Posts Tagged ‘ITS’

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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A Remote Power Management Solution for Transportation Applications

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

When remote network elements in transportation applications crash or malfunction, the results are often traffic tie ups, unsafe driving conditions and loss of toll booth revenue. Even a brief interruption in the normal operation of a traffic signal, toll booth license plate reader or intelligent traffic system can quickly result in backed-up traffic, uncollected tolls and temporary loss of traffic monitoring capabilities. In cases like this, system administrators need a way to quickly correct network problems in roadside equipment enclosures and toll booths before conditions worsen to the point of all-out gridlock. Fortunately, WTI’s NPS-3F15 series Network Power Switches can provide a secure, reliable means to reboot network devices in transportation applications without the delays and expenses of a physical service call.

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Reboot Network Elements in Intelligent Traffic System Applications

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Intelligent Traffic Systems provide a formidable challenge for network administration. A typical Intelligent Traffic System in a large, sprawling metropolitan area might include hundreds or even thousands of roadside network equipment boxes spread across miles of roads, streets and highways. When a network device in one of these roadside enclosures malfunctions, system administrators need a means to quickly reboot the malfunctioning device and restore normal operation before traffic problems result. Fortunately, a Switched PDU can provide administrators with the capability to reboot networked devices in remote roadside equipment boxes, without the delay and expense associated with a physical service call.

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Reboot Unresponsive Devices in Traffic Signal Control Boxes

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

When a network device in a traffic signal control enclosure crashes or becomes unresponsive, network administrators race to restore normal operation before traffic jams up completely. In cases like this, there isn’t time to wait for a service team to arrive on site; administrators need a means to correct the problem immediately, without the need for a physical service call. The most effective way to deal with a situation like this is to include a network power switch in the traffic signal control enclosure in order to enable administrators to remotely reboot networked devices.

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Managing Remote Network Elements in Transportation Applications

Friday, September 6th, 2013

In modern Intelligent Transportation Systems, traffic managers rely heavily on a network of sensors, cameras and other devices spread throughout the vast maze of freeways and highways to help keep traffic moving smoothly. These networked devices are used to ensure that traffic signals are operating properly, toll plazas are able to rapidly collect tolls and freeway alert systems continue to monitor traffic and keep drivers informed. When a networked device in an Intelligent Transportation System becomes unresponsive, administrators also need a means to reboot networked transportation system elements without the delays and expenses of a physical service call or truck roll.

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