DTI Group has won yet another rail job in the UK, signing an $A800,000 contract with Deutsche Bahn’s UK rolling stock consultancy, ESG Ltd (ESG Rail), for the supply of 66 high definition CCTV surveillance systems for trains operated by London Midland.

Under the contract, DTI will supply forward-facing and saloon video surveillance systems, as well as remote viewing and data download infrastructure at strategic depots and control rooms across the UK network. ESG will be responsible for the turnkey delivery of the project.

The systems deployed will include high definition megapixel cameras, connected to DTI’s feature rich MDR-6 recording unit, communicating via 3G/4G/Wi-Fi. DTI’s comprehensive back office software will provide ‘live’ and historical video review, fleet diagnostics, mass storage and alarm event management capability to multiple beneficiary parties.

In addition, DTI’s Pantograph monitoring system will provide one train with the capability to analyse overhead lines, alerting London Midland and Network Rail to anomalies identified. Pantographs are the devices mounted on the roof of an electric train to transfer power to the train through contact with the overhead line electrification. Pantographs with overhead power are now the dominant form of power collection for modern electric trains.

DTI’s Pantograph video analytics solution automatically tags potential faults along the catenary structure which provides power to trains while in motion. This analysis results in cost savings for train operators and infrastructure maintainers alike by notifying them of potential faults early – before they escalate.

DTI’s contract with ESG Rail has an initial value of £0.5 million (A$ 0.8 million) and the project is expected to be completed during the 2016–17 financial year. This award follows a number of other recent project wins in the UK, including London Underground and Virgin Trains. ♦