Axis’ network cameras help improve operations at Freightliner’s Manchester terminal

Luton, 2010-Dec-15
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Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market has provided a new IP surveillance system at Freightliner’s Manchester terminal which allows users to quickly search and access vital footage and boost security operations.

Freightliner, a leading intermodal rail freight operator in the UK, has improved surveillance at its Manchester terminal by replacing an analogue system with 13 AXIS 211 and AXIS P1343 Network Cameras. The cameras are in strategic locations so as to be able to record registration plates and container IDs as vehicles arrive and leave the terminal. They are also used for security purposes at the terminal gates.

Andy Murphy, deputy general manager, terminals said: “The cameras have helped us to streamline our operations. For example, we can now monitor traffic queues at the gates and it also helps us plan the allocation of equipment around the site, as the cameras can monitor what is needed in a specific location. The image quality is excellent and the night time images have also surprised us.”

AXIS 233D and AXIS 232D Network Dome Cameras provide the terminal’s managers with an overview of operations across the site and the AXIS P3343-VE Network Camera records images of the drivers. Axis Camera Station is used to view footage simultaneously and allows the end user to quickly locate and distribute footage.

In the event of a claim being made against Freightliner for damage to containers, the system allows managers to quickly establish if it is genuine or if the container was already damaged on arrival. Andy Murphy continues: “In the past, searching for a specific piece of footage has been extremely time-consuming. We needed a solution that would allow us to speed up this process and share footage electronically with others quickly and easily. All of our cameras have motion detection which also allows our operators to monitor in real time when a situation arises.”

Running the system in-house coupled with the quality and durability of the cameras and software, means that Freightliner’s maintenance costs have been significantly reduced. NW Systems Group, an Axis Solution Gold Partner, has already successfully upgraded the surveillance systems across many of the Freightliner sites.

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Notes to editors
1 Axis Communications is the global market leader in the network video market. The network camera market is set to have a CAGR of 27 per cent per year over the next five years. The world market for video surveillance products is forecast to be worth more than $14,474 million by 2014 according to industry analyst house IMS Research ( in its latest market report entitled ‘The World Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment 2009 Edition’ published in August 2009.

About Axis
Axis is an IT company offering network video solutions for professional installations. The company is the global market leader in network video, driving the ongoing shift from analogue to digital video surveillance. Axis products and solutions focus on security surveillance and remote monitoring and are based on innovative, open technology platforms.
Axis is a Swedish-based company, operating worldwide with offices in more than 20 countries and cooperating with partners in more than 70 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website at

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