San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Selects Apollo Video Technology’s RoadRunner Transit Camera System and Fleet-Wide Management Software

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The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has selected Apollo Video Technology (http://www.avt-usa.com/)’s RoadRunner™ MRH DVR (http://www.apollovideotechnology.com/assets/file/RoadRunner%20MRH%20Brochure%20copy.pdf) and back-end management software for its fleet of transit vehicles. In the first phase of the project, Apollo Video will replace existing transit surveillance systems (http://www.avt-usa.com/applications/transit-rail/) in 246 of MTS fixed-route buses and deploy wireless back-end equipment providing fleet-wide data and real-time video streaming.

The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has selected Apollo Video Technology’s RoadRunner™ MRH DVR and back-end management software for its fleet of transit vehicles. In the first phase of the project, Apollo Video will replace existing transit surveillance systems in 246 of MTS fixed-route buses and deploy wireless back-end equipment providing fleet-wide data and real-time video streaming.

The new installation will include Apollo Video’s digital video recorders (DVRs), interior and exterior cameras, motion detectors, and wireless local area network (LAN) equipment. The contract also includes Vehicle Information Management (ViM) software which will supply MTS with vehicle status reports, event logs, on-demand video clip retrieval and automated downloads of event video.

In addition to customer references, Apollo Video’s financial stability and proven long-term reliability within large scale deployments were vital to the company’s success through the testing phase. MTS utilized an extensive RFP process beginning in October of 2009 to select Apollo Video as the contractor for the project. The RoadRunner system was then installed on four transit buses as part of a 45-day test phase, which was successfully completed this month.

MTS will utilize the MRH8 and MRH12 series DVRs equipped with seven to nine cameras based on the specific bus types. Each camera system supplied by Apollo Video will provide MTS with state-of-the-art Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities, allowing transit officials to monitor real-time video and location data. To capture potential incidents occurring inside the transit yards overnight, MTS requested that Apollo Video include motion detection capabilities to trigger the system to start recording at the first sign of movement. The passive infrared sensor detects any movement inside the vehicle when the bus is turned off.

“The combination of passive infrared sensors and the ViM software will ensure that MTS has top-of-the line video surveillance management while recording activity on the bus at all times,” said Rodell Notbohm, general manager of Apollo Video Technology. “Apollo Video is committed to the ever changing landscape of mobile security and the value of making motion detection capabilities and other customized features available to our customers.”

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About Apollo Video Technology
Apollo Video Technology (http://www.avt-usa.com) is a leading manufacturer of on-board and in-car digital surveillance systems for public transit, school transportation, law enforcement, military, freight transport, and fire and EMS applications. With government and private-sector installations throughout North America and worldwide, Apollo Video's Mil-Spec and SAE rated RoadRunner line of video and audio systems simplifies real-time video capture and reduces overall costs with exceptional quality, durability and easy offloading of video.

Since its release in 2004, The RoadRunner system has been installed in nearly 300 agencies worldwide – representing over 10,000 total implementations. Apollo Video Technology has been selected to provide digital video and audio surveillance systems by prominent public agencies such as Chicago METRA, King County METRO, Kansas City Area Transit Authority, Edmonton Transit System, Los Angeles County Metro Transportation Authority, City of Lincoln Nebraska and Winnipeg Transit.

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Courtney Hastings
RH Strategic
chastings(at)rhstrategic(dot)com or 202-585-0210

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