Planet Fitness, with the help of their preferred system integrator Adirondack Direct, recently incorporated a video surveillance solution from Hanwha Techwin and Genetec that not only enhances security but also improves operations.
It is one of Moscow’s most ambitious building projects: the VTB Arena Park was built on the site of the old Dynamo Stadium and revitalizes the entire surrounding area with a multi-purpose concept. At an estimated cost of US$ 1.5 billion, the modern VTB Arena Park combines sports, entertainment, commercial and residential facilities. A first challenge arises from the sheer size of the project: The football stadium, known as Dynamo Central Stadium and home to FC Dynamo Moscow football club, hosts league matches with a capacity of over 26,000 spectators. The park’s indoor arena holds more than 12,000 guests during ice hockey matches, basketball games and rock concerts, while the 300,000 square-meter park area also offers retail facilities, a five-star hotel and 1,600-car parking garage.
OnSSI’s Ocularis 5.7 is the latest release of the company’s VMS solution. Key enhancements of Ocularis 5.7 include a new recorded video backup function that allows recorded video to be saved to a secondary location on the system at no extra cost.
Milestone Systems released Device Pack 9.9 for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect video solutions. The bi-monthly device packs contain software updates for XProtect VMS to support new hardware. This release introduces 209 new devices, bringing the total of supported devices to more than 7,500.
Vicon Industries announced that training and certification for its Valerus Video Management System is now available as a convenient online course. Following the same curriculum as Vicon’s popular in-person training program, the new online class provides in-depth instruction on all aspects of Valerus, from setup and programming to operational capabilities and special features. Coursework includes hands-on learning and exercises that make use of the actual Valerus software. In addition, participants are encouraged to connect to any standard ONVIF compliant camera to simulate the most realistic user experience. The new online, on-demand format allows participants to schedule classes at their convenience, log-in from a location of their choice and learn at their own pace.
Officially inaugurated in October 2017, Ion Oblemenco Stadium in the Romanian city of Craiova is the country’s most modern football arena at a capacity of over 30,000 seats. The futuristic stadium, inspired by the art of Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncuși, was built from the ground up over the course of two-and-a-half years at a total cost of EUR 51 million. It is home to football club CS Universitatea Craiova and was ranked fourth on the Stadium DB website’s list for Stadium of the Year 2017.
Play Dog eXcellent (PDX), a premier provider of dog care services in Chattanooga, Tenn., has completed a facility-wide security upgrade with Vicon’s new Valerus VMS. Meyers Security, also of Chattanooga, handled system design and installation of the new system, which incorporates many of the center’s existing analog cameras along with new high-definition models into a Valerus network solution that enhances the security and operations at PDX. The 20,000 square-foot building and surrounding four-acre property provides boarding, dog day care, training, seminars, workshops and performance events for the dog-loving community. The business serves an average of 120 dogs each day.