September 26, 2016 - DTI to Provide Pantograph CCTV Surveillance Systems to Virgin Trains East Coast
DTI Group Ltd (ASX: DTI) (DTI) is pleased to announce the receipt of an order from Delatim Ltd for the supply of innovative pantograph CCTV monitoring systems on Class 91 locomotives operated by Virgin Trains East Coast Ltd on the East Coast Mainline in the UK. The East Coast Main Line (ECML) is a 632 km railway link between London and Edinburgh via Peterborough, Doncaster, Wakefield, Leeds, York, Darlington and Newcastle, electrified along the whole route. The route forms a key artery on the eastern side of Great Britain.
The order involves the supply, and installation of 31 innovative pantograph surveillance systems coupled with secure infrastructure facilities providing system health, pantograph surveillance and pantograph analysis data. The pantograph is the device mounted on the roof of the electric train to transfer power to the train through contact with the overhead power cable. Pantographs with overhead wires are now the dominant form of power collection for modern electric trains.
Deliveries for the systems are expected to commence late in the first half of the 2016–17 financial year and completed before the end of the financial year. The systems will include the very latest pantograph surveillance technology with the deployment of DTI’s market-leading, feature-rich MDR-6 recording unit.
Crucially, the DTI pantograph technology will provide Virgin Trains with a number of application upgrade paths to provide advanced analytics. DTI has applied for multiple global patents for its advanced pantograph video analytics.
DTI's Managing Director, Richard Johnson, commented: “This win further builds on DTI's reputation as a global provider of advanced technological solutions and services in the rail market. DTI has invested heavily in R&D and marketing as a long-term strategy to grow its rail business and the Virgin Trains contract with Delatim is demonstrating that this strategy continues to succeed.”
About DTI Group
DTI develops and provides world-leading surveillance, video analytics, and commuter communication systems technology and services to the mobile transit industry worldwide. Core technology development and system design activities are undertaken from the Company’s head office.
Based in London, Delatim Limited has become one of the leading Design, Build and Maintenance companies in the South East of England. Delatim has a wealth of experience in delivering projects, ranging from general works packages to the design and build of major systems projects.
About Virgin Trains
Virgin Trains East Coast is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that operates the InterCity East Coast franchise on the East Coast Main Line between London, Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland.
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