News from Eberle Design Inc. & Reno A&E
In This Issue - April 2017
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SavesecondsSave Seconds - Save Lives
Improve Emergency Response Time with  Automatic Vehicle Identification 

At a fire station in a major U.S. city, a paramedic rescue unit  is dispatched to an emergency call involving a man in cardiac arrest. As the paramedics approach the victim's address, they see it is   inside   a gated community. Without   a Gate Preemption System,   the crew   hurriedly searches for the   correct emergency access key. After 45 seconds, they locate the correct key and enter the gated community.  The additional time it took to obtain the correct access key, could have made the difference in saving the patient's life. 

In Clark County, Nevada, gated communities are required to have an emergency gate ingress system. Reno A&E AVI-SOS™ transmitters are mounted under every emergency vehicle, (Fire, Law Enforcement and EMS), allowing all gates to be opened automatically by only authorized vehicles. The AVI-SOS™ transmitter sends a special code through inductive loops connected to a RAE AVI-SOS™ detector that verifies valid / pre-authorized vehicles, and sends a signal to open the gate.

Lives depend upon a rapid response from emergency services, and they demand the best in AVI technology and reliability. The RAE AVI system has been deployed for more than 20 years, with more than 50,000 units in operation worldwide. For more information about our system, contact Carl Zabel at Reno A&E via email at  or telephone +1.775.870.4499.

ApplicationThe Application of Big (Traffic) Data to Transportation Operations and Planning in the Asia Pacific Region
Dr. Bill Sowell, Vice President of Business Development for Eberle Design Inc., presented "The Application of Big (Traffic) Data to Transportation Operations and Planning" in the Asia Pacific Region at the 15th REAAA Conference and IRF Global Road Summit at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia.
During his presentation, Dr. Sowell answered overarching questions associated with Big Traffic Data and its relevance to transportation planning and operations. He also identified the technological, organizational and commercial issues that need to be addressed in order to leverage the concept successfully in the Asia Pacific Region.

The International Road Federation is a global non-profit NGO, headquartered in Washington, DC since 1948 and supported by regional offices throughout the world. The IRF serves a network of public and private sector members in more than 72 countries by providing world-class knowledge resources, advocacy services, and continuing education programs which together offer a global marketplace for best practices and industry solutions.

EvolutionThe Evolution of Loop Technology 

Inductive Loop Detector technology has been in use for the detection of vehicles since the early 1960s. The first loop detector designs were based on solid-state analog technology using discrete components including transistors, diodes, etc. These designs were very similar in many respects and provided detection of vehicles occupying the zone defined by the perimeter of the loop. 

The loop areas varied from small loops (e.g. six feet by six feet) to very large loops (e.g. six feet by 100 feet). The loop sizes varied depending on the requirements of the control system. Smaller loops were typically used with "volume density controllers" where vehicle count information was needed to vary the timing of traffic signals. Large loops were typically used with "LOC" controllers (loop occupancy control) where the traffic signals responded on demand to the detection of vehicles in the prescribed detection zone. 

These controllers offered improved efficiency in moving traffic on streets and highways as compared to the earlier "fixed time" controllers, which changed the traffic signals based on an internal time clock without regard to the vehicle traffic demand. Over the years reliable vehicle detection has become increasingly important to the proper operation of traffic signals.

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AccurateAccurate Vehicle Counts for Parking, Toll & Access Control Revenue Systems

The ATG Series
Anti-Tailgating Vehicle Detectors for Exact Counts
  • Missed vehicle counts mean potential lost revenue
  • Counts bumper-to-bumper passenger vehicles
  • Detects multiple vehicles entering or exiting during a single gate cycle
  • Provides single- or dual-lane directional counting
  • Counts vehicles accurately even if a metal object is placed in the loop area prior to vehicle arriving over loop zone
  • Accurately audits revenue collection at parking facilities
Learn more about The ATG Series and all other vehicle detection products at
Visit us in booth 1013 at the IPI Conference & Expo in New Orleans, LA from May 21-24, 2017 for a demonstration on the L-ATG/DL-ATG series and other vehicle detectors. Our Prefabricated Roadway Loops and AVI system will also be on display.

EDIEDI and RAE Webinars Available on YouTube
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As leaders in traffic detection, intersection safety monitoring and access control, Eberle Design Inc. (EDI) and Reno A&E (RAE) present monthly webinars on a variety of topics to deliver value and knowledge to our customers. We keep you informed of our upcoming webinars through our newsletters , social media and email alerts. If you happen to miss one of our free and informative 45-minute webinars, don't worry. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch our webinars on demand.
View our latest webinar, "iCITE® Data Aggregator DA-300™: Creating Smart Traffic Cabinets & Intersections with Reliable Data" here.

April 19-20, 2017
Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan

May 21-24, 2017
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
Booth 1013

July 8-11, 2017
Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona
Booths #701 and #703

July 30 - August 2, 2017
The Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Booth #302

October 29-31, 2017
Dubai World Trade Centre in  Dubai, United Arab Emirates

October 29 - November 2, 2017
Palais des congres de Montreal in Montreal, Canada
Booth #1701

Upcoming Webinars - Register Soon!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 8 a.m. MST / 11 a.m. EDT (Rebroadcast)
Presenter: Scott Evans, EDI Chief Technology Officer

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 8 a.m. MST / 11 a.m. EDT (Rebroadcast)
Presenter: Scott Evans, EDI Chief Technology Officer

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