Modikwa had an outdated analog system in-place with poor image quality
The existing VMS had connectivity and stability issues that were worrying
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
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.
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.
The Nx Witness Server Hive architecture allowed the customer to deploy servers across the site with built-in redundancy, higher reliability, and better connectivity.
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.
“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.”
“In my opinion, the image quality of even our outdated analogue PTZ cameras improved after installing Nx Witness.”