SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Intransa, the global leader of shared, scalable and simple external IP storage solutions, announced today that Enjoy Group, a holding company for nine of the largest casinos in Chile, has chosen an IP storage solution by Intransa to serve as the storage backbone of its digital CCTV surveillance system. The system, installed by Bitelco Diebold Chile, is in full compliance with the Chilean Gaming Board, and allows Enjoy Group to build a central investigation and monitoring center that contains live and recorded video from its nine casinos. All the video can then be stored on the Intransa external IP storage system where it can be viewed and analyzed.
The security demands of todays modern casino operations are increasing, and worldwide many casinos have found that existing analog/VCR CCTV systems are unable to cope with the long-term storage and the fast retrieval and search of video needed to quickly resolve gaming disputes and track incidents. The IP video surveillance and storage system by Intransa was chosen to meet the demanding CCTV requirements of casino operations, while providing growth benefits for the future including scalability, real-time camera-based analytics and fault tolerant configurations.
Once completed, the IP video surveillance and storage project will include the upgrade of more than 2,500 cameras to digital IP-CCTV surveillance. To date two installations have been completed. The first 500 camera system, complete with 45TB of Intransa IP storage, has been installed at Enjoys casino complex in Coquimbo, Chile. The second installation at Enjoys casino complex in Pucon, Chile includes a 200 camera system with 22.5TB of Intransa IP storage. Both installations cover the hotel and convention center complex in each city.
The complete IP Video system with IP storage provided by Intransa is performing extremely well, said Manuel Abella, Manager of Projects and Systems, Enjoy Group. We were particularly impressed with the video quality, the video search and analysis features and the efficient use of network bandwidth and storage.