Siemens to supply ITS solution for North Yorkshire
03/12/2014 Highways Reporters
Siemens has been awarded a contract by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) to provide its new Stratos integrated highways management solution.
The new contract will deliver a hosted ITS solution to replace four existing systems previously located in Harrogate and Scarborough. Siemens will provide real time UTC and SCOOT adaptive control for 43 sites in Harrogate and a further 10 sites in Scarborough by means of a hosted UTC SCOOT service, whilst sign and car park management will be provided for both towns by the cloud hosted Stratos car parking management module.
The project will also deliver a new IP communications solution for Harrogate that will connect directly with the hosted systems enhancing reliability and reducing the cost of ownership.
For Siemens, Gary Cox, product sales manager, urban systems, said: ‘When discussing and planning any changes to the UTC system, we needed to bear in mind NYCC’s longer-term, strategic plans for UTC across the county. The optimum solution therefore is one that enables the most pressing requirement to be met now, whilst providing a robust and cost effective migration path to fully deliver NYCC’s longer-term plans. Hosted UTC-SCOOT removes the need for local authorities to maintain their own office based hardware and brings benefits of scale, improved security and resilience to the system.’
For NYCC, Lee Boggan, traffic signal engineer, said: “It is our belief that Siemens will provide this county-wide solution, operable from any location via a Siemens hosted UTMC system. The consolidation of NYCC’s traffic control infrastructure will lead to a significant year-on-year revenue saving as well as improving system reliability, by providing all traffic signals engineers full access to all traffic signal systems.”