Bob McQueen: Pico –powerful performance in a small and economical package
Iteris, a global leader in video-based vehicle detection, has come to Intertraffic to highlight a range of video sensors for traffic management. Since the company launched its long-established multi-functional, flexible and reliable Vantage video detectors back in 1993, Iteris systems have been deployed by hundreds of agencies in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
At Intertraffic, Iteris will be highlighting the Pico, a compact video detection system that delivers superior vehicle detection in a small and economical package. The unit includes a weather resistant camera sensor with a built-in vehicle detection processor and an interface controller that resides in the traffic cabinet. Pico features Iteris’ advanced detection algorithms that have been proven over the years to deliver reliable video detection. Moreover, it is designed for easy installation and configuration, and can be mounted at low heights with no need for special poles or mounting apparatuses.
Meanwhile, making its first appearance at Intertraffic is Abacus 2.0, an incident detection and data collection product that was launched last August. It provides traffic engineers and departments of transportation with a software-based ‘force multiplier’ that performs analytics on existing analogue or digital video streams.
Iteris says this is a cost effective solution for converting existing CCTV cameras into video sensors for incident detection and data collection. This leverages prior investment in CCTV and offers a rapid, cost-effective approach to performance management data collection.
“What we’re really showing here is how Iteris applies video detection to a broad range of traffic management applications, including both adaptive traffic control and highway management systems,” says Bob McQueen VP international business development at Iteris. “Advanced image processing technology is harnessed to detect vehicle presence, count, speed, occupancy and other traffic data used in traffic management systems.
“This gives traffic managers a powerful toolkit for mitigating roadway congestion by modifying traffic signal timing or detecting incidents quickly,” he said, adding that the company’s video sensors offer low life cycle costs, inherent abilities for data verification, flexibility for re-configuration without re-construction and a rich upward growth path.