AGD’s inaugural seminar proves a hit with authorities in the North East
Local and city authorities attended a free training seminar in Gateshead last month to learn more about AGD’s detection capabilities. This was the first in a series of events to showcase everything from AGD’s current solutions to the very latest, intelligent radars for strategic detection.
20 delegates attended the CPD-accredited event including representatives from: Durham County Council, Middlesbrough Borough Council and an eight-strong team from Gateshead Council.
The seminar held at the Civic Centre in Gateshead was organised to share best practice, hear about radar detection development from AGD’s commercial team and take part in a lively Q&A session.
Commercial Manager Greg Baker took the assembled attendees through the current product portfolio, highlighting key features and benefits. Key product highlights included:
- The market-leading, multi-platform ‘318’ radar for strategic urban and inter-urban detection applications
- 316 radar for stop line detection
- ‘Janus 5’ – enabling wireless linking between traffic control equipment
- The ‘640’ kerbside pedestrian detection radar
Commercial Manager Stephen Trinder looked to the future providing his vision for radar detection and presented AGD’s innovative new product development plans.
In addition, AGD was pleased to host a presentation from Gavin Neate, founder of Neatebox, who has developed an innovative smartphone solution using Bluetooth technology to help disabled and partially sighted people use pedestrian crossings. The technology is being developed with the support of a number of local authorities and system integrators.
Commenting on the success of the day, Greg Baker said: “Feedback from the event has been very positive with 100% of attendees saying they would recommend an AGD seminar to their colleagues in other local authorities. Several commented they will go back to their jobs armed with considerably more product knowledge and understanding of AGD’s solutions. We’re confident that their new learning will come in extremely useful when it comes to deploying our systems on the street throughout the North East area.
“We are looking forward to meeting some of the delegates and having further follow-up discussions when we take a stand at Traffex 2015 next month to showcase our intelligent radar detection platforms.”
Plans are underway for more regional seminars in 2015 with the next event scheduled for Sheffield later in the spring. Watch this space for further details!