Dallas Area Rapid Transit Awards Australian Firm Mobile Video Surveillance Contract

DTI Group will provide advanced video systems on light rail vehicles. The initial contract is valued at more than $2.5 million, plus options valued at more than $6 million.

DALLAS – DTI Group of Perth, Australia, has been awarded a contract with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for the supply and installation of advanced video surveillance systems on light rail vehicles (LRVs).

The contract involves the supply and installation of surveillance systems on 48 LRVs valued at approximately $2.6 million, plus options for the supply and installation of an additional 115 LRVs valued at approximately $6.3 million. Deliveries for the initial 48 systems are expected to commence in the first half of FY17 and will be delivered over a 12-month period.

Each LRV will be equipped with:

  • DTI’s advanced TDR6 digital surveillance system with integral switching, enhanced ‘dual drive’ redundancy and communications infrastructure for system management and data downloads
  • Nine high-definition 6-megapixel cameras each providing a 360 degree panoramic view of the passenger area
  • Three transit rated power over Ethernet network switches
  • Multifunction 4G, LTE, 802.11 a/b/g/n ruggedized router to provide live viewing of passenger cameras

The DTI solution will be supplied with full 4G/LTE live streaming functionality, which includes seamless integration into the existing station and platform camera systems. DTI will also provide its comprehensive back-end video management system to centralize and coordinate the video data and allow video evidence and system diagnostics to be recovered from LRVs through an automated “booking” system utilizing a Wi-Fi network.

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DTI Managing Director Richard Johnson says the DART project builds on the company’s recent run of wins in the U.S. rail market and is another direct order with a key transit operator in the U.S.

“This project demonstrates DTI’s growing presence in providing advanced surveillance and information technology solutions and services in the US mass transit market, which is the biggest market in the world,” Johnson says. “Dallas now becomes another city in the U.S. which has DTI solutions operating across rail or bus networks joining Philadelphia and San Francisco.”

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