See the Future of Priority Control at the 2020 IMSA Virtual Conference
August 05, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minn.) – From August 12-14, traffic professionals worldwide can learn about new, integrated priority control solutions at the 2020 International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA)’s Virtual Conference. Global Traffic Technologies (GTT) will have a digital booth and host a special webinar at the annual event, which has moved online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Traffic professionals will have several opportunities to connect with GTT and ask questions about its industry-leading Opticom™ preemption and priority control solutions:
- During an IMSA-hosted technical presentation on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 10:15 a.m. CST
- At GTT’s virtual “booth” (search for Global Traffic Technologies on the app)
- Online anytime at gtt.com/
GTT Pre-sales Solutions Engineer Liam Kearns will present an hourlong webinar highlighting new smart mobility solutions and case studies of cities that have implemented these solutions. “Designing Interoperable Systems for Smarter Mobility” will focus on the increasing number of transportation challenges that cities face; the array of technology solutions available to solve those problems (including priority control); and how public agencies can utilize these new technologies while still being fiscally responsible.
“As urban areas have become denser, the need for smart mobility solutions is that much more important,” Kearns said. “Fortunately, creative, innovative solutions do exist, and several major cities have used them to minimize traffic disruptions.”
Attendees will learn how Opticom™ allows them to control the movement of people and goods in a safer, more efficient manner, including a new centralized solution from Opticom. The presentation will highlight solutions in New York City, Montreal and other innovative communities.
The biggest benefit of centralized priority control, according to Kearns, is that it gives you control over how vehicles move, without having to add a standalone system. “Smart mobility depends on how well vendor solutions can integrate and work with a variety of controllers and systems,” he said. “Opticom integrates with existing infrastructure so you don’t have to ‘rip-and-replace’ existing investments.”
In addition to integration, municipal traffic professionals are keenly aware of the budgetary impact created by COVID-19. Departments and agencies will continue to be asked to do more with less. One way to mitigate risk is to enable Opticom Priority Control as a Service™ (PCaaS).
“(PCaaS) gives you one less thing to worry about,” Kearns said. “Choosing Priority Control as a Service transfers the risk of new technologies to the manufacturer because the hardware, software and services are covered under the terms of the agreement.”
To ask questions and get more technical expertise, drop by GTT’s digital booth and tune in to its webinar on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 10:15 a.m. CST.
GTT provides a clear path to smarter and safer mobility for communities worldwide. GTT’s Opticom intelligent transportation solutions help to increase safety, minimize traffic congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while maximizing resource efficiency and performance. Thousands of emergency, transit and traffic agencies have trusted the innovative, comprehensive Opticom traffic solutions for more than 50 years. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, GTT is the market leader in traffic management systems, having an installed base of more than 180,000 connected devices in over 3,100 municipalities worldwide, including 41 of the 50 largest U.S. cities.
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