ITS (UK) member Chubb Systems has launched a CCTV based traffic monitoring system for Smart Motorways which is capable of delivering high quality images in all weather conditions.
The firm’s new television out station (TVOS) provides regional control centres with images to monitor traffic flow and motorway incidents and meets the technical specifications required by Highways England for its Road Investment Strategy.
Each unit combines three key elements: a long range, high resolution camera with optical zoom and back light compensation; an infrared array with 500m range; and a television base unit.
Thanks to its infrared array the TVOS is able to deliver high quality images in ultra low and even zero light conditions.
“With emphasis being placed on providing improved technology to the UK’s highways, we can deliver a product and service that matches expectations and offers excellent value for money,” said Chubb Systems sales director Dave Dunnagan.
Added benefits of the unit include physical and cyber security accreditation and a remote maintenance service for software upgrades and alterations.
“Alongside the TVOS camera head’s technological benefits are significant cost reductions,” added Mr Dunnagan. “Capital costs are reduced with no special brackets needed to hold the camera head in place. The unit’s ongoing costs are minimal as power consumption has been significantly reduced.”
In complying with Highways England’s regulations, Chubb Systems was awarded a position on Lot 2 (Traffic Monitoring and Traffic Enforcement Cameras) of the Crown Commercial Services / Highways England Traffic Management Technology 2 Framework agreement.