With on-board camera and video systems becoming more and more popular among transport operators, latest news on this front is that GPS Tracking Solutions, a division of Eqstra Fleet Management and Logistics, has introduced Vision Manager, a video vehicle surveillance system which the company says provides an intelligent and comprehensive platform for live video streaming, GPS tracking, alarm and driver behaviour monitoring.
“Currently in-vehicle video surveillance solutions are delivered as either a single event or as a continuous recording,” says Graeme Steyn, director at GPS. “Vision Manager combines both event and continuous recordings in one powerful product and allows fleet managers to not only monitor fleet location but to view live stream video and video alarms which are automatically sent to their server.”
Vision Manager consists of a powerful Mobile Digital Video Recorder (MDVR) with up to 4 AHD (analogue high-definition) cameras and 1 IP (Internet protocol) camera. The solution supports a wide variety of accelerometer generated events and I/O’s that can trigger a video alarm. In addition to video alarm events, video will be continuously recorded on the MDVR and can be remotely viewed or downloaded with 3G/4G or WIFI if more information is needed.
Vision Manager supports vehicle Meta data and analyses driver behaviour using video, GPS information, speed, engine speed, etc. It creates and manages evidence videos and snapshots in an ‘evidence centre’. This analysis can provide evidence for operators to evaluate employee’s performance and improve the company’s fleet management.
In addition, Vision Manager supports automatic upload of any alarm generated with customizable pre- and post-alarm download time. This can be done with 3G/4G or WIFI and is saved on the Vision Manager hosted servers. This allows playback and review of alarm videos at any time directly from the server.
To maximise efficiency and operations, Vision Manager supports a wide range of cameras that include AHD, HD and PTZ cameras. Depending on customer requirements, these are suitable for driver behaviour surveillance, general vehicle surveillance and surveillance of the environment.