Posts Tagged ‘traffic signal’

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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Reboot Unresponsive Network Elements in Remote Traffic Signal Equipment Enclosures

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Small problems with networked devices in traffic signal control enclosures can quickly escalate into huge traffic problems. When a sensor or signal timing device in a street corner traffic signal control enclosure crashes or becomes unresponsive and causes a traffic signal to malfunction the result is often a massive traffic tie up that quickly spreads in all directions. In cases like this, an immediate solution to the problem is mandatory; there isn’t time to wait for a service team to arrive on site. Fortunately, a network power switch can provide a means to deal with equipment problems in remote traffic signal enclosures immediately.

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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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