Axis network cameras monitor construction of remote fish farm

IP cameras provide mission-critical data from a remote location and fill a vital marketing role for AgriMarine

“Remote monitoring with Axis network cameras is just what we needed. The 10-minute refresh of the images allows us to capture the information we need without the time and carbon footprint of travel, while the high-quality images and ability to manipulate the viewing angle allows us to zoom in and out to see exactly what we need to.” Robert Walker, President, AgriMarine Technologies Inc.

Mission

AgriMarine Technologies Inc. of Comox, B.C., is a producer of innovative aquaculture fish-farming technology. The company uses proprietary, solid-walled floating tanks to meet the public’s growing demand for sustainably raised seafood. However, the fish farms are built in remote marine locations, making it a challenge to monitor their construction. The company also wanted time-lapsed videos of the construction for marketing purposes.

Solution

AgriMarine turned to full-service media integrator Tremain Media to provide monitoring and daily timelapse video of its construction site at Lois Lake, where it was assembling four fish tanks. To provide optimal coverage, both a fixed Axis network camera and a pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) network camera were deployed onsite. The PTZ camera allows AgriMarine to remotely adjust the camera’s angle of view when the location of the tanks change, and the HDTV 1080p resolution provides detailed zooming when needed. Real-time images are stored at the edge on the cameras, on local FTP servers and pushed via satellite to time-lapse processing and storage system in the cloud.

Result

Prior to implementing the Axis network cameras, AgriMarine staff needed to travel for hours to retrieve video footage. With remote access, that time is saved, and AgriMarine can use the time-lapse footage and daily recaps to manage the project. Additionally, they can also use the clear and detailed images to support their marketing efforts.

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Watch time-lapse video of AgriMarine tank construction (produced by Tremain Media with Axis cameras)
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