Since 1991 when the Rodney King beating incident took place, the U.S. federal government has increased funding on projects involving outfitting police vehicles with video equipment. Based on NBC News.com, in 2001, 48% of law enforcement agencies were using in-vehicle cameras to record officer interactions with civilians. More than a decade later, digital cameras and small, yet advanced, in-vehicle computers have made the process easier and better. No more VHS tapes and fuzzy images, now that we have gone digital. To ensure transparency in law enforcement activities, the police department in the heart of New England wanted to outfit their police vans and transport vehicles with onboard surveillance systems.
Application and Requirements
- The controller (NVR) will be housed in the detention area of each police van. A compact size controller is desirable.
- It will connect to multiple cameras with CAT 6 cable for connection to a networked switch.
- The cameras will be recording temporary video to offload to servers for forensic use.
- It will require a wide operating temperature Solid State Drive (SSD) since it will be installed onboard a police van.
- It will require wireless communications, allowing specifically for 4G LTE when available for efficient streaming of the video images.
- It will require compatibility with selected security software.
The police department wanted the application to be successfully deployed in a relatively short period of time. The selection process began very quickly. All of the required equipment and software needed to be tested for compatibility and achieve the expected capabilities and performance.
Axiomtek's tBOX810-838-FL with low power consumption Intel® Atom™ processors is compact in size, powerful and feature-rich. The tBOX810-838-FL has eMark, ISO7637, EN 50121 and IEC 60945 certifications to meet the safety requirements of various vehicle and rail standards. It offers a wide operating temperature range, rich I/O options, onboard memory and fanless operation. This tBOX offers great customizability, interoperability, easy integration and maintenance, lower implementation costs and improved time-to-market.
- eMark, ISO7637, EN 50155 class TX, EN 50121 and IEC 60945 certifications for rolling stock transportation application>
- Fanless with a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)
- Low power consumption Intel® Atom™ Bay Trail-I processor E3845 quad-core (1.91GHz) or E3827 dual-core (1.75GHz)
- M12 connector I/O interface for Gigabit LAN with optional RJ-45
The tBOX products offer high performance processors, additional transportation safety certifications and anti-vibration features such as M12 connectors, EN 50155 or eMark certification/compliance and lockable I/O interface. Axiomtek’s comprehensive transportation product line can meet and exceed the requirements put in place for this or any mission critical project. The experienced sales and engineering team at Axiomtek, in conjunction with technology partners being considered for the project, helped determine what was required to achieve optimum results for the application and immediately offered solutions. The tBOX controller’s compatibility with the selected security software was already proven from past collaborated projects. Axiomtek offered a low-risk solution that resulted in a shortened deployment time. This, coupled with the reliable tBOX controller, helped the customer meet their time constraint and project challenges with successful results.