COE Group plc - Furthers extends Strasbourg’s IP video surveillance system

21 May 2008

COE Limited, the leading developer and supplier of IP integrated video surveillance systems, today announced that is has it completed the latest phase of its systems at the urban community of Strasbourg.

As well as providing surveillance for Strasbourg city centre – Capital of Europe - this system monitors the European Parliament, the Strasbourg Championship League stadium, the SNCF station and several hospitals. Control rooms are provided for the local police and the stadium in addition to the master control room for the urban community itself.

Andrew Wallace, the CEO of COE, said: “This system has grown to around 300 cameras and 70 control positions since when we first installed it in 2003." New locations and sub-systems have been added during this period and COE’s single software environment now supports and interfaces with all these systems including:

  • numerous separately optimized user interfaces in separate locations such as the stadium and the police
  • different recording systems
  • video content analysis

These systems all communicate and synchronise through COE’s single software interface (SDK). The SDK also supports several generations of COE systems and can run COE’s latest H.264 products as well as MPEG-4.

M Antoni (Service Prévention Sécurité Director),said, “We have worked closely with COE over the last 4 years and they have shown commitment to support an increasingly advanced and capable system. The single software environment which they have used is particularly useful in enabling this development which is much more than we had envisaged in 2003. The CUS has significantly influenced crime in Strasbourg through the use of CCTV, and we will continue to be a leader in France in the application of CCTV”.

For further information, please contact:
COE Limited
Andrew Wallace, Chief Executive Officer Tel: 0113 230 8862

Notes to Editors:
About COE Group

COE Ltd develops and supplies integrated IP video surveillance (CCTV) systems for some of the most complex high profile sites worldwide. COE products and systems allow users to achieve faultless and cost-effective video surveillance in safety critical operations and rugged environments year after year, by delivering very high quality video, high reliability and extensive third party integration. COE provides both IP and hybrid IP/analogue solutions so that customers have the option of leveraging existing installations.
The company has over 10,000 installations worldwide across three main sectors - traffic &
transport, heavy industrial and urban surveillance. References include the London Congestion Charge network, underground and high-speed rail systems worldwide, including the UK, Singapore, France, Spain, Germany, Hong Kong and Delhi; airports across Germany, Hong Kong and SE Asia, and road systems worldwide. City-centre systems include over 35 UK towns and cities, while industrial complexes include the South Parrs gas field in the Middle East. COE works closely with selected systems integrators, helping them to deliver the most competitive overall solutions for end-users. The company provides support through the entire lifecycle including design, supply, on-site test, commissioning and long-term maintenance.

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