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Onboard Metro CCTV Any Scene, Any View, Any Condition

  • IP-based CCTV systems are becoming an absolute requirement for metro operations. Effective video surveillance protects passenger safety and makes metro operations more efficient, which has led to increased investment in onboard IP CCTV systems. These systems have expanded in scope and reach, and cameras and NVR computing platforms are now being deployed in more and more locations throughout the train. These new video surveillance applications have introduced important new IP video requirements: as IP cameras and computers are deployed in more and more locations onboard a train, there is a corresponding increase in the performance, reliability, and design requirements for those IP cameras and computers.

    • More cameras with different form factors and easy installation for different locations on the trains
    • Crystal-clear image quality in a wide dynamic range of dark and light environments
    • High performance video streams for smooth video surveillance
    • Vibration, humidity, and dust resistant devices for harsh onboard environments
  • Front/Rear-facing Camera
    VPort P16-1MP-M12
    • Clear & Color image in day & night
    • Good image performance in fast light change
    • High-speed imaging
    Intercom Camera
    VPort P06HC-1MP-M12
    • Video/audio record
    • Interoperation with intercom
    • Flush mountable
    Driver Car Camera and Computer
    VPort P16-1MP-M12-IR IP Camera
    • Built-in IR for low lux environment
    • Color image for identifying the panel
      LED indicator
    VPort P16-2MR IP Camera
    • Built-in IR for low lux environment
    • 1/3” progressive scan camera with
      maximum 1920 x 1080 resolution
      at up to 30 FPS
    MXNVR-RO-T NVR
    • Record 1080P (1920 x 1080)
      images at up to 450 FPS
    • Live view of 720P (1280 x 720)
      images at up to 120 FPS
    • Two built-in 2.5” SSD/HDD
      hot-swappable slots
    TC-6110 Series Train Computer
    • Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz
    • High-performance platform with
      4 IP camera channels at full D1 live
      view video
    • Compact 3U rackmount housing
    Consist Camera and Computer
    VPort 06-2 IP Cameras
    • 1/3” progressive scan camera with
      maximum 1920 x 1080 resolution
      at up to 30 FPS
    • Compact size
    • Audio or microphone input
    VPort P06-1MP-M12 IP Camera
    • Clear daylight image
    • Compact size
    • Audio or microphone input
    V2416A Series Train Computers
    • Intel Celeron/Core i7 CPU
    • 2 hot-swappable 2.5” HDD/SSD slots for
      inserting additional storage media
    • User-defined programmable LEDs and
      API for storage management
    RNAS-1200 Series Network-Attached Storage
    • Marvell 1.0 GHz processor
    • Dual Gigabit PoE+ LAN Ports
    • JBOD, BIG, RAID 0, and RAID 1 functions
      available
    Rail CCTV Metro Camera

    White Papers

  • New Locations and New Requirements for Onboard IP CCTV

    IP-based CCTV systems are becoming an absolute requirement for train operations. Effective video surveillance protects passenger safety and makes train operations more efficient, which has led to increased investment in onboard IP CCTV systems. These systems have expanded in scope and reach, and cameras are now being deployed in more and more locations throughout the train. These new applications of video surveillance have introduced important new IP video requirements.


    Railway Data Security: Building a Durable NVR Platform

    In this white paper, Moxa identifies a few solutions to the key challenges railway operators face when trying to secure their data and devices against the peculiar tests of the railway environment. Taking network video recording devices as the stepping off point, we give a brief analysis of how a train's vibrations, extreme temperature fluctuations, and power supply can adversely affect device functioning and durability. The paper then goes on to consider how thoughtful engineering can eliminate these factors as a point of concern, while at the same time building strong value for the customer through carefully considered, centralized, and automated controls and failsafes.


    Deploying Advanced IP Cameras in the Challenging Light Conditions of Rolling Stock Environments

    Whenever a person or surveillance system is trying to capture clear photographs or smooth video, light plays a very important role. Most people have taken a video and seen that the resulting footage is over or under exposed because the camera is unable to adapt to the challenging light environment. Trains are noted for being a particularly difficult environment to film in and several unique challenges arise and must be overcome in order to achieve consistently smooth video footage. For example, a fast-moving train will often experience severe light fluctuations when traveling through tunnels, open air and shade, or when another train passes by. These challenges are not limited to what is happening outside of the train, but also include onboard challenges such as the lights being switched on and off, and doors opening and closing. In order to ensure clear imagery on trains, a tailor made solution is required.

  • Advanced CBR for Better Image Quality with Limited Bandwidth

    If you're in charge of managing the security system for a facility, then you've undoubtedly had your fair share of "Picasso moments." That is, one or more security camera frames that should show well-defined images have been mysteriously transformed into something the Master himself would've been proud of.

    But what causes these episodes of ill-defined imagery? Suffice it to say that more than one system operator has been fooled into thinking that a CBR (constant bit rate) configuration provides consistently good image streams in limited bandwidth environments. The reality is more complex. When an IP camera tries to force too many packets over the network, extreme packet loss can occur, and it's more apt to occur when there is a flurry of activity.

  • CCTV for Dark, Extreme Temperature Rolling Stock Environments

    Reliable CCTV cameras are now an essential component of railway applications, with security cameras permanently installed in most rolling stock. Passenger cars are particularly important in this regard to ensure the safety of passengers, but surveillance monitoring does not end when the car is empty and sitting in the rail yard or depot. At night, for example, train security personnel need to guard against vandalism and vagrants, either in real time or by reviewing video records when a problem is discovered after it has occurred. Depending on the location and time of year, the environment inside a parked passenger car could be extremely hot, extremely cold, and extremely dark. For these reasons, the security cameras used in train cars must be rugged enough to withstand wide temperature extremes, and be designed to produce crisp images in both natural light and IR (infrared) conditions.

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