Aimetis Symphony Chosen to Secure Electronic Power Board of Chattanooga, Tennessee
Non-profit agency required fully functional open architecture solution
Waterloo, Canada - 2012-11-15
Aimetis Corp., a global leader in intelligent IP video management software, today announced that The Electronic Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga, TN, one of the largest publicly-owned providers of electric power in the United States is utilizing Aimetis Symphony to improve infrastructure security and operational efficiency.
A non-profit agency of the City of Chattanooga, EPB was established in 1935 for the sole purpose of providing electric power to the people of the greater Chattanooga area. Today, EPB is one of the largest publicly-owned providers of electric power in the country. Serving more than 169,000 residents in a 600 square-mile area that includes greater Chattanooga, as well as parts of surrounding counties (small parts of Bledsoe, Bradley, Marion, Rhea and Sequatchie) and areas of North Georgia (portions of Catoosa, Dade and Walker).
The Electronic Power Board required an open architecture video management solution that was able to integrate with their original investment while offering improved functionality and system reliability. The previous security system did not provide the functionality needed to correctly leverage the camera features. This lack of infrastructure security led to an increasing amount of property trespassing, leading to a significant increase in copper theft.
Aimetis Symphony was selected as the software of choice due to robust video analytics and the open architecture system. The system monitoring, analyzing and reporting throughout the entire building, immediately improves security and enhances the management of core operational processes.
“Aimetis Symphony™ has not only improved our perimeter security, resulting in fewer break-ins and decreased staffing needs, it has led to an elimination of copper theft, providing immediate return on investment.” Sharon Russell, System Analysis & Control, SCADA. The EPB has future plans to increase the number of cameras and Aimetis Symphony licenses as it continues its evaluation of the current security measures in place. In the future, additional EPB facilities and substations will continue to require security upgrades.
"Aimetis is proud to be able to assist in providing a secure environment for the Electronic Power Board", said Marc Holtenhoff, CEO, Aimetis Corp. "The scalability of the Aimetis solution and our simple licensing model will make it easier for the Electronic Power Board to plan for future growth".
Aimetis Corp. is a Waterloo, Canada-based software company offering integrated intelligent video management solutions for security surveillance and business intelligence applications. Founded in 2003, the company is a global leader in intelligent video technology. It’s unique in offering a single platform with integrated analytics, the lowest total cost of ownership, and the industry’s easiest to use products. Aimetis has distributors and certified partners in over 100 countries and serves a variety of industries, including retail, transportation and others.
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