SOURCE: NextPhase Wireless

October 10, 2005 07:29 ET

NextPhase Wireless Helps Provide Innovative Solution for Improved Security on Long Beach Transit Buses

Company Works With GE Security's Mobile Products Division to Implement Wireless On-Board Video Surveillance System

ANAHEIM, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2005 -- NextPhase Wireless (OTC BB: NXPW), a connectivity company that specializes in integrated Internet, voice and data communication solutions, is using GE Security's Mobile Products Division to implement an innovative wireless on-board video surveillance system that provides 162 Long Beach Transit (LBT) buses with improved security and the ability to reduce false claims and incidents.

The project is part of NextPhase's focus on developing wireless solutions for transit agencies that integrate new technology into existing environments. In this instance, GE's MobileView digital recording system was integrated with a customized wireless network designed and deployed by NextPhase. The new system provides accurate and instant feedback in the event that an incident occurs. About 25 incidents a day are currently being recorded on the monitored buses, ranging from poor traffic conditions and car crashes to an elderly person falling.

"Transit authorities are discovering that wireless technology is an invaluable tool in a host of applications including security, dispatching, vehicle location and payment tracking," said Robert Ford, CEO of NextPhase Wireless. "Long Beach Transit is on the cutting edge of utilizing this combination of digital recording and wireless so that customers, drivers and taxpayers all benefit from improved and safer operations."

At Long Beach Transit, 162 buses were equipped with a MobileView III DVR that has six cameras attached to it. When a bus is within the vicinity of the depot, an automatic video upload starts using wireless technology so that LBT personnel can quickly access data. Review of incidents is facilitated by an automatic tagging system which is activated by the driver's radio handset. Each time an incident occurs on the bus, the driver calls it in with his or her dispatch radio, and a marker is placed in the video three minutes ahead of when the event was initiated.

Long Beach Transit also has a pursuit vehicle that can track a bus if a problem develops onboard. Using a feature called wireless pursuit, the transit police vehicle is fitted with a mobile wireless solution from NextPhase that allows it to come up behind the bus and connect to the bus's MobileView system to see what is going on in the bus from about 300 yards away.

In addition to making the buses safer, the new system has already paid for itself by cutting down on false claims, according to LBT Safety Officer Dadisi Wahi. The system has also helped apprehend a passenger in the assault of another passenger and is encouraging drivers to follow city policies more closely. Wahi expects to use the video images from the system for driver training in the future.

About NextPhase Wireless, Inc.

NextPhase Wireless is a connectivity company that specializes in delivering integrated Internet, voice and data communication solutions to its customers. The company designs, deploys and operates its own wireless networks and also provides wireless technology solutions to businesses and municipalities. The company is a member of the WiMAX Forum™ and the Wireless Communications Association International (WCA). Leveraging its full-service capabilities and world-class infrastructure, NextPhase Wireless offers a comprehensive portfolio of broadband solutions that meet customers' needs today, and can anticipate and grow to meet their needs of tomorrow.

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