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Solutions for Spot Devices’ School Beacons (IMSA Jan/Feb ’15)

05 11 2015
Time Clocks/School Zones/DLPRO Software
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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. A voltage booster circuit was integrated inside ELTEC’s TC- 18 programmable time…

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DCTMA 2015 Municipalities Conference and Trade Show

05 01 2015
Other
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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. Presentations were from the keynote speaker, Pennsylvania’s Acting Secretary of Transportation, Leslie Richards, Stop, Look and Listen with…

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Congestion Solution – Always Green Traffic Control

02 27 2015
General-Miscellaneous
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This has never been done before, 7,100 vehicles per hour (vph) and no queueing. Always Green Traffic Control (AGTC) is carrying 2650 vph loads North and East, 850 vph loads South and West with absolutely no queueing. Without AGTC the same loads cause massive backups. Marshall, TX would benefit from my technology. Annoying stops on highways like 59 and 80 could be eliminated along with the long stops for cross traffic. This technology can give freeway-like travel to outdated highways like 59…

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Always Green Traffic Control – Congestion Solution (Aerial View)

02 27 2015
General-Miscellaneous
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Congestion wastes gas 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.  

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Hawk/ Hybrid Pedestrian Crossing System

02 05 2015
Pedestrian/RRFB/HAWK Crossings
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Ambulance Drone Technology

01 22 2015
Emergency Vehicle
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Each year nearly a million people in Europe suffer from a cardiac arrest. A mere 8% survives due to slow response times of emergency services. The ambulance-drone is capable of saving lives with an integrated defibrillator. The goal is to improve existing emergency infrastructure with a network of drones. This new type of drones can go over 100 km/h and reaches its destination within 1 minute, which increases chance of survival from 8% to 80%! This drone folds up and becomes a toolbox for all kind…

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Using a Rapid Flashing Beacon Crossing

01 13 2015
Pedestrian/RRFB/HAWK Crossings
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To help improve pedestrian and driver safety, this instructional video produced by the City of Springfield, Oregon shows how pedestrians use a Rapid Flashing Beacon crossing and how drivers need to observe the lights.   

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Rapid Flashing Beacons

01 09 2015
Pedestrian/RRFB/HAWK Crossings
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New crosswalk enhancements that have been installed are pedestrian-activated rapid-flashing warning lights, sometimes called rapid flash signals or RRFB.  

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Long Construction Project Comes to an End

11 18 2014
Pedestrian/RRFB/HAWK Crossings
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Mission’s Johnson Drive opens all four lanes of traffic as long construction project comes to an end. ELTEC Corp has added safety measures to Mission, KS Johnson Drive. By installing Eltec’s  RRFB (Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons) crosswalk safety features the four lane highway will notify drivers of potential pedestrians crossing. The RRFB is a rectangular shaped, high intensity signal head, which flashes in a wig-wag, rapid flickering pattern. The alternating signals provide direct, ultra-bright…

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RRFB New Flash Pattern

09 25 2014
Pedestrian/RRFB/HAWK Crossings
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U.S.Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration JUl 2 5 2014 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, D.C. 20590 In Reply Refer To: HOT0-1 Mr. Bill Marshall President Electrotechnics Corporation 1310 Commerce Street Marshall, Texas 75672 Dear Mr. Marshall: Thank you for your e-mail message of July 9 requesting an official interpretation as to whether the simpler flash patterns for rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs) that recently were successfully tested…

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