SCATS is an area wide traffic management system that operates under the Windows environment. It controls the cycle time, green splits and offsets for traffic control intersections and mid-block pedestrian crossings. With the inclusion of vehicle detectors, it can adaptively modify these values to optimise the operation to suit the prevailing traffic. Alternatively, it can manage intersections in fixed-time mode where it can change plans by time of day, day of week. It is designed to coordinate traffic signals for networks or for arterial roads.
Intersection connections to a regional traffic control computer can be permanent or may be on-demand using dial-in or dial-out facilities. Each regional computer can manage up to 250 intersections. A SCATS system can have up to 64 regional computers.
Monitoring is provided by a graphical user interface. Up to 100 users can connect to a SCATS central manager at the same time. Up to 30 users can connect to a single regional computer simultaneously. Performance monitoring, alarm condition notification and data configuration facilities are included. SCATS automatically collects alarm and event information, operational and performance data and historical data. SCATS operates automatically but operation intervention is provided for use in emergencies.
The software includes utilities supporting configuration of SCATS computers, creation of SCATS graphics, production of traffic performance reports and alarm/event/incident reports.
The SCATS Default Configuration will be programmed to the following settings:
- • Maximum number of workstation connections to the SCATS Central Manager = 50;
- • Maximum number of workstation connections to each SCATS Region = 20;
- • Maximum number of ITS Ports = 15
SCATS base package – components
SCATS base package includes some utilities supporting the configuration of SCATS computers, creation of SCATS graphics, collection of data for the production of traffic performance reports and alarm, event, or incident reports. End Users will have to sign a written End User Licence Agreement (EULA) before delivery.
How to buy
For customers outside Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, RMS has an approved SCATS distribution network. The current list of distributors and links to their web sites are detailed here.
For customers within Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and for more information on being a SCATS distributor and general licensing arrangements, contact SCATS Help.
The basic SCATS core software package includes a licence to control up to 250 intersections, multiples of these can be purchased to a total maximum of 16,000 intersections.
SCATS core client software includes the following:
- • SCATS Access, Including graphics
- • SCATS Picture
- • SCATS Log
SCATS core server software includes the following:
- • SCATS Central Manager, including Configuration
- • SCATS Region, including Configuration
EULA and Dongles
All end users will require single or multiple dongles to operate SCATS software depending on their hardware configuration. Replacement dongles are available if you loose your original. End users are required to sign an End User Licence Agreement (EULA).
SCATS Optional Software
More information about SCATS Optional software is also available.