MOBOTIX, a technology leader and system provider of digital high-resolution network-based video security systems, today announced an extensive installation agreement with Berkeley County, West Virginia, in which the company will be integrating a highly advanced surveillance infrastructure across multiple municipal buildings and complexes. Adding more than 25 Hemispheric Q24 cameras (featuring 360° allround views and panorama functionality) and MonoDome D24 cameras (featuring integrated multiple-window motion detection and flexible mounting for indoor and outdoor) to its existing analog network, Berkeley County security and technology administrators have enabled best-in-class, high-resolution security through a cost-effective, plug-and-play network upgrade. Global Surveillance Inc. was the reseller working with municipal officials on system design and vendor selection.
"The entire instillation process has been effortless from design to implementation to activation," said Gary Wine, Director of Information Technology, Berkeley County. "With MOBOTIX’s incredible hemispheric camera technology, the number of devices needed on-site has dropped significantly from previous levels—a testament to the precision and accuracy of image detail, the wide-angle images produced, and the expansive high-resolution storage capabilities. This hardware reduction and the associated software and storage savings give Berkeley County the best quality at the best price—a critical need for public and government organizations in this economic climate."
MOBOTIX is the only company to deliver highly-efficient hemispheric video surveillance through its patented decentralized concept – an in-camera technology construct that alleviates bandwidth constraints and allows full-spectrum high-resolution video across an IP network. The decentralized MOBOTIX concept employs a high-speed processing unit and internal flash memory card (SD/MicroSD card) built into every camera, driving significant cost savings to the end user through:
• fewer cameras (panoramic images with more accurate detail produced via megapixel technology);
• less PCs/DVRs (all recording/memory storage takes place within the camera);
• lower network bandwidth (all data processed in the camera itself).
MOBOTIX cameras will be installed at the Berkeley County historical courthouse, Emergency Communications Center, County Office Complex and Judicial Center. All cameras come equipped with the latest versions of the versatile MxControlCenter software.
"MOBOTIX is pleased to deliver significant advancements in security, increased levels of efficiency and improved affordability to Berkeley County," stated Steve Gorski, general manager for the Americas, MOBOTIX. "We look forward to an ongoing partnership with Berkeley County—one marked by success and safety."
MOBOTIX’s newly announced agreement with Berkeley County comes amid strong growth in the U.S. market, including an overall 50 percent rise in revenue in 2010 over the previous year. Additionally, MOBOTIX’s successful partnership with Berkeley County reinforces the company’s commitment to maintaining growth through building a solid ecosystem of integrator and reseller partners, a diverse and highly differentiated product mix, and a robust channel for reaching core vertical industries, including state and municipal governments.
About MOBOTIX AG Company
MOBOTIX AG (mobotix.com) sees itself as a software company with in-house hardware development in the area of digital, high-resolution and network-based video security solutions. The company focuses on the development of user-friendly complete system solutions from a single source. The publicly-traded company with headquarters in Langmeil, Germany, is known as the leading pioneer in network camera technology since its foundation in 1999 and its decentralized concept has also made high-resolution video systems cost-efficient. From 2010 onwards, MOBOTIX will extend its product range to include intelligent home automation products that are developed in-house. Whether in embassies, airports, railway stations, ports, gas stations, hotels or highways, over one hundred thousand MOBOTIX video systems have been in operation on every continent for years.
Dr. Ralf Hinkel, CEO
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