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Honeywell Video Technology Helps Protect Las Vegas' Newest Mega Complex
Mar 23, 2010 (04:03 PM EDT)


Massive Las Vegas Strip CityCenter Combines IP and Analog Technology In One System to Enhance Operations While Saving Costs

LAS VEGAS, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today gave the security industry a first-hand look at the multi-million dollar video surveillance system that is helping to secure the newest mega complex on the Las Vegas Strip. CityCenter – newly developed by MGM MIRAGE and the Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World – is seamlessly integrating Honeywell's newest IP video technology with analog video and the facility's IT systems. All the technology is managed under a single software platform, Honeywell's MAXPRO® VMS (video-management system).

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The massive CityCenter complex, which is the largest privately funded construction project in U.S. history, is an 18-million square-foot facility spread over 67 acres. The Honeywell video system, installed by integrator North American Video, captures data from CityCenter's parking and retail locations, as well as the ARIA Resort and Casino, which includes more than 4,000 hotel rooms, 10 bars and lounges, and a 150,000 square-foot gaming space with 145 table games and 1,940 server-based slot machines. MAXPRO VMS allows personnel to quickly retrieve and view video from any camera to pinpoint and resolve issues as they arise. The system's distributed hardware network design allows operators to easily choose video feeds to view from the surveillance equipment room, versus pulling through all video feeds at once.

"Most newer facilities today will use a mix of both analog and IP video technology, but the key to maximizing their advantages is being able to manage both with a single platform," said Ron Rothman, president, Honeywell Security Group. "CityCenter is a perfect example of how to bridge the analog-IP gap in a way that enhances safety and security and improving operational efficiency."

The surveillance system includes equipment such as 360-degree IP cameras used to cover the casino floor, as well as megapixel cameras that can capture identification shots of people traveling between different areas. Additionally, CityCenter is in the process of implementing Honeywell's new HD3MDIP fixed mini-dome network camera, which is ideal for casino floors due to its superior picture quality and ability to capture high-definition images in variable conditions, including low lighting. It can also reduce the number of cameras needed to monitor table games.

CityCenter also is using Honeywell's Integrated Data Manager (IDM) offering that ties data from point-of-sales systems, slot machines and cash counters back to MAXPRO VMS. For example, security personnel can review cash handling from anywhere within the facility, and conduct both post-forensic and real-time analysis.

From an installation perspective, the system's network configuration saves hardware space, as well as time and money on installation, product and labor costs because it eliminates the need for transmitters and receivers.  

Honeywell will demonstrate its full portfolio of IP video surveillance systems at ISC West 2010 at booth #14023. For more information, please visit www.honeywellvideo.com.

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