Industrial Networking Equipment for Incident and Traffic Monitoring
Today, smart roads and highways have become commonplace in major cities and small towns across the globe. Implementing smart traffic sensors in roadways and highways has dramatically increased drivers' and passengers' safety as well as improved pedestrian safety awareness. Furthermore, the success of these smart roads has led to an explosion in advanced traffic technologies, which aim to take roadway safety and optimization into new areas, leading the way to safer and more efficient means of transportation.
However, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) alone cannot resolve traffic congestion or provide emergency services for accidents. Instead, smart roads and ITS combine a variety of advanced traffic sub-systems that communicate in real-time, making smart and safer transportation possible.
PoE Cameras for Incident Monitoring and Reporting
Due to the growing number of road incidents, the significance of traffic monitoring cameras has greatly increased. Traffic monitoring cameras, typically found on major roadways and highways, have been credited with saving lives by providing valuable insight to emergency services and personnel before arriving on scene.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) camera systems are just one of the subsystems that make ITS possible, especially with traffic monitoring. These state-of-the-art cameras provide analytical data and report back to centralized control centers where engineers monitor traffic conditions in real-time.
PoE cameras are typically mounted at intersections and along roadways using a single specialized Ethernet cable that provides power and data communications. Using a single cable for installation makes them ideal for traffic monitoring and allows for installation flexibility.
It is common for PoE cameras to require adequate power for their operation. Some require 60W + for added features such as heaters and windshield wipers in cold and wet climates as well as extra lighting modules in dark and dimly lit locations.
Industrial-grade Ethernet switches and injectors follow the high-power IEEE 802.3bt standard that supplies 60-90 watts of power to end devices by utilizing multiple pairs of pins on the RJ45 cable.
Along with adequate power, PoE cameras generate large amounts of data that must be transmitted back to control centers. In many locations, multiple high-bandwidth and high-powered PoE cameras are required to transmit data across great distances. The culmination of large amounts of data from multiple cameras interconnected at multiple locations requires specialized Ethernet switches designed for that specific purpose. High-powered industrial PoE switches with 10Gigs backhaul interfaces meet those demands.
High-Powered PoE Switches for Traffic Monitoring
Traffic monitoring applications rely on real-time data collection that controlling authorities utilize for traffic management and optimization. This data is collected through various interconnected systems that report on the frequency, positing, and safety of vehicles on roadways and highways.
ITS is comprised of various sensor technologies, intersection camera technologies, and wireless and cellular communications technologies. At the heart of all these different technologies is the interconnected communication hardware equipment that supports the bandwidth and power required for device operations.
Industrial PoE switches have the ability to process information, such as in traffic monitoring applications and work efficiently in harsh and rugged conditions. They provide real-time information that can be transferred safely and securely. Industrial PoE switches can gather information from edge-level devices and provide means of transferring data faster and adding more reliability to the network.
In addition, PoE switches offer a reliable solution for traffic monitoring due to their built-in security features. By using the managed PoE switches, the status of the connected devices on the network can be checked and remote monitoring can also be carried out. PoE switches provide high levels of network security with efficient control and management of the network.
With an enhanced network security, any intruder, hacker, or unwarranted access to the network components, especially the traffic monitoring cameras can be protected. Antaira offers industrial Power over Ethernet switches that deliver both power and network connectivity in adverse weather and environmental conditions to ensure the safety and security of the connected devices.
Traffic monitoring is an efficient process of managing the flow of vehicles with the help of powerful cameras. The entire process of traffic monitoring involves the use of sophisticated devices to make the overall network reliable and efficient. The reliance on outdated timer systems to direct traffic flow can be challenging as it accompanies system failure due to slow network speeds and unreliable networks. This could result in a compromise on the safety and efficiency of traffic flow and monitoring thereby causing frequent traffic jams. Therefore, the use of reliable, secure, and efficient systems with less complexity can be adopted. This includes the monitoring of traffic using PoE-enabled cameras in conjunction with PoE switches and injectors.
Traffic monitoring at intersections involves a lot of power requirements and fast data transmission so that the data can be sent to traffic management centers efficiently. Industrial networking equipment such as Power over Ethernet (PoE) Switches offer an adequate amount of power that is needed for traffic monitoring purposes along with faster data transmission rates.
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Antaira offers a variety of Industrial Power over Ethernet Switches that reliably deliver both power and network connectivity in adverse weather and environmental conditions. It provides a streamlined communication infrastructure by simplifying wiring setups and reducing the number of devices needed. Our Industrial PoE Switches encompass a technology that utilizes an RJ- 45 copper port to support connections up to 100 meters and speeds up to 10mbps, 100mbps, and 1,000mbps over a single Ethernet cable. Antaira’s industrial PoE switches meet IEEE standards 802.3af (PoE), 802.3at (PoE+) and 802.3bt (PoE++).