Milestone Swings Into Full Support for the Ryder Cup

Played in Europe only every four years, The Ryder Cup is regarded as the greatest tournament in match play golf. With the entire world watching the events unfold at Gleneagles, technology plays a critical part in what this year was the most technically advanced golf event ever run. With 45,000 spectators from 75 countries following the action every day on the course, a worldwide TV audience of 630 million from 180 countries and over 3,000 corporate hospitality places, the numbers are quite staggering.

This volume of visitors demanded a dynamic security solution to ensure that public safety was never compromised. To fully support the Ryder Cup golf event security and safety strategy, Milestone Partner Boston Networks designed and delivered an IP security system to run across the on-course network and provide megapixel camera views of all areas of the course, as well as the key public transport routes leading to Gleneagles.

Providing a complete visual overview of the golf course and key local transport locations, the security solution was designed with visitor movement in mind and encompassed high-speed Axis HDTV IP cameras, providing 30x optical zoom and precise pan/tilt performance for wide area coverage and optimal detail when zooming.

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All surveillance footage was transmitted in real time, via the IP network infrastructure, to the main operations center, to our video wall which provided complete awareness.  The high performance solution was powered by  leading edge Milestone video management software platform (VMS) and enabled:

The multi-screen video wall provides live, real-time event awareness from more than 60 on-site network cameras. Integration with third-party camera feeds came from off-site transport hubs and other security organizations.

Read the full story about security for The Ryder Cup, written by Boston Networks.

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