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San Jose Airport Deploys DVTel System


top story photo Mineta San José International Airport has upgraded its security system to a DVTel intelligent Security Operations Center (iSOC), an IP-based video surveillance solution, the company said in a statement.

San Jose airport is nearing the completion of a comprehensive $1.3 billion modernization program that began in 2007. The project includes the replacement and upgrade of terminal buildings, jetways and airline gates, ticketing lobbies, baggage handling and security systems, and roadways. The airport's entire infrastructure, from pipelines to wiring, has been improved or replaced.

The airport had been using an analog video surveillance solution, which was soon to be obsolete. In the interest of utilizing parts of the system that were still operational, airport officials successfully migrated to the DVTel iSOC platform. More than 150 existing analog cameras were successfully brought online in less than three days, DVTel said.

In addition to serving the primary mission of airport security, the DVTel iSOC is used to improve overall airport operations efficiency, the company said.

"The day before Thanksgiving, we were asked by TSA to provide all security video footage for a specific period that day. We were able to locate and copy that video immediately, and that enabled TSA to analyze its security screening configurations and traffic management and make real-time adjustments to improve passenger experience during the very busy holiday travel period," said Emily Zimmerman, San Jose International security operations manager.

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