Q-Free exhibits LCC550 universal parking controller
Jenny Simonsen, Q-Free's global marketing manager
Norwegian company Q-Free is positioning itself as a total ITS systems Provider and the fruits of its labours are showcased here at Intertraffic. Visitors can see how the acquisitions of TCS and Elcom are leading to seamless advanced transportation management solutions which integrate parking management and intersection control into a coherent offering from a single supplier.
Exhibits of note include the LCC550, which Q-Free says is the most versatile universal parking controller on the market. This can connect to any parking charging system and enable the addition of new payment methods using additional sensors without replacing existing equipment. Remote control, management and new system function addition are all possible.
Q-Free states that the LCC550’s biggest advantage is that it enables connection to many types of off-the-shelf access technologies including tag and card readers, video and loops, interaction with variable information signage, gateless operation and payment via cash, licence plate and Smart phones with both Apple iOS and Android operating systems. More than 100 systems are already operational worldwide.
The IQ-1000 traffic light controller, meanwhile, is designed to offer the intelligence and connectivity needed to satisfy the demands of complex real-time operation of urban intersections. A single IQ-1000 can control up to four independent intersections (up to 64 signal groups and up to 256 detectors), catering for the needs of all classes of road user and, in addition to the signals themselves, all manner of intersection-relevant technologies for detection and monitoring, data collection and information dissemination. Both fixed and wireless communications are supported.
“As technologies mature and converge it makes less and less sense to try to make artificial distinctions between sectors such as road user charging and ITS,” says Jenny Simonsen, Q-Free’s global marketing manager.