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Axis IP cameras create online broadcasting system for Hermitage’s Youth Educational Center
Baltic Media Company creates a unique online broadcasting system in St. Petersburg
“The customer insisted on IP cameras as Axis is known to provide the best possible solutions in this segment. High video and sound quality were the key factors for the management of the Youth Educational Center when choosing suitable equipment. However, the simple interface, remote viewing angle adjustment and operational comfort of Axis PTZ cameras also affected the choice.” Sergey Balabonov, General Director of Baltic Media Company.
The Youth Educational Center of the State Hermitage Museum is an environment meant for creation of experimental educational and cultural programs dedicated for students from St. Petersburg, other Russian cities, and abroad. In particular, the center arranges various workshops with members of the art community who host lectures, conferences, round-table discussions, and seminars. While some of these events are broadcast online, the center had also planned to record events and upload them to the Youth Educational Center’s website. Therefore, these projects required a flexible online broadcasting and videoconferencing system that could be used for any kind of activity.
The system design and installation at the Youth Educational Center of State Hermitage Museum was carried out by specialists of Baltic Media Company. A new system based on Axis IP cameras and project-tailored software replaced the conventional videoconferencing system, which failed to meet the modern requirements of the center. High-quality video and sound played a crucial role when choosing the equipment.
Currently the Youth Educational Center enjoys three types of IP cameras: AXIS P5414-E PTZ Dome Network Cameras, AXIS M5014 and an AXIS P1354 on a tripod. This set of equipment captures high-definition video and broadcasts the events online, from both The Center and Hermitage Museum. Moreover, prior to starting a broadcast, PTZ cameras can be adjusted using a joystick.