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Eberle Design Introduces New iCITE Real-Time Traffic and Arterial Data Aggregator

Traffic Technology Today

Eberle Design Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Reno A&E are highlighting three of its products with the launch of new traffic data aggregator and a demonstration of its AVI and access control system for emergency response vehicles, alongside the success of its inductive loops.

From Eberle’ s Intelligent Cabinet Interface to Traffic Equipment (iCITE) suite of products, the new iCITE Data Aggregator DA-400x accesses real-time intersection and arterial traffic data from any traffic cabinet, via high-speed internal or external communications devices, regardless of the traffic controller or central ITS system.

In cooperation with any iCITE Ready data analytics partner, the DA-400x can provide turning movement counts, amber/red actuations, arrivals on red, detector failures, preemption details, communications and power failures/alerts, split and interval timing data, and the Purdue Coordination Diagram, based upon high resolution data, all tailored to provide automated traffic signal performance measures via a Cloud-based user-friendly interface.

Next month, Reno A&E will be demonstrating its latest Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) and Access Control System (ACS) during the Fire-Rescue International show in Dallas, Texas, which is hosted by the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

Valuable, life-saving time can be wasted when emergency responders need an access key to enter a gated community or secure area with a standard gate preemption system. Reno’s AVI and ACS provides hands-free access to automatic gates, transit signal priority systems, automatic doors and parking systems.

The system’s AVI-911 transmitters can easily be mounted under emergency response vehicles, including fire, police and EMS. The AVI-911 transmitter sends a special code through inductive loops connected to an AVI-911 detector that verifies valid and pre-authorized vehicles, and sends a signal to open the gate. The company’s AVI system has been deployed for more than 20 years, with more than 50,000 units in operation worldwide.

Reno is also hailing the success of its EverLoop vehicle detection system in achieving benchmark figures during comparative tests in Argentina earlier this year.

The ITS Operations Unit, which is part of the City of Buenos Aires Traffic and Transport Department, tested six vehicle detection technologies, including radar, LPR (license plate recognition), and magnetometer systems, along with Reno’s EverLoop prefabricated inductive loops.

Of the six detection technologies tested, the most accurate traffic counts were provided by the EverLoop induction system.

The equipment’s accuracy was so high in the second test that the loops had the distinction of replacing manual counts as the vehicle count accuracy benchmark.

The company notes that while inductive loop technology was introduced more than 30 years ago, it has continued to evolve and is now refined to the point that it EverLoop prefabricated loops are the most accurate and cost-effective vehicle detection technology available.