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Iteris Launches Vantage SmartSpan Video Detection for Span Wire Intersections
Date: Jan 22, 2013
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Featured firm in this article: Iteris Inc of Austin, CA

SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 2013-- Iteris, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ITI), a leader in providing intelligent traffic management information solutions, has launched SmartSpan™ as a new product addition to its Vantage® video detection product suite. Using proprietary Dynamic Zone Stabilization (DZS) algorithms, SmartSpan provides accurate and cost effective advance detection and stop-bar detection of vehicles at intersections equipped with span wire mounted signal lights.

The new solution addresses the unmet needs of many traffic management agencies that have not been able to cost-effectively deploy video vehicle detection. This has traditionally required stable camera mounts that are only possible with rigid traffic signal mast arms; however, SmartSpan can be mounted on the same span wires holding the traffic signal without sacrificing detection accuracy.

"SmartSpan finally provides traffic engineers a seamless way to combine the benefits of video vehicle detection, traffic data collection, and intersection surveillance for span wire equipped intersections," said Abbas Mohaddes, president and CEO of Iteris. "This product also creates a new sales opportunity for us to provide video detection to an additional 55,000 signalized intersections -- primarily in Eastern and Southern U.S. states -- where span wire intersections are routinely installed. Further, using our proprietary DZS algorithms, we can provide video detection in locations that are subject to high winds or vibration which can result in unwanted camera movement."

SmartSpan builds on Iteris' proven Vantage video vehicle detection technology that has been deployed throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Iteris is the market leader with more than 100,000 video detection sensors operational worldwide. A global network of exclusive distributors and direct sales offices provide local technical support and training. SmartSpan is available for immediate purchase and implementation.