Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Chooses Infiniti by Inner Range
The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is a leading public research university based in Melbourne, Australia, with branch campuses in Asia and Europe. After a comprehensive product and security contractor evaluation process, RMIT has chosen the Infiniti platform by Inner Range. Integrators Australia has been selected by RMIT as the security contractor that will deliver the solution. Once completed, Infiniti will service over 3,500 doors and form a key part of RMIT’s critical infrastructure in security management.
Inner Range’s CEO, Peter Krincevski, comments, “Being able to work so closely with RMIT has been a real privilege. Like any evaluation or sales process, we were just one vendor in the mix. One of the key items that appealed to RMIT was Inner Range’s ability to provide local support and local engineering. What struck me was RMIT’s commitment to this project, especially their meticulous analysis of the various technical and commercial abilities of each vendor and their confidence deciding to move forward. You might imagine this process could take years, but in fact, the entire process from initial discussions to a signed contract was only about six to seven months. This has represented real cost savings to RMIT. Inner Range will continue to play a key role in this project with support and professional services offered to both RMIT and Integrators Australia.”
Rusty Blake, business development manager at Inner Range, remarks on the technical side of the project, “The scale of the project is enormous. RMIT has over 130 buildings, over 3,500 access control doors and thousands of zone inputs. Infiniti will also be the single overarching security management system supporting concurrent high-level interfaces with Avigilon (CCTV), Jacques (intercoms), 60x Building Management Systems (BACnet/IP), Traka (KeyLocker), Active Directory and HID (Bluetooth card readers). Furthermore, an open REST/XML API within Infiniti will allow RMIT to write a custom interface and tailor the Infiniti software to suit their specific requirements. Another key attribute that Infiniti offers in comparison to most of our competitors is that Infiniti’s hybrid architecture can be both ‘deep’ with a large RS-485 cabling infrastructure, as well as ‘flat’ with support for thousands of IP-based door controllers. In the case of RMIT and their extensive RS-485 cabling infrastructure, Infiniti is the obvious choice; being able to reuse their RS-485 cabling has likely saved them millions of dollars.”
Longstanding security manager at RMIT, Russell Lightfoot, sums it up well, saying, “We are all benefiting from a close and open partnership that mitigates risk and reduces installation costs and time. Both Integrators Australia and Inner Range have proven their support and we are excited to be deploying the Infiniti platform.”