AMG Systems, the British manufacturer of CCTV transmission technology and sophisticated Megapixel cameras, and systems integration partner Kharafi National have co-operated on a project that secures Kuwait University (KU). With 16 Colleges including the Department of Architecture, a Faculty of Engineering and Petroleum and the Design Department at the College for Women, the university is so large that it is located in its own massive compound named ‘City of Sabah Al-Salem University’ in honour of the late Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah.
Leona Hayes, AMG’s Business Development Manager for the Middle East, says, “Kharafi chose our AMG4700 transmission solution for the integrated solution for Kuwait University. The AMG solution transmits signals from around 360 cameras and the Access Control system – as well as other facilities – also transmitted on the backbone. The project is unusual in the sense that it requires all CCTV camera signals to be received at multiple, redundant Control Rooms. AMG’s innovative ‘add, drop and pass’ facility on the 4700 series allows signals to be dropped off at multiple locations without duplicating transmitters. This sophisticated and unique approach significantly reduces hardware and infrastructure costs.”
Tarek Tahboub, Sales Executive, Facilities Technology Unit at Kharafi National, commented, “AMG Systems’ transmission solution was chosen for this comprehensive project not only because the AMG4700 series met our requirements. Equally important is the fact that a lot of flexibility was demonstrated by AMG in meeting our requirements and their willingness to understand the constraints under which we were working. At every stage, the AMG team took the time to understand the changing demands of the project and responded in an effective and professional manner. It is for these reasons that AMG is the partner of 1st Choice for Kharafi National.”
Kuwait University is the first public research university in the State of Kuwait and was established in 1966. Its vision is to provide world-class education, and the University is committed to advancing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge, in addition to preparing educated, enlightened and qualified human resources in order to realize the society developmental needs.
The institutional mission is to keep, develop, and disseminate human knowledge, in addition to developing national human resources in order to create leaders who are aware of national heritage and future needs in collaboration with other academic institutions of similar mission, through:
- Strengthening national, Arabic, and Islamic values and principles.
- Disseminating knowledge.
- Developing and investing human resources
- Achieving excellence and distinction in education, scientific research, and community services.
- Utilising modern technology.
KU has witnessed a significant expansion in the number of scientific colleges that reached 16. Several KU colleges have received academic accreditation as they offer wide ranging programs in sciences and humanities at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. For more information visit http://www.kuniv.edu/ku/AboutKU/AboutKU/index.htm