Netris Mediaplatform has become a core component of Moscow Metro passenger information system Print E-mail

Netris, a leader in software development for video surveillance, digital television and IP communications, announces the successful implementation of a joint project with Macomnet JSC – creation of the passenger information system for Moscow Metro. The core of the system is Netris own media platform: it provides live video streaming to on the panels in subway trains, as well as displaying various information and alerts. At present, an adapted version of Moscow-24 TV channel and important information about changes in the operation of Moscow public transport are being broadcasted on the video panels of the subway trains. Along with operational information, on the screens is displayed various passenger information: services that passengers can receive at the stations, transfers to other subway lines, stations of the Moscow Central Circle and to urban transport with route numbers indication. At the same time, Netris Media Platform allows to display targeted data on the screens – for example, along the lines. The platform in future can be scaled into a complex integrated passenger information system of Moscow Transport.

The uniqueness of the solution lies in the fact that live TV-channels – not locally stored video clips, are broadcasted on video panels. This capability is achieved by using of H.265 high-performance video compression format, content caching and its transfer to media servers in a format that provides playback buffering in case of possible losses during data transmission over the network.

All main components of the platform operate under CentOS operating system. Netris Media Platform includes the Head Station (HeadEnd), the Media Flow Delivery Subsystem, the Management Subsystem (Middleware) and the Media Screen Management Agent. Head station, which includes Netris iStream video servers of extremely high-performance, provides the initial reception of video streams from video sources with the ability to transmit over IP networks. Delivery subsystem is designed to receive video streams from the servers of the Head Station and then retransmit the received video stream to the media servers of the rolling stock. Management subsystem is designed to receive, process and transmit information between components of the Media platform, as well as integration and data exchange with external systems. Media panel management agent is operating under Android OS and provides receiving and displaying video streams, text data, images, splitting the screen to display various information, as well as collecting and transmitting metrics about the quality of the broadcasting video stream to the monitoring system.

Moscow Metro State Unitary Enterprise (www.mosmetro.ru), opened on May 15, 1935, is the basis of the capital's transport system. It reliably connects the city center with industrial areas and residential areas. Today, the share of the Moscow Metro in the transportation of passengers among the enterprises of the urban passenger transport of the capital is about 56%.
Metro lines stretch from the city center to its outlying districts, providing passengers with reliable and fast transport. The average distance of one trip to the subway is about 14.5 kilometers. On average, over 7 million passengers use the metro daily, and on weekdays this numeric exceeds 9 million. This is the highest number in the world.

Macomnet JSC (www.macomnet.ru) is one of the largest telecommunication operators in Russia: it was the first among telecommunications operators in Moscow to build its own fiber-optic network, on the basis of which it began to provide telecommunication services, first to master the technology of telecommunication network construction in tunnels facilities of Moscow Metro and also became the first in Russia and Eastern Europe to build branched SDH and ATM communication networks.
Macomnet also takes an active part in development of Moscow city infrastructure. Daily about 9 million Muscovites and guests of the city use the services of Moscow Metro, where turnstiles are connected with the Control and Clearing Center via the Macomnet network. Mobile telephone owners can use cellular communication services due to Macomnet communication circuits.

Netris (www.netris.ru) is the leader in IP-communications software development and systems integration for telecommunications operators, government and banking sector. Netris is the first software developer - a three-time winner of the National "Big Digit" Award. 3_big_digits

Netris' customers are telecommunication companies and banking institutions that aim to improve their efficiency using cutting edge solutions. Netris Solutions have been deployed for Rostelecom, Kazakhtelecom, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Tyumen region Government, MGTS, Russian Standard Bank, COMCOR (AKADO Telecom), MTS, Sovcombank and other Russian and CIS service providers and banks.