Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission Security System Relies on DVTel to Protect Critical Assets

DVTel , a vendor for the development and delivery of intelligent security solutions over IP networks, announced the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) has selected the DVTel intelligent Security Operations Center (iSOC) as the command and control software for an advanced, integrated surveillance and detection system to provide early warning for the protection of the commission's extensive assets.

The DRJTBC is a bistate transportation agency that owns, operates, and maintains 20 vehicular and pedestrian bridges along 140 miles of the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. More than 140 million vehicles crossed the commission's bridges in 2008.

DVTel, Mass Electric Construction, Siemens Industry, and MATE have teamed up to design, furnish, construct, install, integrate, and maintain a fully operational electronic surveillance and detection system that will include video surveillance, intelligent video, building access control, intrusion detection, a central control center, and communications systems for video and data transmissions.

The multifaceted system sends real-time alarms to help operators increase their awareness and response time to incidents that can cause traffic congestion or endanger public safety in support of the Commission's efforts of security and surveillance.

The project is being installed in two phases and will eventually comprise more than 300 cameras and 50 APs with all data monitored in two separate command centers. Siemens serves as the project integrator and Mass Electric is the prime contractor for the overall project.

DVTel was selected for the central command and control function because of its track record in safeguarding critical infrastructure, and for the open-platform attributes of the DVTel solution, which is easily and effectively integrated with Siemens access control system and MATE's advanced video content analysis.

MATE's behavior watch solution will help to improve the Commission's ability to respond to accidents and other incidents at its bridges, buildings, and other structures. MATE's intelligent video system is completely integrated with DVTel's intelligent Security Operations Center (iSOC) to provide a "single seat" of operation for the Commission.

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