Mobility solutions for smart cities infrastructure company Q-Free unveils new Intelligent Device Manager.
The Intelight MAXTIME local controller software, intends to radically improve the time and cost associated with firmware updates by enabling them to be remotely scheduled and run in bulk.
Mike Clance, eastern regional manager of urban sales and Q-Free product manager for Intelight systems said, “No other vendor of traffic signal control software can remotely schedule and administer batch updates across an entire state; let alone without putting the intersection signals into flash.”
Q-Free states that the potential cost savings for a mid-sized agency with 300 signalised intersections could be up to $30,000 per upgrade before considering equipment fees or travel time to and from each location.
Q-Free is currently working to install 10,000 traffic controllers at signalised intersections throughout the state of Georgia, which remains the single largest procurement of signal systems software and hardware in the United States to date. It was during this project that the initial idea to develop the Intelight Device Manager came about from the partnership between Q-Free and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). Of the planned intersections in Georgia, approximately 7,500 are complete and the remaining 2,500 will be finished next year. By the same conservative estimates, the Intelight Device Manager could save the state $1 million or more per year.