Bangkok, Thailand, August 23, 2021- VIVOTEK Inc., a Delta Electronics Group company, provided intelligent surveillance cameras to bolster the security system of Thailand’s new MRT Red Line.
A total of 570 VIVOTEK MD 8563-EH Mobile Dome Network Cameras are in the security systems of the MRT Red Line’s four-car type and six-car type trains. The 10 four-car type trains have 180 cameras in total with 18 cameras in each train. The 15 six-car type trains have 390 cameras in total with 26 cameras in each train.
VIVOTEK’s MD8563-EH is a compact 2-megapixel network camera with vandal-proof IK10-rated metal housing geared toward transportation applications, including buses and trains. With full EN50155 Tx compliance and IP67-rated rugged design, the camera can withstand shocks, vibration, humidity, dust, and temperature fluctuations to maintain stable and reliable video during vehicle movement.
In addition, VIVOTEK’s MD8563-EH features WDR Pro for unparalleled visibility in high contrast environments, Smart Stream II to optimize bandwidth efficiency, Trend Micro IoT Security and video rotation for corridor scenarios.
The new MRT Red Line extends from Bang Sue station north to Rangsit station (26.4 km) and west to Taling Chan station (14.6 km). The MHSC Consortium comprising Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi, and Sumitomo Corp was awarded the contract to construct the electrical and mechanical systems of the planned Red Line commuter rail system.
For this project, Taiwanese company Glory Technology is a subcontractor to MHI for planning and design of the railway communications system, including equipment purchasing and supply of Digital Radio System and Train Communications system. Glory Technology selected the VIVOTEK MD 8563-EH as the most premium brand product providing intelligent surveillance capabilities.
The new mass rapid transit Red Line, that spans the greater Bangkok Area, began a soft launch with free rides on August 2. Full commercial service will begin in November 2021. During the three-month trial run, the number of passengers in trains and stations are limited to half-capacity to maintain social distance and prevent the spread of COVID-19.