At the Intersection of Intelligent Transportation Systems and IP Technology
Find out the benefits of using Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
Roadways require constant management to function effectively, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) offer a cutting-edge, proactive solution to keep cars moving and commuters smiling.
In a nutshell, ITS platforms and technologies help monitor and manage traffic flow, reduce congestion, provide improved mobility, safety, air quality and productivity. In terms of IP video systems, ITS represents a substantial and growing subsection of the transportation market. Access to live video is crucial for traffic managers seeking real-time information about road conditions and traffic problems.
Recent advances in IP video technology enable even greater control and precision for traffic managers. IP cameras can now compensate for widely varying lighting conditions, significantly reduce glare from headlights and streetlamps, and produce detailed images at night.
Not only is the picture drastically better, but IP video systems are much smarter, too. Open API-platform cameras allow integrators to offer a range of smart and sophisticated technologies and software applications. Analytics can count cars, detect congestion, track traffic patterns, and read license plates. Video management systems (VMS) can make recording, archiving and accessing video instantaneous and, most importantly, easy.
ITS integration is a specialized field. For those interested in more information, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America, itsa.org) hosts many national and regional events that bring together end users, ITS integrators and technology providers offering VMS solutions, analytics and specialized communication equipment. At these events, attendees see firsthand growing uses of the video technology that keeps us moving.
Anthony Incorvati is a business development manager for the transportation industry at Axis Communications.
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