Teleste MPH241 - high performance IP HD/SD video encoder
Teleste MPH241 - high performance IP HD/SD video encoder

Standardised HD technology enables today cameras to provide higher resolution of video images than conventional SD CCTV – and transmitting HD video over IP is a key consideration in specific video surveillance applications. However, considering reliability, maintenance and security of typical IP cameras, it may not always be wise to extend your network to connect cameras “on the pole”. Why not use HD-SDI signalling for the first leg of your network and perform IP encoding in a safe location?  Teleste MPH241 is a compact, temperature-hardened and field-proven encoder that provides HD-SDI video input for further H.264 processing and networking. The encoder supports also standard SD video. MPH241 belongs to the Teleste MPH series that provides encoders for versatile network video encoding needs in both standalone and rack installations, and it meets the compliance requirements of EN50121 Railway standard as well as NEMA TS2 standard that is widely used for ITS applications. The MPH241 encoder delivers up to four independent video streams at full frame rate and full SD resolution using H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG or MPEG-2, or any combination of these. Each of the individual streams can be optimised for separate purposes such as live viewing, recording, web applications and PDA. The MPH241 also ensures safe and seamless migration from any legacy hybrid video network towards fully H.264 based networks. For HD operations, the composite video input can be configured to a digital HD-SDI interface with full 1080p resolution. A synchronised audio stream can be attached to the video, and the video streams can be decoded by standards compliant media players and video decoder devices. The MPH241 offers excellent functionality that is not restricted to video operations. The encoder provides direct copper cable and fibre connectivity to Fast/Gigabit Ethernet networks through a built-in 4-port Ethernet switch. With SFP plug-in optics the encoder is suitable for a wide range of network topologies. The built-in EIA RS data channels provide multi-vendor PTZ camera control through Ethernet network. The encoder also includes alarm input and output that can be used to trigger events and control external devices. In addition to Command Line Interface (CLI) and comprehensive Web user interface, the MPH241 supports ONVIF specification and provides straightforward interoperability with any ONVIF compliant management system. Integration to third party systems can also be achieved using RTSP, SAP or SNMP. The MPH241 also offers low cost of ownership that is guaranteed by low power consumption and mechanical design that is made to guarantee high performance in harsh environments. DIN rail mounting is available through a set of accessories, and alternative powering methods support both local DC feed (10.5… 28 V) or PoE 802.3at. 

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Teleste MCC101/201 entry level single channel H.264/MJPEG IP video server
Teleste MCC101/201 entry level single channel H.264/MJPEG IP video server

H.264 video, audio and serial data encoder for IP/Ethernet networking systems MCC101/201 is an entry level single channel H.264/MJPEG IP video server with audio and PTZ data transmission capability. All settings and configurations are easily managed by an ergonomic web user interface. MCC101/201 provides a fluent unicast/multicast communication over LAN/WAN Ethernet networks. MCC101/201 is ONVIF/PSIA compatible and can operate as a part of a video management system. MCC101/201 has versatile video encoding parameters available, including resolution, frame rate and bit rate. For more technical requirements the unit has configurable settings for video profile type, de-interlacing, CBR/VBR rate control and I-frame interval. The video operation is supported with additional features such as information display overlay and burn-in OSD to the encoded video. For alarm and event activities the MCC101/201 series has a built-in video motion detection functionality and two sensor inputs (calendar synchronised). By using an event configurator all actions of interest creating an alarm can be forwarded either to email or to ftp address. A clip from the primary or secondary video stream, or a JPEG snapshot can be added as an attachment. In addition to video features the MCC101/201 series has two data ports for PTZ camera control and serial device communication. For audio operation there are two channels that can be switched to simplex or duplex modes. Audio coding can be selected between AAC or G.711 algorithms. For recording purposes the MCC101/201 series has a file transfer support for either FTP server or to external high capacity storage device (via an USB port). MCC101/201 is provided as a compact, small profile aluminium stand-alone housing. A wall mount is an option. Installation into a standard 19 inch rack can be also provided with an additional 1U high installation chassis having installation slots for two MCC101/201 units. MCC101/201 series units are suited for easy installations inside premises and other technical locations providing controlled environment. The nominal supply voltage for MCC101/201 series is 12 VDC and can be typically fed via a separate mains adapter. However as the MCC101/201 series is supporting PoE technology (Powered Device) the unit can be powered over the Ethernet network cabling as well.

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Teleste’s MPH100 encoder with industry leading reliability
Teleste’s MPH100 encoder with industry leading reliability

Teleste’s MPH Series encoders are industry leaders in video encoding for surveillance applications. They give you the touch and feel of traditional analogue systems while providing the flexibility and manageability of today’s Ethernet networks. The MPH100 Series H.264 encoders deliver up to four independent video streams at full frame rate and full SD resolution. The encoding engine also supports MPEG-4, MPEG-2 and MJPEG video formats and any combination of these. This offers security professionals effective means to optimise each individual stream for the selected purpose whether it is e.g. live viewing, recording, web applications, or PDA – just to mention a few. Safe and seamless migration path from any legacy hybrid video network towards fully H.264 based networks is also ensured. The MPH Series makes it possible to decode video streams by standards compliant media players and video decoder devices. The stream authenticity is an integral part of the solution and it fulfils even the most stringent requirements for evidential material set by authorities. The series also speaks ONVIF fluently. This provides straight forward interoperability with any ONVIF compliant management system. Integration to third party systems can also be achieved using RTSP, SAP or SNMP. The MPH100 Series provides a ruggedised standalone mechanics. The same encoding functionality is available as MPH400 Series that provides more installation options for rack based indoor deployments. System integrators will appreciate the small footprint of the MPH400 Series as a single 19” 3RU MPH rack can support at most 32 video channel inputs. Operational redundancy is supported by dual-powering. The MPH Series is available as a single video or dual video input model. For network connectivity the series contains alternative models with either electrical or optical interfaces. The standard operation supports fast Ethernet speed but has an option for Gigabit Ethernet level by a licensing scheme. The optical operation is supported by a versatile set of SFP transceivers to meet various network cabling requirements. Reliability is the second name of the MPH Series. It meets the compliance requirements of the EN50121 Railway standard as well as the NEMA TS2 standard widely used for ITS applications. The mechanical design is custom-made to meet the high performance criteria in harsh environments, and low cost of ownership is further guaranteed by the industry-leading figures for power consumption per functionality. To learn more about professional security video encoding and the MPH Series, please visit http://www.teleste.com/products/video-surveillance/ip-codecs

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Teleste CFO460 four channel video link provides low cost video transmission
Teleste CFO460 four channel video link provides low cost video transmission

CCTV and fibre optics – they are still dating Today a CCTV system does not necessarily need to be full IP yet. Much depends on the application, the scale of the video system or that the requirement is rather looking at a point-to-point transmission than spreading the signal into LAN or WAN network. The most critical specification requirement is naturally latency. For the vast number of analogue based CCTV cameras with composite video output still in use today, it is evident that the most efficient, maintenance- and trouble-free way of transmission is a basic fibre optic system. The same method is valid for HD video for which the transmitted content is a high bandwidth HD-SDI signal. The answer for deployments with high value on network safety and robustness against intrusion is a hybrid network solution. The so-called First Mile path from the CCTV camera to the nearest network node locating within “safe premises” can be carried out with a fibre optic link transmitting the signals in a secured and safe manner over a specific telecoms cabling or any dark fibre available. Such systems also have good scalability as there are available fibre modems that can multiplex and transmit various services simultaneously (video, audio, data, contact closure etc.). Multiplexing is also possible on the optical layer meaning that several modems can share the same fibre media. With very specific modems and passive backbone components the cabling topology can even be expanded from the typical point-to-point arrangement to support add-and-drop or redundant ring type operation – still only one fibre core is needed. The technology in these systems is based on standard CWDM lasers operating on different wavelengths. Should the application look at real time SD video operation the answer is modern fibre optic transmission. If the IP/Ethernet operation on the outer rim of the system is in control and approved, a modern fibre optic transmission system is an excellent choice for future system migration plans towards IP video. A specific fibre optic modem can support both analogue and digital IP cameras fluently by having the necessary interfaces to both worlds. Typically this is enabled by introducing a Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-TX interface available next to other interfaces reserved to analogue operation. In Teleste’s CFO fibre optic products, there is an implemented Ethernet support on the fibre modems that can be utilised for any type of IP based communication whether it´s video, LAN, industrial or VoIP related. The performance supports 100 Mbps operation in a Bridge Mode. Lately the CFO series fibre modems have also been harnessed with versatile SFP optical transceivers. In practise this means installation- and service-friendly approach by having a single modem model that can be equipped with the most suitable SFP transceiver depending e.g. on the cabling and distance requirement. For more information about fibre optic video please visit www.teleste.com/video-surveillance/cfo.

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Securing mobile vehicles: The cloud and solving transportation industry challenges
Securing mobile vehicles: The cloud and solving transportation industry challenges

Securing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in the transportation industry is multi-faceted for a multitude of reasons. Pressures build for transit industry players to modernise their security systems, while also mitigating the vulnerabilities, risks, and growth-restrictions associated with proprietary as well as integrated solutions. There are the usual physical security obstacles when it comes to increasingly integrated solutions and retrofitting updated technologies into legacy systems. Starting with edge devices like cameras and intelligent sensors acquiring video, analytics and beyond, these edge devices are now found in almost all public transportation like buses, trains, subways, airplanes, cruise lines, and so much more. You can even find them in the world’s last manually operated cable car systems in San Francisco. The next layer to consider is the infrastructure and networks that support these edge devices and connect them to centralized monitoring stations or a VMS. Without this layer, all efforts at the edge or stations are in vain as you lose the connection between the two. And the final layer to consider when building a comprehensive transit solution is the software, recording devices, or viewing stations themselves that capture and report the video. The challenge of mobility However, the transportation industry in particular has a very unique challenge that many others do not – mobility. As other industries become more connected and integrated, they don’t usually have to consider going in and out or bouncing between networks as edge devices physically move. Obviously in the nature of transportation, this is key. Have you ever had a bad experience with your cellular, broadband or Wi-Fi at your home or office? You are not alone. The transportation industry in particular has a very unique challenge that many others do not – mobility Can you trust these same environments to record your surveillance video to the Cloud without losing any frames, non-stop 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year? To add to the complexity – how do you not only provide a reliable and secure solution when it’s mobile, travelling at varying speeds, and can be in/out of coverage using various wireless technologies? Waiting to upload video from a transport vehicle when it comes into port, the station, or any centralised location is a reactive approach that simply will not do any longer. Transit operations require a more proactive approach today and the ability to constantly know what is going on at any given time on their mobile vehicles, and escalate that information to headquarters, authorities, or law enforcement if needed; which can only occur with real-time monitoring. This is the ultimate question when it comes to collecting, analysing, and sharing data from mobile vehicles – how to get the video from public transportation vehicles alike to headquarters in real time! Managing video data In order to answer this question, let’s get back to basics. The management and nature of video data differs greatly from conventional (IT) data. Not only is video conducted of large frames, but there are specific and important relationships among the frames and the timing between them. This relationship can easily get lost in translation if not handled properly. This is why it’s critical to consider the proper way to transmit large frames while under unstable or variable networks. The Internet and its protocols were designed more than two decades ago and purposed for conventional data. Although the Internet itself has not changed, today’s network environments run a lot faster, expand to further ranges, and support a variety of different types of data. Because the internet is more reliable and affordable than in the past some might think it can handle anything. However, it is good for data, but not for video. This combination makes it the perfect time to convert video recording to the Cloud! Video transmission protocol One of the main issues with today’s technology is the degradation of video quality when transmitting video over the Internet. ITS are in dire need for reliable transmission of real-time video recording. To address this need a radical, yet proven, video transmission protocol has recently been introduced to the market. It uses AI technology and to adapt to different environments in order to always deliver high quality, complete video frames. This protocol, when equipped with encryption and authentication, enables video to be transmitted reliably and securely over the Internet in a cloud environment. One of the main issues with today’s technology is the degradation of video quality when transmitting video over the Internet Finally, transportation industry has a video recording Cloud solution that is designed for (massive) video that can handle networks that might be experiencing high error rate. Such a protocol will not only answer the current challenges of the transportation industry, but also make the previously risky Cloud environment safe for even the most reserved environments and entities. With revolutionary transmission protocols, the time is now to consider adopting private Cloud for your transportation operations.

Trends and challenges we will see in the AI-driven security space in 2021
Trends and challenges we will see in the AI-driven security space in 2021

For decades, the nature of global safety has been evolving. From physical security threats like large-scale terrorist attacks and lone actor stabbings to chemical threats such as the Salisbury poisonings and even microbiological threats such as COVID-19, new challenges are constantly arising and the threat landscape we operate in today is constantly changing. Compounding the complexity of the security issues is the complexity and nature of attacks. With the economic downturn, there is the traditional rise in theft, violence and other crimes. Compound this with unmanned businesses and work-at-home staff, and there is a perfect storm for a rise in security threats. Artificial intelligence (AI) and specifically the branch of AI known as machine learning (ML), was already causing widespread disruption in many industries, including the security industry. AI has been a driving force to replace labour-based business models with integrated data and actionable intelligence that is context-aware. It has become apparent that AI will play a big part in the ongoing fight against both pandemics such as COVID-19, as well as other threats that we may face in the future. With all of this in mind, 2021 is poised to be a big year for AI growth. While AI is going to continue to impact our lives in dozens of ways, from smart sensors to face mask compliance detection, the following reflects a few top trends and challenges that I have my eye on for 2021 as we close out this year. The rise of smart city investments One such example is the increasing development of smart cities and how AI can be leveraged to build safe communities. To date, we’ve seen an increase in the number of smart city programmes around the globe; cities that are beginning to deploy innovative technologies for the management and ease of life services. Compounding the complexity of the security issues is the complexity and nature of attacks Typical development of a city includes standard infrastructure - roads, schools, power, water, transportation. Now, internet, data and AI capabilities are part of the standard infrastructure requirements for all new developments. AI promises to deliver increased efficiencies with the infrastructure that will accommodate growing populations while reducing our impact on the environment, resources, and communities. Global cities now account for more than half of the world’s population, and the United Nations projects the number to balloon to 68% by mid-century. Owing to both demographic shifts and overall population growth, that means that around 2.5 billion people could be added to urban areas by the middle of the century, predicts the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). With an increase in population has come an increase in global spending on smart city initiatives to drive down the impact of growing urban concentration. Global spending on smart city initiatives is expected to total nearly $124 billion this year, an increase of 18.9% over 2019, according to IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide, while Singapore, Tokyo, London and New York as the big spenders - expected to spend more than $1 billion in 2020. Using AI-driven technology to create safer public and private spaces Today, security solutions driven by AI are being developed and can be covertly deployed across a range of physical environments to protect the population in a more efficient, and accurate manner. As we look ahead to the future of public safety, it’s clear that new AI technology can dramatically improve the effectiveness of today’s physical security space. One such deployment is the use of video object recognition/computer vision software that can be integrated into existing video monitoring security (VMS) systems. These enhanced VMS systems can be deployed both inside and outside of buildings to identify risks and flag threats, such weapons, aggressive behaviours, theft, and safety compliance. This helps to minimise the impact of a breach by an early alert to onsite security in real-time to the location and nature of the potential threat, allowing them to intervene before a loss occurs. These same AI-enabled video solutions can similarly be used to provide advanced business operations in retail, logistics, and manufacturing organisations. Multi-sensor security solutions Also, targeted magnetic and radar sensor technologies, concealed in everyday objects like planter boxes or inside walls, can now scan individuals and bags entering a building for concealed threat objects. Using AI/machine learning, these two sensor solutions combined can identify metal content on the body and bag and match the item to a catalogue of threat items, such as guns, rifles, knives and bombs. Security solutions driven by AI are being developed and can be covertly deployed across a range of physical environments Without this advanced multi-sensor solution, it becomes nearly impossible to discover a weapon on a person's body before it appears in an assailant’s hands. This multi-sensor solution allows for touchless, unobtrusive access to a building, but allows for immediate notification to onsite security when a concealed threat is detected. The hidden technology thus empowers security staff to intercept threats before they evolve into a wider scale attack, while also maintaining the privacy and civil liberties of the public, unless, of course, they are carrying a concealed weapon or pose a physical threat. With the advent of sophisticated surveillance and technological innovation, a level of caution must be exerted. Despite the ongoing global debate, there remains little regulation about the use of AI technologies in today’s physical security space. One thing is certain; it must be deployed in the right place, at the right time, with the right privacy and civil liberty protection objectives. People don’t want to be protected by omnipresent, obstructive and overbearing security systems that infringe on their privacy and civil liberties. They want a proper balance between security and their current way of life, one that must be fused together. Technology and tracing COVID-19 Machine learning-based technologies are playing a substantial role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Traditionally, the key purpose of surveillance systems has been to detect and deter threats, including the detection of visible and hidden weapons and abnormal behaviour. While this, of course, remains a primary focus, today we are seeing how surveillance systems defend against new invisible threats, as well as rapidly automate the process of contact-tracing to capture and contain a virus before it spreads. Again, the ability to track and trace through parsing algorithms that can manage through enormous amounts of data provides a highly scalable and rapid response mechanism to control the spread of threats. AI has demonstrated potential for identifying those displaying symptoms of infectious diseases, without requiring physical human contact Although the threat may not be visible, it is just as destructive. By incorporating AI into existing technologies, government, healthcare and security professionals can monitor public spaces and environments through the combined use of digital and thermal video surveillance cameras and video management systems); just one of the solutions being explored. AI has demonstrated potential for identifying those displaying symptoms of infectious diseases, without requiring physical human contact. By Using AI-powered video analytic software, businesses can monitor face masks, social distancing and large gathering compliance and also detect elevated body temperature. Critically, technology must be capable of both identifying and tracking the virus but also be unobtrusive. An unobtrusive system that is adaptable enough to be deployed across a range of environments where the public gathers in enclosed spaces is necessary to be effective. Security in 2021 Technology has proven itself to be a valuable ally in times of crisis. For smart cities, the use of innovative AI/machine learning technologies will help optimise security solutions in areas that are brimming with potential. As we look ahead to the future of security in a world that is impacted by such a wide range of threats, from physical to chemical to microbiological, it’s clear that new technologies, specifically AI can dramatically improve the effectiveness of security systems and help us to better defend against a wide spectrum of threats. Technology has a huge role to play in making our communities safe in 2021 and beyond, but for security systems to be effective, they must not be oppressive or obstructive. This will ensure they have the full support of the public - the key to success.

7 steps to make VMS system design and installation easier
7 steps to make VMS system design and installation easier

For those of you old enough to remember, video matrix switchers were once the heyday of surveillance camera control. These cumbersome antiques were at the heart of every major video surveillance system (CCTV at the time) in premier gaming properties, government installations and corporate industrial complexes. They required more physical labour to construct and configure than perhaps the pyramids – maybe not – but you get the picture. And then digital video made its way in to the market and everything changed, transforming the physical demands for camera control and management from a hardware-centric to a software driven process. We’ve come a long way in a few short years, and the borders that once defined IT and security continue to diminish, if not disappear completely There’s no doubt that this migration also presented significant challenges as many security professionals often struggled with all things IT and software programming being one of the industry’s soft spots. Fortunately, we’ve come a long way in a few short years, and the borders that once defined IT and security continue to diminish, if not disappear completely. However, the complexities of today’s VMS functionality can be intimidating for anyone tasked with installing one of these systems given all of the user-defined options available from the simplest camera sequencing and bandwidth allocations to mobile management and enterprise level integration. This is where truly advanced VMS solutions need to shine on both the operations and the design/build sides of the equation. Smart VMS design There are more solutions products labelled “VMS solutions” out there than ever before. The issue is the fact that many of these “solutions” really don’t fall into the category of a true VMS by today’s standards but offer basic camera and NVR control. No doubt that there is a place for such software programs in the market. However, VMS solutions from the likes of OnSSI and other industry-leading companies offer distinct and superior management and control capabilities for demanding security and business intelligence applications. Perhaps of equal importance, these top-tier VMS solutions incorporate provisions for installers, so they have a clear and easier implementation path. OnSSI offers VMS solutions with smart camera drivers Here are seven attributes that can assist with the design and implementation of an advanced VMS solution: 1) Open architecture platform We need the ability to easily integrate with other systems and scale for future developments and physical system growth The ability to easily integrate with other systems and scale for future developments and physical system growth is largely dependent on a systems platform architecture. Here’s where VMS solutions with open architecture provide a distinct advantage. Open-architecture solutions expand functionality by facilitating greater integration between multiple systems and components. This not only makes VMS solutions with open architecture easier to implement, it makes them extremely cost-efficient by eliminating the need for proprietary solutions. Open architecture systems also provide adherence to industry standards such as ONVIF and PSIA, as well as compression formats such as H.265 and MJPEG, and help ensure system integration and support of an extensive range of manufacturers’ cameras and off-the-shelf hardware. Be wary of VMS solutions with limited camera manufacturer support. 2) Simple licensing processes and pricing Camera licenses and pricing is always a touchy subject, as any misunderstanding of a specific VMS solutions’ licensing terms can prove to be costly after the fact. And it often seems that some VMS suppliers have gone to great lengths to complicate the process as to obscure actual Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Perhaps the most direct, simple and straightforward camera licensing and pricing method is to have one license per IP address used by each camera/encoder on multi-channel devices. These should be perpetual licenses with no required annual fees or subscriptions. Additionally, the licensing agreement should be all inclusive without added fees for multiple clients, failover servers, active directory support, I/O devices, redundant management servers, technical support or security patches and updates. 3) Mixing and matching camera license types The ability to mix and match different camera license types within the same system helps facilitate a seamless and simple migration of new and pre-existing systems with minimal downtime or interruption in operation. The ability to mix and match camera licenses not only saves valuable design and installation time, it can provide considerable savings when integrating large, multi-tenant systems. Mix and match capabilities also allow system designers to apply specific feature sets to specific groups of cameras to best leverage functionality and budgets, as well as providing the flexibility to implement an on-site, virtual, or cloud-based VMS solution, without any additional cost. 4) Auto camera detection and configuration Another VMS set-up feature that eases the install process is the ability to forego device registrations or MAC address requirements Another VMS set-up feature that eases the install process is the ability to forego device registrations or MAC address requirements. This functionality allows installers to instantly locate cameras on the network and configure them centrally so they can easily replace older cameras while seamlessly retaining video recorded from them. The auto detection capability should also include the ability to detect and import CSV files, which can then be stored and used to configure camera templates for future camera installation profiles. 5) Smart camera driver technology VMS solutions with smart camera drivers offer valuable assistance during system implementation, and any time new cameras are added to the network or replace older models. Manufacturer-specific smart camera drivers expand the range of model-specific static drivers. Instead of storing the device’s information (codecs, resolutions, frame rates, etc.) statically, a VMS with smart camera drivers queries devices for their capabilities using the manufacturers’ proprietary protocol. All that is required for configuration is that the camera is available on the network. Smart camera drivers eliminate the need to wait for model-specific drivers or installation of driver packs, allowing for newly released cameras to be used immediately. Network security is an area where leading VMS suppliers like OnSSI have ramped up development efforts to stay ahead of hackers  6) Importance of network security Network Security is perhaps the greatest challenge faced by industry professionals today Network security is perhaps the greatest challenge faced by industry professionals today. This is an area where leading VMS suppliers like OnSSI have ramped up development efforts to stay ahead of hackers. New security developments to look for include TLS 1.2 encryption protocols for camera-to-server communications (SSL 3.0 supported for older cameras), as well as server-to-server communications. Additional safeguards to consider include: randomised video databases with no camera identification information to secure recorded data; support for Active Directory authentication; AES encryption between servers and clients; and AES encrypted exporting. 7) Automatic updates Regardless of the supplier you select for your VMS solution, they should be consistently providing new updates and security patches on a frequent if not regular basis. Keeping up with these updates can be a burden and are often overlooked leading to system failures and breeches. Advanced VMS solutions now feature automatic update service checks on a system-wide basis, eliminating the need to manually update individual servers and devices. This ensures that your VMS system always has the latest drivers, fixes and updates which assures overall security while reducing TCO. So next time you’re getting a demo of the latest and greatest VMS solution, remember to ask what it offers in terms of design and implementation tools. Half the battle with new technologies is getting them installed and working properly. Without the right tools to accomplish these critical first steps, all the functionality in the world will do you little good.

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Teleste to provide display solution for Braunschweig Transit Authority to help visually impaired passengers
Teleste to provide display solution for Braunschweig Transit Authority to help visually impaired passengers

Teleste Corporation will carry out information display deployment for Braunschweig Transit Authority (Regionalverband Großraum Braunschweig) in Germany together with the company’s local subsidiary iqu Systems. The project will be completed by March 2022 and it will include harnessing the entire tram network and selected bus stops in the city of Braunschweig with 243 monochrome LED displays as well as Teleste’s passenger information system for their management. In addition, all the included stops will be equipped with text-to-speech buttons and loudspeakers announcing the displayed information for visually impaired passengers. City-wide transport systems “We at Teleste are pleased that Braunschweig Transit Authority has trusted our solution and capabilities in upgrading information infrastructure across their transport network in the city. While public transport is becoming the number one form of urban mobility for many citizens, the passengers are also expecting easy and safe travel across the city-wide transport systems.” It is clear that the right travel information needs to be available when and where the passengers need it" “It is clear that the right travel information needs to be available when and where the passengers need it. Investing in real-time information infrastructures ensures that operators will be able to meet the passengers’ expectations in an efficient and flexible manner”, said Stephan Brünig, Head of Teleste’s Public Transport Operators business. Teleste’s passenger information system includes versatile modules designed for the management of passenger information, media content, displays and fleets across public transport systems of various sizes and demands. Managing information and daily operations The system allows Braunschweig Transit Authority to manage all the 243 displays within the deployment with a web-based user interface including functionality such as status check-ups, configuration and operational management. The system will also provide the necessary interfaces to the real-time database of Braunschweig Transit Authority and the state-wide database of Lower Saxony. Through this integration, the system provides the passengers in Braunschweig with accurate and up-to-date information related to their journeys, making it easier and safer for them to navigate across the city infrastructure, while also providing the operator an efficient and flexible tool to manage the information and daily operations.

Teleste Corporation to install video surveillance and public announcement systems in Stadler’s FLIRT trains
Teleste Corporation to install video surveillance and public announcement systems in Stadler’s FLIRT trains

Teleste Corporation has been selected as a vendor of on-board video surveillance and public announcement systems to Stadler’s FLIRT trains for Wales & Borders in the UK. The end-customer in the project is Transport for Wales Rail Services. Teleste’s deliveries to Stadler will take place in 2020–2023. The on-board video security and surveillance system will include internal, external and pantograph front-facing cameras, video recorders and user interfaces. Additionally, IP amplifiers, passenger intercommunication systems, and driver microphones will be delivered to the trainsets as part of the public announcement system. “We are delighted to continue our cooperation with Stadler as a supplier on modern, state-of-the-art on-board systems to the FLIRT Electric Multiple Unit platform. Our solutions have been designed and tested for consistent high quality over the course of many years, and we are confident that they will provide Stadler with the right tools for building these innovative high-speed regional trains for safe and enjoyable travel,” said Jörn Grasse, Vice President of Rail Information Solutions at Teleste.

Teleste Corporation to continue supporting Stadler’s FLIRT trains with passenger information and CCTV systems
Teleste Corporation to continue supporting Stadler’s FLIRT trains with passenger information and CCTV systems

Teleste Corporation and a renowned international rail vehicle construction company Stadler have agreed on deliveries of Teleste’s passenger information and CCTV systems to Stadler’s new FLIRT trains for Norwegian State Railways. The deliveries will take place in 2019–2021, continuing the cooperation between Teleste and Stadler that was started in 2009. The deployment will include on-board passenger information (PIS) and CCTV systems for more than 20 trains complemented with video security cameras and video recorders, intercommunication and public address systems as well as TFT and LED information displays. The flexible and future-proof system works seamlessly together with the existing PIS systems, delivered during earlier stages of the cooperation, and includes upgrades such as enhanced cyber security. Rolling stock manufacturers We have been able to fulfil Stadler’s requirements for high-quality delivery of passenger information" “Today, transport operators and rolling stock manufacturers need to stay at the cutting edge of on-board technologies to deliver an excellent travel experience for the growing number of public transport users who wish to be informed about their travel at every step of the journey." "We are pleased that we have been able to fulfil Stadler’s requirements for high-quality delivery of passenger information on their trains to Norway, and we are looking forward to continuing our cooperation,” stated Jörn Grasse, Vice President of Rail Information Solutions at Teleste. Effective transport system Teleste’s on-board passenger information system is based on modular software architecture, which makes it possible to use the system technology for different kinds of applications. The system provides a flexible option for the delivery of passenger information for rolling stock manufacturers and operators who wish to build and run an effective transport system that can carry large volumes of passengers smoothly and safely every day. Customers can visit the company’s website for more information about the solution and its benefits.

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