ASFiNAG procures 60 TDC3-8 vehicle detectors

Eschenbach, October 31, 2014ADEC Technologies delivers 60 of its top-of-the-line TDC3-8 vehicle classification detectors to ASFiNAG for installation at IGL sites. IGL refers to an Austrian law that codifies air pollution limits on highways. Each IGL measurement point comprises a gantry with detectors and a VMS indicating the current speed limit. The limit is reduced when the emissions – calculated from the actual air quality as well as from the speed and number of vehicles in each class – exceed a certain threshold. Conversely, the speed limits are raised when the opposite occurs.

TDC3-8 devices classify vehicles into 8+1 vehicle classes according to TLS. Classification accuracy meets or exceeds TLS A1 level for all but car with trailer (79.3%), trucks with trailer (A2) and busses (A2). Vehicle speed measurement is also well above the TLS-required accuracy levels, at 2.48 km/h (for vehicles with speeds = 100 km/h) and 2.11% respectively (for vehicles speeds > 100 km/h).

Markus Güntensperger, Product manager at ADEC Technologies adds that “Our engineers have done an outstanding job in bringing out this next version of the three-technology traffic detectors – It’s a significant step forward and we’re excited to be able to offer such superior detection quality”

The tests were commissioned by an independent ITS provider in Austria on an ASFiNAG testing site. The detailed test report will be published on ADEC Technologies’ website.

ADEC Technologies is a privately-held, owner-managed manufacturer of non-intrusive traffic detectors based in Switzerland. For more information please contact Andreas Hartmann at +41-55-214-2401 or via e-mail at info@adec-technologies.com
ASFiNAG is one of Europe’s leading motorway network operators, with a special focus on availability, traffic management, traffic information, road safety and technological innovation. It acts internationally and interlinks with public transport.

ADEC Technologies expands the Observer product line and adds the Observer II people tracker

Eschenbach – January 29th, 2014: ADEC Technologies AG, a technology firm located in Eschenbach (SG) in Switzerland, announced today the immediate release of the Observer II people tracker.

“Following the introduction of the Observer One last summer, we are extremely excited to announce the immediate availability of the powerful Observer II people counter and tracker. The platform permits installation of larger-scale people tracking projects with great accuracy while protecting each person’s privacy. The Observer II provides the analytics for up to five depth sensors that can be connected via USB, Ethernet or even PoE (power-over-Ethernet)” explains Markus Güntensperger, Product Manager at ADEC Technologies.

The Observer II integrates easily with both other Observer II and Observer One devices to expand the detection zone throughout which counting lines and polygon counting zones can be installed, overlapping adjacent detection zones not only between sensors of the same Observer II, but sensors of any Observer device on the same network, even different types of 3D sensors.

The Observer II supports TOF (time-of-flight) sensors from Mesa Imaging as well as structure light depth sensors from ASUS. More depth sensors will be added as they become available.

ADEC Technologies is a privately-held manufacturer of non-intrusive road and foot traffic detectors based in Switzerland. For more information please contact Andreas Hartmann at +41-55-214-2400 or via e-mail at info@adec-technologies.com


Privacy-protecting people counter released!

Eschenbach – July 16th, 2013: ADEC Technologies AG, a technology firm located in Eschenbach (SG) in Switzerland, announced today the release of its first product of a new line of people counting and tracking devices, the Observer One.

“We are extremely excited to finally introduce this product to the market. It took several years of development. During our development, the entire technology available to us changed dramatically. Incorporating these new technologies, we are now able to offer a privacy-preserving, highly accurate people counter to applications that, up until now, would require more expensive solutions or ones which were incompatible with common privacy protection regulation,” comments Andreas Hartmann, marketing manager at ADEC.

The product is the first of its kind. Instead of traditional cameras, the Observer One uses a structured light camera, invented by PrimeSense and brought into the mainstream by Microsoft via its Xbox gaming console. The device cannot acquire images even if the user wanted to, it’s inherently impossible to violate people’s privacy. Secondly, the device is powered via 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet, making it extremely easy to wire an installation. Devices can be located as far as 100 m (330 ft.) from the power injector or any 802.3af-compatible networking gear.

ADEC Technologies is a privately-held manufacturer of non-intrusive road and foot traffic detectors based in Switzerland. For more information please contact Andreas Hartmann at +41-55-214-2400 or via e-mail at info@adec-technologies.com

ADEC Technologies Releases 75 m (250 ft.) Range Traffic Detector

Eschenbach, February 7th 2013: ADEC Technologies, a Swiss manufacturer of non-intrusive road-traffic detectors, announced today that they have released a Doppler radar traffic detector with a 75 m (250 ft.) detection range.

The detector augments the TDD1 series of Doppler radar traffic detectors that provide simple contact closure output and allow for easy customization using an IR remote. Markus Güntensperger, product manager at ADEC Technologies AG, explains: “While there’s great need for reliable, simple traffic detectors, we’ve seen that many customers were looking forward to a model with enhanced detection range compared to our current TDD1-MW30 model which is designed for short-range applications. Our new MW75 model provides more than double the range.”

Besides other settings, the new TDD1-MW75 model can be conveniently configured for detection range of 30 / 45 and 75 m (100 / 150 / 250 ft.) using an IR remote control, available as extra accessory. The detector is specifically designed for green phase request or extension at temporary or permanent traffic lights.

The full range of products and documentation can be found on the company website at www.adec-technologies.ch

About ADEC Technologies

ADEC Technologies is a privately-held manufacturer of non-intrusive traffic detectors based in Switzerland. For more information please contact Andreas Hartmann at +41-55-214-2400 or via e-mail at info@adec-technologies.com


New Company Website

Eschenbach,  January 17th 2013: ADEC Technologies today announced it put online its all-new website which invites customers to find useful information not only about its line of road-traffic detectors quickly and easily, but also about all its hardware and software accessories and related products.

Andreas Hartmann, Marketing Manager at ADEC Technologies, states that “this new web-site finally provides all information about the different models of our detectors and the complete range of related accessories in single, well-organized manner. Besides the new search-function, and preferred user accounts, the content is available in English, German and Spanish.”

ADEC has been working for some time to upgrade its web presence and to bring it in line with today’s standards.

ADEC Technologies is a privately-held manufacturer of non-intrusive traffic detectors based in Switzerland. For more information please contact Andreas Hartmann at +41-55-214-2400 or via e-mail at info@adec-technologies.com

ADEC Technologies enters into partnership in North America

Eschenbach, July 30th 2012: ADEC Technologies today announced it entered into a partnership with Transportation Equipment & Services, a North-Carolina based manufacturers’ representative specialized in traffic technology solutions for the Transportation Industry.

Andreas Hartmann, Marketing Manager at ADEC Technologies, states that “this partnership is essential to our growth strategy by making available with our road traffic detection products combined with the excellent customer care tradition of our partner”. Transportation Equipment and Services is adding to its line-up the TDC1-PIR detector, a key component for power-sipping traffic detection installations. “We had to apply some modifications to the device to achieve full compatibility with the traffic controllers commonly used in North America”, comments Andreas, “while customers here retrieve the data primarily using the serial interface, the typical interface in the States is a simple contact indicating the presence or absence of a vehicle”.

Mark Holland, Consultant at Transportation Equipment & Services, explains that “we believe the ADEC TDC1-PIR is perfectly suited for our intersection control applications for presence detection for single traffic lanes including left turning vehicles. We’re pleased to have been able to bring on board a high-caliber manufacturer like ADEC Technologies”.

ADEC Technologies is a privately-held manufacturer of non-intrusive traffic detectors based in Switzerland. For more information please contact Markus Güntensperger at +41-55-214-2400 or via e-mail at info@adec-technologies.com

Transportation Equipment & Services is a privately-held traffic technology distributor and technical support company based in Franklinton, North Carolina, U.S.A. www.transequipserv.com


ADEC Technologies supplied customized vehicle classifiers to Tallinn (Estonia)

Eschenbach, March 16th 2012: ADEC Technologies delivered customized software for over 150 TDC3-5 vehicle classifiers that will help the city of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, to get a grip on its traffic situation. Ats Tamm, chairman at Signaal, an Estonian manufacturer and installer of traffic products, comments “Our company was appointed to provide city-wide traffic information so that officials can base any decisions for infrastructure investments, including priority-lanes for busses, on factual data. As a result, our classification needs were somewhat different form the ordinary TLS-based classification scheme. In particular, we were looking for separate classes for our trolleys and articulated buses. ADEC Technologies worked closely with our engineers and added our classification needs to their detectors in very short time. The test results clearly exceed our expectations. We’re very pleased with the professionalism and speed that ADEC Technologies managed to implement our needs and have the products delivered so quickly.”

Markus Güntensperger, Product manager at ADEC Technologies adds that “Signaal has provided us with clear requirements and access to a test-site with excellent traffic mix that allowed us to implement the customization in very short time. Our engineers were especially pleased with the short turnaround-time for technical and site-specific questions. We’ve been extremely pleased with the support and feedback that helped us greatly in getting this job done in this short time.”

ADEC Technologies is a privately-held manufacturer of non-intrusive traffic detectors based in Switzerland. For more information please contact Andreas Hartmann at +41-55-214-2401 or via e-mail at info@adec-technologies.com.

SIGNAAL, an enterprise that produces, installs and maintains traffic regulation equipment, was founded in 1973. Since 1998 it functions as a joint stock company. Since June 2004 all shares belong to Estonian private capital.


New radar-based vehicle detector

Eschenbach, August 16th 2011: ADEC Technologies today announced the release of a simple short to medium-range traffic detector. The Doppler radar-based detector stands out through its rather unique accessory. Markus Güntensperger, Product Manager at ADEC Technologies, comments “The commissioning interface of any detector often leads to a compromise between longevity and versatility. We felt that neither DIP switches nor additional connectors optimally serve the temporary nature of the commissioning task. A simple IR remote control device does.”

Besides the novel approach to set application specific parameters via IR remote, the device features a detection range up to 30 m (100 ft.) at an opening angle of 25 degrees. Output is provided via SPDT relays and a feed-back LEDs on the front. It can be powered from a wide range of supplies, accepting 5-60 VDC or 24 VAC.

Typical applications include green-phase requests at traffic lights (mobile and stationary), speed dependent detection of vehicles and auto-operation of doors and gates. ADEC Technologies is a privately-held manufacturer of non-intrusive traffic detectors based in Switzerland. For more information please contact Markus Güntensperger at +41-55-214-2400 or via e-mail at info@adec-technologies.com

SWARCO iTravel System approved by Dutch NDW institute

Eschenbach, May 12th 2011: SWARCO iTravel traffic data acquisition system approved by the Dutch National Data Warehouse institute NDW.

Dutch Highway Authority Rijkswaterstaat is main participant within NDW. This approval is a major step for the innovative, solar-powered iTravel system that combines Bluetooth wireless technology, next generation PIR infrared traffic detectors and 3G wireless data transmission for accurate and reliable traffic data acquisition for the National Data Warehouse (NDW) operation. This project was won by the consortium Data4Traffic D4T participated by Van den Berg Infrastructuren B.V. – Swarco AG – VerkeersInformatieDienst B.V. and alone will encompass over 1000 measurement points.

“We are very pleased with the positive result of the tests and feel that the innovative and versatile iTravel system integrating our enhanced PIR detectors will find applications outside The Netherlands as well” comments Andreas Hartmann, Marketing Manager at ADEC Technologies.
Boris Ulrich, Head of Detection at Swarco confirms that “the cooperation with ADEC has been extremely productive, their specifically for Swarco enhanced TDC1-PIR detectors constitute a major step forward in low-power, high-accuracy traffic detection technology”.

ADEC Technologies is a privately-held manufacturer of non-intrusive traffic detectors based in Switzerland. For more information please contact Markus Güntensperger at +41-55-214-2400 or via e-mail at info@adec-technologies.com
Swarco Nederland B.V. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swarco AG in The Netherlands and running the D4T project locally. For more information contact Freek van der Valk at +31-6-24755599 or via e-mail at freek.vandervalk@swarco.com.