EVENT RECORDERS: Finnish firm EKE-Electronics is supply 'black box' event recorders for installation on Alstom metro trains on Line 2 in São Paulo.

The EKE-Trainnet event recorder meets European and IEEE crashworthiness requirements for use on trains worldwide. It provides 16 GB of memory for storing train control, diagnostic, video and voice data in an electrically isolated and fire and fluid-proof housing. The recorders for São Paulo will be configured to store the last two hours of footage from on-train CCTV cameras.

'Just like aircraft black boxes, train data recorders have to protect data in all imaginable circumstances', said Pekka Kuusela, CEO of EKE-Electronics. 'The international market for event recorders is rapidly growing, as CCTV applications and video recording give an exceptional tool for accident and crime investigations.'