Brown Deer, WI - May 30, 2019 - Traffic and Parking Control Co., Inc. (TAPCO) , manufacturer, distributor and service provider of traffic and parking control products, is proud to announce it will become a distributor of FLIR Systems' thermal imaging traffic cameras in 36 states and Canada in the field of intelligent wrong-way driving systems. TAPCO will also distribute pedestrian safety detection systems in North America.
FLIR's thermal traffic cameras, the TrafiSense and the TrafiOne, will be integrated with TAPCO's Wrong-Way Alert and Pedestrian Crosswalk Systems to provide unmatched precision, accuracy, and reliability in the detection and warning of traffic hazards.
The new offering within the TAPCO Intelligent Warning line provides many valuable features:
FLIR’s TrafiSense thermal camera can monitor in configured detection areas up to six lanes of traffic to activate TAPCO Wrong-Way Alert Systems. The ability to determine exactly where to detect is key to accurate wrong-way detection since it will not falsely detect, for example, a vehicle traveling in the correct direction on a stretch of road located beyond or adjacent to the road being monitored.
In pedestrian and bicyclist detection, the FLIR TrafiOne's targeted detection zone allows it to identify vulnerable road users moving within the crosswalk and activate TAPCO Pedestrian Crosswalk Systems. Besides detecting waiting pedestrians and bicyclists, the camera's ability to detect directionality serves a vital function in crosswalk applications, as it reduces false detections caused by people walking away from the crosswalk or bicycles traveling parallel to traffic.
“FLIR thermal technology is proven to be accurate, cost-effective, and maintenance-friendly for wrong way driver detection at highway off-ramps and on the mainline of highways and freeways,” said Lode Caenepeel, General Manager of the Intelligent Transportation Systems division at FLIR. “Wrong-way driver detection and warning systems help traffic operators and emergency response teams improve roadway safety. We look forward to collaborating with TAPCO to deliver smart, innovative solutions that increase safety and efficiency for traffic safety.”
As an industry-leading innovator, TAPCO manufactures, distributes and services a wide portfolio of traffic and parking safety solutions designed to increase safe travels for all. Since 1956, we have set the standard for delivering reliable, cutting-edge traffic safety enhancements. From our world-renowned line of LED-enhanced BlinkerSign® solutions to our pedestrian crossing products, safety is at the heart of all TAPCO innovations. For more information, please visit www.tapconet.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About FLIR Systems
Founded in 1978, FLIR Systems is a world-leading industrial technology company focused on intelligent sensing solutions for defense, industrial, and commercial applications. FLIR Systems' vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense”, creating technologies to help professionals make more informed decisions that save lives and livelihoods. For more information, please visit www.flir.com and follow @flir.