Confidential Corporate Overview: Who We Are and What We Do

Confidential Corporate Overview: Who We Are and What We Do

Discover who we are, what we do and our core solutions. Learn about the technologies we use and our latest innovations in traffic management.

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2. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Todays Agenda Who we are What we do Our core solutions Technologies we use New Stuff 2

3. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Who We Are Headquartered in St. Paul, MN Formed in 2007 from 3M's pioneering Intelligent Transportation Systems Business The Market Leader in Traffic Signal Priority Control 35 years experience implementing Traffic Signal Priority Control Solutions (Opticom) - For Transit (TSP) - For Emergency (EVP) Traffic Sensing Systems (Canoga) Installed in over 60,000 intersections 50 U.S. States Europe, Middle East, Asia, South America 9 Provinces, 1 territory Canada 1500 cities around the world The Industry benchmark Portfolio of U.S. and international patents 3

4. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Where We Are Our Customers To Name A Few Emergency Vehicle Preemption St. Paul, MN Detroit, MI Broward County, FL Houston, TX Denver, CO Prince William County, VA Las Vegas, NV Madison, AL State of Maryland & Delaware Seattle, WA Portland, OR San Diego, CA Sacramento, CA Burnaby, BC The Hague, Netherlands Transit Signal Priority New York City Portland, OR Springfield, MA Saint Cloud, MN Houston, TX Las Vegas, NV Tacoma, WA Chicago, IL Champaign/Urbana, IL Tampa, FL Jacksonville, FL Baltimore, MD Cleveland, OH Calgary, AB Lima, Peru 4

5. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL What We Do Our Mission Develop, deliver and support interoperable traffic infrastructure solutions for public safety, security, transit and traffic management that increase safety, lower costs, improve efficiencies and reduce environmental impact. 5

6. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL What Is EVP? Emergency Vehicle Preemption EVP systems are designed to give emergency response vehicles a green light on their approach to a signalized intersection while providing a red light to conflicting approaches. EVP allows fire trucks and ambulances to intervene in the normal operation of traffic control systems using wireless communications installed on traffic intersections and emergency vehicles. As the emergency vehicle approaches a traffic signal, it is recognized by the traffic signal controller through light, radio waves, or sound. The normal green-yellow-and-red cycle can then be interrupted to change the light to green. - INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS U.S. Department of Transportation 6

7. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL With EVP The Benefits Outweigh The Costs Reduces damage to public and private property caused by accidents and delayed responses to fires, chemical spills, and other hazardous events (flashover). Reduces yearly liability costs due fewer number of vehicle crashes Its just a better way to distribute resources, stated Fire Chief Len Garis of the City of Surrey in British Columbia who initiated a study in spring of 2003 on the effectiveness of preemption systems. Studies show a reduction in response times and improved public and firefighter safety. Reduces congestion. 7

8. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Why Opticom EVP For safer, faster response we. Improve safety by reducing intersection crash rates up to 70% USDOT/FHWA (Report No. FHWA-SA-07-015) Sept 2007 Improve travel times to meet NFPA 1710 Fire Standards Expand serviceable area emergency vehicles cover to meet required response times Reduce need to build additional stations Reduce maintenance and impact on vehicle systems Reduce infrastructure costs Reduce cost of fuel consumption Decrease liability of crashes where motorists are injured "The Economic Consequences of Firefighter Injuries and Their Prevention. Final Report" US Dept of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, March 2005 8

9. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Words From The Chief The fire service has been evolving over the past 15 to 20 years with technology being one of the biggest reasons, and in this case [preemption] technology is helping to reduce our risks from roadway accidents," Fire Chief Shawn Murray, Hudson, N.H., Fire Department Our department prioritizes investment in vehicle technologies to improve operations. The Opticom System is one of the few technology solutions weve implemented that works for us as advertised and has done so for years. Fire Chief Robert Pudney, Plantation Fire Department 9

10. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL What Is Transit Signal Priority Traffic signal priority is simply the idea of giving special treatment to transit vehicles at signalized intersections. Since transit vehicles can hold many people, giving priority to transit can potentially increase the person throughput of an intersection. Priority Types Passive priority strategy Active priority strategy 10

11. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL With TSP The Benefits Outweigh The Costs Reduce budgetary pressures Maximize resources and investment effectiveness by lowering capital and operating costs: Reduction in Fuel Reduction in Emissions (CO2) Maintaining on-time service levels Maximizing efficient schedule planning Maintenance savings 11

12. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Efficiency Counts Increase transit ridership Determine faster routes Maintain reliable schedules Minimize traffic congestion Adjust to major event & evacuation procedures 12

13. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Why Opticom TSP For Environmentally Safe Solutions That Produce Faster Reliable Service We.. Lower fuel consumption by up to 19% Decrease fleet size while improving performance Reduce transit delays by up to 40% Improve travel times on bus routes by as much as 20% Increase ridership by up to 10% Cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30% Source: "Investment Opportunities for Managing Transportation Performance published January 16, 2009 by the U.S. Department of Transportation , Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office 13

14. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Opticom The Industry Standard in Priority Control A powerful platform for agency interoperability Only solution that allows you to leverage existing infrastructure & Integrate multiple priority control technologies GPS/radio Infrared/ light Able to manage, monitor and maintain usage on a real-time basis to maximize system performance & security Proof positive past performance 14

15. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Opticom Infrared System How Does It Work? Equipment mounted on the approaching vehicle broadcasts a secure encoded request to detection equipment at the intersection An Opticom detector at the intersection receives the IR transmission and relays the request to the phase selector. The Opticom Phase Selector validates the request and provides input to the traffic controller, which then provides a green light through normal operations. In a manner that appears natural, the vehicle gains valuable time along the route without hindering overall traffic flow. Benefits: Safe, efficient results for Emergency and transit vehicles Higher level of intersection management and control What is it? An Opticom Priority Control Solution that features Infrared technology to deliver safe, efficient results for emergency service and transit vehicles. 15

16. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Opticom GPS System How It works Receive GPS position information at the vehicle Transmit the vehicle data via secured dedicated 2.4GHz radio Receive the vehicle data at intersections in proximity via 2.4 GHz radio In-cabinet electronics make real-time assessments of whether signal meets request criteria In-cabinet electronics collect and store data associated with each request Output to traffic controllers internal system to initiate action. Components: 1. Intersection Pole Mount: Radio unit, I/O panel, Phase selector 2. Intersection Cabinet Mount: Radio unit, Antenna, Aux I/O Panel, Phase selector 3. Vehicle: Control unit, Radio unit, Antenna Benefits: Safe, efficient results for Emergency and transit vehicles Higher level of intersection management and control What is it? An Opticom Priority Control Solution that features global positioning satellite technology to deliver safe, efficient results for emergency service and transit vehicles. 16

17. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Our Solutions Approach Seamless. Integrated. End-to-end. 17

18. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Bring The Opticom Intersection To Your Desktop Real-time, server-based software program that ensures interoperability between the intersection, emergency operations, and the traffic center. Allows the traffic center to manage, monitor & maintain Opticom system usage and ownership from behind the desk. Region Jurisdiction Intersections Communication Devices Phase Selectors Agencies Vehicles 18

19. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Why Opticom Software Manage, monitor, & maintain priority control usage Increase customer service levels Remotely diagnose problems at the intersection in order to quickly resolve customer complaints and prevent further traffic congestion Improve agency communication by using customized logs and reporting i.e. intersection name, approach direction, vehicle name and agency Reduce costs Fewer field maintenance calls to inspect fully functioning equipment Substantiate performance Track and verify priority control activity on a real time basis to assess and formulate an adjustment plan Track and verify Opticom asset information: software licenses, phase selectors, radio, GPS receiver firmware 19

20. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Opticom CMS 2.0 New Enhancements Active Monitoring -Actively monitor phase selector status and priority call activity from the convenience of your desktop. Agency Usage Reporting- Identify per-agency usage across the region or within selected jurisdictions. Used to create cost centers for bill back purposes. Monitor how much preemption / priority activity is generated by each agency as a percent of the overall system usage. Offline Support- Allows a city to have some intersections offline, but still take advantage of CMS features such as asset management, change management, log analysis, and reporting. What is it? An Opticom Priority Control Software enhancement version that now manages, monitors and maintains real time both Infrared and GPS technology to deliver safe, efficient results for emergency service and transit vehicles. 20

21. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Multimode Technology Benefits: Minimize agency resources and investment needed for new deployments Able to migrate to new technology without replacing legacy installations Support mutual/ automatic aid strategies inside and outside the region How Does It Work? The MM phase selector recognizes inputs from both IR and GPS activation methods and provides a coordinated input to the controller MM vehicle unit will combine IR and GPS activation methods into one device. Central management software allows you to manage, monitor, maintain and secure the entire priority system. What is it? Multimode is a single system for priority control that can recognize inputs from both infrared and GPS radio activation methods at the intersection. 21

22. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Opticom IntelliGreen Kit Components: 1. GPS base station 1060 control unit 2. Opticom 1010 radio/GPS unit 3. Opticom 1070 radio/GPS Unit installation cable. What is it? The IntelliGreen kit provides a single system for priority control for emergency vehicles leaving the station house located very close to an Opticom GPS equipped signalized intersection. Benefits: P rovides a lead time advantage for emergency vehicles leaving a station due to: - intersection traffic outside the station house -I dle emergency vehicles waiting to initiate a GPS signal Ensures safe passage through the first critical intersection. How It works: In the event of an emergency call, just one press of the Opticom 1060 IntelliGreen button and the request for preemption is initiated 22

23. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Opticom LED Technology Benefits Infrared LED technology Compatible with all Opticom system equipment Lower power consumption Uses up to 90% less electrical power Longer life and consistent performance Reduced side/back calls or reflections Non-visible light Model 794 compatible with RC790 The RC790 coding unit allows you to security code your emitters without a computer connection. What is it? Power-efficient and long-lasting method for transmitting preemption and vehicle coding information to intersections. 23

24. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Canoga Traffic Sensing System What is it? Microloop sensor technology installed beneath the roadway pavement Components: 1. Microloop Sensors 2. Traffic monitoring cards 3. Home-run Cable 4. Configuration software How it works The Canoga non-invasive Microloop sensor is installed in a protective conduit located below the pavement surface. The Microloop carriers contain pre-set receptacles to firmly hold individual sensors at desired locations Home-run cable is used to link the sensors to the Canoga traffic monitoring card. 24

25. CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL Why Canoga Benefits: Lower life cycle cost Built to last and service-free Manage traffic incidents with precise, real time traffic data Individual vehicle speeds and lengths Mean speed Count and occupancy Speed & length classification Optimize traffic safety Traffic can be monitored and actions taken real time We use the Canoga Traffic Sensing System for ITS applications and the Canoga microloop sensors have proved 99.7% accurate- overall the best weve tested. Troy Boyd, IN DOT Improve traffic efficiency The Canoga traffic sensing system saves on manpower and reduces the costs of sending technicians out on the road. Its virtually maintenance free and does the job with an excellent life cycle cost. Tom Hicks, MD State Hwy Admin Lane closure requirements are reduced, and in many cases eliminated- we can see the benefits of Canoga non-invasive Microloop technology. Robert Betts, MN DOT 25