The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Division of Transit Services, Md., has selected the RoadRunner on-board video surveillance system from Apollo Video Technology (Apollo Video) for its fleet of transit vehicles. In addition to the RoadRunner systems currently on-board MCDOT's Ride On buses, the new systems will replace 118 existing transit surveillance systems and will also be installed in new buses, manufactured by GILLIG, for a total of nearly 180 Apollo Video systems on-board MCDOT's transit fleet. This installation, which is scheduled for completion this summer, will include Apollo Video's digital video recorders (DVRs), four interior cameras on each bus and wireless local area network (LAN) equipment.
"Montgomery County demonstrates its commitment to the safety and security of its passengers and personnel by ensuring that its public transportation system is equipped with the latest technologies," said Rodell Notbohm, general manager of Apollo Video Technology. "The DVRs and wireless LAN equipment provides transit officials and law enforcement with the utmost situational awareness and information exchange; they both have the ability to see exactly what is occurring on the fleet in real time."
In 2006, MCDOT initially contracted with Apollo Video to replace 24 outdated systems. The following year, MCDOT contracted with Apollo Video again to replace an additional 24 systems. MCDOT continues to deploy Apollo Video's systems because of its excellent customer service and equipment longevity and reliability. Working seamlessly with both previous and future installations of Apollo Video systems, Apollo Video's new Vehicle Information Management (ViM) Software is an additional upgrade option for MDCOT. The software is designed to mitigate the risk of failures, improve efficiency and lower maintenance and operating costs. Backward and forward compatible, the ViM Software works seamlessly with both previous and future installations of Apollo Video systems deployed at MCDOT.
"In our exploration of replacing systems for obsolete equipment, no one could match Apollo Video on reliability and its commitment to its customers," said Andy Mangene, MCDOT program specialist. "As always, our goal is to continue improving service and increasing the safety of our passengers; we plan to achieve that by replacing old systems with Apollo Video's RoadRunner systems on an additional 118 buses."
To learn more about Montgomery County's fleet wide management tools from Apollo Video, please review the following case study.