AGD Systems to exhibit at Highways UK – 6-7 November 2019

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AGD Systems, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of ITS product solutions, will exhibit at this year’s Highways UK, 6-7 November at the NEC, Birmingham.

Highways UK is the flagship event for and about roads for a modern and connected Britain.  It brings together the people involved in planning, designing, operating and future-proofing urban and strategic road networks.

AGD will present its new 343 Highways Monitoring Radar at the event. Developed using the company’s experience and expertise in designing radars for highway speed enforcement, the AGD 343 is an easy-to-integrate traffic flow monitoring solution that provides real-time data on multi-lane highways.

The 343 can be mounted as close as 2m from inner edge of the inside lane of the carriageway and will still provide information for the lane immediately below the radar, as well as the lane on the farthest point of the carriageway – looking across both carriageways to detect vehicle travel in approaching and receding directions. It can be used almost anywhere for better-informed decision-making and optimised traffic flows and combines well with AGD’s enforcement solutions to offer a full product suite for UK smart motorways as well as international highways.

AGD will also showcase its WiFi-enabled, IP-capable 645 Pedestrian Detector – now with 10m x 3m detection zone, and the non-intrusive, loop-replacing 318 Traffic Control Radar. The 645 now has volumetric capability as part of the standard build, which allows monitoring of the level of pedestrian occupancy in the wait zone for safer, smarter pedestrian crossings. The 318 includes an important new function: the ability to detect stationary or queuing traffic. This, together with WiFi AGD Touch-setup technology and an enhanced user setup GUI, will facilitate MOVA installations and other strategic applications.

Ian Hind, AGD’s commercial director, says: “We’ve had a tremendous amount of interest from customers in the UK and overseas in the 343 Highways Monitoring Radar. Units are actively deployed in Australia, Thailand and Malaysia where live radar traffic data is enabling real-time decision-making on the highways to improve traffic flows. Customers really like the ease of 343 radar setup using the AGD Align tool to ensure optimum performance for challenging multi-lane highway environments. The MCH UK approval is proceeding as planned and we anticipate volume deployment on the smart motorway network during 2020.”

He continued: “Our highly successful 645 Pedestrian Detector and 318 Traffic Control Radar have been deployed in hundreds of installations – both together and separately, and customers have told us how much they appreciate the ease, convenience and safety offered by WiFi AGD Touch-setup across the whole range.”