Solid State to deliver CCTV system as part of TfL upgrades

Redditch-based specialist component supplier and manufacturer Solid State has been awarded a contract to help deliver a new One Person Operation CCTV system for Transport for London. as part of the Piccadilly Line Upgrade on the London Underground Network.

The digital system will be used on the Piccadilly line, which is set to benefit from 94 new trains from 2025.

It will allow real-time IP video images of the platform edge to be displayed on in-cab screens for drivers.
Steatite will be providing custom-designed computers for use on the trains and within the wider station-based system.

Carrier boards with specialist display outputs are being designed by Steatite’s Imaging business, Active Silicon, to be utilised at the heart of the onboard system.

The finished systems will be tested to various rail-standards using Steatite’s in-house EMC testing chamber and environmental test facility, allowing de-risking of the project prior to carrying out official certification at an independent test house.
Matthew Richards the managing director of the systems division at Solid State, said: “We are very excited to be involved in this project. By drawing on Steatite and Active Silicon’s technical prowess, this is a superb example of our ability to utilise multiple skill sets within the business to overcome complex challenges, and to design, test and implement a world-class solution.”