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Vivotek captures rescure of Chilean miners

People around the world breathed a collective sigh of relief with the news that the rescue of the 33 trapped Chilean mine workers was a success. Read about the video technology that was at work tracking their activities during the rescue.


October 26, 2010
By Staff

While the greatest share accolades go to the courageous miners and their anxious families, as well as the ingenuity of the engineers who quickly designed and built the transport capsule used to extract the workers from deep underground, but there was also a contribution made by Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Vivotek, an IP camera manufacturer who also played a role in this dramatic operation.

By affixing an FD8134 fixed dome network camera to the rescue capsule, this integral piece of equipment was able to provide operators working at a ground level with a clear, real-time view of the conditions in and around the capsule as it made its descent to retrieve each miner and subsequently return to the surface.

With its HD video quality and compact size, the FD8134 was the perfect choice, and the successful rescue and camera feed was broadcast to media around the world, including BBC and CNN.