Dedicated Micros News Release : 2006
AD Group Wins Queen’s Award for TransVu Mobile CCTV System
Chantilly, VA May 2006 -- Dedicated Micros Inc. announces that their parent company, AD Group, based in Warrington, England, recently received the prestigious Queen’s Award in the Innovation – Enterprise category for its advanced TransVu system, which helps tackle crime on the move.
The compact TransVu is a sophisticated, multi-camera, digital CCTV recorder that can be fitted to a wide range of vehicles including trains, buses taxis, vans and heavy goods vehicles. Its key feature is total network integration, automatically downloading images and incidents, eliminating the need for time consuming manual archiving.
Status reporting immediately highlights system tampering, such as masking cameras, and assures operators that the system is always fully functional. GPS capability allows the vehicle to report its position immediately to base, while intelligent power management controls system operation without driver intervention.
“The Queen’s Award is a great honour for AD Group,” said AD Group’s CEO Mike Newton, “and we are particularly delighted that it reflects our position as a real pioneer in the CCTV industry. Our business thrives by being ahead of the competition when we innovate - with TransVu being a prime example - it’s not simply by adding a bell or whistle to a box, but by introducing something genuinely new.”
TransVu has already been applied with impressive results in a wide range of applications worldwide, including an award-winning railway project, where it has dramatically reduced vandalism on the Netherlands Railways’ trains.
TransVu units were installed in Sprinter type trains on the busy Zoetermeer Stadslijn (City Line).
Sixty percent of commuter train passengers felt safer with the digital recorders and cameras installed and vandalism fell by 45 percent.
TransVu is also helping to trap car thieves, as part of a new Covert Capture Car initiative launched by Avon and Somerset Constabulary in the Bristol area.
Large bus operators are using TransVu to identify fraudulent compensation claims, with an internal inertia circuit constantly logging acceleration, braking and turning of the vehicle, providing a vital audit trail should the vehicle be involved in an accident.
TransVu even made an appearance at the 2005 Le Mans 24 Hours, where, fitted to a MG Lola EX264 racecar which won the LMP2 class, it underlined its ruggedness –essential for transport applications - by keeping on recording images despite the battering it received in such a harsh environment.
“We are elated about this award,” said Dr. Alan E. Calegari, president of Dedicated Micros, “as our Adaptive Engineering team has developed the TransVu product to meet the North American market needs.”
About Dedicated Micros
Dedicated Micros, Inc., which supports North and South America, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the UK-based Dedicated Microcomputers Group Ltd. The company is credited as one of the first to market with general multiplexing technology and digital video technology. Today, Dedicated Micros Inc. is a world leader in the CCTV control industry. Their solution provides robust, dedicated, user-friendly multiplexing hardware with digital or video capability for security surveillance. For more information, visit the Dedicated Micros website at www.dedicatedmicrosus.com.
About AD Group
AD Group was established in 1997, its primary objective being to create and bring to market leading edge CCTV solutions. The pioneering nature of the Group’s products, with the emphasis very much on R&D, has undoubtedly been a critical element in AD’s success to date. In 2001 Dedicated Micros became an integral part of AD Group. Since that time all AD companies have been able to take advantage of a shared technology base, offering the potential for flexible CCTV solutions on the ground, in the air and on the move. Members of AD Group include: AD Aerospace, AD Aviation, AD Network Video, ChipWrights, Dennard, Dedicated Micros, D-Tec, RemGuard, TSS and TES. More information on AD is available at www.ad-group.co.uk.