Teleste Extends Surveillance for CTA
Seponkatu 1 FI-20660 Littoinen
Press release date: December 6, 2012
Turku, Finland and Chicago, IL (USA) - Teleste has been chosen to expand the CTA public transportation security system extending the existing Teleste VMX video surveillance system from rail stations to hundreds of railcars.
The new deployment will take place during the year 2013, and includes mobile network video recording and management software solutions for on-board recording, IP networking equipment as well as their technical integration into the overall CTA (Chicago Transport Authority) management system.
CTA is an independent governmental agency that operates the second largest public transportation system in the USA. The system covers the City of Chicago and 40 surrounding suburbs. On an average weekday, approximately 1.6 million rides are taken on the CTA. CTA has started to build their system based on Teleste VMX system since 2005, and including 4000 IP video channels distributed along 146 stations on various metro lines.
The need for increased safety and security of public transportation is well recognised by the operators in the field. Video surveillance systems play a prominent role in helping passengers to feel safe and eager to utilize public transportation. CTA has credited video surveillance for even 25% drop-down in robberies between January 2012 and September 2012 compared with the same period a year ago. The new expansion of the Teleste VMX further extends CTA's video surveillance system to an integrated solution for better protection of the public.
"We are very proud to be recognised by CTA as a trustworthy long-term video surveillance system provider and, that our VMX video surveillance solution has been able to fulfill both technological and operational requirements set by CTA, one of the largest transportation operators in the USA. The latest system extension also proves that we have succeeded in covering all aspects of a complete public security solution including e.g., railcars, off-load areas, and metro stations, to deliver real-time information to the highly functional monitoring centres. The fully integrated security system helps CTA to make their customers feel safe," says Johan Slotte, Deputy CEO, Teleste Corporation.
For more information: www.teleste.com