A Safer and More Efficient City of Lancaster, Today and Tomorrow

Intelligent transportation case study

Application: Smart City
Industry: Intelligent Transportation
Region: USA

Case Study Overview

Forward-thinking cities like the City of Lancaster recognize the importance of using advanced networking technology to enhance interconnectivity between residents, as well as between personnel who provide the ongoing services that keep the community operating and progressing. It launched a number of projects and initiatives towards becoming a smart city. The smart city implementations range from data-driven energy conservation and management to citizen engagement platforms. An example is the Inform Lancaster app, which allows residents to use their mobile device to easily access information and report issues. Another, is the use of video cameras on LED street lights to help law enforcement improve public safety. These implementation projects also involve building a new Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) solution that uses smart devices to help cities work smarter to detect and report traffic conditions back to the remote Traffic Management Center (TMC). This provides the city with real-time data and predictive intelligence to improve operations, such as management of signalized intersections and allowing traffic operators to adapt to traffic incidents and congestion.

System Requirements & Challenges

It is required to transform the traffic signal communication infrastructure from analog to digital, enhancing connectivity and transparency, migrate the existing copper traffic network to high-speed fiber optic communications

Design a solution that can be exposed to harsh weather such as high temperatures or heavy rain, otherwise communication would go down completely

Upgrade aging, 30-year-old infrastructure that doesn’t allow for remote monitoring of traffic conditions, making it impossible to promptly react to traffic incidents or large traffic jams as they occurred

Unreliable legacy communication infrastructure could fail 10 – 15 times per week

Moxa Solution

  • With a high-speed fiber optic communications network, the Moxa hardware solution brought full Gigabit speed all the way out to the edge, reaching every cabinet connected to the fiber infrastructure, future-proofing the network and providing the bandwidth required to support the data and video needs of today and tomorrow.
  • Moxa high-performance EDS- Series, IKS- Series, and ICS- Series switches connected the fiber network, capable of quickly and reliably transferring large amounts of video, voice, and data across the network. The core switch’s two 10G uplink capabilities also provided future expansion possibilities for the city.
  • MXview, Moxa’s industrial network management software, allows staff to configure, monitor, and diagnose the network from a single location. A personalized dashboard improves transparency and efficiency while eliminating the need for time-consuming manual configuration.
  • MXview also enables monitoring staff to create accurate visual geographical representations of all deployed equipment by superimposing the network topology on top of a city map.

Why Moxa

Driving towards a smarter future

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The world’s most cutting-edge and advanced transportation projects rely on Moxa’s solutions.

Creating and Adhering to ITS Best Practices

A member of the ITS World Congress with solutions compatible with NEMA TS2 industry standards.

Complete High-Bandwidth Solutions

A complete portfolio of secure high-bandwidth solutions that empowers data-rich ITS applications.

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