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Applications

quikCONNECT modems get the green light

Siretta utilised the GSM network to help a client monitor its traffic monitoring system remotely. The technology Siretta provided gave the client the opportunity to:

  • Optimise performance of traffic solutions
  • Reduce installation costs by not having to cable in a solution
  • Ensure running costs were lower than over fixed connections

The system also needed to:

  • Be user-friendly and highly reliable
  • Provide clear real-time information which operators and systems could act upon quickly
  • Maintain best traffic flow conditions and ensure road safety is not compromised

The equipment was installed at road junctions to monitor the traffic light system. The system comprises a core electronics sub system which interfaces to a GSM modem. Via the mobile network, key data on faults and status is reported back to a central location for processing. Maintenance and repair notifications are automatically generated. With response being so key to keeping traffic flowing smoothly and ensuring road safety is not compromised, it is critical for GPRS connection to be reliable.

Siretta experienced difficulties working with the client's existing M2M solution, particularly with regard to GSM connection issues. These were unlikely to be resolved, so Siretta put forward a 2G wireless modem solution from the quikConnect ZETA modem range.

The original aims of the traffic flow system set up relies completely on the integrity of a GPRS connection. The benefits experienced by Siretta's client were realised in quicker response to fault conditions, greater up time, cost savings, minimised disruption, better traffic flow and ultimately safer roads.

An example application using a Siretta modem