Case Study: Carson OilSource: Exacq Technologies, Inc.
Carson Oil operates in three primary areas of petroleum distribution throughout Oregon:
- Transport (truck & trailer) fuel delivering
- Operating unattended, self-service commercial fueling
- Retail gas stations and convenience stores (Shell & Chevron).
Carson Oil currently operates 30 exacqVision NVR's (Network Video Recorders), based on MS Windows XP operating systems and approximately 100 IP cameras, and with more NVR's and cameras scheduled to be installed over the next year. The cameras view tank farms, loading racks, rail yard operations, unattended commercial cardlock sites and convenience store & gas station interiors and exteriors. Carson Oil implemented industry-standard NVR's at each site with inexpensive multi-Terabyte hard drives and utilized H.264 compression – one goal being the ability to store and retrieve archived video as much as 30 to 45 days old. When this project began, there was only one combination of software and hardware that offered the benefits of H.264 compression – exacqVision software and Arecont megapixel IP cameras.