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Unipart Dorman White Paper – Making Roads Safer

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unipart dormanUNIPART DORMAN, one of our premier manufacturers, has put out a brief white paper on some the strategies being implemented in our hometown of Orange, California. We agree with their assessment and recommend you take a look at the White Paper, which can be downloaded from our website.

JTB Supply Company was founded on the principal of supplying the finest traffic safety equipment while advising on best practices and implementation. 

We hope you’ll take a look at the White Paper and let us know what you think. We value your input. VATCS White Paper – SoCal Making roads safer in your community

Here is a brief preview:

It has been independently proven and universally accepted that the most effective way to achieve a long term adjustment in driver behavior towards inappropriate speed is to establish a multi‐faceted Targeted strategy which is Consistent, Clear in its message, Reasoned and Educational.

With this objective in mind and with the independent data and growing track record of VATCS supporting its claims as the future for display based traffic calming, the City of Orange are leading the way in southern California by installing School Zone, Curve Warning and Posted Speed Limit VATCS as part of the HSIP Highway Safety Improvement Program on five streets across the City.

VATCS versus Speed Feedback Displays SFDs 

If you ask a City traffic engineer what LED vehicle activated display options he has in his traffic calming toolbox , more often that not if the city deploys them you will hear the words ‘We use Speed Feedback Displays or Signs’. Speed feedback signs have been the predominant display approach that has been used in traffic calming in the US and Canada for the last 15 years – there is a wide variety of models, types and sizes on offer from circa 6 to 8 established manufacturers .

However there is a marked difference in the approach between a speed feedback display (examples pictured opposite) and the VATCS which Unipart Dorman introduced to north America in 2008. This paper aims to clarify the difference makers that the VATCS approach offers to end clients and why more communities and DOTs are starting to experiment and rely on VATCS .

VATCS White Paper – SoCal Making roads safer in your community

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Peek ATC-1000 Traffic Controller

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Peek  ATC-1000 Traffic Controller

The ATC-1000 is the first of the new ATC line of modularly-built, standards-based controllers from Peek Traffic. Designed for ease-of-use and easy adaptability, the ATC-1000 traffic controller features Peek’s latest ATC engine board, a full line of communications options including multiple serial ports, multiple Ethernet ports, a USB firmware and memory port, and a range of I/O and D modules.

The ATC-1000 controller uses NTCIP communications natively and is entirely compatible with Peek’s IQ Central® traffic management system. Interchangeable I/O modules and D Modules allow the ATC-1000 controller to be utilized in the latest cabinets, but it will also work as a plug-in replacement in older, non-standards-based cabinets that currently house Multisonics, Traconex, LMD 40, LMD 9200 and HMC-1000 controllers, thus providing an upgrade path for older intersection control hardware.

Programmable from the front panel, via USB database download, via ATC Link direct connection, or via IQ Central’s sophisticated central system environment, the ATC-1000 controller line is a powerful new option that can be used wherever NEMA, NTCIP and ATC compatibility is required.

Click here for more info on Peek’s website.