Large Transportation System Leverages Existing Coax Infrastructure to Deploy Over 110 IP Security Cameras

NVT Phybridge Case Study: Transportation System

A large transportation system needed to modernize its security system to keep up with modern demands while providing safe and reliable transit. Public transportation is the foundation for building strong, connected communities, and everyone should feel safe traveling to work, school, or their weekend event.

The organization was relying on an outdated analog CCTV security system and decided to deploy an IP-based security solution across its bus terminals and parking lots. To ensure the safety of the 340,000 daily riders, the organization needed to upgrade 110 analog cameras to new high-resolution IP cameras to deter criminal activity and increase surveillance and recording capabilities.


A project of this magnitude would usually take years to complete, including removing and replacing the existing network infrastructure to support IP devices. This process is extremely costly, time-consuming, and disruptive to business

However, the customer used NVT Phybridge Ethernet over Coax switches to leverage its existing Coax-based infrastructure to transmit data and power to the IP cameras without a major network overhaul. NVT Phybridge coax switches reduced the total deployment time by 90% and saved over $15,000 of taxpayer funds. The solution’s long reach capabilities allowed the customer to connect cameras up to 6,000ft (1,830m) away, providing complete surveillance coverage in the vast open spaces of the bus terminals and parking lots.

Environmental Responsibility

The transportation system is committed to environmental responsibility and continuous improvement. The SmartDriver program provides training to all operators, which is proven to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. The training also teaches operators how to reduce wear and tear on vehicle components, extending their life span and reducing material consumption. When the decision was made to modernize the security system, the organization was concerned about the project’s environmental impact.

Aligned with the organization’s sustainability programs, the security modernization prevented 6,600 pounds of Coax cable from ending up in a landfill. The transportation system also eliminated the need to upgrade the existing server closets, further reducing the project’s e-waste and ongoing energy consumption.

Satisfied with the project’s outcome, the customer plans to use NVT Phybridge FLEX PoE switches to deploy IP intercom devices.

Improve Your Digital Transformation Project

The transportation system took a proactive approach to find new and better ways to support its digital transformation objectives in a financially and socially responsible manner. The customer used NVT Phybridge networking solutions to save taxpayer money, eliminated business disruption, reduced e-waste, and built a robust PoE network for the new IP security cameras.

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