Intelligent Transportation Systems
Transportation agencies of all types have traditionally faced a similar problem – how to integrate and automate multiple technology systems to create a better, more efficient transportation infrastructure. Over the years the introduction of video cameras to monitor busy intersections, sensors to detect traffic hazards or accidents, weather detection systems to alert drivers of dangerous conditions and much more have revolutionized the way traffic and transportation is managed.
But now, agencies must find ways to optimize these technologies for great control – which is where intelligent transportation systems (ITS) come in.
But an ITS is only as good as the network connecting it. If the many components of an ITS cannot effectively connect and leverage the information provided by the other components, then the system loses its intelligence, and will not have the desired impact.
Broadband wireless technologies provide the most flexible and cost-effective communications infrastructure for ITS systems. By utilizing either WiFi or WiMAX networks to interconnect the ITS components, the entire system can quickly and easily leverage the collective information of the parts, resulting in actionable data.
- Relaying messages to digital traffic signs warning drivers of hazards
- Monitoring traffic at busy intersections and automatically changing lights to increase traffic flow
- Wireless video surveillance to ensure the safety of passengers and personnel on public transportation
- Monitoring for speed and warning drivers of sudden changes ahead
- Wireless access for train, plane, bus and boat passengers
- Reduced time to roll out new systems and services Lower total cost of ownership (TCO)
- Flexibility to adapt to any changes in infrastructure
- Security, reliability and performance that meet or exceed wired networks
- High bandwidth and low latency to support a wide range of applications, including video, in real-time
For more information on how Moonblink’s portfolio of broadband wireless solutions can meet the needs of even the most intricate ITS, please call one of Moonblink’s wireless experts at 1-877-623-5223 or 1-408-850-1143.