Target more efficient Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP)
It’s impossible to see every risk. But you can prepare for them.
The Opticom™ GPS System delivers reliable, accurate EVP from greater distances in a wider range of environments — including around corners and at intersections with obstructed views. It leverages GPS technology and highly secure radio communications to deliver unmatched precision and superior management to help emergency responders move through intersections more quickly and safely.
Combine Opticom™ GPS technology with Opticom™ Central Management Software (CMS) for remote, real-time system management and monitoring to improve performance, and reduce maintenance costs and enhance overall traffic safety.
With increase traffic pressures Bellevue, WA realized the need for a system that could accommodate the unique terrain of the region.
Tight turns and obstructions compromised traffic signal preemption, where first responders had to reduce speeds significantly to navigate around cars and pass through the intersections, effecting response times.
Town of Brookhaven, NY Upgrades to Opticom™ GPS to Maintain Fast, Safe and Affordable Emergency Response
Brookhaven upgraded to Opticom™ GPS technology with Opticom™ Central Management Software (CMS). Nearly 500 intersections and more than 500 fire trucks and ambulances are equipped with this easy-to-maintain traffic preemption system. The majority of maintenance tasks can be completed remotely using Opticom™ CMS. Plus, it helps first responders reach emergency scenes more quickly and safely.
Liberty Township, OH Positions Itself as the Regional Leader for Emergency Response
Liberty Township installed Opticom™ GPS signal priority control technology at every intersection in Liberty Township and the City of Powell as well as on 18 authorized response vehicles. Initial tests indicated that both the fire department and EMS reduced response times by at least 40 percent.
Improving Emergency Response Times in Burnaby, BC
An Opticom™ GPS system was installed at more than 230 traffic-controlled intersections in the city. The global positioning system (GPS) preemption system includes Central Management Software (CMS) for remote, real-time monitoring and maintenance.
Traffic Signal Priority Control for Emergency Vehicle Preemption in Savannah, GA
An Opticom™ GPS system was deployed to avoid line-of-sight requirements. Emergency vehicles entering the intersection’s radio range gain precise, safe and efficient movement.
Smart Results, Bay Area Transit (San Francisco, CA)
The East San Francisco Bay Area’s SMART Corridors program is changing the way that drivers think about buses.
First responders need emergency vehicle preemption to proceed through intersections quickly and safely on route to the scene. This video shows how an Opticom™ GPS system uses global positioning technology and radio communications to get there in time when seconds count.
Watch Opticom™ in action on the popular television program.
Join a reporter and emergency responder as they show the impact Opticom™ GPS has had in Riverhead, NY — complete with video pre- and post-installation.
A reporter from a CBS news affiliate takes a ride with firefighters in Liberty Township to see how Opticom™ GPS has improved emergency response times by 40 percent.
Take a guided interactive tour and see how seamless interoperability maximizes ROI and ensures a more robust, efficient transportation network.
GPS White Paper
This paper shows you the benefits of Opticom™ GPS–When upgrading from Infrared to GPS Emergency Vehicle Preemption.
Traffic Signal Preemption for Emergency Vehicles: A Cross-Cutting Study
This paper increases awareness among stakeholders—including police, fire, rescue and emergency medical services —about the benefits and costs of emergency vehicle preemption.
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- Reduce intersection crash rates by up to 70 percent*
- Improve response times by up to 25 percent*
- Accommodate hills, curves and extended distances without additional detectors
- Activate signal preemption based on estimated time of arrival or distance
- Achieve interoperability with most traffic light controllers
* According to FHWA studies