Computerized Signal System
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Computerized Signal System

The Computerized Traffic Signal System employs a "distributed" system design, by implementing intelligent units at all on-street locations and a Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) at the Traffic Operations Centre. This design provides a means of backup support should any component of the system fail, and also provides a continuously operating system to the motoring public.

System Information

System Benefits:

  1. Reduction in stop and delay time
  2. Reduction in overall trip times
  3. Reduction in fuel consumption, vehicle emissions and maintenance costs
  4. Emergency vehicle priority pre-emption operation reduces response times


  1. Application Server, Domain Server, 2 Communication Servers and a Database server
  2. All have 5 240-gigabyte hard drives "Hot Swap"
  3. 4,096 MB RAM
  4. 5 P.C. work stations/operator consoles
  5. Temperature, voltage and watchdog alarms and auto shutdowns.

System Capacity:

  1. 10,000 intersections
  2. 50,000 system detectors
  3. 100 traffic control sections, changeable by time of day
  4. 32 timing plan programs available per intersection, 10 daily schedules, 40 time of day plan changes
  5. 32 detectors available per intersection
  6. All intersections provide volume, occupancy and speed data.

Traffic Operations Division
1269 Mercer Street
Windsor, Ontario
N8X 3P4
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call (519) 255-6293.