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21st Century Technology is one of Europe’s leading transport technology companies specialising in CCTV and monitoring systems for the Bus and Rail industries. Through innovation and design 21st Century has developed a market leading portfolio of solutions specifically created for the challenging...

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A new Horizon for remote CCTV downloads

Monday, November 24th, 2014


21st Century today launches Horizon; a new software solution developed to optimise the procedure used by rail operators to remotely download CCTV footage. The new web based platform allows users to schedule automatic download of footage from a train remotely over 3G or Wi-Fi.

In the past a download would need to start from the beginning if connectivity was lost during the download period.  The new software developed by 21st Century simply requires a date and time of an incident or specific journey for the download to commence. The system will automatically remember the position of the download if it is interrupted and will commence from that point.

Garry Bellman, Divisional Manager – Rail for 21st Century Technology, comments:  “This new software will be invaluable for users in areas with a weak signal.  In the past, interrupted downloads have to start again and this process often repeats several times before a complete download can be achieved.  This will speed up the process considerably.”

Making new connections at Persontrafik

Friday, October 31st, 2014

The International team at 21st Century has just returned from a very successful couple of days at PersonTrafik in Stockholm, Sweden.  As well as maintaining contact with existing customers, the company was able to make some new connections with potential new technology partners and other operators.

Image of stand and staffThe focus at PersonTrafik was to promote 21st Century’s range of on-bus, train and tram mobile surveillance, Automatic Passenger Counting and driver behaviour monitoring solutions. 

Mark Johnson, Technical Sales Director for 21st Century Technology, comments:  “This is our second appearance at PersonTrafik and once again we feel that we are really making our mark in this sector.  We were able to endorse our operational hub in Stockholm with an excellent exhibition stand in the perfect location.  It was the ideal platform to outline our future strategy and demonstrate our expertise as an innovator and integrator of the very latest in mobile technology solutions for all modes of passenger transport.”

Road user safety technology comes of age

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

21st Century Technology is leading the push for improved safety for all road users.  The company has a history of developing new technologies for a wide variety of vehicles to protect all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.

Safety TechnologyAndrew Prince, Divisional Director of UK & Ireland Bus Operation for 21st Century Technology Solutions, explains: “Road safety is always at the top of the transport agenda and in recent months it has sadly hit the headlines with a number of casualties, particularly in London.  The technology exists to protect all road users, using mobile technology such as cameras and monitors for a better view of blind spots on buses and HGVs, and sensors and detectors to alert of the presence of a cyclist.”

Andrew explains that the technology has huge advantages over existing systems on vehicles:  “Cameras mounted on the outside of buses already record details of every journey.  But they can also transmit a live view to a driver monitor.  The cameras are much less intrusive than the double mirrors which many vehicles rely on, and give a much wider view all around the vehicle, including behind it.”

21st Century is currently in talks with a number of transport operators to fit this latest technology.  It is also looking at ways to develop the technology further, to integrate it with existing systems and to make the technology accessible to as many road users as possible.

Articulated Stockholm buses get new camera systems

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

21st Century Technology has completed a project to supply Keolis Sweden with CCTV, door & reverse safety systems and on-board communication platforms for its fleet of 333 new and refurbished buses, of which 143 MAN articulated vehicles.

Articulated 1The CCTV system includes a reverse camera on the rear section of the articulated vehicles, two further cameras on the door section housed within custom-made covers, both inside and outside the vehicle, and a cab-mounted split-screen display plus intelligent switching between the systems.

Karl Orton, Technical Director for Keolis Sverige AB, says: “All equipment had to be conformed to our EBSF specifications that prescribe the use of Ethernet, shared GPS & communications hardware and protocols. This project involved a lot of careful planning by 21st Century’s Swedish engineering and project team which they did very well.”

Mark Johnson, Technical Sales Director for 21st Century Technology, comments: “We are delighted to continue our close relationship with Keolis that sees 21st Century enter its fourth year of supplying solutions into its fleet in the capital and elsewhere in Sweden. Our Swedish team worked effortlessly together with Keolis and the bus manufacturers so that installations could take place on all bus types, new and old, as they became available to ensure each one entered service with a fully operating system. I am proud that the team was able to demonstrate its capability to install and commission the vehicles to a very high standard throughout the eight months project.”