*** For immediate use September 10, 2013

Argentina, September 10, 2013 - NEC Argentina (NEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, has been selected by the government of Santa Fe Province to provide, install and operate an urban surveillance system for the cities and metropolitan areas of Santa Fe and Rosario. The contract is worth more than 10 million US dollars, including command and control centers, 600 cameras and a multi service data network.

"NEC Corporation and Global View, a fully owned NEC subsidiary based in Argentina, have established a leading position in the provision of urban surveillance in Argentina," said Carlos Martinangeli, general manager, NEC Argentina. "This new contract enables NEC to expand its contributions to safer cities with its advanced technologies in the security area."

Main features of the video surveillance solution include the following:

  • Security cameras - 600 cameras deployed in 254 monitoring points within the cities of Santa Fe and Rosario. Cameras include 240 PTZ Dome-type and 360 fixed cameras. 40 of the cameras feature HD technology.
  • Urban Safety Center - Video data is integrated into an Urban Safety Center located in each city featuring video walls, and over 70 monitoring stations.
  • Network as a service - A 200km multi service data network deployed, including optical fiber and wireless systems.
  • Santa Fe City´s Metropolitan Backbone expansion- Provision and construction of a 70km fiber optic cable, integrating over 50 public facilities into the government network.
  • Infrastructure - Provision of a private cloud with processing and storage capacity for all cameras with online retention of high quality video (700 TB) for 45 days.
  • Situation Room - Two situation rooms equipped with the latest technology, including large screen displays and communications platforms, to facilitate crisis management and improve the effectiveness of Public Security Force coordination.
  • 911 Office integration - Integration of video surveillance systems with the existing 911 platform.
  • License plate recognition system - 78 monitoring points that automatically sense a vehicle's license plate registration number.
  • Video analysis system - Systems able to recognize people, objects, movements and other features on video streams from all system cameras.

Going forward, NEC will continue to support the enhancement of public safety through innovative new technologies and partnerships that reach communities throughout the world.


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About NEC Argentina
NEC offers solutions for IT and telecom operators, enterprises and government. NEC also develops projects in the area of broadcasting and integrated security. With over 40 years experience in the local market, the company is a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a leading global technology company.

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