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Eurotech Advanced Video Surveillance Systems for Railway Transportation Applications

Eurotech is a worldwide leader specialising in the design, development and production of solutions for demanding professional applications where reliability, rugged construction, wide operating temperature range and high level of integration are required.

Video surveillance applications for rail transportation

Eurotech recently realised the Alphabox DVR, an innovative and intelligent device for video surveillance applications specifically developed to be installed onboard rail transportation networks.

The Alphabox DVR integrates an advanced video-processing engine that can perform the real-time analysis of many data-streams coming from analogue and digital sources, with the ability to include on-line discriminating functionalities and the possibility to transmit data through wired or wireless networks.

Once installed, the Alphabox DVR allows a central control centre to monitor conditions onboard any train in real time, wherever it is within the rail network, contributing to passenger security at all times.

The Alphabox DVR integrates the advanced functionalities of a digital video recorder, with the ability to acquire and store high-resolution video streams (NTSC or PAL) coming from up to 16 analogue / digital channels (BNC composite video, USB, FireWire and Ethernet) onto an integrated fixed or removable rugged automotive storage device.

Wired or wireless interfaces

Furthermore, by taking advantage of the MPEG4 or JPEG2000 technologies, the data can be compressed and then sent using one of the wired and wireless interfaces. These include GPRS, UMTS, WiFi 802.11.X and Fast Ethernet. The system has the ability to dynamically use all the available bandwidth and continually ensure that the maximum possible information can be sent with minimum data loss.

The system is IP65 and EN50155 compliant, has a small footprint and integrates a conductive cooling system. Ease of integration is assured by the use of industry standard circular connectors and a wide input voltage range. This allows for compatibility with all standard commercial vehicle electrical systems.

Auto-diagnosis and remote status monitoring

Monitoring the operating parameters and managing the command execution logic is always possible even if the system is in standby mode, thanks to the advanced auto-diagnosis features. Eurotech is one of the first companies to supply this technology as standard. The systems can also feature remote status monitoring with pre-alarm utilities in order to simplify maintenance and further enhance the system’s reliability.

Thanks to their architecture and modularity, Alphabox DVR units can be interconnected together, with the possibility of also including other members of the Alphabox family. These currently include the Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) for precise localisation and real-time vehicle tracking applications, and the Vehicular Data Server (VDS) for enhanced communications and data flow management.

BSP packages are available for all the Alphabox systems, these cover the most commonly used operating systems present on the market, simplifying the integration of the system, speeding up software development and reducing the interval between the initial vision and the final realization, therefore minimizing time to market.

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Eurotech: New Strategic Focus on Transportation Industry for US-Based Subsidiary, Eurotech, Inc.

Eurotech, Inc., the US-based subsidiary of Eurotech Spa, today announced a new strategic focus on the transportation industry. Eurotech, Inc. assumes responsibility for the US transportation market and assimilates all the experience accumulated so far by its sister subsidiary, Parvus. The transit

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Via F.lli Solari, 3/A

33020 AMARO (Udine)

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+39 0433 485 411 +39 0433 485 499 www.eurotech.com

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21 October 2008

Eurotech, Inc., the US-based subsidiary of Eurotech Spa, today announced a new strategic focus on the transportation industry. Eurotech, Inc. assumes responsibility for the US transportation market and assimilates all the experience accumulated so far by its sister subsidiary, Parvus. The transit

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16 November 2006

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22 February 2006

The Eurotech COM-1240 is the missing link between the PC104 bus and the MVB bus. Amaro (Udine, Italy): today Eurotech released the COM-1240, a new PC/104 compliant communications module specifically created to be used as a rugged interface between the devices installed onboard railway v

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10 November 2005

Amaro, Udine (Italy) Eurotech will shortly be releasing a new, rugged, compact and low power system for video surveillance applications that further integrates the advanced functionalities of a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) that have the ability to acquire and store high resolution video streams o

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Regional Offices

Corporate American Office

Eurotech, Inc.

10260 Old Columbia Road

Maryland 21046

Columbia

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United States of America

+1 301 490 4007 +1 301 490 4582 www.eurotech.com
Satellite American Office

Eurotech, Inc.

7500 West 161st Street

Kansas 66085

Overland Park

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United States of America

+1 913 549 1000 +1 913 549 1001 www.eurotech.com
Parvus Corporation

3222 So Washington St

Salt Lake City

Utah 84115

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United States of America

+1 800 483 3152 +1 801 483 1523 www.parvus.com
Northern and Eastern European Office

Eurotech Finland Oy

Kantelettarenkuja 1, PL 73

00420 Helsinki

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Finland

+358 9 477 888 0 +358 9 477 888 99 www.eurotech.com
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Eurotech France

Parc Club du Moulin à Vent

69200 Venissieux Cedex – Lyon

33 av Docteur Georges Levy Bat 33-1

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France

+33 04 72 89 00 90 +33 04 78 70 08 24 www.eurotech.com
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Eurotech China

ZhongGuanCun East Road Nr. 66

100083 Beijing

Tri-Tower B, Suite 2207

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China

+86 10 62 67 09 04 +86 10 62 67 09 54 www.eurotech.com
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Adavnet

616-4, Tanaka

Okayama 700-0951

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Japan

+81 86 245 2861 +81 86 245 2860 www.advanet.co.jp
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Eurotech UK

3 Clifton Court

CB1 7BN

Cambridge

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United Kingdom

+44 1223 403410 +44 1223 410457 www.eurotech.com
Eurotech Group Headquarters

Via F.lli Solari, 3/A

33020 AMARO (Udine)

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Italy

+39 0433 485 411 +39 0433 485 499 www.eurotech.com

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