DETROIT & HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Houston-based Trafficware became the first ITS company to bring business intelligence to the ITS space with the release of central traffic management system ATMS version 2.8. The latest release of the industry-leading central management system now ships with a business intelligence layer to give departments of transportation an insight into what is happening in their agencies. With version 2.8, ATMS users have a configurable alarm dashboard with hundreds of variations to show them instantly what issues are occurring in their system, allowing them to take quick action.
Also included in ATMS 2.8 is cloud-based integration between ATMS and Synchro® plus SimTraffic Signal Timing and Simulation software. The new software releases incorporate a cloud-based wizard style interface, allowing Agencies using ATMS to share controller database information with Synchro users and for Synchro users to send revised signal timing plans to ATMS. The operator is in complete control of the flow of information - the ATMS user views changes recommended by Synchro, controlling the decision of applying the recommended changes. For traffic engineers, this functionality speeds their ability to manage roadways as they work among two platforms simultaneously.
“A central goal of any enterprise software platform is to improve the performance of the enterprise using it,” said Jon Newhard, CEO of Trafficware. “Central Management Systems are no exceptions. By introducing business intelligence into this space, Trafficware is helping Agencies do more with less, focusing limited resources on their most pressing problems by making those issues visible and easily-deduced. Likewise, the integration between Synchro Suite and ATMS is designed not only to improve signal timing by using real data, but also to save them valuable time. When you think about the 250 agencies using Trafficware for their Central Management Systems and all the Synchro users in 90 countries around the world, we hope we have given them some of their lives back.”
Trafficware Product Development Director Jeff Cornelius added, “Transportation authorities invest in Synchro and ATMS because they want the latest technology and trust Trafficware to deliver a steady cadence of updates. Simply, they want confidence their technology will grow with the future of Smart Cities.”
Other enhancements to ATMS version 2.8 include:
- Complete integration with SCOUT (V80) 2070 controller software and its advanced features in ATMS (all parameters are present in ATMS, naming aligns with the controller, order of parameters in the controller, and reports support data from new SCOUT 2070 devices.)
- User configurable timing sheets (selection of individual categories, tables, parameter). Ability to save a template with favorite selections per controller type and reuse them at a later time.
- Scan Screen incorporates a new tab with peer-to-peer details (available for SCOUT 2070 controllers).
- There are an additional sixteen updates all generated from customer input and requests.
Demand for ATMS has grown by double digits, and Trafficware has more than 250 major installations with equipment deployed at more than 40,000 intersections globally. Agencies like Houston, Las Vegas, Orlando, New Orleans, Palo Alto, New York State, South Carolina and Louisiana DOTs as well as Cairo, Egypt have turned to Trafficware’s ATMS system for their complex transportation networks.
For those ATMS and Synchro customers who subscribe to Trafficware’s Software Maintenance Agreement, they will receive all features included in the base application for free as part of the program. For more information, visit http://www.trafficware.com/software.html or call 1-800-952-7285.
Trafficware specializes in research, design, and development of electronic equipment and enterprise software to support the transportation industry. Trafficware’s almost four decades of industry expertise includes hands-on experience solving traffic management challenges, earning the company a reputation for unmatched quality. Just this year, two of Trafficware’s projects are finalists for The Best in ITS Awards and two Trafficware installations won Best in ITS Texas awards in back-to-back years. The company also manufactures a full line of traffic equipment at its 100,000 square-foot technology center outside Houston, Texas. Trafficware’s growth is backed by KRG Capital Partners, a private equity firm with more than $4 billion in capital.