January 4, 2006 Petah Tikva, Israel -- Beijing Subway (Beijing, China), the state-owned subway system serving the greater Beijing area, has selected ECI Telecom to expand its internal communications network in anticipation of a surge in subway traffic during the 2008 Olympic Games. ECI's XDM Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP) was chosen to expand the network's video monitoring and surveillance capabilities.
"After comparing competing solutions, we chose ECI's XDM platform because it was the most cost-effective, and is uniquely designed to support video applications over Ethernet," comments Mr. Ma Jianmin, general manager of Communication Signal company of Beijing Subway. "Additionally, ECI's network management system, LightSoft, gives us the flexibility to control video traffic from hundreds of monitoring cameras."
According to a press release, the network expansion will span Lines 1 and 2 of the subway system, including 47 stations over an area of 100 km. Additional deployments are soon expected to follow in other Chinese cities.
"We are honored to play a part in the Olympics by providing Beijing Subway with expansion for their internal communications as they prepare for millions of spectators," concludes Aviel Tenenbaum, president of ECI Telecom's Asia Pacific regional business unit. "Beijing Subway is paving the way for similar deployments in other cities, and ECI is proud to be selected by them to help provide security and safety."