AMX SVSI EQUIPS MARITIME NEW ZEALAND
Asnet Technologies and avt recently installed an AMX SVSI networked AV solution to provide Maritime NZ’s new Risk Coordination Centre with a scalable, flexible AV system capable of carrying out military-grade operations.
Maritime NZ has a vital role in national security. Its purpose is to ensure that all maritime activities are carried out safely, with minimal impact on the environment and the nation’s security. The Risk Coordination Centre in New Zealand (RCCNZ) provides search and rescue services to the third largest area in the world, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
While planning the construction of a new Risk Coordination Centre, Maritime NZ reached out to Asnet Technologies for help relocating their existing AV system to the new facility. However, after evaluating the risks involved with moving an aged system, they quickly decided to upgrade to a more modern, flexible technology solution that could adapt to their unique needs. Asnet Technologies selected an AMX SVSI Networked AV solution — one of the first of it’s type to be deployed in New Zealand.
“Looking at the current Risk Coordination Centre, we realised that we needed a new system that could adapt to the future developments of Maritime NZ, and the AMX SVSI system was the best possible solution for our needs,” said Paul Thompson, Account Manager, Asnet Technologies. “We needed the ability to switch any input to any output across their environment. The AMX SVSI solution was able to provide us with the flexibility, functionality, and scalability we needed to get the job done.”
Maritime NZ is responsible for land, air and sea rescue coordination — which meant the installation of the new AV system needed to be completed quickly to prevent disruption in operations. Leveraging SVSI’s simple installation the Asnet team took only three days to deploy the solution. This worked within the tight timeframe, ensuring that the risk coordination centre was never offline.
“Our 10-year old video solution was obsolete — and an AV solution is critical for us,” said Aaron Mikoz, CIO Maritime NZ. “With the new AMX SVSI solution, we can now work faster, smarter and safer. During search-and-rescue operations, we can see key information displayed on the screen, providing us with a better understanding of the situation without having to depend on complicated briefings.”
Asnet Technologies installed AMX touch panels with integrated controllers to integrate the audio system with other AV devices and the AMX N1000 Video Over IP Encoder/Decoders as part of a full AV solution. To be able to address larger groups of people, JBL surface mount and pendant speakers were positioned to reduce audio spill into other areas. The system allows the new and improved RCCNZ to distribute media leveraging common network switches in any size and configuration.
“To be associated with Maritime NZ and to provide effective technologies in AV and control products is a privilege for Harman Professional Solutions,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM Harman Professional Solutions, APAC. “We would like to thank our country partner, avt and Asnet Technologies for successfully completing this project within a tight schedule of three days, ensuring zero downtime. To be able to implement mission-critical AV applications for a defence agency is an absolute honour.”