SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

D-Link Systems, Inc.

September 08, 2009 06:00 ET

D-Link® Premise Surveillance System Protects America's Largest Sports Museum and Its Valuable Treasures

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - Babe Ruth's record-breaking home run bat, Lou Gehrig's uniform jacket and a ball hit by Joe DiMaggio during his historic 56-game hitting streak. These are among the 10,000 priceless memorabilia that require the highest level of security protection at the Sports Museum of Los Angeles, the largest known private collection of iconic sports artifacts, collectibles and memorabilia in the United States, located in downtown Los Angeles.

With so many treasured items on display at the 32,000-square-foot Sports Museum of LA, representing baseball, basketball, football, tennis, boxing, golf, swimming and horse racing, Information Technology Manager Sal Martinez wanted to install the most sophisticated but affordable surveillance system he could find.

What he wanted was a system that would allow museum security guards to monitor visitors, the valued artifacts, exit doors and public areas, while serving as a visible deterrent to avoid theft and vandalism. Despite budget concerns, he was looking for cameras with specific features, such as high video quality and clarity, management software, motion detection to conserve resources when not in use, sound capture, digital zoom, and the ability to lower resolution to conserve disk space.

What Martinez found was D-Link, a worldwide market leader in computer networking solutions for businesses and consumers. Working with D-Link® reseller, Computer 1 Products of America in South El Monte, Calif., Martinez selected a system that offered the features he required at a price that fit his budget.

The museum opted for 88 D-Link 2-Way Audio Internet Cameras (DCS-3220) and the same number of D-Link Power over Ethernet Adapters (DWL-P50) to capture every angle of the 32,000-square-foot structure.

"We shopped around and saw demonstrations of different cameras from other manufacturers," he said. "From an implementation and cost perspective, D-Link had the upper edge." Martinez added: "D-Link's D-ViewCam™ software that is bundled with the cameras is priceless. We installed the system in about a week -- everything works great."

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.

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