Vancouver transit system deploys IP video

Verint, a New-York based developer of network video products, announced this week that its Nextiva Transit video solution has been deployed by TransLink, Vancouver, Canada's regional transportation authority.

According to a statement issued by Verint, TransLink serves 21 municipalities in the Vancouver region and has a fleet of 1,432 buses, two passenger ferries, 210 light rail cars, and five commuter rail trains with 37 passenger cars.

Verint completed the initial implementation of Nextiva Transit on 228 electric trolley busses in December. The Nextiva Transit solution will allow TransLink the ability to automatically upload video from its various passenger vehicles to its central monitoring station.

“Translink is pleased to be partnered with Verint as we take forward this important investment across our bus fleet. The Nextiva Transit technology will not only help enhance safety and security by deterring onboard incidents, it also will enable us to provide video support when needed to quickly investigate claims and support law enforcement when prosecution instances occur,” said Ward Clapham, chief officer, TransLink Transit Police.