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Cranberry Township, PA Traffic Signal System

“Trust, but verify,” President Reagan’s favorite Russian proverb continues to be sound advice we all should embrace – even traffic control managers. Yet how does one verify that signals are transitioning as programmed, that crews are on site, or see traffic and weather conditions in real time....

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EGI Learning Center

The EGI Learning Center is a comprehensive internal and external customer-focused training system designed specifically to help better understand and tap into the full potential of EGI traffic systems, products, and services.

For more information regarding programs and classes please visit www.egilearningcenter.com

Econolite Group Launches Cobalt® ATC Tablet App

Breakthrough touch screen interface now accessible on a tablet with Cobalt Mobile

Anaheim, Calif., May 21, 2014 – Econolite today introduced the Company’s first mobile traffic controller AndroidTM tablet application – Cobalt® Mobile. Downloadable for free from the Google Play Store, Cobalt Mobile enables the identical touchscreen user interface and functionalities of Cobalt ATC when accessed on an Android-powered mobile tablet device while directly connected to the Cobalt controller via a wireless or wired connection.

Cobalt Mobile is a Wi-Fi connected remote control app that enables a user to connect and program a Cobalt controller without having to use the controller’s front panel keyboard/display. This provides the ability to work comfortably and safely from a vehicle or other location away from the cabinet. Cobalt Mobile duplicates the controller’s touch screen operability, enabling menu selection and programming data entries, and access to help screens. It also allows common tablet touch gestures to select menu items, make programing entries (numeric, yes/no, enable/disable, etc.), or user selections from pull-down lists. Cobalt Mobile provides intuitive interaction with controller functions, making traffic management programming and access to the Cobalt controller functions easier and faster.

Authorized users can download Cobalt Mobile for free at Google Play. A wireless router, available for purchase separately from Econolite, plugged into the Cobalt ATC inside the traffic cabinet provides the recommended method to activate the Cobalt Mobile app on the tablet and to access the controller’s programming and status.

For more information, please visit: cobalt.econolite.com.

About Econolite

In business since 1933, Econolite is a leading transportation solution provider and manufacturer of advanced traffic controllers (NEMA and ATC/2070), Centracs® and Aries® Advanced Transportation Management Systems (ATMS), Centracs Adaptive and MMS, Autoscope® vehicle detection systems, RTMS®, arterial systems masters, vehicle and pedestrian signals, traffic control cabinets, data collection and management systems (Centracs DCMS), and a full line of transportation maintenance services. Econolite is committed to employing advanced technologies that reduce traveler time, ease congestion, enhance transit operations, provide safer mobility, and improve quality of life. For more information about Econolite, visit www.econolitegroup.com.

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Econolite Introduces Autoscope® Software Upgrade With Bicycle Differentiation

Autoscope Version 10.3.0 free software upgrade enables bicycle differentiation from cars and is backward compatible to existing Autoscope detection systems 
 
Anaheim, Calif., May 5, 2014 – Econolite and Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISS) (NASDAQ: ISNS), today introduced Autoscope® version 10.3.0 software upgrade. The latest Autoscope software upgrade provides bicycle differentiation and is compatible to all existing Autoscope Solo® Terra™, RackVision™ Terra™, Encore, and Duo detection systems.
By enabling bicycle-differentiated detection, Autoscope 10.3.0 supports bicycle minimum green programming (Bike-Min) that is becoming more prominent, even specified, in many traffic signal programs, as well as offered as a standard feature of modern traffic signal controllers, including Econolite ASC/3 and Cobalt® ATC controllers. Autoscope 10.3.0 is now available.
Econolite and ISS have been long-time supporters of multi-modal transportation. Since 1991, Autoscope has successfully detected bicycles, and has played a primary role in satisfying bicycle detection objectives, in applications like the Davis and Sacramento, Calif., and Portland, Ore. bicycle transportation programs.

“With this new software release, recognition of cyclists at signalized intersections is now integrated within specific Autoscope detector functions,” said Scott Robinson, Econolite Autoscope product manager. “This approach not only supports current industry requirements for better identification of bicycles and vehicles, but also provides an easier way to setup and configure detection zones to satisfy multiple detection objectives.”

In addition to bicycle differentiation and stop bar detection, agencies can leverage Autoscope for advance detection, surveillance, as well as traffic data collection – a true multi-objective and multi-tasking detection solution.
Autoscope 10.3.0 is available at no charge to all registered Autoscope users. Contact Econolite or your sales representative to upgrade existing Autoscope Solo Terra, RackVision Terra, Encore, and Duo detection systems to Autoscope 10.3.0.
 
About Econolite
In business since 1933, Econolite is a leading transportation solution provider and manufacturer of advanced traffic controllers (NEMA & ATC/2070), Centracs® and Aries® Advanced Transportation Management Systems (ATMS), Centracs Adaptive and MMS, Autoscope® vehicle detection systems, RTMS®, arterial systems masters, vehicle and pedestrian signals, traffic control cabinets, data collection and manageent systems (DCMS.2), and a full line of transportation maintenance services. Econolite is committed to employing advanced technologies that reduce traveler time, ease congestion, enhance transit operations, provide safer mobility, and improve quality of life. For more information about Econolite, visit www.econolitegroup.com.

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Path Master, Inc. supports Strong Ohio Communities Issue 1 on May 2014 Ballot

On May 6, 2014, voters will decide whether to approve Issue 1, renewal of the State Capital Improvements Program which has helped local communities all over Ohio complete 11,500 road, bridge, sewer and other infrastructure projects over the last 27 years. 

pdfClick here for the Fact Sheet on Issue 1

Econolite Introduces Centracs® MMS

A real-time automated field asset and management system developed specifically for the ITS industry

Anaheim, Calif., July 17, 2013 – Econolite today introduced a real-time Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)-specific field asset and maintenance management system – Centracs MMS. A critical component to the effectiveness of any ITS program is the proactive management of field assets, technician service calls, preventative maintenance and performance measures, to properly sustain transportation and traffic signal operations.

With more than a decade of contract ITS maintenance and management services for Departments of Transportation (DOTs), cities, and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), Econolite developed Centracs MMS from a proven and working software toolset. “A centralized system that can proactively manage the maintenance and field assets can help traffic departments and MPOs save time and money, while enhancing productivity,” said Aegis ITS Senior Vice President Rodney Mathis. “Centracs MMS is designed to manage the ITS infrastructure to ensure the real time network monitoring, preventative maintenance, automated updates/warning and reporting capabilities that other, more complex inventory control-only systems just can’t provide.”

Centracs MMS is a simple-to-use Geographic Information System (GIS)-based proactive ITS asset management and maintenance management tool. It enables DOTs, MPOs, and signal maintenance organizations to track assets in real-time and through the entire life cycle. Offering both workstation and mobile device interfaces, it supports preventative maintenance planning and execution along with trouble ticket dispatch and work-order scheduling. Centracs MMS is available as an optional module to Centracs, or as a stand-alone product.

To learn more about Centracs MMS and view a demonstration, visit Econolite at booth #301/400 during the 118th Annual IMSA Conference, July 21-23, 2013, being held at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.

About Econolite

In business since 1933, Econolite is a leading transportation solution provider and manufacturer of advanced traffic controllers (NEMA & ATC/2070), Centracs® and Aries® Advanced Transportation Management Systems (ATMS), Centracs Adaptive and MMS, Autoscope® vehicle detection systems, RTMS®, arterial systems masters, vehicle and pedestrian signals, traffic control cabinets, data collection and management systems (DCMS.2), and a full line of transportation maintenance services. Econolite is committed to employing advanced technologies that reduce traveler time, ease congestion, enhance transit operations, provide safer mobility, and improve quality of life. For more information about Econolite, visit www.econolitegroup.com.

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Autoscope Maintenance

Please see our Documents Tab to view a PDF on Maintaining your Autoscope Equipment.

Cobalt Controller Release by Econolite

Econolite Introduces Breakthrough Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC)

Cobalt™ was designed to accommodate the mobile needs of today’s traffic
management professionals

Anaheim, Calif., April 15, 2013 – Econolite today introduced the next generation in advanced transportation controllers - Cobalt. Cobalt is the first controller to feature a new platform in advanced communications and user interface designed to accommodate the mobile computing environment. Its new user interface makes its operations and access to essential functions the most intuitive and hassle-free controller on the market today. Developed on the industry Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) standards, Cobalt provides an unmatched combination of ATC controller functionality with a breakthrough user interface.

Cobalt was designed to incorporate leading-edge mobile technology and user-friendly applications to help make controller operations simpler to access and manage. “Built upon industry hardware standards, and incorporating our robust ASC/3 software, Cobalt’s user interface makes it the easiest-to-use advanced transportation controller,” said Econolite Chief Technology Officer Gary Duncan. “With its straightforward navigation and operating system, Cobalt represents an ideal combination of form, function and familiarity that was designed with direct input from the industry and our customers.”

Cobalt was designed to exceed the ATC 5.2b, as well as the forthcoming ATC 6.x, industry hardware standards. Cobalt features an environmentally hardened touchscreen interface with the brightest color display available. At its foundation, Cobalt powers Econolite’s proven ASC/3-based software running with an intuitive graphics-based navigation system that can also be used with tablet or laptop devices. Mobile device connectivity includes four Ethernet ports and two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports that include support for an external Wi-Fi device. Cobalt also includes a Secure Digital (SD) port to provide almost unlimited file storage capability.  

Cobalt is manufactured conforming to ISO 9001 quality standards and is available in two configurations, TS1/TS2 Type 1 or Type 2.

Learn more about Cobalt at the ITS America 23rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition, April 22-24, 2013 being held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center (Nashville, Tenn.), Econolite Group, Inc. booth #407.

About Econolite

In business since 1933, Econolite is a leading transportation solution provider and manufacturer of advanced traffic controllers (NEMA & ATC/2070), Centracs® and Aries® Advanced Transportation Management Systems (ATMS), Centracs Adaptive, Autoscope® vehicle detection systems, RTMS®, arterial systems masters, vehicle and pedestrian signals, traffic control cabinets, data collection and management systems (Centracs DCMS), and a full line of transportation maintenance services. Econolite is committed to employing advanced technologies that reduce traveler time, ease congestion, enhance transit operations, provide safer mobility, and improve quality of life. For more information about Econolite, visit www.econolitegroup.com.

Building a Walkable Future

Columbus, Ohio Puts Crosswalk Beacons on its Forward-Thinking Agenda

Each year Columbus, Ohio receives more than 60 requests for crosswalk improvements across the city. For the officials considering these requests the crosswalks represent more than just pedestrian safety, they represent an opportunity to help the community achieve its forward-thinking agenda of a sustainable, walkable, and vibrant city atmosphere.

pdfClick here for the full case study.