Introduction

Aetria Use-Case:
Smart University Control Room

A university requires effective campus-wide CCTV capabilities to monitor the security of its facilities, the safety of its students and staff, as well as allowing operators to access sources from the corporate network. Aetria can be utilized to easily setup a control room consisting of a video wall and several operator workstations, connecting all camera streams which are all multicast across a 1Gb network.

Project Brief

Project Brief

A new smart control room is being installed for a campus-wide CCTV monitoring center at a large university. After running a popular VMS system for a few years, they need to move to a unified system to aid content sharing and increase security.

They have a single main 6x3 video wall and 5 operator workstations running Windows 10 with 3 screens on each. The workstations must provide a single unified workspace where operators can combine intranet web sources from the existing corporate network alongside their local Windows applications and feeds from the camera network.

There are 200 IP camera feeds on an existing 1Gb network. They are multicast across the network and must be available for viewing on the video wall (with configurable layouts) and any operator workstation. The solution must provide secure access to the camera streams while maintaining full network separation from the corporate network.

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Requirements

Control Room Requirements

The University CCTV control room with five operator workstations, each with three monitors, looking towards a 6x3 video wall.

Video Walls - Wall 1 6x3 48" 1080p

Workstations - 5 x PC Workstations 3x1 - 32" 2160p

Sources - 200 x H.264 IP Cameras. 720p30

Network - 1GB Network Only.

How it works

How It Works

1. The Aetria Network Manager, a preconfigured appliance, is connected to the corporate network. It manages all sources, video wall controllers, and workstations.

2. The 6x3 video wall is powered by a VSN controller with Aetria WallControl Pro software. It is preconfigured with Image2K graphics cards to drive the video wall screens and ActiveSQX IP decode cards to capture camera streams from the existing camera network.

3. Five operator workstations are each powered by VSNMicro systems, pre-populated with Image4K cards to drive the three 4K workstation screens and ActiveSQX cards to give secure access to the camera feeds.

Project Downloads

View the Aetria Designer project file, where control room designs can be created without being connected to a network, making it easy to create, review and approve designs anytime, anywhere. Download a connectivity diagram showing the components that make up this control room solution (PDF or Visio) .

Kit List

The list of Datapath and third-party products required for the project.
(Click the item for further details).

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Aetria WallControl runs on Datapath VSN video wall controllers and provides seamless integration of video walls in Aetria. VSN systems are engineered for mission critical and crisis room applications.

The Aetria WallControl License connects VSN powered video walls to the Aetria system and enables complete seamless control. Placement and organization of content on connected video walls is easy with support for layouts, templates, On-Screen Display (OSD) and carousels. A Standard License allows up to 8 SQX IP decodes, and a Professional License allows unlimited SQX IP decodes.

The Image2K graphics card has been designed to power multi-screen, video wall and LED installations, enabling seamless mixing of 4K and HD outputs, all at 60 frames per second over direct HDMI outputs.

Designed for professional, multi-screen and video wall installations, the Image4K is a very powerful graphics card, enabling scalable solutions, that delivers full 4K60 4:4:4 content over four HDMI 2.0 outputs.

The VSNMicro controller is fully customisable with options available for different Intel processors, hard drive sizes and specifications, memory configurations and software choices.

The ActiveSQX includes a dedicated processor capable of decoding several IP streams simultaneously via the on-board ethernet ports. Fully PCIe compatible, multiple ActiveSQX cards can be used in a single system to provide project scalability giving users more processing and more simultaneous decodes.

The Aetria Network Manager simplifies the setup and management of Aetria solutions. It is an appliance that is provided pre-configured with Aetria Command Center software, requiring only power and a connection to the network to get started.

An Aetria Network License is installed within the Aetria Network Appliance. Both the appliance and license must be purchased.

Aetria Workstation gives Control Room Operators the flexibility to view multiple sources on their local workstation screens. Using single or multiple monitors, operators can segment their desktop into dedicated zones to display any combination of sources available in Aetria alongside their main desktop and local applications.

If the Control Room includes the Premium Graphics Package, a package must also be purchased for every Aetria wall controller and Aetria Workstation.

For more information, please refer to the Aetria datasheet.

If the Control Room includes the Premium Graphics Package, a package must also be purchased for every Aetria wall controller and Aetria Workstation.

For more information, please refer to the Aetria datasheet.

Third party network switch.

To be sourced from third party, not provided by Datapath.

Datapath’s Premium Service Package is available for all Aetria projects and includes 24-hour support (Mon-Fri), 5-Year manufacturing hardware warranty, and advanced swap-out service.

Datapath’s commissioning service assists integrators and suppliers with the installation and configuration of all Aetria project components.

During the commissioning period, our experienced team will work with you to ensure that we get you up and running with your new Aetria control room as soon as possible.

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