Crisis Response Journal profiles Ohio Opticom installation

The UK-based Crisis Response Journal highlighted Liberty Township, Ohio‘s Opticom installation success story in a March 12 blog post: Liberty Township positions itself as regional emergency response leader Liberty Township in Ohio is home to the US’s largest zoo, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. With more than 9,000 animal species, the zoo attracts more than…

Opticom helps first responders in Tupelo

Global Traffic Technologies’ Opticom devices catch the eyes of drivers in Mississippi. They’re not cameras — these devices are helping first responders get to emergencies faster. Wayne Hereford reports for WTVA News: TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) — Perhaps you’ve seen them around Tupelo, sitting above traffic next to traffic lights. We If you look closely you can see…

Palm Beach, FL Expanding Traffic Light Preemption

Palm Beach Fire-Rescue department officials are working with state and county agencies to expand the town’s Opticom traffic system. “This will decrease our response time to certain emergencies on the island,” Battalion Chief Sean Baker said Wednesday. “It will make the streets safer for responding crews and the public.” The GPS-based system pre-empts traffic lights…

New Tech Gives Fire Trucks a Green Light

Firefighters and medics can now get to emergencies faster than ever in St. Albert thanks to a new traffic-signal system. City crews are installing pre-emptive traffic control systems at eight intersections along St. Albert Trail and Boudreau Road this month. The controllers automatically switch traffic lights to green from red when they detect an approaching…

Manhasset-Lakeville, NY Fire Department Unveils New Opticom™ GPS Technology

Eight intersections along Northern Boulevard in Manhasset and Great Neck have been equipped with new global positioning technology pre-emption systems to ease traffic flow as Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department crews respond to emergencies. Fire department officials said the technology, funded by a $125,000 grant from state Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck) and installed on all of…