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Total View and PCC were engaged to provide surveillance services for the Ferrari Racing Festival at Eastern Creek to assist officials in monitoring the track both from a safety and a highlights perspective. The remote event location and lack of infrastructure (including lack of power) resulted in enormous challenges and therefore rewards for the technical team.

For the first time in Australia, the Ferrari 458 Asia Pacific Challenge series hit Eastern Creek Raceway. This event was the largest of its kind and showcased the biggest collection of Ferrari’s in one place that Australia has ever seen.

The once-in-a-lifetime event A ‘Festival of Ferrari’ allowed fans to experience the thrilling 458 Challenge series, but also the technological masterpieces from Ferrari’s XX Programs.

Total View along with PCC developed a cost effective solution to allow event organisers to monitor all key areas. This was achieved using 8 HD cameras and microwave links were used to send vision and camera control signals between key race turns and race control. The cameras were mounted on posts and custom structures purpose built for the event.

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After thoroughly investigating the costs and resources required of generators versus a solar solution PCC/Total View found that generators were a more cost effective solution, but only marginally. Given the environmental impact event organisers opted for the solar solution.

PCC/Total View worked tirelessly to develop an effective solar power solution which involved comprehensive testing to ensure the energy requirements for each site were met.

Once on site the system exceeded event organisers and three critical race control points were used.

A central monitoring station was used to display all 8 cameras. Operated by James Russell Total View were able to efficiently track movements around the circuit and during incidents adjust camera positions to give race officials a clear perspective of what was happening.

A second review station was set up for incident reviewing allowing race officials to quickly review footage of incidents allowing them to make critical decisions on potential liabilities and resolve issues from a safety perspective.

A third station was setup for networking monitoring allowing Total View to monitor the network performance and make changes as necessary to improve the reliability of the surveillance system.

Event Organisers were then able to convert the footage acquired throughout the race into an exciting highlight packages of the event for media circulation and publicity.

The Team:

Account Manager Jeff Gray, Total View
Project Manager Colin Rendell, PCC
Installation Joel Garvey, Colin Rendell
Operation James Russell & Colin Rendell
Artistic & Social Ambassador Lewis Doherty