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The ultimate urban traffic management system

Over the last 40 years, we’ve continually invested in SCATS® to ensure it meets the needs of real cities and towns. Our intelligent system is equipped with features that optimise traffic flow.

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Real-time information

With SCATS you’ll receive:

  • Real-time information for both advanced operations and maintenance monitoring, which includes detection, timing, saturation, status, communication and coordination information.
  • Real-time alarm monitoring covering communications, detection, operator access, and flash status alarms. The highly intuitive detection alarm monitoring specifies the exact lane with the detection issue, and determines whether that issue is an open circuit or short circuit detector, all from the central GUI (Graphical User Interface).
  • Real-time space and time diagrams: diagrams that help to show the real-time status of the road corridors for monitoring platoon arrivals, as well as theoretical travel time information.
  • Historical reporting: SCATS features a range of easy-to-understand on-screen reports, to help with future planning and reviewing past operation. This means there’s no need for manual traffic plans or costly surveys. The reports include timing, detection actuation, lane saturation, lane volume, coordination and adaptive trigger information.
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Adaptive traffic response

SCATS constantly adapts to the demands of changing traffic flows and can accommodate these variations without manual intervention.

The system does this by using a sophisticated adaptive control algorithm to process data from each intersection's SCATS Traffic Signal Controller. This data forms a picture of the situation across a number of intersections along any given road corridor. The system then responds accordingly.

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Override capability

Operations staff monitoring the SCATS system can observe traffic flow and under exceptional circumstances quickly override traffic signal operation manually.

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Scalable and flexible

SCATS can expand with your traffic needs. You can start with just a small number of intersections and expand it to manage metropolitan areas controlling up to 16,000 intersections. SCATS also has an Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) port that allows operational data to be exchanged with compatible Intelligent Transport Systems.

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Easy to use Windows Operating Environment

SCATS employs Client–Server technology and uses the Windows operating system. SCATS licensing also supports some virtual environments.

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Backwards compatibility

SCATS has functionalities to integrate into certain existing systems. Speak to our licensed SCATS Distributors to find out if your systems are compatible.