March Networks® released its new March Networks RideSafe™ RT Series IP Recorder, a new video recording and management platform designed to help passenger rail operators improve security and incident investigation using integrated high-definition (HD) video and vehicle data.
Available in two 20-channel models — the RT20E and the RT20EP with eight PoE ports for vehicles that require integrated camera power — the RideSafe RT Series IP Recorder is ideal for rail fleets ready to transition to scalable, all-IP video capture. It provides operators with sharp megapixel video evidence at a full 30 fps per channel, and time-saving video and data extraction over Wi-Fi or 4G wireless networks.
The recorder complements March Networks’ complete video solution for mobile and wayside environments, which also includes mobile IP cameras, user-friendly client software, and video systems designed for use in stations and other transit facilities. All of the products integrate seamlessly and can be centrally managed with powerful March Networks Command™ Enterprise video management software. In addition, March Networks mobile and fixed recorders come with all channel licensing included, providing rail operators with a convenient, plug-and-play platform right out of the box.
Continuing the company’s commitment to video solutions that enable better operational intelligence and risk mitigation, the March Networks RideSafe™ RT Series delivers innovative search and investigation capabilities through integrations with leading Train Control and Management Systems (TCMS), Passenger Information Systems (PIS), GPS, and other peripheral devices.
Rail operators can use the Command software to search for recorded events, including emergency brake activation, speed, location and driver-tagged incidents, and review these incidents along with the associated video. The combined video and data enables fleet operators to investigate complaints, liability claims, and other events quickly and cost-effectively and resolve disputes with the help of compelling video evidence. They can also use the investigation tool to proactively identify and address potential issues, such as a malfunctioning door, before an incident occurs.
In addition, the recorder is purpose-built for reliable operation in demanding rail environments, incorporating features such as an embedded Linux OS, solid state drives, front panel diagnostic LEDs, an optional battery backup, and real-time system health monitoring. It is also compliant with multiple environmental, electromagnetic and shock/vibration regulatory standards, including EN50155.