Tech Security Leader Fortress Systems Joins Trailways Affiliated Partner Program

Brings Tech Expertise in Safety, Security as Trailways Affiliated Partner

Fairfax, VA – April 26, 2016—Fortress Systems International (FSI), Inc., a company providing information technology services and solutions to improve safety and security in the transportation industry, has joined the Trailways Transportation System, Inc. (Trailways), as an affiliated partner.  “FSI designs, develops and distributes mobile surveillance solutions that are affordable, easy to use and scalable, in addition to surveillance systems for buildings and residences,” said Frank Bowden, FSI Vice President of Sales.

“Our mobile video security solutions are designed to improve safety and security; to reduce vandalism, liability and litigation due to false claims; to improve response and reaction time to passenger incidents; and for real-time, live monitoring of passengers.

Surebus - Eagle 3Fortress SystemsFSI also offers the SureBus fleet management solution to increase operational efficiency and accountability. Cloud-based on the World Wide Web, SureBus is designed to integrate with a customer’s entire business, from logistics and maintenance to payroll and dispatch. It provides data helpful in reviewing actual performance against safety benchmarks and charting progress.

SureBus includes GPS fleet tracking; real-time monitoring of passengers, drivers and fleet assets; instant notification of key events such as unauthorized vehicle activity; and reports on fleet performance from as few as two to as many as 10,000 vehicles. From anywhere with an Internet connection, a fleet manager can use SureBus for making scheduling decisions such as adding drivers or setting routes.

The SureBus communication features enable the sending of bulk notifications and messages to dispatchers and drivers. These features also allow passengers and designated others – such as parents waiting to pick up their children at a school bus stop – to track a vehicle in real time via a mobile device.

FSI serves the motorcoach, school bus, public transit, paratransit, taxi/limousine, first responder, trucking and law-enforcement markets. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, the company also has an office in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, for its programmers, research and development staff. 

“Fortress Systems has a history of working with small entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions and local and state government agencies, including hundreds of school systems throughout the country,” said Trailways’ Chairman, Ron Moore in welcoming FSI to Team Trailways.

“Our solutions range from a single-camera package with digital recorder to a complete, four-camera setup allowing real-time, live-streaming video with audio, GPS [global positioning system], sensor data and digital recorder. We offer the most scalable mobile surveillance solution in the market.”

To enhance student safety, Fortress Mobile offers an ultra-high-definition, stop arm camera system for school buses. Its 1080-pixel/720-pixel imaging can capture key evidence to identify an offending motorist violating the stop arm.

Information captured by the video and audio recordings, GPS and sensory data in FSI’s surveillance systems can be retrieved, viewed, saved and shared, via Wi-Fi or cellular technology, as either still images or video clips. The system includes a “facial masking” capability to protect the privacy of passengers.

FSI staffers provide service and support for the company’s mobile IT solutions. “We’re a leader in engineering, systems implementation and systems integration as it relates to surveillance and secure mobile wireless communications,” said Bowden. “Our personnel have extensive experience in the wireless transmission of video data and the storage and archiving of digital video data.”

For some of the products in its IT solutions, FSI partners with other technology companies. It is a Microsoft Gold Member, HP Business Partner and Warranty Center, Lexmark Warranty Provider, Brother Repair Center, Milestone Business Partner, Ingram Micro Service Provider, Sharp Partner and Intel Premiere Provider.

“We leverage the best-of-breed network technologies, products, practices and core disciplines,” Bowden said. “FSI is pleased to become an affiliated partner of Trailways.”

Contact:  Frank Bowden, Vice President of Sales, Fortress Systems International

3801 Rose Lake Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217

Telephone: 704-405-5000, Extension 1230

Fax: 704-927-6058





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