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November 23, 2015

Beirut gets UK made smart city technology

News: Company will install 300 ANPR cameras across the city centre.

By Joao Lima

Dubbed as ‘the Paris of the Middle East’, Beirut is about to get smarter with the help of British technology makers.

Manufacturer AMG has been tasked to establish a pilot smart city centre surveillance solution in the Lebanese capital.

The provider of CCTV transmission solutions and cameras will be working with systems integrator Site Technology.

The companies have rolled out an initial project of 13 IP-based automatic numberplate recognition (ANPR)cameras covering a small area in the very centre of Beirut. The network of cameras transmits over a hybrid Analogue and Ethernet fibre optic backbone.

Marwan Abdallah, GM at Site Technology, said: "We are currently optimistically awaiting budget allowances from the City Authorities, and we are hoping to expand the project to include around 300 ANPR cameras throughout the entire City Centre."

AMG’s business development manager for the Middle East, Leona Hayes, said: "The Project in Beirut City Centre is using the AMG 9000 Ethernet and AMG4700 hybrid Analogue and Ethernet series.

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"This solution provides transmission over fibre with multiple channels, and associated ethernet with low speed data and audio signals."

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