Monday, September 25, 2006

New MobileView to Be Delivered in October

GE Security Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) today announced its new MobileView IV builds on the features and popularity of the MobileView line by integrating mobile video surveillance, GPS tracking, wireless LAN and a Garage Archive Maintenance Server.

"The MobileView system helps transit systems save money by deterring crime and vandalism as well as disposing of false and misleading claims more quickly," said Robert Siegel, GE Security's General Manager for Video and Software Solutions. "By showcasing a safer riding experience, MobileView helps increase passenger volumes and Rapid Transit Authority revenues. It is successfully employed by transit systems in Chicago, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix and Reno. There are currently more than 14,000 MobileView systems installed in cities throughout the nation."

When a driver starts a vehicle equipped with a MobileView system, cameras automatically begin recording events and documenting actions on board the vehicle. This not only acts as a crime deterrent, but also allows transit agencies to quickly resolve issues or identify culprits.

GPS tracking lets management know exactly where any vehicle is at any time. An audio option provides synchronized audio during image playback. Recorded images can be viewed from a laptop in the field, through a docking station, or via a central station through the use of a wireless LAN. To increase security, MobileView IV uses high-security locks, along with a unique design, to prevent all unauthorized access to the devices while still ensuring that maintenance access is fast and easy.

The Management System was specifically designed to monitor key bus components, thus reducing the need for routine maintenance visits. This both saves operators money and reduces potential exposure from non-working systems.

GE's MobileView IV digital recording system provides both monochrome or color recording up to 120 pictures per second (pps) and a hard drive that will hold up to 1,000 GB of storage. The typical MobileView system consists of up to 12 cameras on board a vehicle, digital video recorder (DVR), keypad, panic button/status lights, docking station and PC loaded with MobileView software. All equipment components are made from industrial-grade materials to meet stringent testing standards for vibration, temperature and shock.

When used in conjunction with the MobileView wireless LAN, users can capture, store locally and transmit images to a central monitoring station, which can also dial into the bus system and request images at any time. The system can be programmed so that the central station automatically begins receiving images directly from the vehicle whenever an alarm or trigger is activated.

Images generated by driver panic buttons or impact sensors are saved in a special file format with a time and date stamp to make finding and retrieving them easy and fast. Such images are also protected from automatic overwriting.
Deliveries of GE's MobileView IV commence in October.