Dutch Highways

Implement a CCTV system over IP for all the highways and waterways in the Netherlands
The Netherlands
Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
Imtech Projects

The challenge

We was asked to design and deploy a multiservice network capable of servicing up to 600 DVD quality video inputs and outputs, 144 audio connections, LAN data and an array of telemetry. The availability of each service had to be at least 99.8 percent, and the network needed to be upgradeable, durable, and, naturally, reasonably priced. The network also had to be redundant, requiring a complete recovery of all the other services, such as video, audio and data streams, in the blink of an eye. We became responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of the entire network system, which ultimately came to include an array of equipment and technology, from encoders, access switches and routers to virtual matrix software.

The solution

We played a proactive role in testing the integration of third-party equipment and software to ensure trouble-free interoperability. In an extensive proof-of-concept testing program, all the required functionalities were successfully met, including conditions regarding latency, video quality at 8 or 10 Mb/s, compatibility with a Barco video wall and our ability to design a GBE network optimised for IP video.

In one of the busiest and most financially significant regions of the world, RWS needed a reliable, centralised traffic management system that could handle all nautical and terrestrial transport routes of the area 24/7, 365 days a year. We stepped up to the plate, inventing a cutting-edge IP video network system that proved itself both in testing and implementation. In fact, the system met with such success that RWS has now deployed it along all national highways.