympic sites and the tools to respond expeditiously in case potential disturbances occur.

Genetec will also provide training and onsite technical assistance. These additional services will ensure that the RCMP is leveraging all the unique capabilities of the advanced video surveillance platform, and that the system will be up and running during peak and off-peak hours throughout the games.

"Our Omnicast solution was designed for the large and complex requirements of such a deployment, offering the RCMP the latest advancements in security technology while ensuring a smooth and quick installation," says Steve Bocking, Director of Sales-Canada at Genetec, based in Saint-Laurent, Quebec.

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