March Networks: Integrated Technology

Oct. 19, 2017
March Networks is expanding its offerings to the transit industry, working to make incident reporting and monitoring more efficient and effective.

At APTA Expo March Networks demonstrated its Incident Search software, which is now a feature in March Networks’ Command for Transit video management software. Incident Search integrates surveillance video with CAD/AVL vehicle metadata, making it easier for agencies to search and investigate reported incidents and provide evidence and information relating to the claims. The software capability provides agencies with an overview of what’s happening on all of its routes, and provides details on recorded events such as speed, hard brakes, door malfunctions or impacts.

Dan Cremins, global leader of product management, March Networks said, "Now you can integrate more information from your bus or light rail vehicle. If someone reported a bus speeding at a certain time, for example, Incident Search can quickly show all the data from buses that were operating at that time.”

With the implementation of the Incident Search software, transit agencies are able to address and resolve complaints and issues with data and video more efficiently. 

In addition, March Networks is helping transit agencies deal with challenging lighting conditions with its new line of IP cameras purpose-built for mobile vehicles and wayside environments.

"At March Networks, we understand how important it is to capture clear video detail in both bright daylight and near darkness, which is pretty common in transit applications, where bus and light rail fleets are operating at all times of the day and often moving through tunnels or underpasses, which causes abrupt lighting changes," said Cremins.

Cremins explained that an agency can choose which March Networks solution suits them best by combining different cameras and video recorders, including 360-indoor cameras; real-time information transmission; and incident reporting. For agencies that operate with more diverse fleets they have the choices to outfit both smaller and larger vehicles.

"Really you can have customers that have two systems," explained Cremins.