Connect transportation subsystems with technology that works for all users of public transportation, public roads, and services.
Ubiquitous roadside infrastructure of gantries, beacons, loops, cameras, cabinets and cables are being replaced by highly decentralized devices and vehicles connected via wireless communications and cloud computing.
ITS is poised to transform transportation into a connected, dynamic component of the city-as-a-system. As traffic volumes continue to grow, the public sector will need to consider every possible opportunity to better manage all transportation systems and infrastructure.
Road transport systems are evolving to meet the needs of a world on the move. From connected buses to self-driving cars, the transportation industry is harnessing the power of IP connectivity and the internet of things (IoT). Here's how.
- Increase safety and security: Sensors and surveillance of all kinds deliver a stream of information on everything from variations in speed, temperature and mechanical defects, to the number of cars waiting at an intersection. ALE connected ITS solutions ensure this critical information is processed and acted on to ensure traveler safety and security.
- Reduce congestion and energy use: Cities and urban regions around the world are facing increasing pressure on commuter systems, from highways to air and railway transit. Congestion is taking a toll on regional economic competitiveness, fuel use and the environment. The right network infrastructure lets you scale your resources to meet demand, with the agility to handle anything rush hour can throw at you.
- Improve operational performance: New technologies can make daily operations faster and cheaper. For example, Power over Ethernet (PoE) simplifies device and sensor installation by eliminating the need for wiring in hard-to-reach places. Centralized provisioning and automated deployment help operational personnel to get set up and working faster.
- Time-saving: Our award-winning Intelligent Fabric (iFab) technology gets your teams operational faster, with self-healing and automated device discovery abilities.
- Highly reliable and resilient: Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) helps build better bridged networks and significantly reduces re-convergence times (sub 50ms), avoiding the limitations of MPLS and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).
- Robustness in ruggedized environment: Hardened Gigabit Ethernet switches designed for outdoor deployment feature Power over Ethernet (PoE) to simplify device and sensor installation, such as security cameras.
- Secure operations: A comprehensive layered security approach with IoT containment combines virtualization, security and QoS to provide optimal operation and minimizes security risks.
- Easy roll-out: A single converged platform for fast, easy command and control for time-sensitive traffic signaling, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, safety, road/track sensors.
- Long term support: ALE provides up to 10 years of support on key OmniSwitch products.