Cloudian Puts Montebello Bus Lines on Road to Cost Savings, Increased Safety

Montebello Bus Lines built an archive system that combines Cloudian HyperStore enterprise storage running on a Lenovo DX8200C appliance and the Transportation Security System's Iris.
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Montebello Bus Lines (MBL), operated by the City of Montebello in Los Angeles, operates 72 buses serving more than 8 million passengers a year. Each bus is equipped with five video cameras and a recording system to capture footage of all activities that take place on board.

Before a recent technology upgrade, captured data would be transferred manually to MBL's operations center after each shift. The data transfer workflow was not well suited to MBL's needs. For example, if an incident was reported, the video was not immediately available for review. MBL had to manually transfer media from vehicles to the operations center and locate clips using timecode. Also, budget restrictions made it impossible to retain data longer than 60 days, a potential legal and financial risk.

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To overcome these limitations, MBL built an archive system that combines Cloudian HyperStore enterprise storage running on a Lenovo DX8200C appliance and the Transportation Security System's Iris, an advanced mobile security system. The combined solution enables simultaneous recording of all five bus-mounted cameras, along with real-time metadata tagging. A metadata-based search is able to instantly locate clips based on factors such as time, location, vehicle, etc. The system allows large clips to be broken up and streamed concurrently, greatly improving speed and reliability over the LTE wireless connection. Additionally, the scalable storage architecture can be increased to petabyte-plus size as necessary simply by adding storage nodes.

Since deployment, MBL's mobile security system has given the company real-time visibility and maximum flexibility in video security to protect the millions of passengers who depend on its service.

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