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March 26, 2008

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Apollo Video Technology to Provide Surveillance Systems for San Diego-Area SPRINTER Trains


WOODINVILLE, Wash., March 26, 2008 – Apollo Video Technology (www.avt-usa.com) of Woodinville, Wash. has been selected by North County Transit District to provide on-board video and audio surveillance cameras on its new SPRINTER light rail trains near San Diego.

Apollo Video Technology will supply NCTD’s new fleet of 136-foot European-style light rail trains with the eight-camera RoadRunner digital video surveillance systems.  AJK Communications of Santa Fe Springs, Calif. will begin installation of the RoadRunner systems in March. When fully tested and operational, the RoadRunner system will enable NCTD to monitor the safety of its passengers as they board, ride and disembark SPRINTER trains and serve as a deterrent to vandalism. The SPRINTER light rail system, which is only the second of its kind operating in the U.S., began service March 9. 

“The RoadRunner system will help us monitor passenger safety and reduce the potential for vandalism on the new SPRINTER trains,” said Walt Stringer, Manager of Light Rail for NCTD.

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“Safety is an important value of the North County Transit District,” said Rodell Notbohm, General Manager of Apollo Video Technology. “The RoadRunner system will help the agency and public safety officials quickly assess and respond to on-board emergencies should they occur.”

SPRINTER serves the 22-mile east-west commuter link along Highway 78 between Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido north of San Diego.  The trains are currently serving up to 8,000 passengers each week.

In 2007, Apollo Video Technology was selected to provide digital video and audio surveillance systems by a number of prominent public agencies throughout North America including Chicago Metra, Kansas City Area Transit Authority, Tulsa Transit, Williamsburg Area Transport and Tacoma Public Schools.

Over 150 public agencies, including Los Angeles County Metro Transportation Authority, City of Lincoln Nebraska, the Cocoa Beach, Florida Police Department along with Metro Transit and Tacoma Public Schools in Washington State and the Edmonton Transit System in Canada have selected Apollo Video to provide video and audio surveillance systems.

About Apollo Video Technology
Apollo Video Technology (www.avt-usa.com) is a leading manufacturer of on-board and in-car digital surveillance systems for pupil and public transit, law enforcement, military, freight transport, fire and EMS applications. With government and private-sector installations throughout North American and worldwide, Apollo Video’s Mil-Spec and SAE rated RoadRunner line of turnkey video and audio systems simplifies real-time video capture and reduces overall costs with exceptional quality, durability and easy offloading of video.