Archive for the ‘ITS management’ Category

Reboot Networked Elements in Roadside Equipment Enclosures

Monday, November 11th, 2013

If you look for them, you’ll find roadside equipment enclosures along just about every road and highway in the nation. Although these nondescript grey metal boxes are easy to overlook, they perform a wide variety of extremely vital functions; from timing traffic signals to controlling highway message boards to measuring traffic levels on heavily used streets. Roadside equipment enclosures play an important role in ensuring the uninterrupted flow of traffic. When a networked devise in a roadside equipment enclosure fails or crashes, system administrators need a reliable means to remotely reboot devices in roadside enclosures without an expensive, time-consuming service call.

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A Compact Remote Reboot Solution for Intelligent Transportation System Applications

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

When working correctly, an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) provides both system administrators and drivers with a clearer picture of traffic conditions on the road ahead. System administrators can monitor traffic levels and potential problems using devices such traffic cams and inductive loop detection systems, and then pass that information along to drivers via variable message signs and radio alerts. When a malfunctioning Ethernet switch or other networked device at a roadside enclosure disrupts network communication with networked ITS elements, administrators need a reliable switched PDU solution for rebooting devices in remote roadside enclosures, before that network outage results in traffic tie-ups.

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