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Logistics terminal modernizes facilities by replacing 30 analog horn speakers with eight Axis IP horn speakers, at an initial purchase cost that is one-quarter the price of the older system with reduced maintenance costs
“Our managers’ challenge was to modernize the communication system and bring it into the world of information technology. With Axis equipment, we created another level of communication for the company using PABX.” Javas Prata, Senior IT Analyst at Grupo Cesari.
The Cesari Group includes eight companies operating in chemical shipping and handling, product storage terminals, fertilizer processing, and shipping container cleaning and maintenance. One of its companies is Terminal Logístico Cesari (Terloc), which handles entry and exit control and loading/unloading all raw materials and finished products from one of the Group’s plants. Terloc’s Base 1, located in the Cubatão Industrial Park in São Paulo, decided to improve its services by replacing its old analog communication system of microphones, amplifiers, transformers, and fiberglass horn speakers— and their associated high maintenance costs—with a VOIP system. The truck parking facility needed a modernized communication system to provide drivers with guidance on cargo movement.
The company partnered with Sillis, a specialist in communications and electronic security projects. Sillis provided Terloc with equipment on loan to test out its capabilities. After demonstrating its power and integrative capacity, Sillis supplied the Axis network products that would make up the terminal’s new IP communication system, particularly AXIS C1310-E and AXIS C3003-E Network Horn Speakers. Thanks to their SIP protocol, it was possible to integrate the horn speakers into the company’s PABX system. In addition to the horn speakers, the project also included AXIS C2005 Network Ceiling Speakers and AXIS C1004-E Network Cabinet Speakers.
The first project phase to be delivered was the replacement of the 30 analog horn speakers (which had initially cost more than USD 35K) with eight Axis IP horn speakers (at one-quarter the cost of the old system). The savings allowed for the purchase of an additional eight horn speakers for use in other areas, in addition to the other IP speaker models.