Rail

Surveillance system exec. to speak at APTA Rail Conference

Posted on June 2, 2010

Vidient Systems' Vice President of Engineering Jon Cook will speak at the 2010 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Rail Conference. Cook's presentation will address innovative technologies and strategies for protecting rail infrastructure, the public and employees.

Cook will be joined by representatives from Amtrak, Los Angeles Metro, Bombardier, the Mineta Transportation Institute and the British Columbia Transit Police.

The presentation will describe a variety of technologies to detect track and tunnel intrusions, a particularly challenging task for automated detection systems because of the usual low light conditions, the blinding effect of the headlights on CCTV cameras and the vibration caused by the movement of the train. Cook will discuss and compare solutions such as those based on video analytics, pressure sensitive buried cable, fiber optics mats and laser beams.

Vidient's SmartCatch video analytics system monitors track and tunnel areas for human intrusions and issues real-time alarms to the security staff for immediate response actions while ignoring the presence or movement of trains.

The APTA Rail conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency and Fairmont Hotels in Vancouver, British Columbia, June 6-9.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Siemens wins New York Communications-Based Train Control contract

The $156 million contract is to install the system on the Queens Boulevard Line, one of the busiest subway lines on the New York City Transit system.

Bike repair kiosks coming to select MARTA stations

MARTA partnered with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, a bike advocacy and rider education organization, to initiate the campaign and identify locations for the repair kiosks.

Sacramento RT's Blue Line extension begins service

The expansion offers local commuters an alternative to congested Highway 99 and brings new transit service to the area’s major employers. It will also encourage new retail and residential development in specially zoned areas along the light rail line.

Ariz.'s Valley Metro extends rail line into Downtown Mesa

Seven months ahead of schedule and on budget, the additional 3.1-miles of service on Main Street between Sycamore Drive and Mesa Drive was greeted with big cheers from riders, business owners and local leaders.

San Diego MTS offers free video-on-demand service on trolleys

First U.S. public transportation system offering mobile-based multi-channel VOD

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close