Munich Airport Installs Aimetis’ Video Management Software

The system controls over 1,900 security cameras.
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The system controls over 1,900 security cameras.

The Munich Airport has expanded its use of Aimetis Corp. video surveillance management technology to a second terminal surpassing 1,900 the number of cameras under Aimetis management at that airport.

Aimetis Corp., based in Waterloo, Canada, provides “intelligent video management software”, including Aimetis Symphony, which offers an innovative, open Internet protocol (IP) video platform for video management, video analytics, system integration, and alarm management. It is Aimetis Symphony that has been providing the Munich Airport with a single platform to manage analog CCTV systems on an IP network and integrating the video management system into other systems on the network, such as the command center and the burglary and fire alarm system. Aimetis Symphony is the core of the surveillance system and has successfully been used in Terminal 1 of the Bavarian capital’s airport since 2009.

During the past 12 months, Aimetis Symphony software has been installed into approximately 800 Bosch network cameras in Terminal 1. With the expansion being implemented at Terminal 2 to include legacy analog cameras with Axis Communications encoders, Aimetis Symphony will have management of over 1,900 cameras, 1,000 I/O devices and 5,000 users in a single platform, all of which is handled by only six active and three redundant servers for system failover. In view of the airport's constant growth and expansion, the number of surveillance cameras there is expected to surpass 3,000. “For us, a crucial aspect of integrating Terminal 2 into the surveillance system is the possibility to integrate it in the complete network platform and to use just one CCTV system for the entire airport,” said Michael Fröhlich, CCTV project manager at Munich Airport.

In addition, the Aimetis Symphony software has ensured smooth airport operations, helped prevent or clear up criminal activity and supply rescue teams with all the information necessary in special situations, said Michael Zaddach, chief information officer at Munich Airport.