Report: Trains, trams to increase adoption of mobile surveillance solutions

According to a new report from IMS Research, the continued migration from analog to network surveillance solutions is expected to lead to a more than 7 percent growth over the next five years in the mobile video surveillance market for trains and trams.

In a statement, IMS said that one of the trends driving IP migration in the market is the increased availability of hybrid DVRs. The report credits the release of hybrid mobile DVRs by larger equipment manufacturers in 2009 and 2010 with creating an increased demand for network video cameras in the market.

While network camera revenues are forecasted to exceed that of analog cameras in terms of unit shipments in the market in 2015, the research firm said that analog cameras will continue to outsell network cameras by nearly four-to-one.

"The train industry is predicted to adopt network video surveillance equipment at a much quicker rate than other transport markets covered in the report, such as police cars and transit buses," report author Oliver Philippou said in the statement. "In fact, the network camera market in trains and trams is forecast to grow at over 20 percent over the next 5 years."

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