Riding the Wave with VIVOTEK
"SUMA, VIVOTEK's distributor in Poland, has helped Polish Shipyard Conrad S.A build up an IP surveillance system for its Classic C58 motor yacht. The system includes one FD6121V installed in the machinery room and one IP6122 network cameras on the deck.
A long cruise would generate a lot of heat in the machinery room, leading to potential threats of equipment breakdown or even fire accidents. Therefore, the machinery room needs constant monitoring to make sure all equipment in normal operation. Before using VIVOTEK's surveillance system, the captain has to patrol regularly, which is inefficient and time-consuming. Apart from the machinery room, changes on the ocean or activities on the deck also add risks to the motor yacht. As a result, the captain needs a surveillance system that keeps him informed of changes on the ocean and the status on the deck when he is in the control room. If any emergence occurs, such as someone falling off the yacht, he will be able to take immediate action. As Classic C58 is furnished with an intranet network system, the owner of the yacht has opted for IP-based network cameras.
SUMA installed a VIVOTEK FD6121V, a day and night vandal-proof network camera, in the machinery room. FD6121V comes with a removable IR-cut filter and built-in IR illuminators, providing clear-cut monitoring images in both daytimes and nighttimes. Its high-resolution Sony CCD sensor further enhances image quality. As a result, the control room can have full control over the operating conditions in the machinery. In addition, the camera offers a DI/DO interface, which can be connected to an external alarm or sensor. When an emergency occurs, people on the yacht will be alerted.
Another network camera placed on the deck of Classic C58 is VIVOTEK IP6122, which is used to monitor the status on the sea and people on the deck. The IP6122 is characterized by a CS-mount lens, which can be replaced with a vari-focal or IR lens. By substituting the original lens to one with IR illuminators, IP6122 can deliver high quality images even in the nighttime, giving the control room comprehensive control over the changes on the ocean during day and night.
Both FD6121V and IP6122 support dual-codec. As a result, video streams can be transmitted and viewed in MPEG-4 or MJPEG formats, giving the control room more flexibility in monitoring and recording. With two-way audio support, the control room and people on the yacht can communicate with each other, so problems can be solved more efficiently and effectively.
"VIVOTEK's high performance network cameras successfully strengthen the security of my motor yacht. With FD6121V, I can know the conditions of the machinery room without physically checking out back and forth. The IP6122 on the deck allows me to monitor changes on the ocean, thereby enabling me to response in case of any emergency. If anyone on the deck needs help, I can respond immediately. What is more, my elder, handicapped mother can now enjoy the picturesque scenery of blue sky, sea, and spray without walking onto the deck. It is really a worthwhile investment that I would recommend to every owner of a motor yacht!"