SCATS Software Options
How to buy
For information on purchase and licensing arrangements please contact RMS authorized SCATS distribution agent.
SCATS client software suite - components
SCATS client software option suite is available for purchase as a package or as individual components.
This utility provides reports for detector volumes and traffic performance in graphical or tabular form.
This program allows a user to be alerted when a nominated event is detected for a user definable period.
SCATS Alarm Analyser
Alarm analyser can report on a specific fault over an extended period. It produces a detailed tabulated summary that includes alarms by duration, occurrences per site and occurrences by generation time.
SCATS Communication Monitor
Communications monitor is used to evaluate the communications between intersections and their SCATS regions with particular emphasis on loss of communications and loss of adaptive control due to fallback. Similar to Alarm Analyser, a detailed summary is produced that includes communications uptime and adaptive uptime.
SCATS History Reader
History reader allows a user to view the phase sequence and phase time at any intersection after the event.
SCATS server software suite - components
SCATS server software option suite is available for purchase as a package or as individual components.
Allows alarms to be raised from non-SCATS devices
Component to send SMS alerts
Simulation software – SCATSIM
A suite of software that allows SCATS to be linked to a traffic micro simulation. This provides a faithful simulation of a network of SCATS controlled intersections or motorways with entry ramps controlled by SCATS Ramp Metering System (SRMS)
SCATSIM works with the following simulation packages:
- • VISSIM: http://www.ptvag.com/software/transportation-planning-traffic-engineering/software-system-solutions/vissim/
- • Quadstone Paramics: http://www.paramics-online.com/
see also RMS manual on Paramics microsimulation modelling
- • S-Paramics: http://www.sias.co.uk/ng/sparamicshome/sparamicshome.htm
- • Aimsun: http://www.aimsun.com/
- • Commuter: http://www.azalient.com/
SCATSIM features the following programs:
- • SCATS Core
- • SimHub
- • WinTraff Simulation
For more information, refer to RMS's article on Operating SCATS in simulation in the August/September issue of Traffic Technology International.
SCATS Congestion Server
Server component to report Unusual Congestion
SCATS Unusual Congestion Monitor
Works with the server component to display the results
A Windows based program used to display SCATS data in control rooms – This will be eventually superseded by TMIS once all the SCATS map facilities are replicated by TMIS. No new features will be added to this product.
ITS Port Activation
SCATS has an ITS port that allows operational data to be exchanged with other Intelligent Transport Systems. Enabling of the port to third party applications is subject to an additional licence fee.
Any request for the ITS application licence must specify:
1. the ITS application name
2. the name of the SCATS host that the application is to be deployed on and
3. the message types that the application uses.
- • ITS Application Licence will have five core messages (Date & Time, Error, Extended region details, Licence Variation & Watchdog)
- • Plus any 3 Optional Messages
Traffic Management Interface System (TMIS)
Traffic Management Interface System (TMIS) is a framework that can combine inputs and control from traffic management systems into a uniform and where applicable spatially oriented view. Currently TMIS provides access to live SCATS information only.
The TMIS installation is comprised of an ITS service (TMIS SCATS Service) that communicates with SCATS. A naming service (TMIS Naming Service) used to locate TMIS services on a network. A messaging service (TMIS Messaging Service) used to deliver information between services and clients and a client user interface. TMIS also provides a separate administration GUI for monitoring of the application.
The TMIS client user interface presents SCATS phase, alarm, dwell, lamp, congestion and subsystem information. The information is displayed in a range of formats including spatially via a map. The TMIS client user interface also provides, (subject to user access) a number of commonly used SCATS control operations. In addition to the basic map background the TMIS user interface can be configured to display 3rd party maps images and data (dependent on availability and format of content) for enhanced map visualisation and usability.
End users will have to sign a written End User Licence Agreement (EULA) before delivery.
SCATS value added software
WinTRAFF software suite
WinTRAFF software suite is available for purchase as a package or as individual components.
WinTraff Single is a Windows application that allows the simulation of a single RMS standard controller. An RMS standard controller is one that operates using RMS traffic software (TRAFF) and standard configuration data. WinTraff can operate in isolation or communicate with a SCATS region
WinTraffSimulation is a Windows application that allows the simulation of multiple RMS standard controllers. An RMS standard controller is one that operates using RMS traffic software (TRAFF) and standard configuration data.
The application was developed for the purposes of enabling traffic modelling and the visualisation of RMS standard controllers operating in a SCATS environment.
WinTraff Test is a Windows application that allows the simulation of multiple RMS standard controllers. An RMS standard controller is one that operates using RMS traffic software (TRAFF) and standard configuration data.
The application was developed to allow load testing of the SCATS environment. WinTraff Test establishes socket connections with a SCATS Region and a test application using TCP/IP. The test application is used to set-up/alter the detector simulation operation in the WinTraff Test controllers
WinTraff Test can be configured to operate connected to SCATS alone.