The Panomera® multifocal sensor technology from Dallmeier was entrusted with public safety at the Concert for Valor in Washington, D.C. in which Metallica, Rihanna and many others performed.
The first Concert for Valor was held in the centre of Washington, D.C., USA on Veterans’ Day, 11 November 2014. The concert was designed to honour the courage and sacrifice of American military veterans, active duty service members and their families. Several hundred thousand spectators flocked to the National Mall to see live performances by Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Eminem, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood and others.
In order to be able to ensure public safety at such a large event, various camera systems were deployed, including the Panomera® multifocal sensor technology from Dallmeier. The system was installed by Dallmeier working with its partner Total Recall, a video-centric security technology provider that has specialised in providing control centres, video network design and management for cities and municipalities the past 25 years.
“With the new technology in the Panomera® cameras from Dallmeier, you can monitor the crowd as a whole, and at the same time zoom in to view specific details in the event of an incident”, says Peter Millius of Total Recall.
During the concert, the images were analysed in a truck stationed at the site by representatives of various police and government agencies.
“We were glad that we were able to help with security for this great event”, says Joe McDevitt of Dallmeier USA. “This exercise has once again proven the performance capability of multifocal sensor technology particularly for large expanses. The feedback from the police and government agencies regarding the picture quality was thoroughly positive.”