Pierce Transit Selects Apollo Video Technology to Deliver Mobile Video Monitoring Solution

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State-of-the Art Technology Will Enhance Public Safety and Improve Security

The Pierce County Public Transportation Benefit Area Corporation (Pierce Transit) has selected Apollo Video Technology (Apollo Video) to outfit its entire fleet with a comprehensive mobile video surveillance and information management solution. The decision comes after the agency conducted an analysis and product review period. Implementation of the project began in February and all work is expected to be completed by the end of April.

As part of this safety and security enhancement, Apollo Video will install 140 camera systems in transit buses, public safety vehicles and service supervisor vans. Up to 12 cameras will be installed on each vehicle throughout the fleet. Implementation of the RoadRunner HD™ on-board video surveillance system will offer a comprehensive and customized solution that includes high-definition recorders, advanced high-definition IP cameras and sophisticated accessories comprising of wireless routers, accelerometers and GPS. This state-of-the-art system will be integrated with Vehicle Information Management (ViM™) Software allowing users to view and organize video clips as well as examine the health of equipment onboard each bus. These features ensure that access to high-definition footage is readily accessible by Pierce Transit administrators for monitoring transit activity and ensuring ongoing performance. Pierce Transit officials see this initiative as a step forward in enhancing the safety and security of passengers and drivers alike.

“In Pierce Transit’s search for this solution, our focus was on a provider that would deliver reliable, high quality video and audio with a significant amount of on-board storage and wireless download capabilities as well as uncomplicated maintenance requirements,” said Monica Adams, senior planner and project manager of Pierce Transit. “We feel confident that our partnership with Apollo Video will meet all of our current and long-term needs and will go a long way in safeguarding the security of our riders and employees.”

As the most technologically advanced Apollo Video system to date, the RoadRunner HD™ will play a vital role in managing important evidence thanks to its user-friendly capabilities, multi-generational compatibility and high-definition video.

“For an agency setting out to install a surveillance system for the first time, easy-to-use equipment that operates seamlessly, provides exceptional video quality and, above all, benefits passenger and operator safety is key,” said Rodell Notbohm, CEO of Apollo Video Technology. “Apollo Video is thrilled to partner with Pierce Transit to ensure that their investment in security technology is sustainable and upgradable over the long term and provides easy access to high definition video.”

Pierce Transit joins a number of other transit agencies in the state of Washington that have Apollo Video equipment in place on their respective fleets, including King County Metro, Whatcom Transit, Skagit Transit, the Clark County Public Transit Benefit Authority (C-TRAN), Everett Transit and Sound Transit.

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About Apollo Video Technology
Apollo Video Technology is a leading manufacturer of video surveillance, fleet and information 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 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 (1).

Since its release in 2004, Apollo Video has supplied the RoadRunner™ system to over 375 agencies worldwide, representing over 21,000 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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