GOTHENBURG, Sweden, November 12 /PRNewswire/ --

- Moovbox Cellular Gateway Technology Allows Live Video Transmission From Vehicles to CCTV Control Centre

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, November 12 /PRNewswire/ --

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GOTHENBURG, Sweden, November 12 /PRNewswire/ --

Icomera AB, the world's leading provider of cellular broadband gateways, has announced that its Moovbox technology has been selected to provide real-time communications for a major trial of live CCTV on London buses to improve public safety. 21st Century CCTV, a division of TG21 plc, has equipped twenty-one double-decker buses in North London with the technology, which allows live images to be transmitted to a central control centre shared by officers from TfL and the Metropolitan Police's Transport Operational Command Unit. The six-month trial on behalf of Transport for London (TfL) will monitor and analyse the use of the technology to decide whether it can help deal with incidents on buses more effectively.

The LIVEview system installed on each bus comprises a ProGuard digital video recorder (DVR) developed by 21st Century CCTV, connected to a Moovbox M200 Mobile Broadband Gateway from Icomera. Cameras fitted inside and outside the bus record images continuously to disk but the new Moovbox technology means the driver can activate a high-speed link whereby operators can view live or recorded footage in real time. The TfL deployment is the first stage of a major initiative by 21st Century CCTV and Icomera to offer live mobile video streaming technology to municipalities and transport operators for public safety applications.

Transmitting CCTV streams is a bandwidth-intensive task, said Ola Sjölin, Icomera CEO. Our mobile gateways employ patented switching and load balancing technology that leverages multiple cellular backhaul links to provide the fastest possible connection for public safety applications such as this. Our relationship with 21st Century CCTV brings together two market leaders to create a best-of-breed solution ideally suited to intensive, mission-critical applications such as that Transport for London is trialing.

We chose the Icomera Moovbox M200 gateway for this project after careful evaluation, said David Dent, Managing Director of 21st Century CCTV. The Moovbox has a proven track record of successful deployments with some of the world's largest transport operators, many of whom also use our ProGuard DVR technology for in-vehicle security. We are delighted to be launching an initiative with Icomera to bring this joint solution to market, and look forward to the opportunities we expect will arise following the announcement of the TfL trials.

The LIVEview system is available through 21st Century CCTV and selected channel partners worldwide.

About Icomera AB

Established in 1999, Icomera is the world's leading provider of cellular broadband gateways delivering Internet connectivity for passenger transport, public safety and enterprise applications. Icomera technology bridges wide-area cellular networks such as 3G/HSPA and WiMAX with local Wi-Fi and Ethernet access. Icomera's award-winning Moovbox devices are deployed on rail, road and sea serving millions of Wi-Fi connections for passenger Internet access, while providing real-time high-speed connectivity for fleet tracking and mission critical on-board systems. Icomera is headquartered in Sweden with offices in the United Kingdom, and channel partners worldwide. For more information visit

About 21st Century CCTV

21st Century is part of TG21 plc. Launched in 1993, TG21 is an AIM listed company. The Company is focused on the integration and resale of vehicle technology systems including CCTV and fleet management, the distribution of in-vehicle entertainment and security products and insurance replacement for similar products. In 2005 the Company took a controlling stake in 21st Century Crime Prevention Services Ltd (21st Century), the UK's market leader in the supply of CCTV with Wi-Fi for passenger transport vehicles. 21st Century has pioneered the use of Wi-Fi with on board CCTV systems and was the first company to successfully launch automatic video downloads and a bus CCTV monitoring system (HeartbeatTM). Tier 1 customers include Arriva UK Bus, Arriva in Europe and the Go-Ahead Group.

Headquartered in Mitcham (which includes a 100-seat call centre), the Group also has leased offices in Blackburn and employs around 120 staff, including 70 engineers. For more information visit

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For further information contact: Jim Baker, Chief Marketing Officer, Icomera AB, +44-7834-551206, . Paul Rogers, Director of Sales Marketing, 21st Century CCTV, +44-844-871-7932, .

For further information contact: Jim Baker, Chief Marketing Officer, Icomera AB, +44-7834-551206, . Paul Rogers, Director of Sales Marketing, 21st Century CCTV, +44-844-871-7932, .