August 16, 2008 - DTI Group Wins Significant Tender for Queensland Rail

 DTI Group Limited (DTI) is pleased to announce that it has won a major contract for the supply of communications and advanced video surveillance systems for 143 Queensland Rail (QR) trains. The project is DTI’s largest single award to date and is valued at between $10 and $20 million depending on options selected.

Under the contract, each rail car will be equipped with:

  • A new digital video surveillance system with removable hard disk drive and wireless data communications infrastructure for system management and data downloads.
  • An upgraded audio communications system comprising public address and automated digital voice announcement system (DVA). The DVA system provides computer and GPS driven automated announcements for next stop, door open and close and other en-route passenger information messages.
  • New external LED driven Destination Indication (DI) signs and internal Passenger Information Displays (PID). Both displays are digitally controlled and automated in conjunction with the DVA system.
  • A Crew Surveillance Screen which provides status information and also interfaces with the surveillance system to provide live views from all cameras in up to 12 cars of the train.

The new digital video system is based on the MDR5, DTI’s latest generation of hybrid transit recorder. The innovative recorder is able to manage a mixture of full frame rate analogue and high definition megapixel IP cameras and will contain two fully independent 1TB hot swappable drives catering for extensive storage and easy fault free operation. The recorder will contain and manage all of the audio and display message information as part of the DVA system.

The scope of work also includes DTI's fleet management software suite and comprehensive back-end CCTV management system which will centralise and coordinate the train CCTV network. DTI’s key rail partner, Comrail Pty Ltd, will provide specialised display and audio equipment. The project is planned to be rolled out over the next two years.

Richard Johnson, DTI CEO said: “We are very pleased that Queensland Rail selected DTI as their communications and CCTV equipment supplier for such a major contract.  The Queensland Rail project further builds on DTI’s success in providing advanced transit surveillance and communications solutions to the rail industry”.


About DTI Group

DTI (Digital Technology International) provides advanced surveillance systems, solutions and services in the global mass transit industry.  DTI’s customers are transit agencies and operators which are offered a range of professional products and services that encompass on-board recording equipment, fleet management systems, backend mass storage and retrieval facilities and end-to-end managed services.  Sales and project delivery is undertaken both by DTI directly and through its global partners’ network.

DTI is a recognised supplier to the mass transit surveillance market with over 13,000 cameras installed or on order in buses, trains, and trams globally. Core technology development and system design activities are undertaken from the Company’s Perth office and are complemented through a strategic research partnership with Western Australia’s Curtin University of Technology.

DTI Group is an Australian public company.

Richard Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
DTI Group
Phone: (08) 9479 1195