Apollo Video will highlight how this software works with Wi-Fi and cellular networks, smartphone applications, accelerometers and motion detectors to increase agency access to critical on-board and situational information. Attendees will also learn how ViM provides reports and fleet-wide management of video clips and system health information. ViM is forward and backward compatible with virtually all Apollo Video RoadRunner DVRs, regardless of age or size of the systems installed throughout a fleet providing a scalable, fleet-wide compatible solution.
ViM Software downloads and stores all system, event log information and video clips. Information for each vehicle is then available for viewing anytime. Users can view video clips previously downloaded on-demand, or request that a new video clip be downloaded the next time the system is in within range of the network. The newest ViM release, the DVR Health Module, provides automatic fleet-wide health monitoring and diagnostics of on-board video equipment, which as a result of automated, wireless diagnostic reports, has reduced maintenance and operating costs for many transit agencies.
Apollo Video will also demonstrate live video streaming using RASplus software and RoadRunner mobile on iPhones and iPod Touch.
A Rugged Network Video Recorder
Bach-Simpson, A Wabtec Company
Providing excellent reliability, the TraxSyte Network Video Recorder (NVR) meets the rigorous environmental demands of rail transit and it will be demonstrated in the Wabtec booth.
For increased resistance to shock and vibration, the system incorporates a compact fanless design utilizing a solid state device hard drive; operating from -30 to +50 C.
The NVR system supports multiple cameras configurable to a variety of customer requirements (resolution, frame rate, compression levels).
The NVR interfaces to Bach-Simpson's Event Recorders for fully synchronized data between systems, providing date/time and key train data (i.e. Speed, Brake Signals, Bell/Horn) to the NVR.
Urea Solutions for Diesel Vehicles
A new product totally eliminates the risks for accidental spillage and expensive contamination of fuels and will make refueling a whole lot easier for bus fleets, off-highway equipment and diesel trucks.
The Posi/Lock Blue will deliver safe, spill-free dispensing of urea. It is particularly targeted at the bus transit companies where vehicles are being refueled at the same location every time.
Posi/Lock Blue represents a major advance against other systems on the market which are open fill and which frequently results in a certain amount of urea being spilt each time during filling. When this happens the urea is exposed to air, the water then vaporizes and the ammonia will crystallize, creating a messy working environment. The urea might also run down the side of the bus staining paintwork.
The new product works because it is smaller in scale than Emco Wheaton's traditional Posi/Lock system which prevents it from accidentally being connected to existing Posi/Lock 105 adapters or any other refueling systems on the market. This eliminates the risk of cross contamination and ensures the purity of the “aqueous urea solution.”
A no-spill connection provides for a clean working environment and unmanned filling, allowing the operator to do other duties. Posi/Lock Blue is also lightweight and incorporates automatic shut off using vacuum technology, which ensures the tank is always filled to 90 percent of its capacity.
Low Flame, Smoke and Toxicity Interior Components
The Bayer MaterialScience booth will be featuring a section of a passenger rail car interior with several examples of applications thermoformed from Bayblend MTR sheet. The material affords a lightweight, energy-saving option for compliance with the latest recommended levels for low FST (flame, smoke and toxicity). Typical applications include seat backs, trays, seating components, and wall and ceiling panels.
Bayblend MTR and Bayblend MTR AG with anti-graffiti protection both comply with US FRA DOT: 49 CFR 238, Appendix B flammability and smoke emissions requirements. They also satisfy Bombardier Transportation Standard SMP 800-C for toxic gas generation.
Two inherent characteristics of the material compared with other products can yield substantial energy savings in use. It weighs significantly less than either PVC-based low FST sheet or FRP. Also, its high strength compared with PVC-based products can allow designs with thinner wall sections, without compromising durability of parts in use.