SRL Traffic Systems says it now the only mobile ITS - intelligent transport system - hire supplier to provide a scalable traffic management software platform.
For local authority customers, it can be continually modified in response to demand and technological advance. SRL, based in the UK, will show the software at the upcoming Traffex exhibition near Birmingham in England, from June 14-16.
The platform enables the growing number of local authorities to manage their permanent systems to efficiently integrate compatible mobile equipment within their networks. But in future, it allows the expansion and continually adaption of a range of products between which data may be shared to tackle a number of urban traffic priorities.
SRL is the exclusive temporary and portable VMS (variable message sign) hire partner for traffic technology specialist SWARCO. Until now, its customers managed their VMS via SWARCO’s Zephyr sign management software. SRL is now moving to SWARCO’s newer Sign Manager solution, which enables urban traffic managers to integrate mobile signs within their permanent UTMC (urban traffic management and control) networks and so coordinate their entire fleet more efficiently.
Sign Manager is part of SWARCO’s MyCity modular scalable urban mobility management software platform, which unites an array of different traffic management solutions.
In the near future, SRL plans to expand its MyCity portfolio beyond Sign Manager to include a broader range of mobile product categories in addition to VMS. This will allow customers to simultaneously address a wide range of traffic priorities such as congestion and air quality via the exchange of data between multiple ITS solutions.
A growing number of local authorities are already using MyCity to manage their permanent networks since its launch last year, so SRL says that it is confident the demand for its compatible products will be strong. Even customers who are not already subscribed to the platform may benefit from it; SRL can grant them access to the software in relation to its products, explained Iain McDonald, SRL’s director of business development.
“The adoption of MyCity is an important step for SRL as it works to help join the dots between temporary and permanent ITS technology, which is a corporate priority,” he said. “In time, they will also benefit from the availability of a wider range of MyCity solutions relating to a broader spectrum of mobile ITS products, between which data may be shared. This will further improve the efficiency of their entire traffic management operations and enable them to tackle a number of issues at once.”
SRL provides a comprehensive range of mobile ITS equipment for sale as well as hire, with a portfolio comprising VMS, CCTV, traffic signals with UTMC connection, pedestrian signals, signal bags, solar/hybrid work-zone protection barriers and ANPR. It was founded in 1997 and has a distribution network of more than 30 depots in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
SRL will be at stand B010 at Traffex, to be held in the National Exhibition Centre - NEC - near Birmingham.