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Thales to Equip Paris Buses with Digital Video Surveillance Systems

Thales to Equip Paris Buses with Digital Video Surveillance Systems

Thales teams with Paris transport operator RATP on Europe’s largest-ever onboard video surveillance programme. Source: Thales Group, Neuilly-sur-Seine, March 22, 2004.

Thales has signed a major contract with the Paris transport operator RATP to supply onboard video surveillance systems for more than 1,200 buses. The contract is part of RATP's ongoing policy to improve the security of its passengers and drivers. It calls for the design, supply, integration, installation and maintenance of video surveillance and onboard multimedia equipment.
 
The contract represents the latest phase in a programme launched by the RATP in 2000 to deploy onboard video surveillance solutions on bus and light rail systems in the Paris area. A total of 2,000 buses have already been equipped. The video surveillance systems will be used to identify passengers and their movements based on digital images recorded by cameras inside the buses and viewed on fixed terminals in remote supervision centres.

Over the 18-month contract execution period, Thales will provide 5,500 colour video cameras (of which 1,300 will also feature audio recording capability), 1,300 digital recorders, 1,400 removable hard drives, and 220 screens for drivers. Thales will also install the equipment in the various bus centres, as well as training for RATP operation and maintenance crews.

“Passenger and driver safety is a very important and long standing concern for the RATP, which has been working on equipping all of its buses with video surveillance equipment.  Improvements in information technology and telecommunications are helping us do this,” stated André Ampelas, RATP’s Director for IT and Telecommunications Systems.

“This is the largest onboard digital video surveillance project ever conducted in Europe”, said Béatrice Bacconnet, Director of Corporate & Public Infrastructures Business Unit within the Thales subsidiary “Security Systems”. “We are particularly delighted that RATP has chosen us for this programme based on our proven ability to develop, integrate and maintain innovative technological solutions that meet ambitious security objectives. This major success in the public transport sector consolidates the Thales Group’s position as a systems integrator in civil security markets and underscores our ability to deliver effective surveillance and protection solutions for sensitive infrastructure”.

The contract is a further endorsement of the Thales SHIELD™ offering (Strategic Homeland Intelligence and Electronic Deterrence) unveiled recently by Thales to promote its end-to-end approach to national and collective security. Thales SHIELD™ provides governments and organisations around the world with advanced-technology, fully integrated security solutions encompassing an extensive range of applications and sectors.

  • About the RATP

RATP is the leading operator of multi-modal public transport services in France, including subway, bus, regional trains and tramway. RATP’s activities cover the densest populated area of Paris as well as the suburbs at close and middle distance. In total, the area covered by RATP’s services includes 176 municipalities for a population of 7.2 million over 1,186 km2. 43,000 men and women work to provide a public service for some 9 million daily journeys on 16 subway lines, 317 bus lines, 2 regional train lines and two tramway lines.

The RATP’s operational budget amounted to 3 bn euros in 2003. The investment budget is 816 million euros.

  • About Thales

Thales is a world leader in professional electronics in three main markets: Aerospace, Defence and Information Technology and Services (IT&S). It employs around 63,000 staff in almost 50 countries and generated revenues of 10.6 billion euros in 2003.

The Thales subsidiary “Security Systems” designs, delivers and integrates high-technology solutions to protect critical infrastructures for corporate and government customers worldwide. These comprehensive solutions cover all aspects of security: identification, site security and supervision, information systems and environmental security. The company's comprehensive services offering ranges from security consulting, architecture definition and complex systems integration to complete turnkey solutions including the design, installation, operation and maintenance of security systems.

Press contacts :

  • Thales : Verena Adt, Tel : + 33 (0)1 40 83 23 51

  • Clipping: Chrystèle Moriceau, Tel : + 33 (0)1 44 59 68 95

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