October 28, 2016 - DTI to Provide CCTV Surveillance Systems to Major UK Train Operator
DTI Group Ltd (ASX: DTI) (DTI) is pleased to announce the signing of a 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 a number of 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 innovative 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. This work reinforces DTI’s growing position in the global rail sector.
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.
About ESG Ltd
ESG Rail plays a significant role in the development of the UK's rolling stock, offering innovative and value-led consultancy services in three categories – Strategic, Technical and Integration. Under DB Systemtechnik ownership, one of Europe's largest railway consultancies, ESG possess the expertise, capability and resource to enable industry growth and change.
Based in Derby, home to the largest cluster of rail companies in the world, ESG Rail provides consultancy services to many of the UK's train operators, manufacturers, owners and maintainers.
About London Midland Trains
London Midland operates train services through the heart of England from London in the South, to Birmingham in the Midlands and Liverpool in the North West. London Midland began operating on 11 November 2007. London Midland transport 65 million passenger journeys a year and manage 150 stations and operate over 1,300 services a day.
London Midland is owned by Govia, the partnership between the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis.
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