Siemens ITS has released the latest hosted application module, its Stratos cloud-based strategic traffic management system, with the new unit being demonstrated alongside several other new products at the Traffex 2017 show in April at the NEC, Birmingham.
Siemens says the latest release of the Stratos Traffic Signals module adds support for the Stratos Remote Monitoring facility, with direct secured IP (Internet Protocol) connectivity to the Stratos Outstation or ST950 controller. The company notes that installation is now easier with ‘plug and play’ connectivity, with built-in security features for communications between instation and outstation, and user certification options for on-street access to outstation web pages, enabling enhanced audit logs of any changes made by users. New Stratos Outstation firmware and configuration data may be directly downloaded from the Stratos system, reducing the need for costly site visits.
According to David Pregon, senior product manager for systems at Siemens ITS, “Combined with support for existing UTC/SCOOT and RMS systems, the Traffic Signals module brings an all-new, easy to use, unified user experience, allowing you to view all your systems together. This new product combination provides a smooth migration path from legacy dial up RMS fault monitoring to next generation secured IP fault monitoring in a single user interface.”
Live demonstrations of all available Stratos application modules will be presented by Siemens at Traffex 2017, alongside a real-time service operations center showcasing the company’s approach to integrated solutions for a sustainable, safe, clean, connected and efficient transport system. At the show, Siemens will also be unveiling a number of exciting new developments, in particular Plus+, a new generation of traffic controller and signals, and Sicore II, an all-new class leading ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) camera.
Siemens is currently celebrating a decade of involvement with the world’s largest congestion charging system in London, which has seen the company participating in the design, build, operation, and maintenance of the system, following the contract award in 2005. In February, the system run by Siemens has been live and operational for 10 years and during this time over two billion vehicle detection records have been processed, all with industry-leading security and transactional integrity, resulting in the highest performing systems from a driver compliance perspective.
The system uses advanced, multi-lane free-flow tolling technology that extends throughout London, with more than 1,300 cameras installed at over 300 sites throughout the contract life, all offering the highest level of performance/reliability (greater than 99.9%). In December 2014, Siemens won a contract extension that will see London benefit from the latest in its tolling and congestion charging technology through to 2021.
Recognizing the changing world of the enforcement market and the development of emerging technologies, Siemens ITS has invested in the latest generation of enforcement and ANPR platforms, designed and built with the expert knowledge and capability of the company’s Global Center of Competence in Poole, UK, and supported by many years’ success in the market with its enforcement systems.