Security system supplier DTI Group (ASX: DTI) has inked a $5.85 million contract to provide a surveillance and passenger information system for the city of Melbourne’s train network.
The deal was signed with Metro Trains Melbourne, which operates a fleet of 223 trains on 965km of track in the Victorian capital.
Under the agreement, DTI will supply and install an integrated CCTV surveillance and passenger information system on 58 of the city’s existing Comeng-built trains.
The systems will be delivered over an 18-month period, starting from June 2019.
According to DTI, each train will be equipped with a “ruggedized digital surveillance system including an in-built multifunction 4G, LTE, 802.11 a/b/g/n router, 12 high-definition cameras, two transit rated power over ethernet network switches, two hearing aid loop amplifiers, two driver display units, two frontal displays, two PA amplifiers and six internal displays”.
“The award of these options is a strong endorsement of DTI’s retrofit capability as well as its ability to deliver into complex rail projects,” the company stated.
Servicing the transit industry
Based in Perth, DTI develops and provides surveillance, video analytics and passenger information system technology and services to the mobile transit industry worldwide.
Its clients are transit agencies and operators, freight operators, taxi organisations, vehicle manufacturers and law enforcement authorities.
DTI’s products and services include on-board recording equipment, fleet management systems, back-end mass storage and retrieval facilities and end-to-end managed services.
These systems provide mobile-based solutions for passenger, driver and asset protection (monitoring things like graffiti, assaults and other crimes), accident management and investigation tools as well as insurance claim protection, and integrated vehicle tracking.
In addition, its systems can display information for passengers as well as provide multimedia info-tainment.
Recent projects include the supply of surveillance systems for transit networks in San Francisco, US, Marseille in France and South Africa’s Cape Town.
DTI has also supplied rail systems and level crossing systems for Rio Tinto’s driverless train project in Western Australia.
Shares in the company rose 13.89% to $0.082 on the news by mid-afternoon trade.