Siemens has launched its new Sapphire Journey Time Measurement System (JTMS), which it says offers a low cost, simple-to-deploy solution for recording and analysing journey times and network performance.
The Company says that Siemens Sapphire JTMS detectors use Bluetooth® technology so are compact and simple to install, minimising street clutter. The system is fully integrated into the Siemens Stratos hosted traffic management system, providing all the necessary tools for the effective analysis and monitoring of journey times.
According to Product Manager, Priscilla Boyd, the Bluetooth detectors, placed strategically along key routes, continuously search for Bluetooth-compatible devices. Designed with an extended detection range of up to 100m for traffic environments, the detectors transmit requests and listen for device responses, gathering anonymised data to measure journey times between defined areas.
“The initial capital investment per Bluetooth detector is significantly lower than that of ANPR camera-based systems, allowing a higher density of devices to be acquired for the same capital outlay. Ongoing maintenance costs are also reduced as frequent cleaning and alignments are not required” she added.