Teleste Continues to Expand CTA Public Security System

Nov 29, 2012, 10:01 ET from Teleste

TURKU, Finland, November 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

- Chicago Transit Authority strengthens public transportation security with Teleste's VMX mobile video surveillance system


Teleste has been chosen for expanding the CTA public transportation security system. This project extends the existing Teleste VMX video surveillance system from rail stations to hundreds of railcars. The new deployment will take place during the year 2013, and includes mobile network video recording and management software solutions for on-board recording, IP networking equipment as well as their technical integration into the overall CTA video management system.

CTA is an independent governmental agency that operates the second largest public transportation system in the USA. The system covers the City of Chicago and 40 surrounding suburbs. On an average weekday, approximately 1.6 million rides are taken on the CTA. CTA has started to build their system based on Teleste VMX system since 2005, and including 4000 IP video channels distributed along 146 stations on various metro lines.

The need for increased safety and security of public transportation is well recognized by the operators in the field. Video surveillance system plays a prominent role in helping passengers to feel safe and eager to utilize public transportation. CTA has credited video surveillance for even 25% drop-down in robberies between January 2012 and September 2012 compared with the same period a year ago. The new expansion of the Teleste VMX further extends CTA's video surveillance system to an integrate solution for better protection of the public.

"We are very proud to be recognized by CTA as a trustworthy long-term video surveillance system provider and, that our VMX video surveillance solution has been able to fulfil both technological and operational requirements set by CTA, one of the largest transportation operators in the USA. The latest system extension also proves that we have succeeded in covering all aspects of a complete public security solution including e.g. railcars, off-load areas, and metro stations, to deliver real-time information to the highly functional monitoring centres. The fully integrated security system helps CTA to make their customers feel safe," says Johan Slotte, Deputy CEO, Teleste Corporation.

More information about the Teleste VMX video surveillance system:

About Teleste

Teleste is an international technology group founded in 1954, which is specialised in broadband video and data communication systems and services. The group is active in two business segments, Video and Broadband Solutions and Network Services; in both fields, we are among the global leaders. Video is at the core of our business activities, with a focus on the processing, transmission and management of video and data for operators and public authorities who provide multiple video-related information, entertainment and security services to end-users. Video and Broadband Solutions business segment has the emphasis on product solutions for broadband access networks, video service platforms and video surveillance applications. Network Services segment deliver comprehensive network service solutions including new construction, rebuilding, upgrading, planning and maintenance services of cable networks. In 2011 the group's net sales totalled EUR 184 million and the group employed 1319 persons at the year-end. The company has approximately 30 offices world-wide and over 90% of Teleste's net sales are generated outside Finland. The company is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. for more information.


Additional information

Jani Rautaneva
Director, Sales, Video Networks, Teleste LLC, USA
Tel: +1-512-5085-470

Olivier Nitre
Vice President, Sales & Products, Video Networks, Teleste Corporation
Tel: +336-27-635-855

Press Contact
Mirkka Lamppu
Communications Manager, Teleste Corporation
Tel: +358-40-74-88-719

SOURCE Teleste