Axis network cameras deliver rail surveillance in Sydney
Axis Communications will be supplying IP network cameras for a new video surveillance system monitoring Sydney's Waratah train fleet. This is a huge installation, expected to feature about 7,000 Axis network cameras. The first phase of the project will begin in Fall 2009. Axis 209MFD-R network cameras will be installed in each train. The 209MFD-R is specifically designed for use in mass transit vehicles. It has a flat discreet design, and is built to resist vibrations, dust, temperature fluctuations, and tampering.
Every train in the Waratah suburban fleet will be equipped with around 100 Axis IP cameras. The cameras will monitor the entire length of each train, providing comprehensive surveillance to enhance security and safety for commuters. Since the Axis 209MFD-R supports Power over Ethernet, the cameras will be connected to the trains' existing communication network via standard Ethernet cable. This eliminates the need for additional power cables and complicated wiring.