Abellio switches to 4G video transfer with 21st Century

The operator will be one of the first in London to use 4G video transfer as it signs a new three-year framework with 21st Century Fleet Systems

Abellio has committed to continue working with 21st Century Fleet Systems, a Journeo company, for a further three years following the renewal of a framework agreement. 

The deal will see Abellio become one of the first London operators to benefit from 4G video transfer.

Under the contract, 21st Century will continue to provide CCTV and associated equipment on all new Abellio buses, along with those transferred into their fleet via competitive tendering in London. 

In addition, approximately 200 vehicles already installed with the Journeo EDGE intelligent IoT gateway will be connected into a new cloud-based Video Management System (VMS), Journeo Transit, which uses 4G video transfer.

The Journeo Transit platform also allows Abellio to connect a wide array of other systems on the bus into a central cloud server, offering fast, secure and real-time access to information as well as being able to integrate future technology options, a number of which are already included within the framework.

Jon Eardley, Engineering Director at Abellio London, says: “We have chosen 21st Century and Journeo to be our technical services partner, based on their innovative approach to supporting and upgrading all our on-board systems.” 

Russ Singleton, Journeo Chief Executive Officer, says: “We are delighted that Abellio have asked us to continue providing support services for their safety-critical video systems and supply our innovative solutions for their London bus fleet.

“Our R&D, engineering network and dedicated London support team has helped Abellio consistently achieve first-place rankings in Transport for London’s (TfL) measurement of CCTV systems availability and our latest IoT systems provide further enhancements, making Abellio amongst the most advanced public transport fleet operators.” 

About 21st Century

21st Century is the specialist provider of tailored solutions to the transport community, solving complex operational requirements both on and off the vehicle.

Fleet solutions include video surveillance to improve passenger & driver safety, vehicle & driver performance monitoring and automatic passenger counting.

Passenger information solutions include the necessary hardware and software for electronic passenger information systems, off-vehicle smart ticketing and way-finding.

With over 20 years’ experience in the transport industry, 21st Century specialises in providing innovative technology solutions to improve the passenger experience and provide operational benefits to fleet and network operators.  Comprised of a Fleet Systems team and a Passenger Systems team, 21st Century provides integrated solutions both on and off the vehicle, and unites the two in order to create the complete connected journey.


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