Cancer Institute Selects New Security Platform

WESTFORD, Mass. — American Dynamics announced July 6 that its victor unified video management solution and VideoEdge NVR have been selected by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as the organization’s security platform to manage security needs at its main campus and satellite treatment areas located throughout the greater Boston area.

Dana-Farber will use American Dynamics victor video management system to oversee its two million square feet of clinical, research and administrative space. This will be managed from a new Facility Security Operation Center on the main campus in Boston.

Already a strong user of American Dynamics Intellex DVRs and analog cameras, Dana Farber was looking for a seamless way to add new VideoEdge NVRs and manage new deployments of IP cameras such as in the institute’s new 275,000 square foot Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, a 14-story research and clinical care facility that opened in January. The victor unified system enables them to maximize their current investment and manage their entire video system through one intuitive interface.

“When planning for our security expansion, which included the Yawkey Center’s new IP camera deployment, it became clear that we needed a video management solution that could bridge the gap between new IP technology and leverage our significant analog video infrastructure,” said Ralph Nerette, Manager, Security for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “Now, my dispatchers need to only be trained on one interface to manage the Institutes’ entire video security network whether analog or IP, megapixel or standard definition cameras. This allows us to bring new dispatchers up to speed very quickly.”

Victor unifies security management, providing front-line security officers with one set of tools to view, search and export video from both Intellex DVRs and VideoEdge NVRs.  Intellex customers can simply add new VideoEdge NVRs and megapixel IP cameras to existing security systems. 

The victor platform will also enable integration with Dana-Farber’s Software House access control system in the future.

The victor solution was installed by Tesla Systems of Georgetown, Mass., and Team AVS of Westford, Mass.

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