NEWTON, Ala. — AngelTrax Bus Video has released the MicroLinx, a mobile digital video recorder (DVR) that weighs only two pounds and is one of the first mobile DVRs from the company to feature built-in wireless LAN connectivity out of the box.
The wireless LAN connectivity allows users to connect the DVR to their local network or a cellular carrier's GSM network to view live, streaming video and adjust camera angles, download recorded video data remotely and receive instant system health notifications. Fleet managers can then gain real-time insight into fleet operations and a hands-free method to manage their mobile surveillance systems.
“With the MicroLinx, we've included our innovative wireless technology used in our Hybrid Component series mobile DVRs into a smaller package,” said Richie Howard, AngelTrax's president. "Now customers who are looking for a more economical mobile DVR system can still benefit from all the enhancements that wireless capability has to offer."
The MicroLinx enhances incident management with the use of the system health notifications, which wirelessly deliver relevant details, including the vehicle ID number, date, time and GPS coordinates, of marked events as they occur. A driver-operated panic button allows vehicle operators to mark events in recorded footage, which will automatically send a special panic event notification with a snapshot image of the scene to fleet managers via e-mail or text message.
Moreover, the MicroLinx is built with anti-vibration technology to protect the unit's hard drive and a shock-resistant, vandal-proof housing that includes a key-locking front door to prevent unauthorized access. Each MicroLinx comes standard with four high-resolution audio and video channels, MJPEG/MPEG4 swappable compression and a 250GB high-speed SATA hard drive that is capable of storing approximately 45 hours of recorded footage. All audio and video data recorded by AngelTrax mobile DVRs is encrypted and can only be viewed using the company’s proprietary playback software.
Finally, users can customize the MicroLinx to fit their needs. The unit’s hard drive can be upgraded to 500GB and Virtual Synchronized Mapping technology can be added to include absolute GPS synchronization to recorded audio and video data. AngelTrax's three-axis G-Force sensor can also be included to notify users of any excessive jolts or braking along a vehicle's route.
The MicroLinx is compatible with all AngelTrax high-resolution cameras and can be installed numerous applications, including school buses, paratransit services and mass transit systems.