New Zealand Airport Increases March Networks’ Video Solution

The solution is now a critical component of the airport’s overall business
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Christchurch International Airport in New Zealand has standardized March Networks’ internet protocol (IP) video surveillance solution across the airport’s operations.

March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, says its Networks Command video management software and high-definition IP cameras have provided such a high return in operational efficiencies that the solution is now a critical component of the airport’s overall business.

Tim Morris, the airport’s operations manager agrees, saying the airport has “grown to rely on the March Networks solution equally for security and operations, and we're very pleased with its performance.” In addition, “the system is user-friendly and has massive scale and reliability, which keeps us prepared at all times, even during last year's February earthquake, when we served as an emergency transportation hub for rescue teams and medical evacuation flights," he said. On Feb. 22, 2011 the city of Christchurch was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake.

Christchurch Airport has increased its surveillance commitment in recent years because of the worldwide focus on transport security, March says. The airport has expanded its coverage from a few dozen to hundreds of cameras, including more than 200 March Networks' MegaPX 1080p, CamPX MiniDome and PTZ IP cameras, to gain greater visibility of its terminal, airfield and automated baggage system. It is also using the March Networks’ solution for operational purposes, such as managing gate allocations for incoming flights, directing taxis to where they are most needed, and responding remotely to inquiries from unattended car park gates, the provider said.