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FLEET MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY

Mecklenburg Transportation Systems

PROJECT INFORMATION

Mecklenburg Transportation in NC required multiple bidders, and chose to award Fortress Mobile as vendor for the installation of the solution in 2020, for their vehicles.

Location

Charlotte, NC

Duration

2020 – Present

Fleet size

25 vehicles

SOLUTION HIGHLIGHTS

30 FPS Full Motion Video Recording • Simultaneous Playback Viewing from 8 installed cameras • Route Tracking, Location Recording and Synchronizing of events • Vehicle ID, Date & Time stamped recording establishing chain of custody • Assigned user access levels • Automatic download of event marked files • Real-Time Health Monitoring of DVR Equipment • Real-Time Viewing of Vehicles

BACKGROUND

Mecklenburg Transportation System (MTS) is a service within the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services (DSS) that provides approved non-emergency subscription route and demand response transportation to eligible consumers within Charlotte/Mecklenburg County. The county estimates that there are over 200,000 residents that are eligible to use their services.

INITIAL CHALLENGES

In 2019, MTS was looking for a solution that included live streaming videos and the need to easily share videos on their buses. MTS was looking for a solution to protect its drivers and passengers to increase the safety, , and dependability of their fleet.

SYSTEM SET UP

  • 8 Channel DVRs
  • HD Interior Cameras
  • SureBus™ with Mobile App

Fortress Mobile equipped 25 MTS buses with its Nova X DVRs. They used six (6) cameras for live surveillance inside the vehicle. This setup for MTS also includes Fortress SureBus™ software capabilities and Mobile App that features an event marker installed in the driver area, allowing the vehicle operator to mark a file, allowing the expedited retrieval and review process. With the Auto-Download feature, they could instantly retrieve, download, and review needed videos. The system also records the GPS coordinates providing the synchronized vehicle location, speed, and direction of travel digitally displayed under a map in the playback section of SureBus™.

“This system has given our employees peace of mind. They don’t feel like they are alone, with no help.”

Masie Jones, Social Service Manager, Mecklenburg Transportation System

SOLUTION RESULTS

As a result of this all-in-one solution, MTS was able to view live feeds on their buses, as well as being able to easily download and share recorded video.

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