Global Traffic Technologies, LLC (GTT) will give delegates to the EMS2017 event in Copenhagen this month a chance to find out more about the Opticom Emergency Vehicle Pre-emption (EVP) system. Opticom provides drivers of emergency vehicles with priority control that enables green lights during emergencies. Navigating through congested intersections Opticom EVP allows ambulances and other emergency vehicles to navigate congested intersections more effectively, resulting in improved response times and a reduction in accidents. Emergency vehicles equipped with Opticom communicate with traffic signals via a purpose-built radio based on their known location via GPS. During emergencies, vehicles request green lights to ensure their safe passage through the intersection. At EMS2017, delegates will be able to discover just how effectively Opticom can help speed first responders to or from the scene of an incident, avoiding the danger of evading cross-traffic and the delay of manoeuvring past vehicles stopped for a red light. GTT’s EVP solutions are deployed globally, in the Middle-East, Europe, Australia, and the Americas. Incident management Richard Eltze, GTT’s Vice President for EMEA Markets, says, “We are very excited to discuss Opticom EVP with the delegates at EMS2017, and to give the European EMS community the opportunity to find out just how much of a difference priority control can make when it comes to incident response.” EMS2017 is a unique annual event held by the Emergency Medical Services Congress, bringing together scientists, emergency responders and other professionals to discuss innovations and creative approaches to all aspects of pre-hospital treatment and emergency medical care. The event takes place May 22 to 24 at the Tivoli Hotel & Congress Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. GTT’s Opticom EVP solution has been shown to provide in excess of a 25% reduction in response times. GTT will be exhibiting at Stand 28 during EMS2017, where delegates can learn more about GTT and Opticom, watch videos showing systems in operation, and ask questions to staff.
GTT will showcase Opticom priority control solutions, Canoga traffic sensing solutions and also engage with other companies for future partnerships During the 2016 Intertraffic show in Amsterdam (April 5-8), Global Traffic Technologies will be showing delegates innovative solutions for traffic sensing and signal priority. The U.S. based company - makers of Opticom priority control solutions and Canoga traffic sensing solutions - began expanding into the international market last year by creating partnerships with established European companies. GTT CEO Doug Roberts said the show is an opportunity to highlight the company's advances in traffic sensing and signal control technologies. "Intertraffic gives GTT a fantastic opportunity to showcase our technology solutions to a large technology-savvy audience," Roberts said. "We're currently talking to number of international emergency trusts, transport agencies, as well as municipalities in Europe and the UK, about the merits of implementing Opticom in congested city areas." Opticom control solution Opticom technology can help reduce operating costs while simultaneously improving service, on-time performance and ridership. Opticom priority control solutions are now installed at more than 70,000 intersections and 70,000 vehicles within more than 3,100 municipalities worldwide, including installations in North America, Europe and the Middle-East. Canoga sensing solution Also on show will be Canoga, GTT's traffic sensing solution, which enables traffic engineers to make informed decisions regarding traffic flow and report traffic count to national agencies. Roberts said, "Canoga can verify speeds, identify vehicle class, detect wrong-way motorists, enable safer intersections on rural highways and detect vehicles/bikes at the stop bar, all with Industry-leading precision that is immune from environmental factors, highly reliable and capable of centralized management." International Expansion In 2015 GTT embarked on a pro-active international sales and marketing strategy wanting to promote their technology to a larger global audience. The move stems from a deep understanding and appreciation that Emergency Vehicle Pre-emption (EVP), Transit Signal Priority (TSP) and traffic-sensing solutions are increasingly seen as mission critical in any geographical region with large congested cities. VP of EMEA Markets Richard Eltze has been instrumental in forging new partnerships and he comments, "The international sales effort has been undertaken by forging strong regional partnerships and has been very successful. It has already lead to a number of new projects - set for implementation during 2016 and onwards. Intertraffic, is therefore also an excellent opportunity for companies wishing to engage with GTT for future partnerships. I would encourage any company interested in our technology to visit the stand and discuss possible routes to their respective markets." Visit GTT on Stand 09.414.