TaiPower is the only electricity supplier for Taiwan and Taiwan's surrounding islands. At the remote "GiBei" & "Tao-yu" islands, TaiPower's important electricity generators had to monitored from a remote site since there couldn't be any full time staff on site.
The electricity generators acted as important backup electricity providers if a sudden power loss were to happen to Taiwan's main island.
The requirements from TaiPower was to have a stable and remotely retrievable recording stream, as well as simple web browser based program to allow easy access to live video streams. Not only the video streams had to be present on the network, other Input/Output devices such as sensors / alarms also had to be integrated into the same system and managed under the same application software.
The video streams had to be transmitted to a control center located at the Peng-Hu district county, where full time staff are able to monitor the status remotely.
ACTi's SED-2140 video servers were selected as the hardware of choice to transmit the monitored video images, as well as remotely control the pan, tilt, zoom movements of the analog speed domes.
At each monitoring point, an Analog speed dome connected to an ACTi SED-2140 video server. The video server was hooked to a network hub at each monitored location, and each hub was linked to each other until reaching a general Wimax transmitter that sends live video to the control center at Peng Hu for recording and live preview.
ACTi's SED-2140 video server provides good video quality with very low latency. D1 images running at 30 frames per second allowed the control center staff to view clear and smooth video from Peng Hu which is numerous kilometers away, not to mention the ability to control the speed dome movements at a small delay time to zoom in on irregular activity if necessary.
ACTi's SED-2140 video server has proved that it is capable of running at industrial level performance, being able to provide seamless remote video streaming at high quality D1 format over a Wimax network and good enough for TaiPower to continue delivering electricity services to the Taiwanese public.