(Reprinted with permission from Security Products Magazine)
NuSkin System Is Wrinkle-Free With Fluidmesh Technology
When Sentinel Systems LLC put in a cold call to NuSkin, they were hoping for an opportunity to serve the company's security needs. Instead, their call was forwarded on to NuSkin's A/V department. The timing could not have been more perfect.
Russ Belliston, Producer/Director and Video Specialist at NuSkin, was preparing to work on a time lapse HD video documentary that would chronicle the progress of the construction of a new addition to its corporate headquarters building. NuSkin planned to use the video as a sales tool to showcase its growth and expansion and send it to their distributors around the world, but they needed a starting point.
NuSkin hired Sentinel Systems to come up with a way to record an entire city block from many directions at once. The system also had to be portable enough to be easily moved as old buildings were demolished and new office buildings and parking structures were built. The objective was to provide a working solution for NuSkin to make HD video recordings for advertising purposes and, after the buildings were finished, the products and system could then be used by NuSkin's Security department.
"Finding a wireless product that would do the job was a major issue," said Randy Bathemess, CEO of Sentinel Systems. "We tried a few products that failed miserably, mainly because of the noisy environment in downtown Provo, Utah. There are just too many networks in that area, between the courthouse, police and fire departments, hotels, offices, and restaurants. Wireless mesh was the only way to go on a job like this without recording at individual cameras. Fluidmesh' wireless technology increased NuSkin's productivity and decreased their costs."
Sentinel Systems' call to NuSkin proved a productive one for all. "The system has exceeded NuSkin's expectations for reliability," Bathemess adds. "Without the cooperation of the other downtown businesses that allowed the RDUs to be temporarily placed, this video could not have been produced like this. Some images in NuSkin’s production were shot from a block away with complete clarity and no loss of video because of network drops. Bravo Fluidmesh!"
Sentinel Systems LLC Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU)) is a portable integrated system utilizing the Fluidmesh Mito series and IQinVision Sentinel 5MP for this application. The RDU can use any IP camera including PTZ depending on the application. Chain downs for portability, simply plug in to any 110V source and video is up. The RDU can also be mounted permanently utilizing any type of mount. Five RDU’s were deployed around downtown Provo.