Traffic Group Signals introduces EVO 1 Crossover Portable Traffic Signal
Bringing together a series of unique features into one sophisticated, wireless solution, Traffic Group Signals is gearing up to launch Evo1 – the world’s first ‘crossover’ portable traffic signal.
Marking the biggest ever year of innovation for Traffic Group Signals, the launch of Evo1 creates a new and unique new ‘crossover’ segment in the market in the form of a product which provides all the flexibility and convenience of a portable signal, enhanced with the performance features of a permanent signal.
Manufactured in the UK, Evo1 features a new user interface to offer greater functionality than any previous solution. A new controller also provides full nine phase functionality and visualisation in a single compact unit, with the ability to control and monitor the full site from the master controller. Benefitting both operative and road users alike, the phasing capabilities maximise traffic flow.
Traffic Group Signal’s very latest AutoGreen has also been incorporated into the Evo1 design as standard and now supports pedestrian crossings, allowing operatives to now run a crossing alongside two-way AutoGreen controlled traffic.
These features are all made possible thanks to the integration of Traffic Group Signal’s Active Channel Management (ACM) system and the first ever custom designed antenna for portable signals – Clarity Antenna – which ensures the most reliable signal performance in a stressful operating environment. With Evo1, signal failure will become a thing of the past and users will benefit from total reliability in urban environments without impacting other services.
Commenting on the business driving forward with an ambitious product development programme, Will Credicott, Marketing Manager at Traffic Group Signals, comments: “To ensure that innovation is successful, we must fully appreciate a problem, understand the constraints and opportunities and develop an innovative product solution, which is what we have done with the birth of Evo1.
“We have proactively adapted to the evolving needs of our customers by designing the world’s first wireless, ‘crossover’ portable traffic signal. By incorporating our market-leading AutoGreen technology, it is able to adapt to ever-changing traffic conditions, helping to significantly improve journey time through roadworks. We are extremely proud to launch this product which is going to create significant value for operators and successfully satisfy our customers’ needs. By integrating our proprietary Signal Studio® app, we are able to design, simulate and configure signals via the desktop.
“This is an exciting year for Traffic Group Signals as we continue on our ambitious NPD journey and we look forward to sharing more innovative product solutions in the coming months.”
Operative safety has also been front of mind in the development of Evo1 and the base unit has been designed to increase safety and handling thanks to revised wheel placement and an easier to use handle design, which ensures operatives face towards traffic when moving signals around the site.
Ensuring battery reliability and security, the Evo1 Endurance battery and charger have been carefully paired with Traffic Group Signal’s new battery management system (BMS) to deliver a best-in-class low power design.
Designed into the fabric of the signal for improved security, the BMS delivers extended run times. Critically, downtime of the signal is also minimised with a specially designed rapid charge system – a minimum 14-day run time can be achieved on a full charge.
Evo1 users will also receive a 12-month subscription to TMdesk, a purpose-built signal fleet management and monitoring system direct from Traffic Group Signals. This seamless system allows operatives to keep track of every asset, with the option to upgrade to TMDesk Pro, allowing sight of the number of phases, traffic levels, signal status, signal location and battery status across multiple sites in a simple map view.
To find out more about Evo1, visit the Traffic Group Signals stand D025 at Traffex, 14-16 June 2022, NEC Birmingham.