Case Study:Modikwa Platinum Mine


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Analog-to-IP-Migration

Burgersfort • South Africa

CHALLENGES


TECHNICAL

  • Modikwa had an outdated analog system in-place with poor image quality
  • The existing VMS had connectivity and stability issues that were worrying

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • The mine is a huge site with vast areas between active work sites
  • Modikwa needed a distributed network of cameras that could be modified as needed to meet the dynamic nature of mining
  • The mine environment leads to frequent hardware failures so Modikwa needed to be able to quickly replace cameras / servers as needed

BUDGET

  • The customer had not allocated a specific budget for the replacement but wanted to migrate from the older system to the new one over time to reduce down times and manage costs of upgrading.

SOLUTION


TECHNICAL

  • Modikwa’s old, low-resolution analog cameras were upgraded, along with their VMS to  iPIXA multi-megapixel IP cameras and Nx Witness VMS with support for 2 way audio, in-camera analytics, and I/O triggers – great for monitoring and interacting with the entire mine.

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • The Nx Witness Server Hive architecture allowed the customer to deploy servers across the site  with built-in redundancy, higher reliability, and better connectivity.

BUDGET

  • Adoption of Nx Witness allowed a staged upgrade of key cameras over time by using encoders to integrate existing analog devices, alleviating the need for a large up-front capital expenditure. 

FEEDBACK


REPLACEMENT SYSTEM


RESELLER

“We are pleased that we have a customer that will stay with us due to Nx Witness platform being a perfect fit for their operation.”

END USER

“In my opinion, the image quality of even our outdated analogue PTZ cameras improved after installing Nx Witness."