PennDOT District 8 implements VidShield 4.0

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 8-0 (PennDOT 8-0) has selected VidSys because its platform, which seamlessly integrates multiple vendors's equipment, enabling faster, more intelligent decision making for traffic management and incident response while saving resources and potentially lives. Responsible for the design, maintenance and construction of state highways and bridges in south central Pennsylvania, PennDOT 8-0 is currently building a new transportation management center in the PennDOT 8-0 building in Harrisburg in order to more effectively manage and ensure an appropriate response to the hundreds of events that can occur daily on the district's roadways. VidShield integrates all of the new video monitoring technology that PennDOT has purchased for the TMC, including video cubes from Mitsubishi, a video wall controller/processor from Barco, cameras from Cohu and encoders from Teleste, into a single seamless management platform.

VidSys will provide operators with a common Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) to manage incident and events as they unfold based on individual preference. The center is planned to expand beyond the initial implementation to include additional cameras as PennDOT 8-0 begins real-time information sharing with agencies, such as the Pennsylvania State Police, and other districts throughout the state. With VidShield, transportation departments and other traffic management organizations have the ability to deploy an entire network of physical and IT security and surveillance technologies to prevent, detect, deter and respond to traffic situations on public roadways and public safety systems. Compatible with the National Transportation Communication Internet Protocol (NTCIP) for transportation interoperability, VidShield enables video surveillance technologies to be integrated with road sensors, ramp meters, signs, mapping, global information systems (GIS) and e-collection devices, all managed from a single user interface to effectively manage incidents and deploy critical resources efficiently.