References

Selection of implemented Projects:

Communication

Unified Communication In Clinical Research

Improving clinical research around the world in the long term is one of the visions of the Vienna School of Clinical Research (VSCR) that was opened in Vienna on 23 February 2012. For this vision to become true as well, Systemhaus Salzgeber equipped the VSCR with a unified communication system of the latest generation. The solution is based on a state-of-the-art IP-based communications system with outlook integration (Unified Communication Server).

If future researchers are trained at VSCR and cooperate across countries, you may choose, e.g., between video conference, chat or traditional phone calls. By the way, dialling is a thing of the past at VSCR as well. Employees can contact the desired interview partner at the workplace by "Point and Click" or "Drag-&-Drop" right from the PC or invite him to a virtual conference. The list of missed calls can also be comfortably viewed and processed from the PC.

We have put an end to annoying interim calls by a second end device. Workplace-specific end devices are coupled in the Salzgeber system solution by Bluetooth technology. For example, the mobile phone reacts with the status busy, wait or knock as pre-set if a call is active on the landline. Every employee can thus focus on his current conversation partner without interim calls from other end devices.

Great savings in current operation can be recorded by VSCR by the use of 20 communication assistant IP-softphones. Every team member in the world can call free of charge on an encrypted basis via a dedicated VPN‑tunnel. This applies even in sites where conventional telephony is not possible.

Europe's leading Shopping Centre Operator relies on Salzgeber connections

The stock-exchange-listed French real estate and investment company unibail.rodamco owns many shopping centres in European capitals. Systemhaus Salzgeber has developed and implemented a comprehensive communications standard for networking communication of the three sites of Vösendorf, Vienna and Bratislava.

The new communications system was built on the present network infrastructure of the individual sites. This kept the costs for implementation of the new system low. A smart backup concept developed by Salzgeber offers double security for the persons responsible. The systems secure each other in this concept. If, e.g., the CU system in Vienna fails, the system shifts the functions to Bratislava or Vösendorf. A centre for both systems keeps administration efficient and cost management slim for operation.

Two objectives had to be reached for the tasks of unibail.rodamco: The three office-sites must be digitally connected and the individual shops of the Donauzentrum, the Shopping City Süd, and the Auparks Bratislava are to be supplied with state-of-the-art technical infrastructure. the shops can make calls internally free of charge with the solution implemented by Salzgeber from the communications server to the end device. This is also possible for calls to the outside on request. Security and Infodesk or facility management can be reached quickly and easily for all shop operators. Maintenance of phone numbers on the end devices is not required because the system offers central number administration. The entire communication in the Shopping Centres has simplified and accelerated for all parties involved and specifically reduced the costs to near-zero, since the calls are made on the present data lines.

The entire technical infrastructure of the three Shopping Centres is reflected in Salzgeber's unified communications system. Status messages of the elevators, the ventilation and air conditioning centre and the emergency call systems only run through the new communications system of Salzgeber. A special benefit for the service crew is that the telephony option is available in all areas of the object, even where mobile phones have no reception.

Salzgeber connects two Vienna Districts

The renowned studio of architect Albert Wimmer looks back on decades of successful work in architecture. A dedicated and creative team of up to 60 employees is internationally active in two Vienna and one Salzburg site. Systemhaus Salzgeber was charged to design and implemented a high-performance VPN-network and a state-of-the-art VoIP-system to support the employees.

To simplify and accelerate the entire communication and data access of the project teams, the IT-revolutionaries of Salzgeber initially faced the great challenge of establishing an IP connection between the two sites at a distance of roughly 500 metres in the 13th and 15th Vienna community districts. Conventional solutions like a WLAN transmission and receiver system were rendered impossible by the requirements of the landlord of one of the sites rather than because of the Vienna river that has always separated the two districts .

The Salzgeber technicians found the present sight connection between the two sites in the scope of research and planning. This circumstance permitted use of a laser route. A higher-performance and more cost-efficient communications system was developed by data over laser. The entire data traffic and telephony of the two sites of the architecture office runs via this frequency-free and eavesdropping-free bandwidth at up to one gigabit per second.

CCTV

CCTV Systems from Salzgeber Are Used Internationally

The technology of video surveillance used by Salzgeber and developed further in the Systemhaus has already ensured safety at large sports events like the Olympic Games in Turin and Athens and during the soccer World Championship in Germany. The equipment of the Wörthersee stadium for the soccer European Championship 2008 was part of the long list of the Austrian references, as well as the equipment of fan zones, power stations, prisons, security companies, zoos, schools and universities.

Soccer ECH2008 with CCTV by Salzgeber

Hundreds of thousands of spectators could enjoy the finals of the 13th soccer European Championships in the Wörthersee stadium in June 2008 without any incidents. A small but essential contribution to this was made by the Salzgeber IT- revolutionaries. 38 controllable and 4 fixed cameras ensure preventive safety in the Klagenfurt stadium. The MPEG4-based video system visualises a dedicated fibreglass backbone right on the control centre screens. The automatic alarm scenarios permit quick reaction to any events in the sectors and zoom the cameras to the crisis points automatically.

TAPA Certified Logistics Service for Kühne+Nagel

With more than 1,000 branches in more than 100 countries and with more than 63,000 employees, Kühne+Nagel, a company founded in Bremen, Germany in 1890 is one of the globally leading logistics providers. It is very important for the persons responsible at Kühne+Nagel to be able to monitor all branches from a central control centre by video transmission with best image quality.

The entire technology of video monitoring for all five Austrian companies was designed and implemented by Vienna high-tech company Salzgeber. The flexibility in the control logs permitted use of the present analogue cameras and the present LAN-infrastructure of the company. The specifications were quickly and cost-efficiently implemented and do not prevent expansion of the video systems at a later time either.

Additionally, the system meets the high safety requirements of a leading branded article manufacturer for storage of his goods. All activities within and outside of the storage sites currently can be viewed at any time. A fully automatic scan of the vehicles that bring in and take away deliveries by the system and the gap-less documentation of loading and unloading are an essential quality feature of the system.

Salzgeber Has an Eye on Pandas and Rhinos

The giant panda and the Indian rhinoceros are some of the rarest mammals on our planet. With the pioneering Salzgeber video and audio technology, the keepers and researchers at the Tiergarten Schönbrunn can watch and listen to the endangered animals around the clock from a central control centre.

Fixed and controllable cameras were installed at the enclosures to record the movements of the animals. The Salzgeber technology used permits the researchers to control the cameras in real time. 25 images per second are recorded to analyse the animal movements in detail.

The entire technology of video surveillance in the Tiergarten Schönbrunn was designed and implemented by Systemhaus Salzgeber. The video coders are integrated into the present LAN-infrastructure of the Tiergarten. Currently, more than 100 cameras are used at the Tiergarten Schönbrunn, with the latest generation already transmitting in the HD‑standard.

New High-Tech Ears for Animal Research

The University of Vienna, department for neurobiology for behavioural sciences under the management of Univ. Prof. Dr. Ludwig Huber, relies on solutions from Salzgeber in animal research. Researcher Ludwig Huber specialises on the examination of perception and recognition performance of animals. For him and his team, Salzgeber GmbH developed a device to record audio signals (sounds and noises) with highly sensible sound technology and to feed it into the applied video system of the University of Vienna. The strongly scalable audio system makes new insights from animal observation accessible to researchers. The Salzgeber system was connected to the research software of the university to enable the scientists to flexibly work at their research stations later. The recorded audio and video data can thus be processed further in the best fashion.

Industrial TV with CCTV Systems by Salzgeber

The remote effect of many power station plants became a more and more difficult subject for the network group. The previous system for power station monitoring is based on the analogue cross-rail technology, which quickly meets its limits in remote transmission, however. The Mellach power station, power stations at the Danube and the power station group Malta were pilot systems for the Salzgeber technology. After a comprehensive test phase, Austria's leading electricity company VERBUND relies on the Salzgeber system solutions with its 116 power stations from now on.

Safety Solutions of Salzgeber for Austria's Fan Fests 2008

Hundreds of thousands of fans on the fan fests in Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck and Klagenfurt were able to feel safe because of the sophisticated video system by Salzgeber. The safety authorities of the cities of Vienna, Salzburg, Klagenfurt and Innsbruck relied on the IP-based video surveillance by Salzgeber.

The controllable video surveillance cameras in the fan fest of the city of Klagenfurt and in the fan zone of the city of Salzburg are triggered by radio and encrypted radio link. Due to the high compression rate (H264/MPEG4/HD and MPEG4 standard) as well as the low latency times, not only the central control centre but also disaster protection of the state of Salzburg can provide a master image across an also-encrypted line as well.

The Innsbruck fan zone at the Bergisel and the fan fest Vienna from the Rathausplatz to the Heldentor were also equipped with the high-tech system by Salzgeber. A fibreglass-backbone was set up in Vienna. Cameras outside of this backbone were connected by radio. 17 cameras with strongly zoomable lenses were used for monitoring of all entrance areas to support the security staff. The camera images were presented on plasma screens in the central control centre. Another fibreglass equipment provided by Salzgeber supplies TV signals to the LED walls of the fan zone.

Salzgeber delivers video surveillance for jungle camp

The Austrian and German IT pros of Salzgeber developed a video management system for the Department of Integrative Zoology of the University of Vienna that is suitable for use in tropical regions to be deployed in the French-Guyana jungles.

Evolution biologists Eva- and Max Ringler are researching the survival strategies of poison dart frogs in the North-East of South America. To this end, the researchers from Vienna surveyed a river island of about five hectare, mapped it and released thousands of tadpoles. The frog population, which will be isolated from others of its species, will be monitored with dedicated full-HD audio and video equipment.

Heat, 80% humidity and mosquitoes pose great challenges not only to the researchers. The technology must work around the clock at best failure safety and easiest handling as well. "There is no way to repair it. The next village is five hours away by boat," CEO David Salzgeber explains the framework conditions for the development project. The entire control unit, CPU, memory unit and energy supply for the UP-based video management system therefore has been packed in an impact-resilient special case that is water-tight, swims, can be submersed in water and is dust-proof. "Opening the case would mostly endanger the temperature- and moisture-sensitive high-performance lithium ion polymer batteries," Salzgeber continues. All connections for up to three analogue or IP cameras, the charging and storage connections can therefore be accessed from the outside. An additional network plug at the box enables maintenance and setup access.

To observe the frog population, three 360-degree dome cameras are used for day- and night operation at a focal width of 3.8 to 122 mm and 55 Watt. In this configuration, the entire system can record up to ten hours at a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels and 25 frames per second (Full HD). The cameras are supplied with power through special UV-resilient network cables (Power via Ethernet). Since the operating duration of the cameras depends on camera type and zoom strength, the system can be expanded by additional battery cases. The batteries are charged with the case closed in the camp, using a special charger for quick charging and voltage monitoring of the individual energy cells.

Application area outside of the jungle as well

In addition to successful use in field research, Salzgeber developed the new generation of its high-end CCTV systems for mobile surveillance of industrial facilities.

The industrial version has a 230 Volt connection (not required in the jungle) for power supply and an integrated SMS/UMTS unit. Three live connection methods are provided for data transfer in the current version by default. According to the operator's infrastructure, he can use the system's W-LAN-, LAN- or UMTS-signal. The IndigoVision video codec opens up the mobile CCTV-system for analogue cameras as well. The sabotage alarm system of the unit is new as well. Unauthorized opening of the box will automatically cause it to send a text message or email to a pre-set address.

IT-Revolutions

WLAN Video at Water Ski & Wakeboard Events

A wakeboard professional performs more than 100 high-action and exciting tricks per run. Like in water skiing, compliance with the rules in the different disciplines is most essential. To make sure that the jury (judges) does not miss anything and can assess the runs truly fairly, they are supported by an electronic video evidence system by Salzgeber.

Four mobile units of this system have been in use in the Austrian water ski and wakeboard association since 2011. The high-end IP-cameras of the innovative in-house development have an HD-resolution and state-of-the-art H.264-compression technology for loss-free single-frame recording and storage of 25 frames per second for the judges.

By default, three cameras are placed by the banks of the competition route and one camera is placed at the motor boat. Only the connection to a power supply with 220 volt at the banks and 12 volt at the boat are required. All components of the Salzgeber sports video systems send and receive the data by encrypted WLAN technology. The judges receive the live images on your laptops and can call the progress of the individual competitions for analysis via the stored streams at any time.

Laserlink – The Visual Data Highway

A dedicated and creative team of up to 60 employees works at two sites in Vienna and one in Salzburg for the renowned architecture studio of Albert Wimmer. Systemhaus Salzgeber was charged with design and implementation of a high-performance VPN-network and a state-of-the-art VoIP-system to support the employees.

To simplify and accelerate the entire communication and data access of the project teams, the IT-revolutionaries of Salzgeber initially faced the great challenge of establishing an IP connection between the two sites at a distance of roughly 500 metres in the 13th and 15th Vienna community districts. Conventional solutions like a WLAN transmission and receiver system were rendered impossible by the requirements of the landlord of one of the sites rather than because of the Vienna river that has always separated the two districts .

The Salzgeber technicians found the present sight connection between the two sites in the scope of research and planning. This circumstance permitted use of a laser route. A higher-performance and more cost-efficient communications system was developed with the laser link. The entire data traffic and telephony of the two sites of the architecture office runs via this frequency-free and eavesdropping-free bandwidth at up to one gigabit per second.

An enormous benefit is reflected in the frequency range of the visual directional radio laser: In contrast to many other wireless solutions (such as directional radio), the laser link does not require collection of the authority frequency permits. Data transfer works without any problems even in the worst visual situations like rain, snow and thunderstorm.

Salzgeber develops Green CCTV for ASFINAG

A site without power connection is any infrastructure operator's nightmare. This situation is frequent along the motorways or other exposed sites. The high-tech company Salzgeber therefore developed a hybrid alternative energy video system (HAEVS) for the operator and creator of the Austrian motorways and roads (ASFINAG) and has been using them successfully since 2010.

The truck parking place information, a project of ASFINAG for optimisation of the truck parking place situation in Austria, was taken into operation with the innovative solution of Salzgeber in October 2010. Among others, high-resolution CCTV systems are installed to provide the information on the degree of utilisation of the truck parking places available in Greater Vienna to the truck drivers or transporters. On the driver side, these cameras can be viewed under the mobile ASFINAG Road Pilot at http://mobile.asfinag.at.

This is special because the camera signals can be transferred in real time, even though they are not connected to a high-performance data line. The combination of H.264-compression technology and the UMTS standard of the fourth generation (4G) can secure and reliably transfer live images to the ASINFAG centre in Vienna-Inzersdorf. Energy supply is another novel aspect. If there is sufficient sunlight, the cameras and the 4G radio station are supplied with power through photovoltaic cells. If there is not enough sunlight, the entire system can be operated by a fuel cell.

Six motorway stops and eight resting places around the Federal capital with a total of roughly 700 truck parking places were included in this project in the first planning phase. Utilisation recognition of the truck parking places takes place by operators of ASFINAG traffic control in Inzersdorf with access to the video images of the parking places for this purpose.

Vienna, Bratislava: On Shopping Tour with the Calorie Counter

Austrian IT-System house Salzgeber took a 2.4 and 5 Gigahertz WI-FI Campaign Marketing System into operation in the Aupark Shopping Centre in Bratislava.

The newest solution for Free WI-FI Shopping and Entertainment from Salzgeber is called "AuFun". The innovative IT-Service provider headquartered in Vienna, Tulln and Munich offers an indoor tracking system with many entertainment and added value services "Made in Austria".

Searching for the car in the multi-story car park with full shopping bags? Visitors in the Czech Aupark shopping center no longer have to do this. They can log into the "AuFun cloud" at the parking place via Smartphone or tablet and save the position of their car with a button. At the end of their shopping day, the system will guide them right back there.

"This can be done due to the high density of Access Points," CEO David Salzgeber explains the system's basis. "They tell the customer where in the shopping center he is currently located. The system will calculate the shortest path to the desired destination. Escalators, elevators and staircases are of course also considered," Salzgeber continues.

Virtual displays on the Smartphone

The offer of the innovative center's operator Unibail-Rodamco is not limited to the "Car Finder". All promotions are displayed well-sorted on the customer's mobile end device sorted by brands or categories. If the selection is chosen, the display will show the shortest path from the current site to the shopping target. A nice gimmick: the covered route and the login data "age group" and "gender" help the system calculate the consumed calories. Registered users can only subscribe to newsletters from individual shops by email or text message and use the Internet free of charge anywhere in the Aupark-Center. "Virtual shopping windows" (VSW) provide the viewer with a live image of selected shop displays. Shop windows can be viewed from the coffeehouse as well. The system's only problem according to David Salzgeber is that "the calorie counter does not increase the value in this function".  

More than just free WiFi

A team of mathematicians, graphics designers and programmers worked on the system and developed an indoor tracking solution without local GPS. Salzgeber sees potential mainly in shopping centers, office buildings, airports and train stations. "Generally, any large building can create added value for itself and its visitors with WI-FI Campaign Marketing," says David Salzgeber. The WiFi cloud offers free added value not only for visitors and customers. 

The operators and marketing officers can use the system to analyze visitor flows and optimize them subsequently. They can also put marketing campaigns right on the visitors' end devices. The media management platform is multi-language-capable. The mobile phone's language is analyzed and the content automatically set to the respective language. Salzgeber: "The greatest benefit for the operator, however, is the simple operation by content management system (CMS) and the open interfaces for future expansions."

AV-Systems

Red Bull TV

The TV pros from the Red Bull stable participate in the international TV trade fairs with their own appearance every year. When the red bull goes flying to Cannes and Berlin with its media house, Servus TV, and the Terra Mater Factual Studios, it relies on Salzgeber technology.

The content presentation is vital for negotiation of transactions as a business platform for the film and TV industry. As one of many competitors, we need to draw the attention of international TV producers to increase the opportunities for global marketing of productions. Systemhaus Salzgeber plans and operates digital signage stations for Red Bull to offer customers and partners just the right atmosphere for successful interviews.

Correct staging of the TV and film productions in highest quality is at the focus at the Berlinale and MIP in Cannes. The three Red Bull companies have a high-end AV system for use at the trade-fair booth. Special remote controllers control the screens like a jukebox. Trailers can be started either as 2D- or 3D-content. Parameter settings and setup of the players and content are made from the Home Base in Vienna.

Third Man Tour Vienna

The chase of Orson Welles alias Harry Lime in "The Third Man" acquired global renown together with the Vienna sewers. Today, the Vienna sewers are a state-of-the-art sewage treatment system that connects technology innovation with a great history. Interested persons may take a look into this mystified city below the city and experience the new and the old on the tracks of the famous penicillin smuggler Harry Lime.

Systemhaus Salzgeber was responsible for the complete technical equipment for staging of the subterranean tour. Audio and video systems must work under the most extreme conditions. Film contents, sound files, light effects and radio microphones are controlled via a central media server in the sewer at a humidity of up to 80%. The HD projectors project the film material in three-dimensionally curved areas via a special lens. If danger is noticed, e.g., by one of the electronic gas sensors, the entire system is powered down at once. An ex-protected emergency lighting is available to evacuate the visitor area. The entire system is remote-controlled. Interferences at the projectors or a temperature increase in the server cabinet immediately delivers a message to the Salzgeber service centre. To warrant secure playing, Salzgeber technicians can be on site within one hour to remove damage even on weekends.

Seefestspiele Mörbisch

IT-Projects

Data Highway in the Vienna Prater

Systemhaus Salzgeber planned a high-performance 2 kilometres long data line ring for the Stadt Wien Marketing und Praterservice GmbH. The clients' requirements were not to influence the current entertainment business and to complete the placement work within four weeks. The innovative solution "Fibre in the Sewer" achieved the planning objectives. Placement took place without impairment of traffic and business operation. The short construction time specification could be complied with. A positive side effect is that the placement of data cables in the channel led to lower costs than for digging and less emission for the environment.

There are diverse options for using the data highway: Internet (unlimited and up to 100 Mbit with fixed IP-addresses), VPN-network connections between different sites, VPN IP-telephony (free of charge within the Prater), alarm systems, video surveillance, power and energy monitoring, networked cashier, access, multimedia kiosk, airlock and counter systems and the option of Cash Over IP.

Free W-LAN at the Vienna Prater

The first W-LAN cloud in Vienna in a wide-spread public leisure time and entertainment area was planned by Systemhaus Salzgeber for the Stadt Wien Marketing und Praterservice GmbH. The infrastructure planned by Salzgeber enables the visitors of the Vienna Prater to surf the Internet for free. They can connect their cell phones, laptops or iPads to the installed W-LAN cloud from Gabor-Steiner-Weg to the Riesenradplatz, the Straße des Ersten Mai and the Schweizerhaus- or Wurstelplatz, all the way to the Südportalstraße.

Additionally, an information control system guides locals and tourists perfectly through the area of 250,000 square metres. Smartphone users can use a free app to find the innumerable sights and gastronomy operations.

Vienna School of Clinical Research

The Vienna S­chool of Clinical Research charged Systemhaus Salzgeber with the complete planning and implementation of the concept for the entire IT-infrastructure at the site Marxbox. The planning and implementation services comprised the area of IP phone system (Unified Communication Server), server hardware, software, notebooks and docking station, PC workstations, printers, WLAN system, UAG VPN appliance, access system, CCTV system, lecture monitoring, media technology in the meeting rooms and lecture hall and digital door signs.

Access Control

Vienna School of Clinical Research

The Vienna S­chool of Clinical Research charged Systemhaus Salzgeber with the complete planning and implementation of the concept for the entire IT-infrastructure at the site Marxbox. The planning and implementation services comprised the area of IP phone system (Unified Communication Server), server hardware, software, notebooks and docking station, PC workstations, printers, WLAN system, UAG VPN appliance, access system, CCTV system, lecture monitoring, media technology in the meeting rooms and lecture hall and digital door signs.