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Axis cameras used for Boston Marathon

Four HDTV-quality AXIS Q6035-E PTZ Dome Network Cameras from Axis Communications were used to monitor race day activities at the Athletes’ Village and finish line for the 116th running of the Boston Marathon on April 16.

April 17, 2012  By Staff

The Athletes’ Village, located at Hopkinton High School, is where the 26,000-plus registered runners met to relax and stretch before the Boston Marathon. The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) and its sponsors provided pre-race entertainment, light refreshments, liquids and shelter at the Village before directing the runners to the starting line in assigned waves. Two AXIS Q6035-E Network Cameras streamed live video to the command centre trailer to help race organizers monitor operations and assign volunteers and resources where necessary.

Two additional pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras mounted near the finish line simultaneously covered multiple blocks-worth of activity, including runner flow from the finish line to the medical tents, operations at the medal reception and refreshment zones, as well as volunteer staffing levels and foot traffic at the race souvenir and Mylar blanket areas.

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