Actelis Networks (Fremont, Calif., U.S.A.), a supplier of Ethernet over copper, on Wednesday announced that WYDOT (Wyoming Department of Transportation) has deployed the company’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) as part of a revitalization of the state capital’s transportation network, which serves nearly 60,000 residents. Actelis’ML690 aggregation switches, ML622 and ML680 EADs were deployed across the city’s copper network to provide real-time troubleshooting and monitoring capabilities.
Actelis worked with WYDOT and the City of Cheyenne on upgrading the transportation network from a legacy system to a new centralized Ethernet-based ITS network. In addition to upgrading the city-wide transportation network, WYDOT is using Actelis’ ITS solution to backhaul data from wireless vehicle detection systems. According to Actelis, pucks located on the ground transmit vehicle presence data wirelessly back to a receiver and then this data is transported by Actelis’ ITS solution back to the Traffic Operations Center (TOC), where it is used to synchronize traffic lights and ensure the smooth flow of traffic.
Leveraging the existing copper infrastructure, WYDOT’s traffic engineers can communicate with any traffic controller, at any intersection, from any location, says the company. The previous system was connected by 1,200 baud modems, radio systems and multiple protocols, and could communicate with only one traffic controller at a time.
According to Actelis, it’s Ethernet-based ITS solution, personnel can retrieve data about any intersection centrally from the TOC or remotely at any of the city’s traffic controllers by plugging a laptop into the Actelis equipment.