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Digifort invests in state of the art installations and inaugurates new offices in Brazil

Enviado por marcelino - 07/12/2012 - Notícias, Uncategorized

The location was projected following sustainability concepts, fitted with state of the art technology and equipped to provide the market with the best IP surveillance solutions

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By Marcelino Silva – marcelino@mscommidia.com.br

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Front of the new Digifort building

After a year full of initiatives, innovations and the development of technologies for the Market, Digifort closes 2012 with a golden key.  Systrade Tecnologia, holder of the Brazilian market’s leading IP Surveillance software, has just inaugurated a new concept in corporate installations for its business segment.  After two years of projects, works and technological finishing, the company inaugurated its own headquarters in São Caetano do Sul/SP, a city considered as one of the Brazilian technological poles and possessing the country’s best Human Development index (IDH).

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According to Carlos Eduardo Bonilha, Systrade’s executive director, the need to build it was due to Digifort’s global growth.  “The old space would not support future demands, since we needed a training room with more space to accommodate our integrators, distributors and customers.  The new space would have to be flexible in order to accommodate the events being held and offer a pleasant atmosphere to the team of collaborators.  The investment was high, but now we are equipped with the best technologies in CCTV, software and electronic image monitoring.  We are also prepared to meet any need arising from Digifort’s community and to maintain operations 24 hours a day”, he reveals.

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The new Digifort headquarters has a built area of 1200 square meters, distributed throughout a 3-floor building.  In the ground floor, the visitors pass through the access system and find a large Digifort logo on the wall.  Next, two cameras register their presence in the reception area, which is equipped with a waiting room and comfortable upholstery.  There are also the rooms for technical support, equipment testing, Latin America projects, warehousing and meetings, which is equipped with 42” monitors.  Still on the same floor, a self-service restaurant offers hospitality to collaborators and visitors alike.

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On the 1st floor we find the boardroom as well as the development, commercial, administrative and financial departments.  In the underground, there is a 12-spot parking garage and the modern Digifort training center, considered one of the most important areas built in the company’s new headquarters.  A hydraulic lift interconnects all the floors, guaranteeing accessibility to the facilities.  A garage further holds two vehicles in front of the building, where ramps also provide wheelchair access to the building’s reception.  Approximately 20 collaborators will occupy the new facilities, which were projected for the growth of the team and its frequent visitors.

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“Following the trend in people management, we have a leisure area with a barbecue.  Soon, we will also have a games room to be enjoyed by the collaborators.  Furthermore, the building has a rainwater collection system with a 5-thousand liter storage capacity.  We will use this water to wash sidewalks, yards and garages.  The building’s facades are covered with mirrored glass, allowing the entry of natural light into the building, but at the same time reflecting the sun’s heat.  With wide and comfortable spaces, as well as modern facilities, it is possible to improve the team’s performance and that of partners undergoing training, adding value to the business of all of those working with Digifort”, defends Bonilha.

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The training room has CCTV state of the art technology

Infrastructure – Approximately 60 Axis IP cameras carry out the surveillance. Most of them use megapixel technology and POE, being six of them “Speed Dome” models.  Two Bosch cameras perform the day/night vehicle license plate reading (OCR).  At the social entry, one camera and one interphone identify the visitor via audio and video.  The gate is opened by the receptionist by a push of a button located on Digifort itself.  At a second area, one glass door acts as a holding system.  There we find three cameras with analytical module, storing faces in a database, recording movements and counting the number of people entering the company.  Other cameras spread throughout the building possess intelligent analytics as well.

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“Distributed by Newello, the New Access NAC 110 access system biometrically identifies collaborators and automatically opens the access door.  Also from Newello and manufactured by Carlo Gavazzi, the illumination control system works with just one button on the exit.  It is possible to turn off all the lights at once, thus avoiding needless waste of energy.  It still allows you to program all the illumination keys any way you wish.  All the systems are integrated to Digifort and are activated by computers, cell phones, smartphones and tablets from anywhere”, highlights the executive.

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Moreover, the site has a 10 KVA UPS that keeps all the servers and systems working when faced with a power outage. A back-up server hosted outside the company guarantees the information in case of a mishap.  The servers are Dell Intel Xeon from the R520 Power Edge series.  A Dell 20-terabyte storage unit is also installed in order to guarantee image and data storage.  Besides the UPS, an automatic 18 KVA power generator is activated if it is technically required, providing power to the mentioned equipment as well as the building’s lights.

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“Provided by Intelbrás, our entire telephone system is IP.  The voice and data network travel in gigabyte, by means of D-Link switches.  The camera network is separated by the VLAN resources from the gigabyte POE switches, with routers and firewall manufactured by D-Link.  Internet access is via fiber optics, with 100 megabytes speed for downloading and about 60 for uploading.  This link is available so as to enable all customers and integrators in the world to download products for testing purposes.  Doors, garages and the alarm system are connected by IP I/O modules from Commbox and are integrated to Digifort”.

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Bonilha (center) welcomes partners during the inauguration

Positioning – Bonilha is keen to stress the fact that Digifort is 100% domestic and that its international growth is due to Brazil’s creativity.  “We have always listened to suggestions related to the implementation of new facilities.  The ideas from the Brazilian people are so interesting that we immediately put them in our road map and for analysis of technical feasibility.  Over 90% of them are implemented and approximately 80% are already integrated into the following version.  We are quick to provide the answers that the market needs, providing the customer with a chance to implement his ideas.  We would have no conditions of creating everything in our own; therefore we highly value these suggestions.  This was how we grew”.

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Bonilha claims that Digifort has Latin America’s largest technical support team for VMS software.  “We have teams specialized in support, service and post sales. They are trained to service customers in a short period of time, trying to solve doubts and problems right at the first call.  We provide services over the phone, Skype, e-mail and remote access, making the problem solving process quicker.  Our technical support also helps in the elaboration of projects, dimensions equipment, and solves network issues related to the software, as well as provides Digifort courses and certifications”.

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The executive says that Digifort has an open platform and leaves nothing to be desired when compared to similar solutions in the world market.  “We are known by the absolute leadership in Latin America.  When integrators compare, they choose Digifort.  The Brazilianish features and the aggregated value influence in the decision. When they get to know our product well, they end up discovering that they can offer even more to their customers, reducing RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization), thus building confidence and other business possibilities.  This is exactly what we will do, even better, at our new facilities.  We are available to meet the challenges of the upcoming years, since it was like this that it all began”, concludes Bonilha.

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Service – The new Systrade Tecnologia / Digifort headquarters is located at Rua Teffé, 334 – Santa Maria – Cep.: 09560-140 – São Caetano do Sul / São Paulo / Brazil.

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Digifort Digifort is the first Brazilian software for IP surveillance, Digital CCTV and electronic image storage.  Known in the marketplace as an IP Surveillance System, the product has resources, equipment and advanced technological solutions for the areas of digital intelligence, corporate surveillance and urban security.  Presently, its platform is continuously developed in Brazil, commercialized in over 80 countries and translated into several languages, thus making the software one of the best in international market evaluations.  More information is available at www.digifort.com.br.

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See the photos from the news story in the gallery below.

Photos: Marcelino Silva – marcelino@mscommidia.com.br.

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