Sunday, February 19, 2006

Lynx Pilots On-Board Wireless Security Program

The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) has partnered with CyberPath Inc., a producer of Ethernet switches and networking equipment, to pilot a wireless security network on a LYNX bus.
CyberPath's EtherPath switches connect to wireless access points along the bus route to receive transported audio and video information from wireless cameras on each bus. Information is passed along a fiber network to a central command location for security analysis.
The pilot program was initiated by the Federal Highway Administration and is managed by the Florida Department of Transportation as a model intelligent transportation system called "iFlorida.”
The project is funded through a grant from the Department of Homeland Security and the state of Florida.