Integrated Traffic Solutions
Optimized traffic safety and flow on our roadways depends on accurate, reliable data collected by multiple devices that can be monitored in real-time by Federal, State, and local government agencies.
CE provides a single source in the Mid-Atlantic region for integrated traffic solutions deployment and maintenance. Founded in 1976 with over 16 years of direct ITS support for MDOT, our dedicated ITS team is ready to help support, expand, and enhance your existing systems. Devices supported and maintained include: ATR, RTMS, RWIS, MARWIS, StarWIS, OHD, LPR, CCTV, DMS, portable CCTV and messaging, data collection, analysis, and transport.
ATR – Automatic Traffic Recorders
Automatic traffic recorders are permanently installed traffic counter and classification systems consisting of inductive loops and piezos. Installing a class one or two ATR system will allow you to collect data such as vehicle classification with axel count, weight of a vehicle, and it’s speed. Communications Electronics can install the proper loops and piezos needed along with system maintenance.
- Saw Cutting
- Group Loop Installation with Epoxy
- Piezo Installation with Epoxy
LPR – License Plate Reader
License Plate Reader (LPR) technology provides law enforcement with automated detection of a vehicle’s license plate as they pass the reader. The LPR system consists of a high-speed camera, mounted either at a fixed location or on a mobile patrol vehicle.
- The vehicle’s make and model
- The vehicle’s driver and passengers
- Distinguishing features (e.g., bumper stickers, damage)
- State of registration
OHD – Over-Height Detector
RTMS – Remote Traffic Microwave Sensor
DMS/VMS – Dynamic Message Sign / Variable Messaging Sign
Providing valuable information to the public via messages including traffic congestion, accidents, changes in traffic patterns, road work ahead, speed limit changes, time and distance to major roadways and Amber/Silver/Blue Alerts. DMS/VMS devices are a quick and easy tools to distribute information to the commuters in the moments that matter.
PDMS – Portable Dynamic Message Sign, on trailer
Portable message signs are DMS/VMS devices attached to a trailer for easy movement and setup at locations when needed. They’re used to alter traffic patterns near work zones, traffic management for special events, natural disasters and many other temporary traffic notifications.
FMS – Flashing Message Sign
Flashing warning lights are attached to either permanent signs such as “Fog Warning” or “DMS/VMS” in order to alert the commuter of an urgent message. These warning lights can also be attached to portable DMS/VMS signs as needed.