Siemens has unveiled the latest, upgraded version of its Comet advanced traffic management and information system. The new software release of the company’s UTMC (Urban Traffic Management Center) common database system incorporates several additional key features, including an innovative ‘Strategy Manager’. Comet is a key component of modern integrated traffic control centers. Using the latest UTMC standards, it easily integrates information from a wide range of systems into a single, seamless view of the current network situation, with strategic management and control. The use of common software modules, in conjunction with an active user forum, provides a reliable system, which can expand as needs change in the future.
The key features of the new Comet Strategy Manager include visual drag-and-drop configuration of multiple states and triggers, as well as enhanced triggers for automated strategies, fault status and critical equipment with visual testing and monitoring of triggers. Configuration now makes extensive use of flow charts and simple drop-down menus with easy analysis of why changes occur. The latest software release also provides users with upgrades to the latest UTMC standards, an email adapter for incident and event notification to external users and additional adapters for linking non-UTMC systems data into Comet. Further new features include the latest UTMC standards interfacing for Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) cameras and system based classification for Journey Time Monitoring to support multiple camera suppliers. The new software functionality has also been designed using the ‘agile method’, incorporating continuous feedback from customers and engineers.
Source : Traffic Technology Today