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“The customer was experiencing reliability and performance issues with its previous rail CCTV computer. Captec was selected to supply a more reliable platform that was configured, integrated and tested, mitigating all previous performance issues.”

Key Account Manager, Captec


A global leader in the provision of visually intelligent solutions for the global surveillance, security and safety industries. The customer specialises in zero-latency streaming, as well as analysis of secure video and related intelligence over wireless networks including: cellular, satellite, IP mesh and cloud. Reliable specialist computers form an integral component of the customer’s rail platform CCTV monitoring application.

The Challenges:

  • Customer required a reliable specialist computing platform for monitoring digital footage on railway platforms
  • Flexibility in mounting needed to offer both rack and tower orientation
  • Powerful processing capabilities were essential to support high quality CCTV footage
  • Redundancy of both power and storage was necessary compensate for lack of technical maintenance presence onsite
  • Large storage capacity required to accommodate substantial amounts of data securely
  • Customer needed the configuration of its own specific add-on cards
  • Installation, configuration and testing of the customer’s software for assurance of reliable operation

The Solution

  • Captec designed and manufactured an industrial 4U rackmount server optimised for reliability
  • Chassis selection with rackmount rail and pedestal kits met orientation requirements
  • Specification of powerful processors for increased performance
  • RAID storage and dual redundant PSUs minimise the risk of data and power loss
  • Two high performance hard disk drives to store significant amounts of data
  • Integration of customer specific add-on cards as part of a value added service
  • Gold imaging, testing and installation of software saved customer time, removed pressure and provided assurance of quality

The Outcome

  • Expert component selection and engineered thermal management ensures platforms are capable of 24/7 operation, enabling continual CCTV monitoring
  • Configuration of customer specific software and installation of add-on cards enables the customer to benefit from a platform ready to run
  • Comprehensive mitigation of previous reliability issues
  • Lead times reduced while still providing the customer with a more reliable and complete platform

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