The Montgomery County, Md. Department of Transportation (MCDOT) selected the RoadRunner on-board video surveillance system from Apollo Video Technology for the county’s 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 by the vehicle manufacturer, for a total of nearly 180 Apollo Video systems on-board MCDOT’s transit fleet.
The installation of the surveillance system—which is expected to be complete by the end of summer 2011—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, Apollo Video Technology’s general manager. “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.”