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Traffic Technology International | December 2023


Sensys Networks is poised to meet demand for further ITS investment and traffic detection solutions around the world following its recent acquisition of RTMS Echo


In the face of increasing road usage and cost to citizens — both in lives and money — a new study by the US Government Accountability Office has called for increased investment in ITS technologies, including traffic detection equipment, to improve safety and congestion. Traffic congestion comes with a steep price, as much as US$190 billion a year in the US alone, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. The most suitable traffic detection solution hinges on various local factors, such as road conditions, number of lanes, traffic volumes, budget constraints, availability of power and communications, and even prevailing weather conditions. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Three primary detection technologies are commonly adopted: in-ground sensors or loops, video detection, and radar. In-ground detectors are renowned for lane-specific accuracy, while video detection offers visual verification of incidents. Radar detection, on the other hand, stands out for its ease of deployment and the volume of data collection per unit. Sensys Networks now offers all three technologies with its recent acquisition of RIMS Echo, a radar detection solution that already boasts thousands of successful installations across the globe. Previously, the company patented and deployed several hundred thousand highly accurate wireless magnetometer sensors, often replacing inductive loops. And more recently, automatic incident detection was added via the company’s The cost of traffic congestion per year in the US, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute

sister company, Citilog, by leveraging video analytics software enhanced with deep learning algorithms. Here’s why Sensys Networks loves the addition of RIMS Echo radar to address safety and congestion needs: Accuracy: One of the biggest advantages of

RIMS Echo joins Sensys Networks’ suite of detection technologies. Radar detection is ideal for count stations on highways and arterials

“ADDING THE ACCURACY OF RTMS ECHO RADAR TO OUR DETECTION PORTFOLIO IS A NATURAL FIT WITH OUR HIGHLY ACCURATE WIRELESS AND VIDEO DETECTION TECHNOLOGIES TO SUIT ANY APPLICATION OR ENVIRONMENT” Bill Weber, VP, sales & marketing, Sensys Networks


RIMS Echo is its accuracy. Using the latest radar technology, it identifies and tracks individual vehicles with high precision, even in heavy traffic conditions. This information can be used to monitor traffic flow, identify congestion hotspots, predict future traffic conditions, and implement traffic management strategies. Easy to deploy and use: Installing pole-mounted side-fire radar units is quick and minimizes disruptions to traffic flow during deployment. The RIMS Echo system is simple to set up, featuring a browser-based interface with built-in aiming guidance, and integrated wi-fi connectivity so it can be configured with a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The system can be accessed remotely, enabling engineers to manage the system from anywhere. Cost-effective data: One RIMS Echo radar can monitor as many as 12 detection zones up to 250ft away, providing a wide range of sophisticated traffic data including vehicle counts, speeds, classifications, travel times, and vehicle dwell times. “Adding the accuracy of RIMS Echo radar to our detection portfolio is a natural fit with our accurate wireless and video detection technologies to suit any application or environment,” says Bill Weber, VP, sales & marketing, Sensys Networks. “Now, with a full range of detection options, we can offer our partners more technologies to help save lives and reduce congestion.”

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