Counting Passengers on Buses
June 05, 2006 Business News(PRLEAP.COM) Biodata Limited has signed an agreement with 21st Century Crime Prevention Services Limited, giving it the exclusive rights to Biodata's people counting system when interfaced with public transport vehicle systems.
The Biodata system, known as 'Video Turnstile', uses overhead CCTV to count passengers entering and leaving a vehicle. The Video Turnstile will be interfaced with fare revenue data from the ticketing machines and automatically
transmit an audit report back to the control centre as each bus returns to its depot. Biodata are also developing an interface to 21st Century's Eco-Manager product which is aimed at reducing fuel and maintenance costs for bus operators by monitoring and reporting on driver behaviour.
Peter Ward, Chairman of TG21 plc - the parent company of 21st Century Crime Prevention Services Limited - commented:
"We are delighted to announce the deal with Biodata for the exclusive rights to its people counting system when interfaced with public transport vehicle systems. This technology, when coupled with 21st Century's products will
give greater control on revenue and reduced running costs for bus operators up and down the country."
Founded in Manchester over 30 years ago, Biodata originally developed technology to link laboratory instruments with microcomputers. The product range soon developed to provide solutions for data acquisition and control problems and
they were one of the first measurement companies to achieve ISO 9001 (EN29001) certification. Biodata's people counting system is currently in use in over 20 countries around the world. For more information go to http://www.videoturnstile.com/
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