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March Networks Reveals New IP Video Recording and Management Solution

The RideSafe RT Series IP recorder by March Networks is a video recording and management platform designed to help passenger rail operators improve security and incident investigation.

OTTAWA —  March Networks announces the launch of its RideSafe RT Series IP recorder, a new video recording and management platform designed to help passenger rail operators improve security and incident investigation using integrated high-definition (HD) video and vehicle data.

The solution is available in two 20-channel models, the RT20E and the RT20EP, with eight PoE ports for vehicles that require integrated camera power.

The RideSafe RT Series IP recorder is well-suited for rail fleets ready to transition to scalable, all-IP video capture. It provides operators with sharp megapixel video evidence at a full 30 fps per channel, and time-saving video and data extraction over WiFi or 4G wireless networks, according to the company.

Along with March Networks’ complete video solution for mobile and wayside environments, the recorder integrates with and can be centrally managed with March Network’s Command Enterprise video management software. In addition, March Networks mobile and fixed recorders come with all channel licensing included, providing rail operators with a plug-and-play platform right out of the box.

The RideSafe RT Series also delivers search and investigation capabilities through integrations with leading train control and management systems (TCMS), passenger information systems (PIS), GPS and other peripheral devices.

Rail operators can use the Command software to search for recorded events including emergency brake activation, speed, location and driver-tagged incidents, and review these incidents along with the associated video. The combined video and data enables fleet operators to investigate complaints, liability claims and other events quickly and cost-effectively and resolve disputes with the help of compelling video evidence, according to the company. They can also use the investigation tool to proactively identify and address potential issues, such as a malfunctioning door, before an incident occurs.

March Networks says the recorder is purpose-built for operation in demanding rail environments, incorporating features such as an embedded Linux OS, solid state drives, front panel diagnostic LEDs, an optional battery backup and real-time system health monitoring. It is also compliant with multiple environmental, electromagnetic (EMC) and shock/vibration regulatory standards, including EN50155.

“March Networks has spent more than a decade designing and delivering high performance, highly reliable video systems to rail and transit operators worldwide,” says Réal Barrière, transit solutions product manager, March Networks. “This new RideSafe RT Series solution delivers all the benefits of our accumulated expertise, as well as the advanced integration and investigation capabilities necessary for successful fleet management.”

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