Ayantra – a leading developer of remote asset management products – has created a solution for managing Traffic Control Systems.

The Challenge

Traffic Control Systems – including Mobile Message Boards, Arrow Boards,
and Portable Traffic Signals – are typically unattended and distributed
over a wide geographic area. Asset managers face the task of knowing
the location of each unit and ensuring that it is operating properly. The
equipment must also be protected against theft and abuse.
Managing a fleet of Traffic Control Systems is a difficult task. Ayantra can help.

image of a traffic control system that can be managed by ayantra's FleetTCS solution.
mobile message board that is capable of supporting the traffic control system management solution
Map Marker icon to illustrate the monitoring unit's ability to report on tracking the asset's location

Location

Turbine icon to illustrate Ayantra's ability to report on Generator Fault Status.

Movement

Battery icon to illustrate Ayantra's ability to report on Battery Level.

Battery Level

Notification icon to iillustrate Ayantra's s ability to report on Generator Status

Faults

The Solution

FleetTCS is a web-based, wireless solution for managing Traffic Control Systems. It can manage any make or model of Mobile Message Board, Arrow Board, or Portable Traffic Signal. It also supports hybrid fleets.

The FleetTCS solution consists of

  • An Ayantra monitoring unit installed on the traffic light, arrow board, or message board
  • Ayantra-provided wireless communications to/from each remote unit
  • An Ayantra-provided website to enable fleet managers collect Location Reports, Status Reports, and more.

Key Features

LOCATION REPORTS

Each FleetTCS monitoring unit automatically reports the location and the status of its machine, and the website displays key information for all monitored assets.

ALERTS AND ALARMS

  • ON/OFF events – each ON/OFF event is reported as it occurs.
  • Fault – FleetTCS can monitor up to six (6) discrete alarm inputs and generate Alert Notifications as specified by the users.
  • Low Battery / Battery Tamper – FleetTCS will automatically issue a Low Battery Alert Notification if the battery level falls below certain thresholds; and it will issue a Battery Tamper Alert Notification if the battery is disconnected.
  • GeoFence Violation – should any asset move beyond a user-specified boundary, FleetTCS can report a GeoFence Violation. Each GeoFence Violation will cause the system to note the machine’s current location, begin tracking its movements, and send Alert Notifications to the targeted recipients.
  • Curfew Violations – should any asset be operated at an inappropriate time, FleetTCS can report a Curfew Violation. Each Curfew Violation will cause the system to note the unit’s current location, begin tracking its movements, and send Alert Notifications to the targeted recipients.

REAL-TIME UPDATES

Authorized users can “ping” the monitoring unit on any remote asset at any time to collect its up-to-the-minute Location info and other metrics.

JOBSITE REPORTING

Authorized users can specify up to 99 “Jobsites” and ascertain when each asset approaches and/or departs each “Jobsite.”

MAINTENANCE REPORTS / REMINDERS

FleetTCS automatically issues “Maintenance Due” reminders when each Traffic Control System requires maintenance, based on calendar day intervals and accumulated runtimes. These reminders enable fleet managers to optimize performance and extend the lifespan of each unit.

POWERSAVE MODE

The monitoring unit utilizes intelligent power-saving capabilities to reduce power consumption.

BACKUP BATTERY

The monitoring includes an integrated backup battery that enables it to continue reporting for 6+ hours after the machine’s battery has failed or been disconnected.

OPTIONAL “REMOTE ACTIVATE/DE-ACTIVATE”

This optional feature enables users to access the website to send commands to “Activate” or “De-Active” any monitored machine.

Hardware Specifications

Physical: 5.00” x 3.50” x 1.55”

Power: 8 – 32 volts DC

Power Draw:

  • Active: 65 mA (typ) @ 12V
  • PowerSave: 40 mA (typ) @ 12V

Built-in back-up battery

Environment:

  • Monitoring unit – Operating: -32°C → +60°C
  • Monitoring unit – Storage: -45°C → +85°C

Humidity: 0 – 95 RH @ 40C

I/O Ports:

  • Input Ports: 7 Inputs (6 user-configurable)
  • Output Ports: 2 Outputs (both used for Remote Activate/De-Activate)
Ayantra monitoring unit used for remote asset management.