Though the term ‘transportation’ may immediately elicit different thoughts for different people, everyone can likely agree that it plays a significant role in both our everyday lives and the big picture of the economy’s overall wellbeing. Whether the word makes you first think of a car, bus, train, airplane, or boat, all of these vehicles are critical for daily commutes, leisurely traveling and the shipment of goods across countries — and everything else in between. It is therefore paramount that these methods of transportation are protected from various types of threats at all times.
Honeywell International unveiled a corporate makeover today that will tie its growth more strongly to aerospace technology and spin off other businesses as two publicly-traded companies by the end of 2018. This move is the result of its comprehensive portfolio review, including its intention to separately spin off its Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution business, as well as its Transportation Systems business, into two stand-alone, publicly-traded companies.
March Networks®, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, is pleased to introduce new mobile IP-cameras to its complete transportation solution for bus, light rail, and passenger rail fleets. Designed to provide transit operators with improved and more comprehensive surveillance coverage, the megapixel cameras are purpose-built to withstand demanding mobile environments and capture consistently clear video in near darkness, bright daylight, and the abrupt lighting transitions that occur when vehicles enter and exit tunnels and underpasses.
Luminator Technology Group (LTG) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Apollo Video Technology (Apollo Video). Headquartered in Bothell, Washington, Apollo Video was recently named the No. 1 supplier of transit bus mobile video surveillance equipment in the Americas.
Urban interstate highways are notorious for traffic congestion even in the best of times, and accidents or breakdowns only make a bad situation worse. To reduce the potential impact of such occurrences, the State of Indiana deployed Avaya Fabric Connect for network and video surveillance. With round-the-clock video feeds from more than 350 surveillance cameras in key locations monitored for any signs of trouble, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) can rapidly dispatch the appropriate response teams often before anyone has called 911. Cameras assist INDOT in providing an online map of real-time traffic images and enable the state to deliver video feeds to news station partners to inform travelers of current traffic conditions.
MOBOTIX and Advantech will be providing integrated intelligent solutions for video surveillance and applications in the transport sector. Advantech is a global provider of industrial and
embedded automation solutions, which will use MOBOTIX cameras for video applications in public transportation services, emergency services vehicles and the transportation of goods. Such as counting the number of passengers, heat mapping and crowd management. These will be demonstrated during InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin, 20 – 23 September at Advantech’s stand 406 in hall 4.1.
Moxa has launched its new VPort 06-2 and VPort P16-2MR series rugged IP-cameras to fulfill all of your onboard CCTV system requirements. The cameras support 1080P HD video resolutions and are EN 50155 certified. The wide-temperature models have operating temperatures from -40 to 70°C, ensuring reliability and safety for railway operations under extreme temperatures. For mission-critical applications, such as the 24/7 video surveillance required in the driver’s compartment, our VPort P16-2MR series features a built-in IR illuminator and Infrared Cutfilter Removal (ICR) to ensure crystal clear images during the day and night.
The U.S. Department of Transportation will require recreational drone operators to register their aircraft with the federal government. A new task force has been formed to determine which aircraft should be exempt from the registration The federal government will seek to register all drones, including the lighter, remote-controlled crafts favored by hobbyists, so it can track down any drone pilots who collide with other aircraft or violate rules for safe flights. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said recently the new rules will apply to hobbyists as well as commercial drone operators, who already register.
AXIS P3905-RE is an outdoor-ready camera addition to the family of compact, rugged, and discreet cameras of the AXIS P39-R Network Camera Series. They are all specially designed for onboard video surveillance in or on buses, trains, subway cars, and emergency vehicles.
Milestone Systems’ open platform IP video management technology is helping Taminco USA to manage employee safety and to uphold federal regulations for the production and transportation of hazardous materials. Taminco manufactures compounds and solutions for agricultural, personal and home care, energy and water treatment chemicals. The Department of Health, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Transportation heavily monitor the shipping of these substances, so it is essential that a sophisticated surveillance system monitor every step of the process, from delivery of raw materials to the shipment of end products.
Next week at Transport Security Expo, Olympia, London, Optex will be exhibiting complete detection and access control solutions tailored for the transportation sector. This includes high security intrusion detection systems for perimeter protection; access control, directional analysis, and thrown object detection systems to protect controlled areas; and obstacle/people detection for railway safety applications.
When most people think of a wireless mobile router, they think “MiFi” which is a term coined by Verizon for their version of an 802.11 Access Point with Internet backhaul connectivity over a cellular data network like LTE, EVDO, or UMTS. This is fine if the objective of your router is to only do one thing: connect to the Internet and let others share that connection using 802.11 WiFi. This is only one narrow application.
March Networks debuted its new RideSafe video surveillance solution designed specifically for bus, para-transit and passenger rail applications at the American Public Transportation Association Expo in Houston, Texas.
March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, is pleased to announce its new RideSafe solution for bus, para-transit, and passenger rail. A true enterprise-class video surveillance offering, March Networks RideSafe provides transportation agencies with comprehensive oversight across their entire operation including on transit vehicles, and in stations, depots, and park-and-rides.
TrakLok® International LLC, a cargo security firm specializing in trailer and container security, announced that it has upgraded its Application Programing Interface (API) to allow a seamless integration with security integration and call monitoring companies.
Auckland Transport, Auckland’s government agency responsible for all of its transportation infrastructure and services, will deploy video analytics powered by HP IDOL on servers and storage from HP Enterprise Group and with support from HP Software Professional Services.
Two new sections of the Mexico City – Tuxpan highway that have just been opened, are equipped with the latest intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and tunnel safety and management equipment. The new 83km (52 miles) sections between Necaxa and Tihuatlán will decrease travel time between the Mexican capital and major tourist destinations on the Gulf of Mexico.
Scallop Imaging, a video imaging technology company that introduced the revolutionary distributed imaging technology, announced several developments that are set to propel the company toward continued growth and development of new technology, including investing in key sales personnel. Scallop continues to grow its line of distributed imaging technology with the new horizontal D7-180XR, a 7-megapixel surveillance camera that records in full-color high resolution throughout its 180-degree field of view.
These new improvements are meant to make this form of transportation safer and easier to inspect. The Forest Hills Transportation Center (Grand Rapids, MI) has announced that it is adding two new technology components to its school buses in the form of QR codes and side view cameras, to help to boost safety for the children, the bus drivers, and other road users. These quick response codes will help to keep people informed as to the condition of the school bus.
Decades ago, the transportation sector was one of the earliest adopters of CCTV surveillance – understandable given security’s crucial role in encouraging people to use public services. Transport authorities must keep their systems running with as few interruptions as possible, so they must know what’s happening at all times – whether at stations, on board […]