Mobotix in Pompeii
MX Success Story: UNESCO World heritage Pompeii protected by MOBOTIX
Pompeii is a world-famous ancient Roman city near modern Naples that was destroyed and buried under volcanic ash when the Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.
When Vesuvius erupted on 24 August AD 79, it engulfed the two flourishing Roman towns of Pompei and Herculaneum, as well as the many wealthy villas in the area. These have been progressively excavated and made accessible to the public since the mid-18th century. The vast expanse of the commercial town of Pompei contrasts with the smaller but better-preserved remains of the holiday resort of Herculaneum, while the superb wall paintings of the Villa Oplontis at Torre Annunziata give a vivid impression of the opulent lifestyle enjoyed by the wealthier citizens of the Early Roman Empire.
To protect the extraordinarily well-preserved artifacts and decorated surfaces and to prevent potential damage caused by the 2.5 million visitors every year, over 380 MOBOTIX dual-dome cameras were installed at the inner heart of this archaeological site.
MOBOTIX won over all other technologies, especially because of the unrivaled image quality and the decentralized system structure which results in less network infrastructure and a reduction of the overall system costs.