The Spider system, applied to rail transport, meets the need for monitoring of black spots such as level crossings, points, stations or secondary stops, bridges and tunnels, also, areas where there is a potential risk of collapse, landslide or fire, and more generally, any areas that lend themselves to surveillance by CCTV cameras and by the human eye.
The strength of the system lies in the innovative approach taken to the problem: rather than send data and images to a fixed station, Spider is able to display all the necessary information directly in the driver's cab of a train approaching the monitored areas at high speed. All of the information is saved redundantly, at the site, on the train, and at remote locations.
The system is conceived and designed for plug-and-play installation, and can be set up in just a few minutes.
Hawksprey Informatics aims to deliver a total solution for all your GPS satellite tracking, integrating in-vehicle hardware and online user software through satellite, GPRS data communication.
It allows you to locate your vehicles in real-time, view driver activity, monitor your vehicles and manage driver fatigue from any computer with internet capability and connection.
The Web server displays the position of the vehicle together with any other data specified, on the map. The data is also stored in a database, so that it can be played back and a record kept for future use.
The “Hawks Eye Train Cam” system provides Railway with multiple benefits. Apart from a train driver being able to see a level crossing before the train is within direct sight of the area, rail operators are also able to independently monitor level crossings from a central location or from any other remote viewing device. The video from a level crossing can be archived on a central server so that the footage can be reviewed. This may be for the purpose of analyzing the flow on the level crossing and making improvements, or it could be used to replay and analyze an incident or even be used as evidence. The Train Cam system can also be used on approaches to bridges, stations, turnouts or any location where potential problems may exist and the driver needs that critical few seconds to avert disaster.