AMG Systems’ transmission solutions secure Kuwait University

AMG Systems’ business partner Kharafi National KSC has installed the former’s sophisticated integrated surveillance solution at one of the most prestigious universities in the Middle East.

AMG Systems (the British manufacturer of CCTV transmission technology) and systems integration partner Kharafi National have co-operated on a project to secure Kuwait University.

With 16 separate colleges including the Department of Architecture, a Faculty of Engineering and Petroleum and the Design Department at the College for Women, the university is so vast that it’s located in its own massive compound named the ‘City of Sabah Al-Salem University’ in honour of the late Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah.

Kuwait University's buildings span a large area

Kuwait University’s buildings span a large area

Leona Hayes, AMG Systems’ business development manager for the Middle East region, explained: “Kharafi chose our AMG 4700 transmission solution for the integrated system at Kuwait University. The AMG solution transmits signals from around 360 cameras. Data for the access control system – in addition to that for other facilities – is also transmitted on this backbone.”

Hayes continued: “The project is unusual in the sense that it requires all CCTV camera signals to be received at multiple, redundant Control Rooms. AMG’s innovative ‘add, drop and pass’ facility on the 4700 Series allows signals to be dropped off at multiple locations without duplicating transmitters. This sophisticated and unique approach significantly reduces hardware and infrastructure costs.”

Understanding of changing demands

Tarek Tahboub, sales executive in the Facilities Technology Unit at Kharafi National, commented: “AMG Systems’ transmission solution was chosen for this comprehensive project not only because the AMG 4700 Series meets our requirements. Equally important is the fact that a lot of flexibility was demonstrated by AMG and there was a willingness to understand the constraints under which we were working. At every stage, the AMG team members took the time to understand the changing demands of the project and responded in an effective and professional manner. It’s for these reasons that AMG is the partner of choice for Kharafi National.”

Kuwait University is the first public research university in the State of Kuwait and was established in 1966. Its vision is to provide world class education, and there’s a commitment to advancing, preserving and disseminating knowledge, in addition to preparing educated, enlightened and qualified Human Resources in order to realise society’s wider developmental needs in the region.

This is to be done by:
• Strengthening national, Arabic and Islamic values and principles
• Disseminating knowledge
• Developing and investing in Human Resources
• Achieving excellence and distinction in education, scientific research and community services
• Using modern technology.

Leona Hayes of AMG Systems

Leona Hayes of AMG Systems

Kuwait University has witnessed a significant expansion in the number of scientific colleges it operates, with that figure having reached 16. Several of the colleges have received academic accreditation as they offer wide-ranging study programmes in both the sciences and humanities at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

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About Kharafi National KSC

Established in 1976, Kharafi National has developed into a pan-Arabian infrastructure project developer, contractor and FM service provider. The company has undertaken a wide range of challenging projects and is today a multi-disciplined organisation with diversified operations in infrastructure project development, engineering, procurement and construction in the water, power, infrastructure, environment and building services sectors.

The company offers construction services for oil and gas, petrochemicals, power, water and related sectors, and runs a fabrication services arm for the fabrication of process equipment and heavy structures aimed at the industrial and civil construction sectors.

Established in 1976, Kharafi National has developed into a major pan-Arabian infrastructure project developer, contractor and FM services provider

Established in 1976, Kharafi National has developed into a major pan-Arabian infrastructure project developer, contractor and FM services provider

With a multinational workforce of 29,500, a fleet of heavy construction equipment exceeding 6,100 units and a firm commitment to excellence, Kharafi National is the region’s most successful developer of infrastructure projects with an undisputed reputation for quality, safety and timely delivery.

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About AMG Systems

AMG Systems is a leading global provider of video and communication transmission solutions designed for CCTV surveillance operations in the transport, public, Government and military sectors. AMG also manufactures a range of IP cameras solutions under its AMG-Panogenics brand.

AMG transmission solutions offer a full range of technologies including multimode and singlemode video, data and audio fibre optic transmission systems, single and multi-channel unshielded twisted pair (UTP) links for video, data and audio, multi-port Ethernet switches for the transmission of IP-based solutions over fibre and both analogue and digital wireless products for the transmission of video and data.

AMG’s transmission solutions have been successfully implemented in many high profile projects throughout the world. Projects include supplying the transmission system for the UK’s NRTS project and the security and surveillance of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.

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