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C-TRAN Implements Innovative Video Surveillance to Enhance Transit Security(June 17, 2014)
BOTHELL, WASH. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014
The Clark County Public Transit Benefit Area Authority (C-TRAN) has selected the RoadRunner on-board video surveillance system and Vehicle Information Management (ViM) Software from Apollo Video Technology (Apollo Video) for its fleet of fixed-route and paratransit vehicles. The system, complete with digital video recorders (DVR) and camera health and video management capabilities, will ensure C-TRAN officials have access to reliable, high quality video footage for monitoring and responding to events taking place on and around its vehicles.
Apollo Video will complete the installation - funded in part by a Federal Transit Administration State of Good Repair Grant - by the end of 2014. The 12- and eight-camera systems will be installed on the interior and exterior of C-TRANs 88 fixed-route and 45 paratransit vehicles. The ViM Software, accessible to authorized C-TRAN personnel, features seamless fleet-wide management of video and vehicle information with automatic downloading of video clips, tools for managing and classifying video events and access to on-board equipment, health notification and reports.
The reliability and speed of Apollo Videos equipment ensures that we can easily locate, store, review and transmit video efficiently. This was a critical requirement for our selection of a video and technology partner, said Bob Medcraft, field operations manager at C-TRAN. The Apollo Video solution clearly addresses the needs of our stakeholders, field support staff and maintenance department to provide a full-service solution including, hardware, software, project management and after-sale service and support.
The move to Apollo Video equipment and ViM software comes as C-TRAN replaces its current DVR system in order to streamline the security process, cut down video inquiry time for C-TRAN supervisors and provide law enforcement with pertinent footage in response to incidents on-board C-TRAN vehicles, and in surrounding areas, in a timely manner. All future additions to the fleet will be equipped with the new system as well. In addition, Apollo Video has been awarded a service contract to provide maintenance and additional services including fleet-wide system checks.
The forward and backward compatibility of Apollo Videos hardware and software ensures the longevity of C-TRANs investment in security technology for the lifetime of our partnership, said Rodell Notbohm, CEO of Apollo Video Technology. C-TRAN required that its video surveillance technology partner provide intuitive and streamlined processes for gathering evidence and monitoring fleet-wide health; this flexibility guarantees that the system operates flawlessly today while ensuring a future-proof, scalable solution for years to come.
C-TRAN joins many other Washington State transit agencies already equipped with Apollo Video surveillance solutions, including Everett Transit, King County Metro and Sound Transit.
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About Apollo Video Technology
Apollo Video Technology is a leading manufacturer of video surveillance and fleet management solutions for public transit, rail, school transportation, law enforcement, military, commercial transportation, fire and EMS applications. With public and private-sector installations throughout North America and worldwide, the RoadRunner mobile video and audio recording system provides exceptional video quality with management software optimized for wireless downloading and live video streaming.
Renowned for its reliability, durability and ease of use, Apollo Video solutions improve accessibility of data and deliver streamlined, fleet-wide management of video surveillance and on-board equipment to reduce liability, mitigate risk, improve efficiency and reduce maintenance and operating costs. Apollo Video is unique in the industry with software interoperability and compatibility across multiple generations of hardware.
In 2013, Apollo Video was named the No. 1 supplier of transit bus mobile video surveillance equipment in the World(1) and continues to be the No. 1 supplier in the Americas, since 2010 - an achievement that further supports the company's commitment to offer its customers superior, compatible solutions throughout the lifetime of their fleet.
Since its release in 2004, Apollo Video has supplied the RoadRunner system to over 350 agencies worldwide, representing over 20,000 total implementations.
(1) 2013 and 2011 editions of IHS World Market Report for Mobile Video Surveillance Equipment (http://www.ihs.com)
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