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There are safer ways to back up a bus
August 8, 2013
Backing up school buses can be risky and dangerous, and drivers are often instructed not to reverse unless it's absolutely necessary. Backup camera systems can aid drivers in this task while also increasing safety by helping to prevent accidents.
Seon Design unveils student ridership tracking
July 25, 2013
vMax Trac uses RFID technology to identify vehicle occupants. As students and drivers enter and exit the school bus, card ID numbers are processed, sent to a central server over a secure cellular connection, and stored in the vMax Compass central student database.
REI unveils 2 new mobile surveillance DVRs
July 18, 2013
The HD420 records up to four channels of audio and video at 120 frames per second, and the DR40 records up to four channels of audio and video at 60 frames per second. Each DVR is coupled with REI’s A.R.M.O.R. viewing software as well as an extruded aluminum chassis, fanless design and wireless capability.
88 stop-arm runners cited in camera program
July 11, 2013
During the 2012-13 school year, police in New Britain, Conn., issued 88 illegal-passing citations as part of an enforcement program using the Redflex Student Guardian system. Four local school buses are equipped with the camera system.
Trace Technologies adds lockbox feature to camera system
June 27, 2013
The Buddy NightOwl now comes with a heavy-duty steel lockbox to protect the video SD card. The camera system also uses customers’ own Windows Media Player or Mac VLC players to view the video clips for easier use, according to company officials.
REI's Chris Shigley on company growth, market trends
June 27, 2013

As Radio Engineering Industries celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2013, the company’s national sales manager says customers’ needs have played a key role in its development from a radio sales and repair store to a manufacturer and distributor of transportation products. One product he sees in great demand in the industry today is cameras, both for internal surveillance of a school bus and to capture stop-arm violators.

Seon Design, U.S. Computing launch integrated tracking tool
June 24, 2013
vMax Compass is a web-based application that automatically integrates vehicle location, student location and DVR health status information so school transportation staff can evaluate fleet efficiency in real time. It gives school transportation staff browser-based access to plan and analyze routes, track vehicles and students, and view live status of onboard video equipment.
New Jersey stop-arm camera bill clears committee
June 19, 2013
The measure would allow video surveillance systems on school buses to catch illegal passers in the act. Violators would also face increased fines, ranging from $300 to $500.
Bus driver suspended after wreck story proven false
May 30, 2013
The school bus driver reportedly tells investigators that the accident she was in was caused by an oncoming car moving into her lane. But an onboard camera recording shows that she was distracted for a few seconds by a student, and it also shows two cars passing the bus in the proper lane approximately 15 to 20 seconds before the wreck.
Teen still missing after taking ride from stranger
May 28, 2013
Kathlynn Shepard, 15, and a 12-year-old girl were lured into a man's truck shortly after exiting their school bus last week in Dayton, Iowa. The 12-year-old was able to escape, and the suspect was found dead, but Shepard is still missing.
Stop-arm pilot catches nearly 50 violations in 2 months
May 24, 2013
For the pilot program, American Traffic Solutions provided Mansfield (Texas) Independent School District with its CrossingGuard school bus stop-arm camera solution to help monitor the extent of the problem.
Seon DVR features 13 channels, high recording ability
May 14, 2013
The Explorer DX-HD records at 30 frames per second at 720x480 resolution on 12 channels with audio plus one high-definition channel at 1280x720 resolution. The DVR features dual streaming technology, and when used in combination with the company’s vMax Commander video management software, Seon’s automated Health-Check feature monitors DVR, camera and hard drive status.
Trace Technologies names product innovation exec
May 2, 2013
Larry Chin joins the company, which provides HD Plug & Play mobile video cameras, as president of product development. Chin has more than a decade of experience in the mobile video market, having previously worked for such companies as DDS Wireless International, Seon Design and Honeywell.
REI celebrates 75-year anniversary
April 9, 2013
Radio Engineering Industries Inc., which provides video surveillance and other solutions for various markets, including the school bus market, was founded in 1938 by Clyde H. Hays, and it continues to be family owned and operated. The company will mark the milestone with special activities throughout the year.
Seon Design supports anti-bullying campaign
February 28, 2013
Employees of the video surveillance systems provider wear pink shirts on Wednesday in observance of Canada’s Pink Shirt Day to raise awareness and support victims of bullying. In the company’s blog, Marketing Coordinator Tia O’Grady writes about the campaign and Seon's commitment to safe school transportation.
Rosco event recorder to feature optional third camera
January 22, 2013
The company’s Dual-Vision XC Continuous Automotive Event Recorder will be available with the third camera starting April 1. Officials say that with it, the Dual-Vision XC can capture passengers deep into the vehicle compartment or record reverse backup and other operations.
Father of teen killed by stop-arm running speaks out
January 10, 2013
Nearly four years ago, 16-year-old Nicholas Adkins was fatally struck by a vehicle that failed to stop for his school bus. North Carolina then passed legislation that stiffened penalties for such a violation and allowed stop-arm cameras on school buses. With the anniversary of Nicholas’ death approaching, his father talks with a news outlet and gives a stark reminder of the dangers of stop-arm running.
Iowa study probes stop-arm safety measures
January 4, 2013
The report, required by last year's "Kadyn's Law," analyzes ways to potentially reduce illegal passing of school buses, including stop-arm cameras. Researchers find that home-side loading should be encouraged as a best practice but not required.
Partnership to provide accident recorders to school bus contractors
January 3, 2013
Mobile surveillance systems supplier Zen-tinel teams up with Safety, Claims and Litigation Services, an affiliate of National Interstate Insurance Co. The insurance provider will offer Zen-tinel’s accident event recorder technology to contractors through its customer loyalty program.
School bus drivers: Is trust enough?
December 4, 2012

The message should be framed not as “this monitoring device is here to make sure you don’t break the rules” but as “this device is here to protect you as well as the students.”

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