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City of Atlanta’s MARTA Selects BRS Labs as Provider of Artificial Intelligence Video Analytics to Enhance Public Safety
|By Business Wire
|August 28, 2014 03:12 AM EDT
Recognition Systems, Inc. (BRS Labs), creator of AISight®,
the artificial intelligence-based analytics solution that teaches itself
to recognize and alert on unexpected patterns within massive volumes of
data, continues its rapid growth in the mass transit industry as more
agencies choose to implement the award-winning behavioral recognition
software as part of their public safety initiatives.
Public safety is a critical issue facing mass transit agencies, many of
which serve hundreds of millions of customers every year. The potential
for a major crisis to occur is always looming in the background and it
is a concern that must be addressed. The ability to monitor rail rights
of way, boarding platforms, sidewalks, streets, and thousands of
passengers in transit at any given point in time can seem daunting, if
BRS Labs is paving a new path for mass transit agencies to address
public safety issues with AISight, an intelligent
video analytics solution that teaches itself to recognize and alert
on unexpected behavior across any camera’s field of view. Its patented,
award-winning technology improves safety, security, and operational
efficiency by helping organizations recognize and respond to threats in
real time, as opposed to after they occur.
“Our goal is to provide a first class experience for our passengers by
integrating a layered security design,” said MARTA’s Sargent Aston
Green. “AISight gives us with the ability to more effectively monitor
obscure areas for abnormal activities by directing security personnel
with real time alerts, thus greatly reducing response times to
incidents. Constant surveillance of secure areas is proven to minimize
the potential for attacks and breaches; AISight gives us the ability to
improve surveillance through artificial intelligence.”
MARTA, the principal rapid-transit system in the Atlanta metropolitan
area, is one of many leading mass transit agencies that use BRS Labs
AISight to improve security and operational efficiency. The
eighth-largest rapid transit system in the United States by ridership
and currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, MARTA
operates a network of bus routes linked to a rapid transit system
consisting of 48 miles (77 km) of rail track with 38 train stations.
MARTA also operates a separate paratransit service for disabled
customers. As of 2013, the average total daily ridership for the system
(bus and rail) was 415,600 passengers.
“We are excited to announce that MARTA has selected AISight to enhance
their public safety initiatives,” said Keith
Drummond, Executive Vice President of Sales for BRS Labs. “AISight
works with MARTA’s existing camera system to deliver real time alerts so
that safety and operations personnel can work with greater precision by
focusing on areas where potentially dangerous activity is taking place.
We have experienced exponential success in the mass transit industry and
are proud that six
of the nine largest mass transit agencies in the United States trust
BRS Labs to help keep their passengers safe.”
AISight is part of BRS Labs’ AISight
Everywhere™ platform, a centralized system with modules for
intelligent video analytics, intelligent alerting and operations
assistance for SCADA, network security, Big Data analytics, building
services and other core business functions. For more information about
BRS Labs and the AISight Everywhere platform go to www.brslabs.com.
About BRS Labs
BRS Labs builds self-learning behavioral recognition software for
enhanced safety, security, and operational efficiency. These highly
automated solutions dramatically improve situational awareness and
incident response across complex physical environments. Patented
artificial intelligence technology accurately identifies threats in real
time and deploys quickly as enterprise software, monthly lease, or
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). BRS Labs is headquartered in Houston, with
offices in Washington DC, London, Sao Paulo, and Barcelona.
Visit us on:
AISight® is a registered trademark, and Behavioral Recognition™ is a
trademark of Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc. Any other trademarks
mentioned are the property of their owners.
Formed in 1971 strictly as a bus system with rail service commencing in
1979, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority operates
primarily within the boundaries of Fulton and DeKalb counties. MARTA,
the ninth largest transit agency in the country, provides $2.6 billion
in economic activity every year and services key destinations including
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the Georgia World Congress
Center, all metro area universities and the central business districts.
Averaging about 420,000 daily passenger trips, the agency provides a
meaningful mobility choice and attractive alternative to the automobile.
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