A complete end-to-end IP video solution is helping global logistics specialist Kühne+Nagel to streamline and secure its distribution network in Austria. The networked digital security video system provides both security surveillance and a video record of truck and parcel movements throughout the five Austrian distribution centers in Vienna, Schwechat Airport, Port Enns, Salzburg and Linz.
As a truck arrives at a distribution center, an operator tracks its movement with a PTZ dome camera, which monitors and records the unloading process together with the truck license plate, the driver’s identity and the truck’s arrival time. This video record provides an important element in their packet tracking system and provides visual evidence in the event of a shipping problem. The system also provides traditional security surveillance to protect against intruders and possible theft both inside and outside of the warehouse.
The system was designed and installed by IndigoVision’s local partner C&C Salzgeber GmbH in Vienna and used both Kühne+Nagel’s existing network infrastructure and much of the original analog security video system wiring at each of the distribution centers. The compression technology ensures DVD-quality video can be transmitted over large distances with minimal impact on network bandwidth.
Erich Varga, IT director at Kühne+Nagel said, “When selecting a video codec it was important to find a solution which guaranteed minimum bandwidth with a high image quality. With this system we can now access video from any of our locations without incurring bandwidth issues on the network.”