2020 Vision Archive - 2009

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Jun 19

2020 Vision back to aid teaching in hospital

Following the success of our advanced CCTV based training aid in the Endoscopy Unit at the University Hospital of North Tees. 2020 Vision have been commissioned to provide a similar Audio Visual based training solution for The James Cook Hospital.

The leading edge system consists of a functional pan, tilt and zoom dome camera to provide general and close up views of procedures, along with real time live video feeds from the endoscope, scope guide and x-ray machine. Enabling clinical staff to observe and follow procedures on two 32″ and a 42″ high definition TFT monitors from a remote teaching room.

All camera images are recorded at 25 frames per second, with a file size of up to 30Kb onto a digital recording system for subsequent review. The recorder is network compatible and can be connected to the hospital network allowing authorised users access to both live and previously recorded footage at any time.

The visual system, which is installed in three Endoscopy rooms, is supplemented with an integrated hands free audio capability, which allows persons in the training room to converse with staff in any of the three rooms.

The leading edge system provides a vital role in teaching the future generation of Doctors and Nurses at the hospital.

Peter Houlis 2020 Vision Managing Director said:

“The system implemented at North Tees Hospital has proven to be a great success and its extremely rewarding to be recommended to implement a similar project into the James Cook Hospital. It is gratifying to be able to supply systems beyond the normal remit of security. More and more we are implementing systems to provide clients with real time management information.”

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Jun 19

Roseate Tern protected with 2020 Vision

One of the UK’s rarest seabirds the Roseate Tern, who’s severe, long-lasting and well documented decline make it a Red List species is receiving round the clock protection during the breading season on Coquet Island, aided by CCTV surveillance implemented by North East CCTV systems integrator 2020 Vision Systems.

This important seabird colony is one mile off the Northumberland coast. No landing is possible on the island, but during the breeding season the system which went live in June 2006 enables local people and holidaymakers to watch the private life of Coquet’s puffins, terns and other seabirds without the risk of disturbing the nesting birds, from the Sea Bird Centre on Amble Quayside.

However, due to the threat to the rare Tern from illegal egg collectors the CCTV system now has a new role in securing the island from trespassers and those with mall intent.

Paul Morrison, RSPB Coquet Island warden, said: “Coquet Island is one of the RSPB’s smallest nature reserves and during the spring and summer every square metre is packed with nesting seabirds. It’s just not possible for visitors to land on the island because of the number of nesting birds, so in 2006 we decided to use remote monitoring technology to take the birds to the people. It’s great that we have been able to extend the use into providing security for the protection of the rare Roseate Tern.”

Peter Houlis Managing Director of 2020Vision said “The Coquet Island CCTV project was extremely interesting from a technical and logistical point of view, to see it in operation and how it was received by the public was very rewarding. To know its being used for the protection and preservation for one of our most precious species of birds is even more gratifying.

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Jun 15

Wakefield Urban CCTV Surveillance System to benefit from 2020 Vision specialising in public sector work

North East based CCTV systems integrator 2020 Vision Systems is celebrating securing yet another prestigious contract. The North Shields based company has been handed a four year preventative and corrective maintenance contract by Wakefield Council. Read more…

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Jun 3

Dawn of a ‘new era’

Dawn McIntyre has joined the team at North Shields-based 2020 Vision Technology, the nationally-renowned provider of high-end integrated digital security systems.

Dawn has twenty years experience of national-level managerial roles within the security, safety and risk management  sectors, and is adept at implementing maximum efficiency within HR, financial and operational functions.

She takes pride in ensuring that clients receive the best service possible from the first contact to successful project completion and beyond, so that customers always know that they are in good hands.

Dawn is heavily involved with several North East-based business networks and also assists local educational bodies with the teaching of best business practice, as well as being active in several local charities.

She has worked with UKTI, One North East and Tedco Enterprise to assist in forging export links with China.

Dawn is a key player in 2020’s plans to build on their beacon status as a premier UK provider of the best holistic security systems.

Peter Houlis, 2020’s managing director, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dawn to our strong team, and we know that her undoubted personal and managerial skills will fit perfectly with our mission to be the security provider of choice for educational establishments, hospitals, local authorities and other large-scale organizations across the UK.”

Dawn said ‘I relish the challenge and opportunity presented by 2020 Vision, I have the utmost confidence in being a contributory factor in their growth plans, it’s a function I have already fulfilled in a past life. I am excited by the opportunity and the reputation of 2020 Vision

Dawn has been working with the company for the last 3 weeks and is overwhelmed with the friendliness of the staff and the commitment to their customers. This has allowed her to settle into her post quickly and move into her role with confidence for her exciting new challenge of moving the company onto the next level.

She is looking forward to some very positive changes within the company and is keen to work well with the team members to improve procedures, systems and quality control.