Robbinsville (NJ) Fire Dept. implements GPS system to change traffic signals, improve response times

When firefighters or paramedics respond to an emergency call, trying to get through intersections can costs precious time. The Opticom™ GPS system, a new program implemented at two busy intersections in town, gives emergency responders a green light. The system uses a network of satellites and a vehicle sensor to track everything from speed to turn…

Barrington (IL) Area Intersections Get Emergency Sensors

Ten malfunctioning traffic signal preemption devices in the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District have been upgraded to ensure the safety of firefighters and the residents. The sensors, or “Opticoms,” help firefighters, paramedics and police officers safely navigate through busy intersections when responding to emergency calls. The upgraded sensors are located at the intersections of: •…

New GPS technology green-lights Riverhead (NY) Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ vehicles

A new piece of technology has been literally green-lighting emergency vehicles on call with the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps over the past year, according to RVAC Chief Joseph Oliver. The device, called an Opticom™, uses GPS to determine location, speed and trajectory of first responders and ambulances, communicates that information to traffic lights along Route…

National City is First on the Scene When it Comes to Saving Lives

  Revolutionary traffic signal technology significantly improves emergency response times and citizen safety NATIONAL CITY, CA — June 30, 2011 — National City is putting the safety of its citizens first — by giving emergency services vehicles top priority. The City recently installed state-of-the-art Opticom™ multimode signal priority equipment to enhance safety and provide more…