Australia-based Ava Risk Group has secured a contract exceeding $1.40m to install its Aura Ai sensing technology at certain rail centres in South America.

Under the contract, Ava Risk Group will install its solutions across a multi-site programme for enhancing security at various rail facilities.

For this purpose, the company will integrate its several Aura Ai-2 systems with the user’s present video management software and CCTV system.

Ava Group CEO Rob Broomfield said: “FFT Aura Ai-2 was the solution selected, to protect the rail sites, due to our exceptional event classification capability, extended sensing distance, and cut resilience capability.

“A further key factor in the contract win was FFT’s previous success in protecting railway infrastructure and the company’s strong reputation across the broader transportation sector.”

Ava Risk Group has received its first purchase order worth more than $0.47m.

Ava Group stated that it will install the technology at the first sites during the beginning of the fourth quarter of this year, with deployments at the remaining sites towards the later end of the same quarter.

The Ava Group is a provider of risk management services and technologies, consisting of technology divisions of Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) and BQT Solutions (BQT).

Recently, South American country, Argentina announced that it is going ahead with the plans for establishing a rail corridor between Bahía Blanca port in Buenos Aires and the Chilean port city of Talcahuano to create a Pacific-Atlantic link.

This bi-oceanic rail corridor is expected to reduce logistics costs.

Under the first of the two rail projects, around 216km of tracks will be recovered while the tracks connecting Zapala, Neuquén, and the Chilean port will be expanded by 93km.

The project will be jointly executed by railway corridor administrators and Chilean ports.