High-Definition Video over IP: Enhancing Visual Information for Improved Traffic Flow and Incident Response

Modern Traffic Management Centers (TMCs) are typically using HD IP video cameras for incident management and adaptive signal control. Incident command systems are used primarily to detect a traffic incident, verify and assess the problem, and respond to the incident. The response can include notifying designated authorities by phone or email, securing emergency personnel or simply relaying that information to appropriate organizations. Adaptive signal control systems utilize video cameras to detect the critical details that enable operators to react quickly to road conditions. Recently, Activu spoke with Cohu Electronics to better understand how IP video is being used in TMCs and how the latest advances in High-Definition (HD) IP video are enhancing these systems.

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