IHS named Seon the world's No. 1 provider of mobile surveillance equipment for school buses, a title the Coquitlam, B.C., company has held for the past six years.
"The World Market for Mobile Video Surveillance Equipment-2013 Edition" also ranked Seon No. 4 in the transit Americas market, up two spots from 2011. Formerly IMS Research, IHS Electronic Media is a market reseach and consulting group for the global electronics industry and publishes its analysis biannually.
"In an increasingly competitive marketplace, maintaining this leadership position is a testament to the quality of our products and our commitment to customer service," said Peter Simmons, Director of Marketing. "Seon's relentless focus on customer satisfaction has been instrumental in achieving this ranking, and we are extremely pleased to continue to be recognized by IHS for this commitment."
The company added that its mobile surveillance and fleet management solutions deliver industrial-strength hardware, enterprise-level software, high-performance wireless systems, and web-based access to live, real-time vehicle data and video anywhere, any time.
"Feedback from Seon's customers directly influences the design and engineering of our products, ensuring that we meet our customers' present and future needs," Simmons added.
Seon launched in July at the STN EXPO an integration of three platforms as an "all-in-one solution" for student transportation management. The vMax® Compass gives school transportation staff integrated, web-based access to plan and analyze routes, track vehicles and students, view live video, and monitor the status of on-board video equipment in real-time. The vMax® Trac is an RFID card-based student tracking solution that allows transportation staff to generate a roster of students currently travelling on a bus, or instantly identify a student's last known location. The integration uses a high-definition CHW exterior wedge camera that Seon said offers three times the resolution of a typical analog camera while being designed for rugged exterior applications such license plate capture of stop-arm violations among others.