Global Traffic Technologies, LLC (GTT) has contracted with the city of Deltona in Florida to provide the city with the latest-generation Opticom™ GPS-enabled Emergency Vehicle Preemption solution. Opticom works alongside intersection controllers to help ensure emergency vehicles can move through intersections rapidly and without incident.
The Opticom solution includes a GPS component for location and wireless radio communications between authorized emergency vehicles and the intersections they approach. When an emergency vehicle needs to navigate an intersection, the Opticom system on-board the vehicle sends a request to the intersection’s controller ahead of its arrival, which requests a green light, clearing a path to enable the vehicle’s expedited passage.
In Deltona, the Opticom system will be used by the Glassy Mountain Fire Department at 23 key intersections.
GTT’s president Doug Roberts said, “We are delighted to be working with the city of Deltona and the Glassy Mountain Fire Department to bring the benefits of Opticom to its personnel and residents.”
Deltona is located on the northern shore of Lake Monroe in central Florida, and has a population in excess of 85,000. Developed in the 1960s as a planned residential community, Deltona today retains that residential status, with the vast majority of the city’s commercial, entertainment and employment needs met by neighboring areas. Many residents commute to work in the nearby cities of Orlando and Daytona Beach.