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Bosch EnviroDome Cameras being used in District 5-0




Project:  Phase 1, PennDOT District 5-0 I-78/US 22 Corridor Video Surveillance System

Project Objective:  To provide PennDOT District 5-0 Traffic Operations Center (TOC) with the ability to monitor traffic along the I-78 and US 22 corridors in the Lehigh Valley Area.

Signal Service Solution:  Signal Service will provide key components and technical support for a complete CCTV traffic surveillance system.  This CCTV system will utilize T-1 dedicated date circuits from a local Telco carrier at each camera location for transmission of the real time video back to the District 5 TOC video switching system.  For ease of service and maintenance, Signal Service is providing MG2 camera lowering devices at each camera pole, allowing for rapid lowering of cameras to ground level for service and routine maintenance.  Phase 1 of this multi-phase 5 year ITS traffic surveillance project is scheduled to be operational by early 2004.

Technologies Utilized:  Philips/Bosch EnviroDome 25X CCTV cameras with integral pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) control; Coretec T-1 codec units; MG2 camera lowering system; Philips/Bosch LTC 8800 Series Allegiant Video Switcher/Control System; LTC 2921 Series Color Video Monitors; TechPower Development UPS system; Spundolier Module TOC consoles.

Benefits Realized:  Upon project completion, PennDOT District 5 will have the ability to actively monitor traffic conditions from 8 strategic locations along I-78 and US 22.  Operators at the TOC will be able to actively monitor and rapidly notify motorists and commercial carriers of changing traffic conditions as the real time video is monitored.  Remote incident verification will also be a key benefit realized by this new surveillance system.