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Case Study: Shanghai International Circuit
“Your system, on one server, can support unlimited cameras.I think we have [a] big opportunity to [expand] later. In the future, I think we can save costs to update another security system."
Sun Laing
Operation Manager, Shanghai International Circuit

Customer Profile

The Shanghai International Circuit was built in 18 months by a team of 3,000 engineers who worked around the clock to transform swampland into an international racetrack. The layout of the track was inspired by the Chinese character “shang,” meaning “above” or “ascend.”

Attracting upwards of 260,000 spectators, the Chinese Grand Prix is the highlight event at the Shanghai International Circuit. 

Technology

  • 100 Standard Aimetis Symphony™ licenses

Challenge

The Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix is the premiere event at the Shanghai International Circuit in China. Operators and security staff needed a solution to efficiently monitor large crowds and each section of the track to ensure the safety of drivers and spectators.

The Shanghai International Circuit Uses Aimetis Symphony to Monitor Events and Spectators for Chinese Grand Prix Formula 1

Monitoring large spaces and crowds requires an intuitive and easy-to-use solution that enables operators to quickly identify potential problems, and notify security staff of event details and information.

Aimetis Symphony helps operators and administrators with an elegant user interface that’s simple and intuitive. Its open design means Aimetis Symphony installs on commercial off-the-shelf hardware and supports thousands of network cameras and encoders. Symphony is also highly scalable with an unlimited number of cameras per server, meaning a lower hardware footprint. Because of this, the Shanghai International Circuit can expand as needed and not worry about the number of cameras or which camera manufacturers they want.

The Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit has attracted up to 260,000 spectators. With so many people to monitor, ensuring maximum uptime is crucial for event and security staff, especially during mission critical operations.

“We changed out the whole system [in] 2015,” said Sun Laing, Operation Manager, Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai. “I think the new system [Symphony] is very stable and more [efficient].”

Aimetis Symphony offers an unlimited number of cameras per server that enables the Shanghai International Circuit to grow its video network efficiently, and reduce costs over time.

“Your system, on one server, can support unlimited cameras,” continued Sun Laing. “I think we have [a] big opportunity to [expand] later. In the future, I think we can save costs to update another security system.”

A lower total cost of ownership is one of the benefits of using Symphony by consolidating servers, reducing Microsoft licensing, and improving user efficiency.

Sun Laing added, “Your function of the unlimited cameras will save the cost in the future. I think I am very happy and very satisfied [with] your whole system.”

Comprehensive support from Aimetis is only a phone call away. The Aimetis team has the expertise to help when support and advice is needed the most. It doesn’t stop with technical support either; a team of support agents and developers help the Shanghai International Circuit alleviate any issue they may have.

“I think it’s very important if you can support [Shanghai International Circuit] on site. If something happens, maybe emergency during the race, your support is very important and very necessary,” said Sun Laing.

Support staff takes the time to talk through setup, calibration, and optimization of any Aimetis products, including Aimetis Symphony.

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