Maritime NZ, New Zealand

The Opportunity

Maritime NZ ensures that all maritime activities are carried out safely and needed scalable, flexible networked AV solution for their Risk Coordination Center.

The Solution

Maritime NZ has a vital role in national security. Their purpose is to ensure that all maritime activities are carried out safely, with minimal impact on the environment and the nation’s security. The Risk Coordination Center in New Zealand (RCCNZ) provides search and rescue services to the 3rd largest area in the world, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

While planning the construction of a new Risk Coordination Center, Maritime NZ reached out to Asnet Technologies for help relocating their existing AV system to the new facility. However, after evaluating the risks involved with moving an aged system, they quickly decided to upgrade to a more modern, flexible technology solution that could adapt to their unique needs. Asnet Technologies selected an AMX SVSI Networked AV solution—one of the first of it’s type to be deployed in New Zealand.

Maritime NZ is responsible for land, air and sea rescue coordination—which meant the installation of the new AV system needed to be completed quickly to prevent disruption in operations. Levearging SVSI’s simple installation the Asnet team took only three days to deploy the solution. This worked within the tight timeframe, ensuring that the risk coordination center was never offline.

Asnet Technologies installed AMX touch panels with integrated controllers to integrate the audio system with other AV devices and the AMX N1000 Video Over IP Encoder/Decoders as part of a full AV solution. To be able to address larger groups of people, JBL surface mount and pendant speakers were positioned to reduce audio spill into other areas. The system allows the new and improved RCCNZ to distribute media leveraging common network switches in any size and configuration.

The Impact

“Looking at the current Risk Coordination Center, we realized that we needed a new system that could adapt to the future developments of Maritime NZ, and the AMX SVSI system was the best possible solution for our needs. We needed the ability to switch any input to any output across their environment. The AMX SVSI solution was able to provide us with the flexibility, functionality, and scalability we needed to get the job done.”

“Our 10-year old video solution was obsolete—and an AV solution is critical for us. With the new AMX SVSI solution, we can now work faster, smarter and safer. During search-and-rescue operations, we can see key information displayed on the screen, providing us with a better understanding of the situation without having to depend on complicated briefings."