November 27, 2012
High-definition cameras managed by flexible open platform surveillance software
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), provided 'the right stuff' as the technology for live monitoring with archived recordings when the
Police Department (LAPD) needed to supervise every moment during the space shuttle
recent weekend-long journey from the
International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center.
Traveling to its final destination, the space shuttle
was slowly paraded through major streets and residential neighborhoods of
, delivering its final payload to the
Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center
. With hundreds of thousands of spectators lining the streets during the 12-mile passage, dubbed "Mission 26," successful delivery of the shuttle and the safety of people and property along the streets were major goals. An effective and flexible monitoring solution was a key tool for completing the two-day trip.
residents and outer space enthusiasts crowded the streets for space shuttle
impressive moving presence, the
Police Department relied on strategically placed high-definition (HD) cameras from Axis Communications and Milestone XProtect
Professional VMS to ensure the safety of all concerned.
Along with the physical presence of security guards, first responders and engineers surrounding
, the HD network video cameras were temporarily deployed to monitor the event. The
Police Department Major Crimes Technical Support Unit installed a series of Axis network cameras that were viewed and archived by the Milestone XProtect
A critical infrastructure wireless mesh IP radio network was the backbone for uninterrupted communications between the cameras and radio nodes for the mobile command center and video display. A wired solution was deemed impractical due to the vast distance between cameras over the planned shuttle route.