October 21, 2013 - DTI Group Signs Multi-million Dollar Contract with Ansaldo for Rio Tinto Driverless Train Project

DTI Group is pleased to announce the signing of a multi-million dollar contract for video surveillance systems with Ansaldo STS Australia Pty Ltd for remote monitoring of driverless trains and level crossings on rail lines which are operated by Rio Tinto in North West WA. Rio Tinto operates one of the world’s largest privately owned railroads with the network providing bulk transport of iron ore from various mine sites to specialised loading ports.

The Autohaul Driverless Train Project will provide systems to remotely operate Rio Tinto trains 1,500 kilometres from the Rio Tinto control centre in Perth. The DTI scope for the project entails the provision of remote video surveillance monitoring systems on locomotives to ensure the safe movement of the driverless trains. Over 175 locomotives will be equipped with DTI’s latest hybrid Mobile Digital Recorder (MDR-5) with 2 mutli-stream output high resolution IP cameras with integral IR illuminators. Each camera will be protected by customised enclosures specially designed to withstand the harsh conditions of the mining operation and the Pilbara region while providing for easy maintenance and cleaning with direct high pressure spray.

The project also entails the supply of systems to enable remote monitoring of over 40 level crossings on the rail network. Each level crossing will be equipped with DTI's latest hybrid MDR-5 with four high definition megapixel IP cameras, coupled with night time illumination for high speed vehicle number plate capture and laser obstruction detector. The level crossing system is seen as a safety tool to review and evaluate level crossing use.

The scope of works also includes DTI's equipment management software suite. DTI's comprehensive back-end CCTV management system will centralise and coordinate the Autohaul Driverless Train video surveillance, the level crossing video surveillance network and allow video evidence to be recovered either in real time, or through an on-line automated CCTV 'booking' system which provides significant benefits through the easy management of equipment, video retrieval and video storage.

This project further expands on DTI's success in providing advanced surveillance solutions and services to unique and demanding environments.

Richard Johnson, Managing Director for DTI, said: “We are pleased that Ansaldo and Rio Tinto chose DTI for this unique and challenging project. We hope that this system provides an important safety and security tool for their rail operations.”


About DTI Group

DTI provides advanced surveillance systems, solutions and services to the global mobile security industry.  DTI’s customers are transit agencies, transit operators, law enforcement authorities and taxi organisations which are offered a range of professional products and services that encompass on-board recording equipment, fleet management systems, back-end 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 mobile surveillance market. Core technology development and system design activities are undertaken from the Company’s Perth office.

DTI Group is an unlisted Australian public company.

Richard Johnson
Managing Director
DTI Group
Phone: (08) 9479 1195