Q & A
1) Hardware – what makes up a video system?
Generally a system includes components such as a industrial grade DVR, cameras (1-16), microphone (1 or more), GPS module, cables, monitor, software, removable hard drive, removable solid state drive, etc. We focus on custom solutions so it is important to us to get a clear understanding of what the customer wants in terms of functionality and then we piece together the solution accordingly. System kits can be as simple as one camera, a LDVR, and one microphone.
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2) What are your data retrieval methods?
All of the data retrieval methods listed below are available from RVS. The user can remove a hard drive and search using a Hard Drive Player, connect to the DVR with a RJ45S Ethernet Cable, or conveniently perform a Wireless download for the information they need; including the retrieval of Event Recorder information.
- Hard drive removal
- Cable connection downloads
- Live wireless downloads
- Schedule wireless location uploads
3) What about video playback?
We offer easy-to-use software for video playback that incorporates multiple search functions to save time. You can search by event, date, time, speed graph, and GPS Google maps.
Playback software is embedded in one executable file. This is important, so you don’t have to search for playback software.
4) How is the data controlled and shared?
The data is password protected and shared through AVI files or granted access.
5) How is the data protected?
The data is protected by court worthy proprietary chained-frame watermarking w/ 128 bit encryption.
6) How about Video and Event Recorder synchronization now and in the future?
We have integrated with key players in our industry to provide as much information as possible in one simple to use software format. Event Recorder downloads are included in this integration and we can only expect further integration in the future.
7) How do I manage my troubleshooting?
RVS’s system offers “Smart Setup” with a self check function searching for errors on reboot with the option of scheduled reboots. Error report’s can be sent to an email, cell phone, or other device for notification flagging an incident. A redundancy factor of a manual Push to Test button on the face of the DVR is also included. If there is are any questions concerning your equipment we have free consultations available from our in-house technician.
8) Who are some of your customers and do you have any examples of unique installations?
Some of our customers include L.A. Metrolink, Indiana Harbor Belt, Chicago METRA, Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation, New Mexico Railrunner, Paducah and Louisville, all U.S. Steel properties and numerous regional railroads throughout the country. An example of a unique application would be the Los Angeles Metrolink account. Click on RVS News for more information, news, and press releases.
9) Success stories?
We are on the third generation of our DVR. Each introduction of a new RVS system pushes the industry toward a higher standard of performance. This progression has brought us to H.264 compression (which increases resolution by 25 – 30% and increase storage times by 20%), solid state hard drives, HD-like video quality, longest on-board storage times, wireless access, and the most crash worthy equipment on the market using Mil-Spec, SAE and AAR rated equipment with fire retardant materials and extreme component dampening for vibration.
In this business you are either growing or shrinking. We are happy to say our RVS division has shown success in continuously expanding year after year.
Through our manufacturing partner we've equipped the CIA and U.S. Military with 700 units for deployment. The same technology that is being used by the U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Iraq is being made available to the rail industry. The reason the U.S. State Dept. chose our equipment is because of its durability and state of the art capabilities.
Railhead Vision Systems will continue to bring the latest in technology to the rail industry because we customize and integrate our on-board monitoring systems based on our highly valued customer feedback. Request a DVD or call a customer service representative for more information.