ECI TELECOM announced on January 4 that Beijing Metro had selected its optical transmission equipment to expand video surveillance and safety communication on Lines 1 and 2. The XDM Multi-Service Provisioning Platform will cover 47 stations and around 100 km of track.

'The 2008 Olympics will be a challenging experience, but we will be well prepared, as we are already working with ECI to meet the demand,' said Ma Jianmin, Signalling & Telecoms Manager at Beijing Metro. 'We chose ECI's XDM platform because it was the most cost-effective and it is uniquely designed to support video applications over ethernet. Additionally, ECI's network management system, LightSoft, gives us the flexibility to control video traffic from hundreds of monitoring cameras.'

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