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CCTV cabling installation for multi-site football tournament.

Quadtronics : 20 March, 2008  (Application Story)
IP surveillance network for Africa cup cabled with fibre optic links across four stadia by Quadtronics.
CCTV cabling installation for multi-site football tournament.
Electronic component supply specialist Quadtronics has made a key contribution to the installation of a CCTV and surveillance system to the Africa Cup of Nations 2008 football tournament held during February 2008 in Ghana, Africa.

Played across four venues in four different cities across Ghana, the football tournament required a custom-designed CCTV facility to be added to an existing IP-based network originally provided by Pro Security Ghana Ltd (PSGL) for the nation's 50th anniversary celebrations last year. PSGL was again called upon to provide the Cup of Nations system, and Martin Parry, technical adviser to the company says: 'Between the four venues, we had feeds from over 200 cameras, all coming into a central IP network control centre in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. The cable requirements for the stadia were a combination of analogue and IP. Quadtronics had previously supplied over 60 kilometers of fibre-optic cable to PSGL for a previous project, and for the Africa Cup of Nations they supplied a further 75 kilometers of CTI25 cable to the venues.'

Michele Howells, MD of Quadtronics, adds that the cable supplied had to be capable of withstanding the elements in this most demanding of applications. 'We used a coax cable with a physical foam dielectric, copper foil and copper braid. This was sheathed in a highly robust UG sheath, making it suitable for environments in high humidity and heat. The foam dielectric makes the cable watertight and less likely to kink during installation, while the copper braid and copper foil give a very high level of performance.'

Howells adds that Quadtronics' ability to supply a wide range of cables and connectors was key to the company winning the contract for such a prestigious and complex project: 'We have built up a reputation for supplying a quality range of connectors and cables. When connectors and cables come from the same source, any design or compatibility issues are quickly resolved and the customer is presented with a complete supply solution - which is exactly what we provided for Ghana.'

Photograph courtesy of Pro Security Ghana Ltd.
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