Econolite and Image Sensing Systems launch the Autoscope Vision traffic camera


Two of the USA’s leading suppliers of traffic control equipment have launched a new high-definition (HD) network video camera that is capable of multiple detection, differentiation, monitoring, surveillance and data collection applications.

Econolite and Image Sensing Systems Inc (ISS) are introducing the Autoscope Vision detection system, which provides the highest levels of accuracy and performance in an easy-to-use product that supports a variety of applications. Building on more than two decades of proven above-ground video detection experience, the Vision camera unit delivers stop bar vehicle and bicycle detection, advance vehicle detection, bicycle differentiation, traffic data collection, and HD video surveillance. Vision setup is simple and quick, and can be accomplished over the built-in local wi-fi, which can also support streaming video.

Employing newly-developed, full-field-of-view object-feature tracking, Autoscope Vision performance is robust, reliable, and designed to support current and future traffic control and ITS applications. The ability to perform stop bar and advance detection with a single video sensor makes the system very cost-effective. The Vision system requires a single IP (Internet Protocol) address to facilitate reliable communication between Vision sensors and local or remote workstations. A built-in DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server makes laptop connection straightforward.

The Vision sensors provide HD, wide dynamic range color streaming video in quad or single camera display modes. Vision uses the same ‘3-wires-only’ cabling that Autoscope installers have appreciated for years, which simplifies cabinet integration, and enables rapid field deployment. The interface to the traffic controller requires no detector rack space when using the built-in NEMA TS2 SDLC interface.

Vision’s clean user interface provides quick, intuitive programming and management of all ITS features. Configuring a full four-approach, eight-phase intersection can be accomplished in just minutes. Econolite will be demonstrating the new Autoscope Vision camera system at the ITE 2016 Annual Meeting and Exhibit, which takes place from August 14-17, in Anaheim, California.

“Vision’s enhanced feature set is designed to support advanced intersection control and data collection, and is particularly well-suited for ITS, data analytics, and Smart City applications,” said Econolite product manager, Scott Robinson. “Vision is designed to provide best-in-class detection performance and access to strategic traffic information, helping transportation professionals improve safety, reduce vehicle emissions, and mitigate traffic congestion.”

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).