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22 Jul, 20

IRD Introduces New Traffic Counter

SASKATOON, July 22, 2020 – International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD) announced today the availability of a new model in their line of portable traffic counters. Manufactured at IRD’s U.S. operations in Spring Grove, Illinois, the Traffic A.C.E.+ is IRD’s entry-level traffic counter suitable for traffic studies that require data collected using road tube or loop inputs. The Traffic A.C.E+ is also a good option for conducting traffic counts at shopping centers and parking lots.

Traffic A.C.E.+ Traffic Counter Classifier

The Traffic A.C.E.+ is a significant upgrade from the previous Traffic A.C.E. family of counters, featuring a completely redesigned circuit board that brings new capabilities to IRD’s most basic vehicle counter/classifiers. The new features include a real-time clock, PV time-stamped data, USB to PC output, data extraction via USB drive, upgradeable firmware, longer battery life (5 years + for road tube counters/classifiers), and capacity for over one year of data. The upgrades significantly enhance usability for today’s transportation professionals and represent incredible value in a modestly priced traffic counter/classifier.

Data collected by the Traffic A.C.E.+ can be retrieved using several methods. Totals can be viewed and hand copied from the display, data can be extracted using the USB port via a direct computer connection, or a USB flash drive may be inserted into the USB port for data extraction.

Data collected from the Traffic A.C.E.+ can be brought back to the office for extensive editing, reporting and storage using IRD’s Road Reporter® II software. Road Reporter II is specifically designed to work with the Traffic A.C.E.+ and IRD's TRS line of traffic classifiers.

In response to interest by traffic agencies in lighter-weight traffic counters, the Traffic A.C.E.+ is available in a Pelican case enclosure that reduces total weight/unit by four pounds. A rugged cast-aluminum housing is still available and provides the most durable enclosure option.

Owners of older Traffic A.C.E. models can purchase a retrofit kit for upgrading their counters with the new features offered by the redesigned Traffic A.C.E.+ electronics. For additional information on upgrades or general enquiries about the Traffic A.C.E.+, please contact:

Scott Sherwood
Operations Production Manager
International Road Dynamics Corp.
Spring Grove, IL 60081
1-877-444-4473

About IRD
IRD is a highway traffic management technology company specializing in supplying products and systems to the global Intelligent Transportation Systems industry. IRD is a North American company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada with sales and service offices throughout the United States and overseas. Private corporations, transportation agencies and highway authorities around the world use IRD's products and advanced systems to manage and protect their highway infrastructures.

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