VISTA, California, September 15, 2016 – McCain Inc., a national leader in the supply of advanced transportation solutions for safety and mobility, today announced that GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc. has donated a camera and GS2 Processor to its Backpack Cabinet Giveaway.
The unprecedented Backpack Cabinet Giveaway offers US and Canadian traffic agencies the opportunity to win a free deployment of McCain’s smallest ATC Cabinet, the Backpack Cabinet. Through this unique partnership with GRIDSMART, developers of the world’s only single-camera solution for intersection actuation and traffic data collection, the winning agency will now also receive a complete GRIDSMART System, including the company’s iconic Bell Camera and GS2 Processor.
“We were elated when GRIDSMART approached us about including their single-camera solution and next-generation processor in our giveaway,” said Nathan Welch, director of sales for McCain. “The addition will provide the winning agency with a comprehensive and modern approach to actuated traffic control.”
“The GRIDSMART team couldn't be more excited about having McCain as a partner. The city that wins will get a state-of-the-art system, the best in detection and the best controller,” said Will Overstreet, director of product management at GRIDSMART. “Powering a 'smart' future begins with adding the best technologies to enable and create a 'smart' intersection.”
GS2 works with the GRIDSMART Camera to actuate intersections and gather important traffic data that can be utilized to adjust signal timing and traffic flow strategies in real time. GRIDSMART’s Bell Camera delivers the industry’s only horizon-to-horizon view that includes the center of the intersection, where vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians cross paths. GRIDSMART uses vision-based tracking with a fisheye camera, allowing the system to track vehicles into and out of the intersection and provide true turning movement counts.
Interested agencies can enter the McCain Backpack Cabinet Giveaway by submitting an electronic form at mccain-inc.com/giveaway now through September 23, 2016. The winner will be announced in October. Multiple entries per agency are encouraged however, only one entry per person is permitted.
The announcement comes in advance of the ITS CA Annual Meeting, September 19-20, 2016, where both McCain and GRIDSMART will have the technology on display.
McCain Inc. develops products used by millions of people around the world each day. A manufacturing powerhouse since 1987, the company’s brand portfolio includes advanced traffic control equipment and integrated transportation systems to create safer, more mobile, and more livable communities. Team McCain is comprised of more than 500 employees at operations in the United States and Mexico.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.mccain-inc.com.
Founded in 2006, GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc. is a Knoxville, Tennessee based company backed by venture capital investment from around the United States. Used in thousands of intersections across 46 states and 22 countries, GRIDSMART systems include the industry’s only open API, built-in replay functionality, and a published change log. GRIDSMART products are built to be Simple, Flexible, and Transparent.
For more information, visit gridsmart.com.
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