Union Pacific Railroad Selects Wabtec and March Networks for Mobile Digital Video Surveillance

System will provide audio and video surveillance of tracks and surroundings


OTTAWA, ON - March Networks, a leading provider of Internet Protocol (IP)-based digital video surveillance solutions, announced today that Union Pacific Railroad (UP) has selected Wabtec VideoTrax, powered by March Networks, for mobile digital video surveillance across their fleet of locomotives.

UP is the largest railroad in North America with more than 7,000 locomotives and 87,000 freight cars. VideoTrax, a March Networks locomotive digital video recorder, will be used by UP to capture and monitor video of tracks that are traveled and the surroundings of those tracks. UP will also be using Wabtec's VideoTrax to capture audio, such as horns and bells, and locomotive data, such as brake and throttle usage, in conjunction with the video capture.

"The combination of video, audio, and event data is important in assisting our customers with enhancing safety and improving operations," said Robert Haag, vice president of programs for Wabtec Railway Electronics. "The March Networks mobile video solution complements Wabtec's on-board solutions to meet our customer's specifications."

"March Networks is committed to offering the most advanced video solutions to innovative transportation companies throughout the world," said Peter Strom, president and CEO of March Networks. "We are proud to have teamed with Wabtec to meet the needs of an industry leader like UP."

March Networks is a leading provider of innovative IP-based video applications used for security surveillance and monitoring. Our software and hardware solutions allow businesses to increase operational efficiencies, address risk, and manage assets with an integrated set of video- based intelligence tools that support enhanced decision-making. Today the ISO 9001:2000 certified company serves the needs of leading banks, retail organizations and transportation authorities in more than 40 countries throughout the world. For more information, please visit http://www.marchnetworks.com/ .

Wabtec Corporation (http://www.wabtec.com/) is one of North America's largest providers of value-added, technology-based products and services for the rail industry. Wabtec Railway Electronics is a leading developer of electronic train control equipment and systems solutions, including event recording, end- of-train telemetry systems, wireless communications, electronic braking systems and GPS-based train control systems. The unit maintains engineering and development facilities in Germantown, Md. and Cedar Rapids, Iowa and is supported by a worldwide service organization.