AUSTRALIAN integrator DTI Group reports that the Board of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has awarded contract options for the further supply and installation of advanced CCTV surveillance systems on light rail vehicles (LRVs) operated by the North Texas transit agency. DART operates across 13 cities situated in the 4th largest metro area of the United States.

The options involve the supply and installation of surveillance systems valued at approximately $US7.2 million (A$9.5 million) on 115 existing LRVs. Deliveries are expected to commence in the first quarter of calendar 2018 and will roll out over an 18-month period.

Each LRV will be equipped with a digital surveillance system, 13 high-definition 6MP cameras each providing a 360-degree panoramic view of the passenger area, 3 transit rated power over Ethernet network switches, and a multifunction 4G, LTE, 802.11 a/b/g/n ruggedized router to provide live viewing of passenger cameras. The 4G/LTE ‘live’ streaming functionality includes seamless integration into the existing station and platform camera systems.

The award of these options is a strong endorsement of DTI’s integration capability as well as its ability to deliver into global projects. In addition, DTI will significantly exceed the Disadvantaged, Minority and Woman-Owned Business Participation target of 28 per cent for the project. The DART project is the largest major rail project awarded to DTI in the United States.