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A joint development project between Delcan Corporation and Intelligent Devices Incorporated (IDI) has resulted in the sophisticated Intelligent NETworks product.
This is an integrated product that combines the IDI Intelligent Control NTCIP system with the Delcan
advanced transportation applications of NETworks. The system can be linked to dynamic message signs (DMS), CCTV and vehicle detector stations (VDS), traffic intersections, as well as environment road weather sensor stations.
Modular platform in design, Intelligent Networks features a range of individual modules that end users can select as required. These include: CCTV, DMS, VDS, highway advisory radio, travel times, data archiving and reporting), urban traffic signals, ramp metering, and automatic vehicle location (AVL). Buchanan Computing
has further developed its proven SignPlot program for designing traffic signs with the launch of its 2.3 version. Customers can use the package for direction signs and parking plates, which are designed individually for each location. It is also used by graphic designers and local authority staff when traffic sign images are needed in reports and consultations and on web sites. The new 2.3 version offers improved graphics using a technique called anti-aliasing, which enables even small thumbnail images of signs to be readable.
The firm's proven ParkMap product is designed for traffic order making and management and the latest version offers a greater range of CAD-like drawing tools, enabling restrictions to be plotted following features on the map. ParkMap version 4.5 also has more options for labelling maps and more functionality specifically for experimental and temporary traffic orders.
The AccsMap is used for recording, checking and analysing road collisions and the improved 4.3 version offers improved querying and accident labelling for greater flexibility.
Both ParkMap and AccsMap now have the ability to rotate a map through any angle when printing it, to enable the best use to be made of the size of paper available, and they allow the area of map that will be included to be selected on screen.