Sensys Networks launches Flex Suite range of detection products


One of the world’s leading providers of integrated wireless traffic detection and data systems for Smart City applications has unveiled an update to its detection equipment line-up at the International Municipal Signal Association conference (IMSA 2016) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Comprised of innovative products that detect vehicles and bicycles, Sensys Networks has launched its new Flex Suite, which adds technological improvements to the range and introduces new options for agencies looking for the most accurate traffic detection and data systems that are currently available. The company aims to improve the way people travel through cities, by delivering accurate and dependable detection data to drive reductions in urban traffic congestion for partners and public agencies around the globe. As a pioneer in wireless innovations for the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) industry, Sensys Networks has unprecedented experience with low-power radio technology. That experience has been incorporated into longer life batteries, improved radio frequency (RF) chipsets, and more intelligent circuitry in its FlexMag sensor, which now also includes a temperature sensor that can be used by dispatch operations for road temperature alerts.

Further updates to Flex Suite include the FlexControl module, a new form factor version of the controller gateway with a more powerful processor, and FlexConnect, a Synchronous Data Link Interface (SDLC) for TS2 controllers. These new low power modules save valuable space in controller cabinets, because they do not require card rack slots, plus the FlexConnect replaces the need for EX cards. Pole-mounted radio equipment has also been upgraded with new RF chipsets and more robust enclosures. A new bell housing design is better equipped to withstand adverse environmental conditions.

In addition to enhanced component updates, several of the new products enable additional traffic data analytics applications. For example, the FlexID uses Bluetooth or wi-fi re-identification radios to provide travel time, origin/destination, and other important metrics. FlexConnect collects signal phase data to generate high-resolution performance measures and optimize signal timing. The Flex suite also now includes advanced battery diagnostics to monitor system health. All of the components work as an extensible and flexible system to support virtually every vehicle and bicycle detection application. Sensys Networks’ Flex detection equipment is especially well-suited for adaptive control and signal timing optimization.

“Over the last decade, we’ve had thousands of deployments of our technology across a variety of environments around the world,” said Mark Biestman, VP of global field operations at Sensys Networks. “We’ve coupled this product experience with our implementation knowledge to provide the best integrated detection solutions for our customers.”

Christopher Flores, director of advanced technology at Sensys Networks, added, “Our improved Flex suite of equipment provides the accurate detection and breadth of applications that enable actionable data in our SensTraffic analytics platform. The product updates enhance our customers’ ability to improve road traffic, optimize signal timing and reduce emissions.”

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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).