Compact DVR system provides economical option
247Security introduced its mDVR600 series at the trade show, aimed at providing a simple, rugged and economical option to replace VHS. Designed to provide the technology and premium features normally found on high-end DVRs, the mDVR602 features solid state memory, with no moving parts or hard drive. The product is GPS-enabled to work with 247Security’s MiniTRACK application, which allows users to review the path of the bus, speeding, idling and stops. The recorder itself is small enough to install in the radio compartment and does not have a ventilation fan, preventing dust build-up. No extra office hardware or software is needed for playback and optional built-in WiFi allows users to connect with the company’s HandsFREE wireless data transfer application. The unit also features input sensors for lights, brakes and doors.
Activity seat’s slim back maximizes bus space
C.E. White Co. unveiled two seats: the Fofinta activity seat (pictured) and the “Sister Seat” ECL. The Fofinta has a slim line, Euro-style back to maximize the number of seats on a bus, and a knee-saver feature. It meets all school bus specifications, including FMVSS 222 and 210. The seat is available with or without three-point belts and comes in fabric, vinyl or a combination of the two. Optional 225 LATCH brackets are available. The “Sister Seat” ECL’s single, double and triple passenger styles have been tested and certified in a wide range of commercial vans and buses; it meets all commercial bus specifications. A mid-back version is available for vans or buses, and the seat comes with or without three-point belts.
C.E. White Co.
Activity seat accommodates smaller passengers
M2K gave a preview for trade show attendees of a new model that the company has in the works. The activity seat features an integrated child seat/flex seat for children 65 lbs. and under, which folds out and allows them to sit taller so the bus driver can see them and they can see over taller seatbacks. Company officials say they are still testing the concept. The seat is modular, with the same basic structure underneath as other M2K seat models.
DV-Pro creates database for DualVision recorders
DV-Pro helps fleet managers and safety professionals improve database management, archiving and reporting of Dual-Vision recorded information. The system also features instantaneous reading of SD card files, total events, and types of events such as G-shock, panic button and speed overages. All events may be downloaded, or users can specify events by date, driver or vehicle number. DV-Pro creates a searchable information database that can be used to create spreadsheet reports on driver safety and vehicle profiles. The system integrates with GPS location technology, allowing users to map out vehicle travel history. Users can also create video files that can be sent by e-mail.
Rosco Vision Systems
LED warning lights offer increased off-angle visibility
SoundOff Signal introduced its 7-inch round RD Series of LED warning lights. The lights have a low amp draw, but an eight-way warning light system delivers high-intensity light with specially designed inner optics that increase off-angle visibility to boost safety. Reinforced metal screw bosses prevent the lens from cracking due to over-tightening of the screws during installation, while an affixed neoprene gasket creates a tight seal when installed to prevent rusting and water damage to the bus. The lights can operate in two modes: Mode one is a steady burn, and mode two is a strobing flash. The lights are available in red and amber. Their UV-stabilized lens prevents fading from the sun.
Heater warms bus while reducing fuel consumption, emissions
Heater warms bus while reducing fuel consumption, emissions
The Proheat X45 auxiliary coolant heater becomes part of a school bus heating system, supplying added heat for passengers while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. An integrated pump circulates heated coolant to warm the engine block, making start-up easier and reducing start-up engine wear. The heater features an onboard control panel that displays heating status, while an optional digital timer for inside the bus offers timer-based starting of the heater. Proheat X45 complies with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards to ensure bus passenger safety.
Teleflex Thermal Systems
Transfinder launches browser-based maintenance system
Transfinder unveiled its first browser-based fleet maintenance system at the trade show. ServiceFinder can be accessed through any computer with an Internet connection. After logging in, users view the dashboard, where they can track maintenance schedules, alerts, work orders, inventory and “Vehicle Quick Access,” which can drill down to show complete vehicle history. In addition, PDFs and Microsoft Word or Excel documents such as parts lists and diagrams can be attached to vehicle profiles. The company plans to add functionality with additional modules, including TripFinder, Transfinder’s activity trip program, and RouteFinder, its routing software. Eventually, all Transfinder services will be integrated and released on a Web-accessible platform, officials say.
LED lamps feature innovative lighting technology
Weldon Technologies’ 1017 Series LED Stop/Tail, Turn and Backup Lamps utilize a single high-power LED for optimal output intensity. V-LED technology (a thread-mounted design) provides efficient thermal management, allowing for extraordinary brightness and signaling power with a low current draw. The V-LED design also allows for field replacements or upgrades as new LED technologies emerge. Additional features of the lamps include standard lead wires that enable users to add the connector of their choice and a replaceable cover lens that maximizes optical performance.
xiTix offers fleet, student and employee management solutions
xiTix specializes in real-time solutions for schools, fleets, logistics, transportation, libraries and BPO units. Products include ReTSER, which tracks student attendance on school buses and in the classroom; ReTBus, a school bus security system; the GPS Fleet Visibility System, which offers live vehicle tracking and monitoring, location/route marking and alerts; and ReTClock, an employee attendance monitoring system. xiTix’s integrated applications and solutions focus on providing real-time information to make quick, efficient and automated corrective actions that result in minimized costs and improved productivity.