May 11, 2007 The RoadRecorder 6000 PRO mobile digital video recorder (MDVR) recently caught our eye due to its quite remarkable capability to make mass transit much safer. Designed for school buses, trams and other transit conveyances, it records at 300 frames per second on up to 10 cameras and features 10 channels of digitized synchronous audio input, wireless connectivity, a streamlined data management solution, and triple the storage capacity of previous models in the Safety Vision range of MDVRs. The recorded data is hence available for real-time or subsequent viewing by authorized personnel, first responders, and other officials in the event of onboard incident, accident, or claim. The network even enables a “look in” capability – the transmission of live video from cameras installed on networked buses to laptops in police officers’ networked vehicles.
The new system, which records video, audio, and system health data in a secure, encrypted MPEG4 format, features more camera frames per second, tripled storage capacity on internal and external drives, wireless connectivity, and streamlined data management.
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The RoadRecorder 6000 PRO MDVR operates within a mobile wireless network. The network enables transmission of live video feed from cameras installed on networked buses to laptops in police officers’ networked vehicles. This “look in” capability allows first responders to view an onboard incident as it unfolds, live and in real time. Consequently, they can plan and execute their response tactics faster and smarter—enhancing the safety and security of passengers, officers, and transit personnel alike.
According to Safety Vision’s Mike Schwerman, “our solution provides scalability with additional camera inputs and additional storage capability, plus a wireless component that will easily adapt to future technologies and … evolving requirements. As with all our safety and security camera systems, we’ve designed this solution with simplicity and efficiency in mind, using the most sophisticated data recording, data compression, and data management technologies available. Our primary goal is making it easy for transit properties to record, manage, and archive high-quality video, audio, and sensor data from their networked vehicles.”