Easy to install, configure and use without periodic maintenance.
The Island Radar system utilizes a redundant set up with dual sensors, each monitoring all detection zones in the crossing. Both radars are connected to a VDR24 system controller that continually compares detection events reported by each device. While a single Island Radar detector alone lacks a means of fundamental failsafe operation, the use of vitally circuited, dual radar sensors provides an increased system-level vitality that has successfully been proven through performance testing.
Installing and configuring the system should be fast, accurate and replicable. Minimizing the time spent in the field setting up the system improves worker safety. The Island Radar sensors perform a unique and proprietary auto-configuration process during setup to deliver accurate and replicable results. With auto-configuration, real time traffic visualization, and intuitive click-and-drag functionality, sensor setup is quick and easy. The system identifies the lanes of travel and quickly identifies the lane boundaries.
The Island Radar system utilizes a redundant set up employing dual sensors, each monitoring all detection zones in the crossing. Both radars are connected to a VDR24 system controller typically mounted in the crossing bungalow which provides an AREMA-compliant interface to virtually any type or vintage of crossing control circuitry. The Island Radar VDR24 controller continually compares detection events reported by each device and records correspondence and consistency between devices.
The Island Radar System provides reliable vehicle detection without the maintenance problems and train delay consequences of buried devices. Island Radar sensors may be mounted on entrance gate masts or on stand-alone poles adjacent to the track, at the edge of the Minimum Track Clearance Distance zone. Installed at the edge and above the crossing MTCD perimeter, and not in the roadway itself, there is no required periodic maintenance, no batteries to replace and no further calibration to perform.
In many railroad crossing applications such as quiet zones and high-speed rail, four quadrant gates provide the most effective crossing protection as a supplemental safety measure. And when four quadrant gates are used, it makes sense to operate them in what the railroad industry calls dynamic mode. This is where the exit gates descend only when a vehicle detection system can confirm that there are no vehicles in the crossing island that would be trapped when all four gates are in the lowered position.
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