ELTEC and 511 Technologies announce strategic partnership to create internet connected traffic systems
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Thursday, ELTEC and 511 Technologies announced a strategic partnership to provide advanced cloud-connected products for the traffic and warning system industries.
The companies will collaborate to deliver an entire line of new IoTrafficTM products with a wide range of radio communication options that provide connectivity to the Internet as well as from sign-to-sign or “Machine to Machine” (or M2M).
When a flash flood hits the West Bayou Oak subdivision in Houston, residents have only minutes to remove their vehicles from the parking area. In the past 10 years, the townhomes have had several vehicles totaled or severely damaged plus numerous repairs.
Frenship High School in Wolfforth, TX installed a solar powered HAWK/hybrid pedestrian crosswalk. Early one morning before dawn a student using the un-signalized crosswalk from the parking lot across from the school was struck and killed by a truck. The school principle, city manager, and other city officials along with the local TxDOT district worked together to find a solution.
Because it could and do so safely now; both horse and rider. It sounds like an old joke, but with ELTEC’s focus on specific customer needs, system design helps to keep a precious horse (many valued over $250,000) safe and traffic moving.
The school zone flashing beacons in Longview, Texas (pop 85,000) used a paging system to program school signals. Keith Covington, Traffic Signal Supervisor, determined the system “limited us, not only communicating with the clocks but monitoring the clocks”. ELTEC’s SYSTEM 3000 was chosen to centrally program, manage, and monitor each TC-3000 IP time clock (36 total).
Toby Whitmore, Technical Sales Representative for Signal Service
On May 7th, Signal Service based in West Chester, PA participated in Delaware’s “Walkable, Bike-able Summit”. Pedestrian safety (walking and/or bicycling) was a primary focus. Signal Service displayed the extremely effective Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) pedestrian crossing for uncontrolled crosswalks.
According to Toby Whitmore, Technical Sales Representative for Signal Service, “it was a big hit. We got lots of questions from the DOT and bike advocacy groups.”
When the SIMA software service was discontinued, remote communication and programming to Spot Devices’ school zones systems was no longer possible; nor was there a means for programming at the pole. For the MODOT (Missouri) Southwest District, ELTEC designed a cost-effective solution while salvaging as many parts as possible. Specifically, the cabinet, battery, charge controller, solar panel, and beacon were reused.
The Delaware County Transportation Management Association held its 13th Annual Municipalities Conference and Trade Show on Thursday, April 9, 2015. This year’s focus was on Congestion Coordination and Traffic Planning Solutions, held at the Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center. Signal Services Inc, a dealer for ELTEC Corporation products, attended the event.
The U.S. Treasury Department estimates that traffic congestion wastes 1.9 billion gallons of gas and costs American drivers $100 billion a year in lost fuel and time. With more than 311,000 traffic lights in the country, every second sitting at red lights adds up.
This is an aerial view of Always Green Traffic Control at an intersection northward and eastward traffic flows are 2650 vehicles per hour. Southward and Westward are 850 vph. This is peak flow & very heavy traffic.