DALLAS Area Rapid Transit has awarded Perth-based systems integrator DTI Group a contract for the supply of its mobile video surveillance solution. 

DTI Group will provide advanced video systems on light rail vehicles – the contract calls for light rail vehicles to be installed with nine 6MP cameras on 48 light rail vehicles, providing a 360-degree panoramic view of the passenger area. The initial contract is valued at $US2.6 million, plus options valued at $US6.3 million. Deliveries for the initial 48 systems are expected to commence in the first half of FY17 and will be delivered over a 12-month period.

DART will receive DTI’s advanced TDR6 digital surveillance system with integral switching, and dual drive redundancy and communications infrastructure for system management and data downloads. There will be nine high-definition 6MP cameras in each LRV and the solution will include 3 transit-rated PoE network switches. Comms will be multifunction 4G, LTE, 802.11 a/b/g/n ruggedized router to provide live viewing of passenger cameras.

DART will get full 4G/LTE live streaming functionality, which includes seamless integration into the existing station and platform camera systems. DTI will also provide its comprehensive back-end video management system to centralize and coordinate the video data and allow video evidence and system diagnostics to be recovered from LRVs through an automated booking system utilizing a Wi-Fi network.

DTI managing director Richard Johnson says the DART project builds on the company’s recent run of wins in the U.S. rail market and is another direct order with a key transit operator in the U.S.

“This project demonstrates DTI’s growing presence in providing advanced surveillance and information technology solutions and services in the US mass transit market, which is the biggest market in the world,” Johnson said. “Dallas now becomes another city in the U.S. which has DTI solutions operating across rail or bus networks joining Philadelphia and San Francisco.”

DTI provides advanced mobile surveillance systems, solutions and services to a global client list that includes transit agencies, transit operators, freight operators, law enforcement authorities and taxi organisations. The ASX-listed company turned over $A105 million in its last reported financial year.♦