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D-Link unified Video Surveillance system

The D-Link unified Video Surveillance system monitors processes at Ecoparc del Mediterrani in Barcelona

Ecoparc del Mediterrani is a Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) plant that recycles unsorted waste generated by the various Barcelona municipalities. The treatment of the waste consists, on the one hand, of selectively separating the various recyclable materials (paper, plastic, metal, etc.) by applying sophisticated mechanical processes and, on the other hand, converting organic waste into energy through a biological process.

Due to the characteristics of the various processing threads, they needed to be able to visually monitor the processes in order to prevent potential failures and, where they do occur, to be able to review the cause of the failures. Moreover, vehicle traffic entering and exiting the site also required monitoring. For both tasks, the Konig Control S.L integrator proposed a Video Surveillance solution by D-Link, as they are known to provide products that make use of the latest technology, comply with standards such as the ONVIF specification and, more importantly, offer a single unified solution that integrates video surveillance, switching and storage, all handled by the same provider.

Project Needs

Waste separation processes at Ecoparc deal with the incoming material on a production line. Therefore, any fault in a subsystem or separation process could bring production in the entire factory to a halt. Since in situ monitoring of processing machinery and belts is not possible by control staff, the client required a video surveillance system for viewing and monitoring processes from a remote central site.

Furthermore, the waste that is dumped into reception tanks is transferred to processing belts by a grapple crane. The client required the installation of cameras attached to the grapple cranes to allow monitoring of the operation of these machines, as there were several areas on site where visibility was poor. Finally, the plant has several entrance gates for vehicles. The client expressed the need to monitor the traffic passing through those gates.

The Solution

The broad D-Link portfolio, which includes Network cameras, NVRs and network electronic systems, has enabled us to deploy a unified, high-performing system, as all solutions are provided by the same supplier. This ensures IP synergy and convergence; a highly valuable asset when it comes to tackling projects where there is a need to handle both safety and IT infrastructure, as was the case here.

The broad D-Link portfolio, which includes Network cameras, NVRs and network electronic systems, has enabled us to deploy a unified, high-performing system, as all solutions are provided by the same supplier. This ensures IP synergy and convergence; a highly valuable asset when it comes to tackling projects where there is a need to handle both safety and IT infrastructure, as was the case here.

The installation process included:

• 38 video surveillance Network Cameras

• NVRs

• PoE electronic network with Gigabit Smart switches and transceivers

The wide range of D-Link’s video surveillance cameras allowed us to find the right model for each environment. All the cameras are high-definition and some are also powered via PoE (Power Over Ethernet), which makes them easier to install and provides greater flexibility in the deployment of the cameras.