AGD Systems introducing next-generation products at traffic signal showcase event


AGD Systems, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of ITS products, will be exhibiting new products and presenting at this year’s premier event for the country’s traffic signals industry.

Organized by the JCT Consultancy, the 2017 Traffic Signal Symposium & Exhibition is taking place on September 20-21, at the University of Warwick in the UK. At the event, AGD will launch its new 350 Traffic Control Radar, headlining its traffic and pedestrian control showcase, which also includes the new wi-fi-enabled, IP-capable 645 Pedestrian Detector and the 318 Traffic Control Radar. The company says these new ITS products all deliver unprecedented ease of deployment, integration and setup to allow maximum flexibility for evolving traffic models.

AGD representatives will also be attending the MOVA (Microprocessor Optimized Vehicle Actuation) User Group meeting that precedes the event on September 19, and will be presenting papers at the Symposium. AGD’s Greg Baker will be speaking on ‘The use of loop-replacing advanced Traffic Control Radar in MOVA applications’, and Oli Bain will be covering ‘Complex MOVA application solutions utilizing advanced multi-lane Traffic Control Radar’.

AGD’s new 350 Traffic Control Radar has been developed for non-intrusive, enforcement-pedigree multilane stop-line and approach detection. The 350 will remove the need for induction loops and deliver accurate detection of targets across multiple lanes, with ongoing flexibility and long life. It is unaffected by light conditions, headlights, weather, or battery power loss, and features unique tablet-to-device wi-fi AGD Touch-setup.

“Our next-generation solutions will be true gamechangers. User communication with our traffic and pedestrian control devices is wireless, making deployment easy, and setup simple,” explained AGD’s commercial director, Ian Hind.

“And all three products will employ our Touch-setup for quick configuration and zone or loop optimization. The large-zone 645 Pedestrian Detector delivers real-time video and its IP capability allows control rooms to receive the information they need to ensure optimal performance. The future is IP-driven, because it allows control rooms to interrogate devices and make real-time changes on the street; a curbside zone adjustment, for example.”

Hind continued, “We’re already getting brilliant feedback about our 645 Pedestrian Detector, which launched earlier this year. Now we’re ready to launch the new multilane, multi-loop-replacing 350 Traffic Control Radar with stationary detection. This device has a very interesting product roadmap ahead of it. The 350 perfectly complements our 318 Traffic Control Radar, because together they deliver a highly efficient MOVA implementation. We’re really excited to be bringing these cutting-edge traffic control solutions to JCT.”

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