SmartApps Web-Based Management

SmartApps Web-Based Management
SmartApps Web-Based
Management
All Traffic Solutions 3100 Research Drive State College, Pennsylvania 16801
www.alltrafficsolutions.com [email protected] 814-237-9005
SmartApps Web-Based Management
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SmartApps Introduction
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SmartApps Browser Based Interface
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Quick Start Guides
2.1
Quick Start - Create a message with SmartApps on PC
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2.2
Quick Start: Setting up a Speed Display with Smart Apps
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SmartApps Overview
3.1
SmartApps - Subscribed and Unsubscribed Operation
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3.2
SmartApps - Local Operation with ATS Assist
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3.3
SmartApps Offline - Field Use With No Internet Connection - READ BEFORE
DEPLOYING SIGN
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3.4
ATS SmartApps + ATS Assist - Functions
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SmartApps: Setup
4.1
Setup SmartApp System Users
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4.2
Setup SmartApps Locations, Fixed and Mobile Locations
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SmartApps: Equipment Management
5.1
Equipment Management Overview and Moving Equipment
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5.2
Equipment Management: Sign Mode
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5.3
Equipment Management Settings: Messages
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5.4
Equipment Management Settings: Speeds
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5.5
Equipment Management Settings: Alerts
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5.6
Equipment Management Settings: Imaging
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5.7
Equipment Management Settings: Data
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5.8
Equipment Management Settings: Schedule
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5.9
Equipment Management Settings: Power
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5.10 Equipment Management Settings: Config
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SmartApps General
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SmartApps Dashboard
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6.2
SmartApps Map
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6.3
SmartApps Alert Management
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6.4
SmartApps Message Management
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6.5
SmartApps Apps & Options
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6.6
SmartApps PremierCare
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SmartApps: Imaging
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Reviewing Images
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7.2
Image Alert Review
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7.3
Image Storage
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7.4
Important Imaging Notes
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SmartApps: Reporting
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SmartApps Reporting - Introduction and Differences between Local and
Subscription Reporting App
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8.2
SmartApps Reporting - Data Collection with the Reporting App
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8.3
SmartApps Reports - Reporting App Speed and Volume Analysis Report
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8.4
SmartApps Reports - Reporting App Summary Report
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8.5
SmartApps Reports - Compliance and Risk Reports
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SmartApps Reports - Enforcement Priority Report
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SmartApps Reporting - Local Data Collection with PC or PDA
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8.8
SmartApps Reports - Local Data Collection with PC or PDA
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8.9
ATS Mobile Functions for All Units
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SmartApps Introduction
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SmartApps Browser Based Interface
The SmartApps Browser Based Interface operates all
ATS signs. The SmartApps interface is used whether
you connect to the signs with the cellular link, or with a
Bluetooth or USB cable using ATS Assist. SmartApps let
you manage equipment settings, record and report on
speed data, map your signs and locations, receive alerts
for low battery, speed events and tampering and take
pictures with the internal camera.
SmartApps with a Bluetooth or USB link: When using
SmartApps locally, you can access and modify the sign
settings, download traffic data and images, analyze
traffic data and review images.
SmartApps Remote Management Service: The
SmartApps service expands the options for
programming one or multiple speed displays or
message signs from a central location. This option
allows full programming and download capabilities via
the Internet. All the apps can be purchased as the
Traffic Suite.
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Equipment M anagement saves time by
allowing online management of multiple signs
from a central location. Monitor the sign, change
messages and settings from a central location.
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Reporting manages your traffic data so you can
create comprehensive reports to help solve traffic
problems. Reports allow for comparison of
locations to identify problem locations or provide
data on locations that are compliant. The system
retrieves data from the signs with radar
automatically, manages the data and provides
reports to optimize your speed enforcement efforts
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M apping lets you manage equipment visually on
a map, manage your locations, see where you
have data and see where there are current alerts.
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Alerts provides notifications for tampering, low
battery, high-speed violation, and low-speed
congestion to your email or phone via SMS.
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Image M anagement provides pictures from the
unit based on speed events, tampering or regular
interval awareness images.
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Premier Care is an extended warranty which also
provides for a lower cost for vandalism repairs. It
ensures that your unit is always running at its best
with real time monitoring.
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Quick Start Guides
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Quick Start - Create a message with SmartApps on PC
To display a message on an instALERT or SpeedAlert using SmartApps with a cellular remote connection or with
a local USB or Bluetooth connection
Log into SmartApps
Open the SmartApps interface by going to
www.apps.alltrafficsolutions.com If connecting remotely,
log in with user name and password. If connecting
locally, first install and run ATS Assist. See the
information sheet that came with the unit for download
instructions for ATS Assist. Connect the message sign to
the PC with a USB cable or through Bluetooth. Go to
www.apps.alltrafficsolutions.com and log in by clicking
the Work Offline button that will be available when ATS
Assist is running.
Create the message
Click the Messages tab, and create the desired message and save
it on the server if connected remotely or on the PC if connected
locally. Either Edit an existing message or Add a new message.
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Select sign to receive message
Go to the Equipment Management tab and click Settings for
the sign to receive the message. There may be multiple signs
available under Remote Equipment for selection for remote
systems. For locally connected signs, select the sign under
Equipment connected to PC.
Select the message to be displayed
On the Settings Messages tab, move the new message
that you created in the Messages tab from the Messages
on Server or Messages on PC list to the Messages on
Equipment list by highlighting it and using the right
arrow button. Preview any message by clicking on the
message to highlight it and the clicking the Preview
button below the list that contains the message. Once
the message is moved to the Messages on Equipment
list, select this message in the Active dropdown menu as
the active message.
Apply message
For all systems, click the Apply Now button in the top right
corner to send the message to the sign. Locally connected
signs will change almost immediately. For locally
connected signs, there is also a Display Now button on
the Message Preview tab. Remotely connected signs will
change the next time the sign calls into the server for
setting updates. This can be up to 15 minutes, depending
upon where the sign is in its call-in cycle.
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Quick Start: Setting up a Speed Display with Smart Apps
Log in to SmartApps website
Open remote management at apps.alltrafficsolutions.com. Log in
with your user name and password.
Set up the location in the server where the sign will be placed
Set up a location on the Setup-Locations tab. Click new
location, fill in the requested information and Save.
Road/Group lets you group multiple addresses on one
road or in a neighborhood together.
Move sign to server location
Go to the Equipment Management tab and click Move for the
sign that requires the settings change.
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Set Move location and update settings
In the move dialog, select the new location that was
created, and select Pending Move. Check Assign new
settings and enter the desired display settings. Click
Apply Changes.
Mount the sign and tell the server that it has "Moved"
Mount the sign at the designated location in the field and turn it on. Initiate the Move Sign function by
holding the speed limit and display settings buttons on the unit at the same time. This will make the sign call
in, get the new settings and start to assign recorded data to this location.
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SmartApps Overview
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SmartApps - Subscribed and Unsubscribed Operation
When to use SmartApps online or offline
SmartApps is the All Traffic Solutions browser based interface used to manage all ATS products and a
department's traffic safety program. The subscription SmartApps service provides online browser-based
remote equipment management through the included cellular connection. The service also includes
mapping of equipment and data locations, remote alerts and imaging and reporting on all collected data. If
equipment is not subscribed to the SmartApps service, the SmartApps interface is still used with a local
connection to change settings and messages on equipment and to view discreet traffic data files downloaded
from the unit. The unit is connected to the PC locally using ATS Assist and a USB cable or Bluetooth. All
equipment can be upgraded to the SmartApps service. Call All Traffic Solutions for more information.
There are three ways to use the interface:
1. SmartApps Remote Management with Internet connection: Use SmartApps service to manage equipment
remotely over the internet with full SmartApps functionality. Sign in to apps.alltrafficsolutions.com to get
started.
2. SmartApps Local/Offline Management with Internet connection: Use SmartApps without a subscription to
change sign settings and analyze discrete data files.
3. SmartApps Offline Management without an Internet Connection: Use SmartApps to change sign settings
and download data in the field without an internet connection.
SmartApps Remote Management with Internet connection
To manage equipment remotely, sign in with the user's
email address and password. The PC is connected to
the unit over the internet with a cellular link. ATS Assist
is not needed unless message or data files are being
synced from a PDA.
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SmartApps Local/Offline Management with Internet connection
Offline usage is used for equipment settings functions
when the PC is connected to the unit with a USB cable
or Bluetooth connection, and for creation of reports from
data downloaded from the sign using the PDA, USB
cable or Bluetooth connection. To work offline, click the
Work Offline button. The browser based interface
communicates with the connected device through ATS
Assist, a plug-in that allows the browser to talk to the PC
and the unit. To see the Work Offline button, ATS Assist
must be running before the apps site is opened in the
browser. If it is not present, close the apps site, open
ATS Assist and reopen the Apps site. There is no user
name or password required.
To run SmartApps in the field where the PC may not be
connected to the internet, a local copy of SmartApps
must be installed. For more details see the next lesson SmartApps Offline Usage.
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SmartApps - Local Operation with ATS Assist
Using SmartApps Offline
SmartApps is the All Traffic Solutions browser based interface used to manage all ATS products and a
department's traffic safety program. The subscription SmartApps service provides online web-based remote
equipment management through the included cellular connection. The service also includes mapping of
equipment and data locations, remote alerts and imaging and reporting on all collected data.
If equipment is not subscribed to the SmartApps service, the SmartApps interface is still used with a local
connection to the sign to change settings and messages on equipment and to view discreet traffic data files
and images downloaded from the unit. The unit is connected to the PC locally using ATS Assist and a USB
cable or Bluetooth. All equipment can be upgraded to the SmartApps service. Call All Traffic Solutions for
more information.
There are two ways to use the SmartApps interface:
1. SmartApps Remote Management with Internet connection: Use SmartApps service to manage equipment
remotely over the internet with full SmartApps functionality. Sign in to apps.alltrafficsolutions.com to get
started.
2. SmartApps Local/Offline Management with Internet connection: Use SmartApps without a subscription to
change sign settings, analyze discrete data files and review collected images.
This section focuses on the local connection. For instructions on the complete SmartApps Service, see the
SmartApps Web Based Managment instruction manual.
ATS Assist
ATS Assist is used when SmartApps is used locally on the unit without a subscription. It is used to connect a
PC to a sign to change settings and download traffic data with SmartApps using a USB cable or wireless
Bluetooth.
Many of SmartApp functions operate the same regardless of the connection type - whether cellular
(subscription) or locally. Others operate differently with the remote cellular capability. Only the SmartApps
subscribed remote services are available over the remote cellular link. These include Mapping to manage
equipment geographically, Alerts for high speeds, low battery, Imaging Alerts, System Dashboard, Remote
messaging and Remote servicing. These functions can be enabled at any time. Contact All Traffic Solutions
for more information.
Install ATS Assist
Download and install ATS Assist. See the information sheet included with your sign or Contact ATS for the
download url internet address.
As soon as the url address is entered in the browser the program will download to the PC. Double click on the
program and follow the prompts to install ATS Assist on the PC.
If there are any problems with the installation go to the resource page for help troubleshooting PC install
issues. Go to
https://docs.google.com/a/intuitivecontrols.com/document/pub?id=1bEl5zKTMqgOpuSH5hsoQMkIcP0zCJYisicVODMqsylw
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Connect PC to Sign with USB Cable
Attach the sign to the computer’s USB port using a USB
cable. The mini USB connector receptacle is on the speed
display units above the control panel.
Connect PC to Sign with Bluetooth Wireless
With the Bluetooth enabled PC, right click the bluetooth icon to see the
available menu options and select Add A Device.
Connect PC to Sign with Bluetooth Wireless - Pair Devices
Power on the sign to be paired with the PC. The sign
should appear in the search box. Once it does, click
Next.
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Connect PC to Sign with Bluetooth Wireless - Enter Pairing Code
Select the option to enter the device’s Pairing code
and click Next. In the next screen, type in ATS (case
SENSITIVE) and click Next.
Connect PC to Sign with Bluetooth Wireless - Finish
The drivers will now install and this popup will appear when
the sign is ready to use. Click close to complete the
pairing process.
SmartApps Local/Offline Management with Internet connection
Offline usage is used for modifying equipment settings
with a PC connected to the unit with a USB cable or
Bluetooth connection, and for creation of reports from
data downloaded from the sign using ATS Mobile, the
PDA, USB cable or Bluetooth connection. To work
offline without a SmartApps account, click the Work
Offline button. The browser based interface
communicates with the connected device through ATS
Assist, a plug-in that allows the browser to talk to the PC
and the unit. To see the Work Offline button, ATS Assist
must be running before the apps site is opened in the
browser. If the Work Offline button is not present, close
the apps site, open ATS Assist and reopen the Apps
site. There is no user name or password required for
offline usage.
To run SmartApps in the field where the PC may not be
connected to the internet, a local copy of SmartApps
must be installed. For more details see the next lesson SmartApps Offline Usage.
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SmartApps Offline - Field Use With No Internet Connection - READ BEFORE
DEPLOYING SIGN
Using SmartApps when not connected to internet
The SmartApps interface may be needed when the PC is not
connected to the internet. This is the situation when a sign is
in the field and settings need to be changed or data
downloaded with the PC connected by USB or Bluetooth, and
your PC has no moblie internet connection.
To use the SmartApps interface without the internet, first
create a local install of the SmartApps website. ATS Assist
may create this local install when it is installed. If not, do it
manually as follows: When connected to the internet, go to
apps.alltrafficsolutions.com. From any page on the site, click
the right mouse button which will bring up the Install ATS
SmartApps onto this computer. Click this option and a local
version of the website will be installed on your PC that will
perform all the offline functions. Test the local install before
going out in the field by connecting the sign to your computer
with the cable or bluetooth, disconnecting the internet from
the PC (remove cable or turn off wireless), opening ATS Assist
and then clicking the ATS icon on the desktop. The
SmartApps interface should open and show any units
connected to the PC.
If there are any problems with the installation of either
program go to the resource page for help troubleshooting PC
install issues. Go to
https://docs.google.com/a/intuitivecontrols.com/document/pub?id=1bEl5zKTMqgOpuS
Run ATS Assist
To use SmartApps offline, ATS Assist must be running and the ATS shield logo will be in the
PC's application tray. Click the locally installed ATS SmartApps icon on the desktop. Click the
Work Offline button. If ATS assist is not running there will be no Work Offline button when
ATS SmartApps is started from the desktop. Close the browser tab, start ATS Assist from the
programs menu and restart ATS SmartApps from the desktop.
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Click Work Offline
No user name or password is necessary with the Work
Offline button.
Enter the Equipment Management tab
The system will open in the Equipment Management
Tab. Any equipment connected to the PC by Bluetooth
or USB cable will show in the Equipment Connected to
PC table. Click on the settings button and the settings
equipment management dialog box will pop up. For
information on these settings, see the Equipment
Management - Settings lesson.
Create Messages
On the main Message Management tab the messages
and dependent messages on the PC will be available.
You can create these messages offline and load them
to a sign with the equipment management function.
See the messages section for details of creating and
loading messages.
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Reports
The only report available when working offline is the
Local Analysis report. For information on the local
reports, see the SmartApps reporting page. The
extended reports with filtering capability require the
SmartApps subscription.
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ATS SmartApps + ATS Assist - Functions
Open ATS Assist
ATS Assist allows you to perform several functions
without the Web Based Interface. Use ATS Assist to sync
traffic data and message files between your PDA and
PC, to download traffic data from a sign and to split a
data file. Once open ATS Assist will always be running
on the PC. It can be minimized, and then maximized
by clicking on the ATS icon in the Windows task bar.
Open the SmartApps Website
With ATS Assist open, open the SmartApps website
apps.alltrafficsolutions.com in a browser. If there is no
internet connection, use the locally installed SmartApps
application discussed in the last lesson. ATS Assist must
be running first or the Work Offline option will not be
available. Click Work Offline.
Downloading with the PC and ATS Assist
SmartApps will open on the Equipment Management
Tab. Select Settings for the locally connected unit and
go to the Data tab. Click the Download Traffic Data
button. The Get Traffic Data from Sign on ATS Assist
can also be used. When prompted, give the file a
name. Over time many files will be collected, so it will
be helpful to create a standard naming convention,
such as Road, Location on road, Direction of traffic,
Start date. Once uploaded, the data can be analyzed
on the Reports tab.
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Transfer Data from PDA to PC or Sync Messages
Traffic Data: If the Traffic Data is downloaded to a PDA,
it needs to be transferred to a PC connected to the
internet to generate reports. Connect the PDA to the PC
with a USB cable or with Bluetooth and either Microsoft
ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center. Click
Tools, then Sync PDA Data. Check Traffic Data Files
and click Start. Files are transferred to folder:
C:/Program Files/All Traffic Solutions/ATS Assist/Traffic
Data. Files can also be manually placed into this folder
to find them on the analysis website. This is the only
folder that SmartApps will look at to see data files for
analysis. Once synced, the data can be analyzed on the
Reports tab.
Message Files: Messages created on the PDA can be
synced to the PC or created on the PC and synced to
the PDA.
Load Software onto PDA
The ATS Assist software will ask to be updated
whenever you are connected to the internet and a new
version is available. The ATS Assist may also include
updated software for the PDA. To load new software on
the PDA, connect the PDA to the PC. In ATS Assist,
click Tools, then Install PDA Software. Follow prompts.
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SmartApps: Setup
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Setup SmartApp System Users
Click Setup on the top menu bar, and select the Users tab.
All current users are listed and can be editedby clicking
the Edit button.
Add a new user.
Or add a new user with the Add User Button.
Insert user information or edit existing information
Select the user's access level:
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Reporting-Only: Access to data and ability to
prepare and print reports, view map, dashboard,
images and alerts. Cannot make any changes.
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Standard: Access to all Reporting Only features,
and ability to change settings and move
equipment, add locations, create and apply
messages.
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Administrator: Access to all Standard features, and
add users.
Enter the user's name, title and email address. Email
address is the user name for the system, and must be
unique to each user. Add a password, cofirm and select
OK.
An additional user can be set up for any user that wants
text messages for alerts. Use the text address for the
email address. The user will show up twice in the user
table, once with thier email user name, and once with
their text address user name. Common text addresses:
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AT&T
[email protected]
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T-Mobile [email protected]
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Verizon
[email protected]
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Sprint
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[email protected]
Rogers Canada
[email protected]
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Setup SmartApps Locations, Fixed and Mobile Locations
Fixed and Mobile Locations
Generally fixed locations are locations where data will be collected or message signs are permanently
mounted. Mobile locations are locations associated with temporary usage of the message sign, such as
"Emergency Vehicle 23." If traffic data is collected at a mobile location, it will usually be moved to a fixed
location using the retroactive move function.
Locations and ATS Mobile
When traffic data or images are downloaded with ATS Mobile onto an Android device, the data must be
synced to the server for saving and analysis. Collect the data from the unit using ATS Mobile. The device will
then ask you to sync the data to a location that is set up in the server. If the desired location is not available,
delay the sync until you can set up the new location using the following steps. Then go back to ATS Mobile
and select the new location to sync the data.
Add or Edit a Fixed Location.
Click on Setup in the main menu bar. The default tab
on the sub menu bar is Locations. To edit the name of
the road click Edit next to the road. To edit a location
on a Road, click the '+' next to the Road to show the
locations associated with this road and then click Edit.
Locations can also be deleted, but be careful if there is
data tied to the location.
The organizational hierarchy of locations is Categories
which includes Road/Groups which include Locations.
Add or Edit Location Details
Once in the Add/Edit Location dialog box, insert the
required information. Location name is the
recognizable name of the location, such as Mrs. Jones
house, Pizza Hut, etc. Then insert the address. Click
Map It and the map will center on the inserted address.
Then move the icon to the specific location of the
equipment. This allows the icon to be placed on a
specific side of the street. Add the location to an
existing Road/Group or create a new one. Select the
direction and enter the speed limit for the location. This
speed limit will be used for traffic report calculations.
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Not Applicable can be checked if the sign has no radar
or there is no speed limit at the location.
Check Hide Location if the location is no longer in use.
This will eliminate clutter on the map and shorten the
location lists in report filters.
When done Save the location. This location is now
available for placing equipment, and for reporting once
data has been collected at the location.
Adding or Editing a Location from the Map
Locations can also be added or edited from the map.
Click into the map and check All Locations on the
layers. To edit a location, click the location icon and
select Edit Location. To add a new location, do a right
click at the desired location and then click the Add
Location pop up. Refer to the above step once the
Add/Edit dialog box comes up.
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SmartApps: Equipment
Management
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Equipment Management Overview and Moving Equipment
How to apply view equipment settings, make changes and move equipment in the server.
Local vs Remote Equipment
Local equipment is equipment connected to the PC
with a USB cable or wireless bluetooth. To see this
table of equipment, the PC must be running ATS Assist.
Only equipment directly connected to the PC will show
in the table.
Remote equipment is equipment connected with a
cellular connection. ATS Assist is not required to run
this equipment. All subscribed equipment on the
account will show in the table.
Changing Settings
Select Settings for the equipment that needs to be
updated. When the settings dialog box comes up for this
equipment, it displays the name of the unit, its current
location and the last time it logged in. Make all
necessary setting changes and click Apply Changes to
send changes to the sign.
By default, message signs login every 15 minutes and
speed displays every 3 hours. Therefore setting changes
will take effect the next time a unit calls in. If changes
are made and applied.but the time of the last login is
earlier than the changes were made then the sign has
not been updated.
Locally connected signs will update immediately upon
clicking Apply Changes.
Moving Equipment in the Server and the Field
Moving Equipment applies only to remotely managed
equipment. Remote equipment has two location
settings - the actual physical location in the field and
the virtual location setting in the server.
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These need to be in agreement for two reasons.
1. If they are not in agreement the equipment in the
field will show up on the map as being having a
location conflict, which means that the location from
the unit's GPS and the location in the server are more
than 500' apart.
2. Data taken by the sign will be labeled with the
location the sign is at in the server. If the location is
incorrect it needs to be corrected so that the data is tied
to the correct location.
To Move a sign, select Move next to the equipment in
the Equipment Management table. When the Move
dialog comes up, select the new location for the sign.
To change settings for the new location at the time of
the move, check the Assign new settings for new
location box and then fill in the settings for the new
location. Use the Move dialog to edit an pending move
as well.
Pending and Retroactive Moves
There are two ways to move a sign.
Pending Move: In this scenario, queue the sign in equipment
management for a pending move by selecting Pending
Confirmation in the Move dialog box. When the sign is physically
moved to the pending location, use the Move Sign command at
the sign. This causes the sign to call in and "Move" to the new
location in the server. On a message sign, you use the top scroll
button and follow the instructions on the message sign's display.
For speed displays, pressing both the speed limit and display mode
buttons at the same time will initiate the sign calling in the move
to the server. The speed display shows a crosshair on the front
display when a move is initiated.
Effective Date/Time: This Move function is used when the sign was
moved physically in the past, but not “moved” in the server. Fill in
the date and time the sign was actually moved. The data the sign
has collected will be divided between the old and new locations at
the time you set. This time can only be a time in the past, it cannot
be in the future. Future moves are Pending Moves, discussed in the
previous section.
Once the new location is selected, the move type is selected and
any setting changes are made, click Apply Changes. Pending
locations will show up in the Pending Location column on the
equipment management table. Retroactive moves will show up on
the table as the new location.
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Equipment Management: Sign Mode
Setting the sign mode
The first equipment management step is to select the sign
mode. Click Settings for the equipment to be managed. In the
Settings popup, select the desired sign operation mode. Only
modes applicable to the specific sign will be available so not all
the modes above may be available. Units with digits are limited
to the Display Off, Speed Limit Sign and Speed Display Mode.
Units without radar are limited to the Display Off, Single
Message and All Message Mode. Signs with full matrix displays
and radar can utilize all modes.
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Display Off: The sign's display will be off (digits and/or
message) but the sign will still collect traffic data if it has a
radar. Generally known as Stealth Mode.
Speed Limit Sign: Sets a sign to display a fixed speed
limit. For speed displays must be used in combination with
a SPEED LIMIT sign wrap.
Speed Display: Sign will display a vehicle's speed
following parameters set on the Speeds tab. For speed
displays must be used in combination with a YOUR SPEED
sign.
Single Message: Message sign will display a single
message of up to three screens.
Dependent Messages: SpeedAlert Radar Message Signs
with radar or instALERT signs used with a linked speed
display will display a set of five dependent messages with
each message triggered by a specific vehicle's speed.
All Messages: Displays all messages in the sign's memory
sequentially, creating a message of up to 72 screens. Does
not include the "Display Now" message.
Daily Schedule: Schedule any available modes and
imaging over a 24 hour period that repeats daily.
Weekly Schedule: Schedule any available modes and
imaging over a weekly period that repeats weekly.
To turn the equipment off remotely, first schedule one of
the modes for time on, and for any unspecified time
windows the sign will be "off" in the standby mode. This is
the only time units with radar will not collect data. If the
sign is in schedule mode, yet there are no modes selected
for any time windows the sign will be off.
Screen Mode Views for SpeedAlert 18
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Screen Mode Views for SpeedAlert 24
Mode Views on the SpeedAlert 24 units. The
instALERT 24 only has the Single and All Messages
modes unless it is linked to a speed display or has an
internal radar.
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Equipment Management Settings: Messages
How to send a message or dependent message group to a sign and display it on the sign
Select the Equipment Management tab.
Click Settings to modify the settings on a unit
connected with a USB cable or Bluetooth, or on any
unit with remote management. Messages are added in
the settings dialog.
Settings dialog box pops up on the Messages tab
The Messages tab shows the messages on the server (or
messages on PC if connected locally) and the messages
on equipment. To add a message to the equipment's
on-board memory, highlight it in the Messages on
Server column and click the right arrow which moves it
to the Messages on Equipment column. Up to 24
messages can be placed on the equipment. If the
equipment list is full and another message is needed,
remove unneeded messages by highlighting them and
clicking the left arrow moving them to the server. Then
there will be space to add additional messages.
Preview the message by clicking a message in either
column and then clicking Preview under the column. in
which it is highlighted.
New messages for the sign are created in the Message
Management section on the main tabs. To create a new
message and place it on the sign, close the Settings
dialog box with the X, create the new message on the
Message Management tab, save the message and go
back into Equipment Management, Settings for the sign
that needs the message . The new message will be
available in the Messages on Server column and can
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be moved to the Messages on Equipment column.
To display a message on the sign, select the message
on the equipment that you want to display by selecting
it in the Active box. When the sign calls in, the new
messages and the active selection will be sent to the
sign. The sign calls in every 15 minutes, so it may take
up to 15 minutes for the change to take effect.
Display Now when connected Locally
With a sign connected locally with a USB cable, the
option to Display Now is available when you preview a
message on the computer or on the equipment. Pick
any message from either column, Preview it and then
click Display Now.
Dependent Message Groups
To select a dependent message group to display on the
sign, select a dependent message group from the
dropdown in the dependent message groups section.
The dependent message groups are created on the
main Message Management tab, under the Dependent
on Server or Dependent on PC (for local connections.)
See the SmartApps Message Management lesson for
details on creating dependent message groups.
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Equipment Management Settings: Speeds
How to set the speed limit and display parameters
Select Equipment Management, Settings for the equipment and then the Speeds tab
1. Change the Speed Limit of the road with the up and
down arrows.
2. Set the display parameters. Enable the display to
display vehicle speeds. The Display Above setting is
used to limit how low a speed the sign will display and
is used to save power. If the sign is powered by battery
or solar, this might be set to the speed limit plus 1 MPH
to not waste power on cars obeying the speed limit. If
the sign is on a trailer or running on AC, it could be set
as low as 0 MPH, although the sign will not display
speeds below 5 MPH to limit false triggers, unless the
low speed filter option is selected. Contact ATS for
more information. Max Speed is the maximum speed to
be displayed to prevent anyone from racing the sign.
The digits will be blank above this speed. Data with the
actual speeds will still be collected even though the
sign is blank.
3. Check the Blink Digit Display box in the Digit Display
to have the digits blink when they display. This will save
power.
4. Stealth mode: If the display is not enabled, the
display will remain blank while the sign records data. In
this mode, the sign will collect baseline data without
affecting the speeds on the road.
5. The violator strobe is used to catch violators attention
by flashing the digits above the set speed. Set the
speed above which the digits should flash. This
provides a second, more rapid flash rate than the
blinking digits.
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Set Radar Sensitivity
Radar Sensitivity affects the distance at which the sign picks up a vehicle. It is
not a specific distance as the actual distance depends upon the vehicle. A
tractor trailer will always be picked up at a greater distance than a Miata.
Lower this setting to the lowest setting possible to save power. For example,
there is no reason to display a vehicle's speed if it is too far away to read the
digits. If there is a cross road in the distance, lowering the sensitivity will
reduce readings from the cross traffic.
Auxiliary Output Settings
For equipment with the optional auxiliary output relay use the Aux Out box to
set the trigger speed for the output. Set per the image above, the relay will
come on at 40 MPH and will stay on for 2 seconds after the vehicle which
triggered it passes. Additional signals will reset the timer, so if there is a train
of vehicles, the relay will go off 2 seconds after the last vehicle. The delay
duration can be between 1 and 10 seconds. This window will not show if you
do not have this option.
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Equipment Management Settings: Alerts
How to set alert thresholds and recipients, relationship with images
Equipment Settings, Alerts tab
With the Alert App, the equipment can send an email or
text message alert for low battery, tampering, high
speed events and low speed congestion. With alerts,
you set the thresholds for each type of alert and the
personnel that are to receive each alert.
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Set the thresholds for the two low battery alerts at
the point where you want to be alerted that a
battery change is imminent, and then when it
actually needs to be changed.
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Enable the tamper alert to be notified if the sign is
being disturbed.
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Set the high speed alert at the speed above which
you want to be alerted to a high speed event. Set
it high enough that the amount of alerts will not be
bothersome.
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Set the congestion alert at a speed below which
you want an alert. The system must see this low
speed for 10 minutes before the alert will be sent.
To receive email or SMS alerts, set up the appropriate
email address in the user setup on the Setup - Users
tab. If someone needs to get both email and SMS, set
them up as two users - one with the SMS address and
one with the email address. Then both user names will
be available in the Alert notification matrix for selection.
To receive images with the alerts, enable images for
each alert condition in the Settings Imaging tab for this
piece of equipment. See the Equipment Management:
Imaging section.
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Equipment Management Settings: Imaging
Settings
The Pictures option can be set up on the “Imaging” tab
(1) in the “Equipment Management” pop-up.
Pictures can be taken for High Speed events,
Congestion events, Tamper events, and timed events
(Awareness) by checking the “Active” box corresponding
to the given event. (2)
When managing equipment remotely through the
website, the most recent image uploaded is displayed
(3) and the percentage of monthly allowed picture
usage (4) is displayed given Remote Pictures
Management has been purchased.
When managing equipment locally through USB or
Bluetooth, buttons will be available to download all
images or just take a quick snapshot (5). Images
downloaded here can be viewed in the "Image
Management" app.
Alerts and Imaging (Remote connections only)
Alerts are only available with the SmartApps remote
subscription.
It is important to note that the picture event thresholds
for High Speed Events and Congestion Events are the
same as the Alerts thresholds. When the thresholds are
adjusted on the Alerts or Imaging tabs the value on the
other tab will be adjusted accordingly. These are linked
so that picture alerts are possible.
To receive an alert of any kind, the alert “Active”
checkbox must be checked. To receive a picture alert
both the alert and image “Active” checkboxes must be
checked for the given event type. Users must be
selected for email alerts to be sent.
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Picture and Alert Logic
The chart above outlines the picture and alert logic for
a given event under various operating conditions.
When Remote Pictures Management is subscribed
images will be uploaded to the server via the cellular
network immediately after they are taken. This means
the most recent image will always be on the server
unless cellular data service at the location of the sign is
unavailable or very poor.
If Remote Pictures Management is not purchased or
halted but the Picture Hardware option is active,
pictures will be taken but must be downloaded via USB
or Bluetooth. For more information on the “halted” state
of Remote Pictures Management please refer to the
Data Usage section of this reference.
Radar and High Speed Events
Timing the instant to capture a high-speed violator is important. The capture
mechanism works most of the time, however there is no guarantee that the
image taken will show an identifiable vehicle or even if there will be a
vehicle in the image field of view. This is due to many circumstances.
Once a high speed event is triggered the camera must turn on and take the
image. The entire process takes ~5sec from the time the radar sees the first
speed above the high-speed event threshold. During this delay the vehicle is
traveling towards the camera. If the vehicle is traveling very fast, it may pass
the sign before the image is taken. If the vehicle’s speed was read very far in
front of the sign, the vehicle will be in the picture but appear far away.
The radar sensitivity setting may be used to adjust the point at which the
vehicles are in range of the radar and possibly improve the chances of
capturing a good image. However it is important to note that vehicles of
different shapes and sizes come into range of the radar at different distances
so no setting will be perfect.
Vehicles accelerating towards the sign and triggering a high-speed event just
before passing the sign will not be captured due to the camera boot time
delay.
License plates will not be readable in images. Images cannot be used with
license plate recognition software.
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Scheduling
When using the camera it is usually desirable to only
capture images during daylight hours. The Scheduling
tab allows the camera to be active during specific
operation windows and turned off when images will not
be worthwhile. If an event occurs during a non-camera
operation window that would normally be a picture
alert, a standard text-only alert will be sent in its place.
Times not assigned an operation window will place the
device in OFF mode and the camera will not be used.
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Equipment Management Settings: Data
Set data exceptions
Speeds outside of a minimum and maximum can be
ignored. This might be done to eliminate speeds of
drivers making a turn at a specific location which lowers
the average speed, or a particular environmental signal
that gives a false high speed signal. These settings
cause the filtered data to not be recorded. This is a filter
on the data collection, not on the data reporting.
Local Downloading of Data with the PC and ATS Assist (for customers without the SmartApps
Service subscription)
Click Work Offline and SmartApps will open on the
Equipment Management Tab. Select Settings for the
locally connected unit and go to the Data tab. Click the
Download Traffic Data button. The Get Traffic Data from
Sign on ATS Assist can also be used. When prompted,
give the file a name. Over time many files will be
collected, so it will be helpful to create a standard
naming convention, such as Road, Location on road,
Direction of traffic, Start date. Once uploaded, the data
can be analyzed on the Reports tab.
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Equipment Management Settings: Schedule
How to schedule equipment to display different messages or speed display options
Select the schedule type from Sign Mode
Any mode other than Daily or Weekly Schedule: There
is no schedule and the sign is on all the time. Schedule
tab will grey out.
Daily Schedule: The sign will follow the schedule and
repeat each 24 hour cycle, and be the same on all days.
Weekly Schedule: Create a schedule for each day of the
week, and schedule will repeat each 7 day cycle.
Create schedule for All Days (Daily Schedule) or each day (Weekly Schedule)
Select Daily or Weekly schedule and add a schedule
window with the Add Window button. For each window,
enter the schedule details for the time period. There
can be up to six windows per day.
Complete details for each time period
Select the time period for each window. Time windows
cannot overlap. The sign will be off for any time that is
unaccounted for in a window. Use this to shut the sign
down completely, including the data collection.
Schedule time windows from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM to
cover the entire day.
Enter the mode.
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Display off: Digits or messages are off, yet a sign
with radar will still collect traffic data (Stealth
Mode).
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Speed Display: Standard speed display mode for
speed displays and radar message signs. Displays
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vehicle speeds and collects traffic data.
Speed Limit Sign: Speed display and message
signs can display a speed limit, which can be
changed throughout the day with the schedule
function.
Single Message: Displays a single message of up
to three screens on a message sign.
Dependent Message: Displays a dependent
message group on the radar message sign or on a
message sign that is linked to a speed display.
Dependent messages display a message tailored
to each vehicle's speed, with three speed ranges
and corresponding messages over the speed limit.
Set the camera on or off for each window. See Camera
Schedule step below.
Set a reduced speed if applicable. Do this for
Dependent Message mode so the ranges for the
messages displayed according to speeds change
relative to a lower speed limit or for changeable Speed
Limit Sign mode.
Select message or dependent message group. If a new
message or dependent message group is required,
create it on the Messages tab and then it will be
available on the schedule message drop down list.
Camera Scheduling
For each time window there is an option to have the
camera active. Schedule the camera on or off if pictures
are desired during the specific time window. This is
used to conserve image transfer capacity. Take images
only when desired, such as during school arrival and
departure times. It is also used to turn the camera off
overnight, when it will not capture images in the dark.
Note that these time windows are the same except for
the camera being off after dark.
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Equipment Management Settings: Power
Monitor sign power levels and set brightness levels
The power tab shows the current brightness, power level and power supply.
The power tab helps conserve power for battery applications.
Brightness Level
The brightness level and range can be adjusted on all units. Select a minimum and maximum brightness
level and the sign will automatically adjust between these levels depending upon ambient light levels. The
minimum might be set higher than 1 due to ambient light levels near the sign at night, and the maximum
can be set to the lowest level that provides adequate brightness at a particular location. The lower the
maximum is set, the longer the batteries will last between charges. To set the sign to one fixed brightness
level, set the maximum equal to the minimum.
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Equipment Management Settings: Config
Data from the Config Tab
Settings in the Config Tab
The unit can be given a different name for easy
identification in the Equipment Management table.
A unit can be put into demo mode, in which it will
display a rotating set of speeds to demonstrate the
operation. Be careful not to send this to a remote sign
in the field.
The information tells ATS all about this sign if we need
to upgrade or troubleshoot the unit.
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SmartApps General
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SmartApps Dashboard
SmartApps Home Tab Dashboard
After logging into SmartApps, the home tab dashboard
opens. Widgets can be selected to provide a snapshot
of the current remote equipment status. Select windows
that will provide the status of your remotely managed
equipment.
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SmartApps Map
SmartApps Map
The Map tab shows all subscribed equipment currently
in the field and its location. It also shows all locations
that have been setup in the system, and all locations
with traffic data. If there is equipment in the field, the
icon will provide a summary of the current status at the
location and provide a data summary if applicable.
Most SmartApp functions can be accessed from the
map. There are links to go directly to settings, reports
and other configurations. Equipment with current alerts
are highlighted and categories of equipment set up on
the Setup Tab can be displayed by checking a category.
Map Layers
Map Layers can be turned on or off:
Fixed Equipment: Equipment that is located in a Fixed Position and
in agreement with the server. Usually a location with traffic data
collection.
Mobile Equipment: Equipment that is stored in a response vehicle
that is in field use, and has reported a GPS position to the server.
Location Conflict: Equipment at a location where the equipment's
GPS location does not agree with the location in the server.
Locations: Locations set up in the server where equipment will be
mounted, and usually where traffic data is collected by units with radar.
Categories: Categories are groups of locations, combined under one
name for convenience. Shows all locations from the checked category.
Categories are created on the Setup Tab.
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Speed Display Fixed Equipment
Click on a Speed Display to see summary information. Click on the
specific item to get more information or change a setting. The unit can
be moved in the server, settings can be changed and the most recent
data can be accessed directly from this popup. Click the X to close popup.
Message Sign Fixed Equipment
Message signs are in fixed locations if they are mounted permanently or if
they have the internal radar and traffic data is being collected. Access
settings, status and reports by clicking the relevant link.
Message Sign Mobile Equipment
Message signs are mobile when they are used in many different locations for
informing the public. Generally a mobile location will not have traffic data tied
to it. Mobile locations will show up on the map once the message sign is
deployed and calls in with its GPS location. The icon will stay on the map at
full brightness as long as the unit is reporting in and confirming the location.
Once it has stopped calling in the icon will dim. The icon will move if the unit
calls in from another location. Otherwise it will stay dim until the Clear Icon
option is clicked.
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Location Conflict
Location conflicts are presented as red icons and are generated when
a unit reports a GPS location that is more than 500 feet from the
server location for the device. Usually this indicates that the sign was
moved physically but was not "moved" in the server. It could also
mean the sign has been stolen. Correct this situation by changing the
location of the sign in the server to agree with the physical location or
by tracking down the sign.
Locations
View all active server locations by checking Locations. View settings related
to the location, recent data or edit the physical location. If a location is not
longer of interest it can be hidden on the Setup-Locations-Edit popup so it
will not clutter the map.
Add a New Location
A right mouse click on the map at the desired location
will bring up the Add Location option. Clicking this will
open the location dialog box where the rest of the
settings for the location can be entered.
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SmartApps Alert Management
Alert Management Tab
Alert Management lists a summary of the alerts in a
paged format. It shows the type of alert, location, time
and the recipient. If Imaging is subscribed and enabled
along with the alert, click the Image button associated
with a particular alert to navigate the image that was
recorded along with the alert. The alert list can be
filtered by column header by clicking on the column
header. For example, the high speed alerts can be
sorted from highest to lowest alert speed.
Alert Images
When the Image button is clicked, the image review
popup will show images for the last 100 alerts. The
image review filters can be expanded beyond the alert
filter using the alert filters at the top of the popup. To
get images along with alerts, both SmartApps must be
subscribed and enabled.
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SmartApps Message Management
Messages Overview
Create messages and dependent messages on this tab.
There are two groups of messages: Local Messages on
the PC and if the SmartApps Equipment Management
service is subscribed, Remote Messages on the server.
Messages on the PC are only available when working
on this specific PC. Messages on server are available
whenever signed into your account on the internet, no
matter the PC. A Remote management subscription is
necessary for messages to be saved on the server.
Messages are single, three screen messages.
Dependent Messages are groups of five messages with
a specific message displayed related to a specific
vehicle's speed relative to the speed limit.
Create or Edit a Message
To create or edit a message, either click Add Message
or Edit an existing message. In the edit screen, add the
appropriate settings for the message. There are
message options that apply to the entire message, and
screen options that apply to one of the three available
screens within the message. In the Message Options,
first pick a name and a description for the message and
the number of screens. Pick the screen size - Standard
for an instALERT 24 or Small for instALERT 18 or a
SpeedAlert 18. Then pick the density of the screen,
standard at Low or the optional High density.
In the Screen Options, enter the settings for each
screen. Click on the screen to create or edit and it
becomes the active screen and gets a green border.
Enter the type of screen, whether text of the various size
combinations, a YOUR SPEED or SPEED LIMIT screen
for a dependent message system, or a graphic. Enter
the text in the applicable text boxes. The cursor must be
moved out of the text box by clicking on any other
function for the text to preview in the screens. Set the
duration of the screen, whether it should blink, invert or
stay constant and the rate of blinking if applicable.
Justify the text left, right or center. A screen power
gauge shows whether the message uses more or less
power given the settings. Less power means more
battery life if this is important for the deployment.
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Preview Message
Click Preview to see the message displayed in action.
Dependent Messages
Speed Dependent Messages have the sign display
different messages relative to the driver's speed. Create
messages for each speed range and save them on the
messages tab. Then they are available for selection for
the speed range in a dependent message group. Utilize
the Speed Limit and Your Speed message types as
desired when creating messages. You can adjust the
speed ranges as desired creating the speed range for
each message. To save power, generally select a blank
message when no vehicles are detected.
Speed Dependent Messages are also created on the
Message Management tab. Just like Messages,
Dependent Messages can be stored on the PC. Click on
the Dependent Messages tab on the main Messages
tab table. Edit a dependent message or click Add
Dependent Message to add a new dependent message.
Name the new dependent message and add an
optional description if desired. Select the screen size for
the equipment that will be displaying the message,
Standard for the iA24 of Small for the iA18 or SA18.
Fill in the speed limit variables that determine the three
speed ranges above the speed limit. Then select a
message for each condition. The messages have to
already exist in the messages list to be selected for the
dependent message group. If an additional message is
needed, exit the dependent message tab, create the
message and save it and then return to the dependent
message screen and it will be available for selection.
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You can preview the message for each condition
individually using the Preview button next to the
condition.
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SmartApps Apps & Options
Apps and Options Subscription Status
The Apps and Options shows the current subscription
status for both hardware equipment options and for
subscribed browser based SmartApps. For more
information or to subscribe any hardware or SmartApps,
contact All Traffic Solutions.
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SmartApps PremierCare
Premier Care Subscriptions
The Premier Care Tab shows the current status of the
equipment's Premier Care subscriptions. With Premier
Care, it is All Traffic Solution's responsibility to ensure
that the equipment is always ready for service. It even
provides a discount for vandalism related repairs.
Contact All Traffic Solutions for more information.
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SmartApps: Imaging
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Reviewing Images
Reviewing Images in the Image Management App
Remote Image Management App
Images stored in Remote Image Management are
received from devices automatically via the cellular
network and are organized by location (1). For each
active location (locations where equipment is currently
assigned) (2) the most recent image will be displayed
on the main app screen. Inactive location images are
available at the bottom of the tab (3). The monthly
data transfer usage meter for the account is shown here
as well (4).
To see all images for a given location, click on the
location to bring up the image review dialog. To
search for images based on multiple locations, trigger
types, or a date range click on the “Review all Images”
button (5), configure the filters as desired on the top of
the image review dialog, and click the search button.
Remote Image Management Image Review
In the Image Review dialog images may be printed,
saved to a PC, or deleted (1). When saved on a pc,, the
image files will include the image details in the file
properties. Comments may be added to an image as
desired (2). Images in the Remote Image Management
App will be discarded six months after they have been
received unless the “Retain this image past the 6 month
expiration date” box is checked (3). This box is not
checked by default.
Specific images may be found by adjusting the filters at
the top of the dialog (4) and then clicking "Search (5)"
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Images on PC (Locally downloaded images)
When images are downloaded via USB or PC with
Bluetooth, they are placed in a folder on the PC.
Typically this folder is “C:\Program Files\All Traffic
Solutions\AtsAssist\Photos\”. These images may be
viewed through the Image Management App as well by
clicking on the “Images on PC” tab.
The 15 most recent images will be displayed as tiles
which will bring up the image review dialog when
clicked. Alternatively the “Review all Images” may be
clicked.
Images on PC Review
Images downloaded via USB and stored on a PC may
be reviewed in the Images on PC Review dialog.
These images may be filtered by time and / or trigger
type.
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Image Alert Review
Reviewing images from the alerts tab
A history of the most recent alerts is kept in the Alert
Management App (1). Any images that have an alerts
associated with them can be viewed by clicking on the
“Image” button (2) on shown on the given alert line.
This will bring up the Image Review Dialogue showing
the alert images for the alerts shown in this App.
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Image Storage
Remote Imaging capacity
The remote image management system uploads images daily so the device will not run out of memory
unless it is in a location with no cell signal for an extended period. All devices that are subscribed to Remote
Image Management are subject to a cellular data usage cap. This cap is calculated from the images
uploaded only (traffic data is not included) and is reset on a monthly basis.
The data allotment is pooled across all devices that are subscribed to Remote Image Management on a
given account. Therefore if an account has three devices subscribed the monthly data cap for that account is
3x the single device cap and any one of the devices may use all, some, or none of that total allotment as
required.
Halted State: Once the monthly cap has been reached all devices will continue to take images but will no
longer upload them to the Remote Image Management App. These images will be stored locally on the
device and may be downloaded via USB only and will not reside in the Remote Image Management App.
When the device memory gets full, the next new image will overwrite the oldest image.
The data usage tracker will be reset upon the beginning of the next month and new images will
automatically begin uploading to the Remote Management App again. Images taken between when the cap
was hit and until the account is reset are stored locally will not be uploaded automatically, as this may just
take the account right back to the data limit immediately. These need to be downloaded locally.
If a specific device is intended to collect a large amount of images it is recommended to contact ATS and
inquire about purchasing a larger data plan for the given device.
Local image storage capacity
The device can store a maximum of approximately 75 high quality images or 100 medium quality images in
its memory. Once the storage limit is reached, the oldest images will automatically be overwritten by the
newest images. For PC image management via USB this limit is very important to understand so there is
minimal image loss on a given deployment.
Conserving Memory
When setting the High-Speed Event image capture threshold be sure that the level is high enough to catch
the most extreme violators and not just any moderate violators. This will lower the total number of images
taken as well as weed out the violators to the ones that are of most interest.
Awareness images are typically used to monitor road, weather, or parking conditions. Set the time interval as
far apart as possible to get the images desired. Medium quality images are usually acceptable for this
purpose.
The schedule feature can be used to take images only during desired times of the day. Note that when using
the schedule, the entire unit will be in OFF mode during times that are not scheduled. Or just the camera can
be turned off for time periods such as overnight when it is dark. See Scheduling under the ”Setting up the
Pictures Option” section for details.
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Important Imaging Notes
Image Capture Tips
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It takes ~5 sec to capture a High Speed Event image. The above
chart shows the maximum speed vehicle the camera can capture
and the distance it must be in front of the sign when the high speed
is first detected.
Rain and snow can obscure parts of the image.
Images will not be taken once the unit enters “Low Battery” state.
Alerts and Picture Alerts are subject to a black-out period after a
previous alert of the same type.
High Speed alerts are prevented for 1 minute after a High Speed
Event is triggered.
Congestion alerts are prevented for 15 minutes after a Congestion
Event is triggered.
Tamper alerts are prevented for 1 minute after a Tamper Event is
detected.
Transmission through the device’s cellular antenna has been found
to cause false readings in the radar of Speed Sentrys and Speed
Sentry Shields. Therefore the radar speed is ignored during cellular
transmissions. Please note that transmitting a high-quality image via
cellular takes ~1.5 minutes and no vehicles will be detected during
that time in those products.
PDA Imaging support is not available at this time.
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SmartApps: Reporting
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SmartApps Reporting - Introduction and Differences between Local and Subscription
Reporting App
Data Management and Reports
Units that have radar and the Traffic Data Management Option collect traffic speed and volume data, which
is then available for reporting. The data is collected either remotely or locally and then analyzed on the ATS
SmartApps website or with the locally installed version of SmartApps. There are different reports available
depending upon the method used to collect the data.
Local Data Collection and Reports
All local data reports are generated from individual files, with one file consisting of data collected at one
location. Reports can be run on each file and then the reports can be compared. Data is downloaded from
the sign using ATS Mobile, USB/Bluetooth connection to a PC or a wireless PDA. Files are stored locally on
a PC.
Data Collection and Reports with SmartApps Equipment Management and Reporting
Subscription
With the subscribed Apps, more report options are available for data analysis. Traffic data is automatically
uploaded from the signs on a daily basis and is stored in a database on a secure server. This allows access to
the data from any computer with a browser and allows data from multiple days and locations to be compared.
The user does not have to spend any time on data collection or file management. Comparisons of multiple
locations can be done automatically rather than manually comparing multiple separate printed reports from
each location.
Active and Stealth Data Collection
Data can be collected by the sign with the digit display on or off. With the display off and the “YOUR SPEED”
sign physically removed the sign collects data in stealth mode and provides a baseline speed and volume
profile for the location. After collecting data in stealth mode for a period, the sign digits can be set to perform
active traffic calming by turning on the digit display and replacing the “YOUR SPEED” sign. Data from stealth
and active modes can be compared to establish effectiveness of the sign at this location and utilized to
prioritize enforcement. On a full matrix SpeedAlert sign, a general message that does not reference speed to
obtain similar baseline results.
Display Settings vs Data Recording
Display settings and data settings are independent. Setting the display off or limiting the display to speeds
above the speed limit and set a maximum speed displayed will not affect the recorded data. All vehicle
speeds will be recorded, whether displayed of not.
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Data collection location selection
There are several considerations when a location is selected for data collection.
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The location should be on a free flowing section of road with minimal disruptions. This is generally not
possible so it is necessary to understand how disruptions will affect the data.
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Mount the sign so it will be able to see vehicles above any parked cars.
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Make sure the sign is pointed as directly as possible at the traffic. Placing the sign on a pole that is at
too much of an angle from the lane of traffic will delay picking up vehicles and reduce the effectiveness
of the sign and the accuracy of the data. It will also reduce the sign’s visibility to the driver.
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Roads with driveways or cross street turns in advance of the signs will show an elevated level of slow
speed traffic as drivers will be slowing down to make turns. You may want to disregard low speed
readings when you generate reports.
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Do not mount the sign where the drivers are already slowing down, such as close to a stop sign.
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The sign can be used to slow down traffic in advance of another warning sign, such as a school zone or
work zone. Be sure to mount the sign far enough in advance to not block or distract the driver from
interpreting any of the other warning signage.
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Vehicle volume data is accurate to within 15% on roads with single lane traffic in the measured
direction. Volume data collected on roads with multiple lanes of traffic in the same direction will not
provide accurate counts but the data will give an accurate speed profile of the road. Two cars traveling
next to each other may look like one car to the Doppler radar. The radar is set to pick up the fastest
vehicle within its range.
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SmartApps Reporting - Data Collection with the Reporting App
If Traffic Data Management has been purchased and the radar equipped unit is on, the unit is collecting
data. The Reporting App uploads data automatically from the unit daily as long as there is a cell signal. Data
is uploaded automatically each time the sign calls in. If the sign is located where there is no cell signal, the
sign will upload all data since the last upload when it is powered and moved within range of a cell signal.
The data will not be lost as long as there is a cell signal available at some point.
Setup Locations
Determine locations where the unit will collect data and
set them up in the server. Go to
apps.alltrafficsolutions.com and click the Setup Tab and
click Locations. Here you can add or edit locations.
There are two types of locations Fixed and Mobile.
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Fixed Location: A fixed location is any location
where a unit will be placed to be remotely
managed and used for data collection. Fixed
location names are road locations and are not tied
to a specific unit.
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M obile Location: A mobile location is generally
a storage location for a specific piece of
equipment such as a message sign stored in a
specific response vehicle. The unit is normally set
up at an incident or event specific situations. The
unit may only get set at any specific location one
time. Data can be collected at mobile locations,
but will be tied to the piece of equipment until the
data is moved to a fixed location.
Setting up a Fixed Location in the Server
To set up a new fixed location, click Add Location.
Name the location and fill in the address. Click Map
Address and the map will find the location according to
the map software. Then move the icon to the specific
location where the sign is mounted. This is important as
it needs to be on the correct side of the street. There
may have a location right across the street that will
need to be differentiated from this one.
Then assign the location to a Road/Group. This allows
location organization. For example, if there are 10
locations set up to take data at different places along
Main Street, assign them to the Main Street group so
they are easy to manage. Finally set the direction of
traffic and speed limit for the location and Save the
location. Edit locations or Delete locations by clicking
these options next to locations that are already set up.
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Collecting Data with the SmartApps service
When data is collected using the SmartApps service, the sign must be mounted at the location of interest and
the server has to be told where the sign is located using the Move Sign functionality. Telling the server where
the unit is located allows the system to track the unit and let it put the location label on the collected data.
Over time, multiple data sets can be collected at the same location. If you own multiple speed displays, the
same speed display does not have to be used to collect data at a specific location. The data is not specific to
a unit, but to the location. It is important to locate the sign at the same place each time it is placed at a
location for consistency in the data results.
Move Sign
Once a location is set up in the server and a sign is placed at the location, “Move” the sign to this location in
the server. You are telling the server where the sign is located. There are two ways to “Move” a sign.
Pending M ove: One is to set the sign up for a pending move. In this scenario, set the sign up for a pending
move in equipment management. When the sign is physically moved, use the Move Sign command at the
sign. This causes the sign to call in to the server and “move” to the new location in the system. On a message
board, use the bottom scroll button and follow the instructions on the message sign to hold the top button for
5 seconds. For the speed displays, pressing both the Speed Limit and Display Mode buttons at the same time
for 15 seconds will “Move” the sign. As you hold the buttons the digit segments will create a crosshair inside
the outer border and outer segments will “rotate” around the outside border of the unit. When the Move is
registered the rotating will stop. A “Move” can also be initiated using the PDA software.
When setting up a pending move, the settings for the unit can be modified to take effect when the Move Sign
function is activated. For example, the speed limit can be changed from the speed at the current location,
such as 35MPH, to the speed limit at the pending location, such as 25MPH, when the Move Sign function is
activated when the sign is moved to the pending location.
Effective Date/Time: This Move function is used when the sign was moved physically in the past, but not
“moved” in the server. The sign was moved, but the “Move Sign” function was not utilized. In this case, the
effective date/time move tells the system the date and time the sign was actually moved and retroactively
moves the sign. The data the sign has collected will be divided between the two locations at the set time.
This time can only be a time in the past, it cannot be in the future. Future moves are Pending Moves,
discussed in the previous section. Settings cannot be changed using Effective Date/Time retroactive moves.
For more information on moving the sign in the server, see the on-board controls section for the specific unit.
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SmartApps Reports - Reporting App Speed and Volume Analysis Report
Once data has been transferred to the server with the Reporting App service it can be analyzed. Data is
transferred once per day as long as the unit has a cell signal. If it does not, it will transfer the data from
multiple days if necessary once it is brought into range. Any of these reports can be printed by clicking on the
save icon and saving the report in PDF format.
Speed and Volume Analysis
This report is three reports in one. It provides a different report for the selection of Volume by Time or Speed
Bin, and then a detailed report when a single day is selected.
Speed and Volume Analysis: Volume Analysis by Time for Multiple Days
This report provides vehicle counts by date and time of
day. Select to View Volume by Time, a specific location
and a date range. You determine where data is
available for a location by entering a wide date range
and then narrowing in on the available data range of
interest. Filter for dates, speed range and speed range
increment. Once generated, look for days with high
volumes in a relevant time frame and then run a single
day report for the day of interest.
Speed and Volume Analysis: Volume Analysis by Speed Bin for Multiple Days
This report provides vehicle counts by date and speed
range. Select to View Volume by Speed Bin, a specific
location and a date range. Determine where data is
available for a location by entering a wide date range
and then narrowing in on the available data range of
interest. Filter for dates, speed range and speed bin
increment. Once generated, look for days with high
volumes in a relevant speed bin and then run a single
day report for the day of interest.
Speed and Volume Analysis: Volume Analysis by Date for a Single Day
Run either of the above reports for a single day only,
and the resulting report will provide vehicle counts by
speed range and time of day. This report shows the
times of worst compliance on a single day by looking for
the time window with the highest volume of vehicles in
the enforceable speed window. This is the best time to
prioritize enforcement.
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SmartApps Reports - Reporting App Summary Report
Speed Summary Report
This report provides summary data for one location,
between dates and speed windows selected. This report
is similar to the summary report for the local data mode
but can give you a speed summary over multiple
periods of data collection, not just one file. Select a
specific date range, the last 30 days of data or all dates
for this location. The All dates selection provides the
first and last dates data was collected at this location.
These dates can then be used in the Speed and
Volume Report to see when data was collected - the
number of studies and their approximate dates.
The report can also be filtered for speeds and for times
of the day. The report could be run for only vehicles
over the speed limit during afternoon school dismissal
hours.
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SmartApps Reports - Compliance and Risk Reports
Compliance and Risk Report, One Location
This report shows the compliance to the speed limit for
one location. Select the location and define the speed
ranges for the medium and high risk designations. The
report provides a color snapshot of the situation at this
location which may be very helpful to provide to the
residents. The report can be run by percent or by
volume. Use percent if the daily volume is reasonably
consistent. Use volume if daily volume varies greatly, so
that outliers on low volume days do not have as much
effect on the chart.
Compliance and Risk Report, Two Locations
This report does the same thing as the one location
report, but it allows comparison of two locations to
graphically see which is more compliant. The report is
more applicable between two locations with the same
speed limit and similar volumes. The report displays in
percent to compensate for differences in total volume at
the two locations.
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SmartApps Reports - Enforcement Priority Report
Enforcement Priority Report
This report shows the top 10, 20 or 50 time windows
with least compliance to the speed limit. Select any or
all locations over a chosen time period. The report will
lay out the times and locations of the highest number of
violators. It shows the magnitude of the violator speed
and count compared to the average overall speed and
total volume. This highlights the magnitude of the
problem at each location and time.
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SmartApps Reporting - Local Data Collection with PC or PDA
With local data collection, data collected from the sign is downloaded from the sign manually using either a
USB cable connected between the sign and a PC, Bluetooth to the PC, or using a wireless PDA (requires the
Bluetooth Management option on the unit.) Once downloaded on the PDA, the data must be transferred to a
PC connected to the internet to generate reports from the data. Use ATS Assist to manage the data transfer.
Downloading with the PC
Connect to the sign with a USB cable or with Bluetooth.
Once connected, open apps.alltrafficsolutions.com. Go
to the Equipment Management Tab, select Settings for
the locally connected unit and go to the Data tab. Click
the Download Traffic Data button. When prompted, give
the file a name. As many files are collected it will be
helpful to create a standard naming convention, such as
Road, Location on road, Direction of traffic, Start date.
Downloading Data with PDA
When data collection is complete for the location download the
data using the Bluetooth connection to the wireless PDA. With the
sign on, start Pocket ATS and connect to the sign. Click Data and
then Download. The percentage below Download is the percent
full of the memory. Click Download Now. Name the file. As many
files are collected it will be helpful to create a standard naming
convention, such as Road, Location on road, Direction of traffic,
Start date. Erase the sign memory when you are done. If this is not
done, the remaining data will be downloaded with any new data at
the next location, as it will still be in the sign's memory.
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Transfer Data from PDA to PC
Once the data is on the PDA, it needs to be transferred
to a PC connected to the internet to generate reports.
Connect the PDA to the PC with a USB cable or with
Bluetooth and either Microsoft ActiveSync or Windows
Mobile Device Center. Sync the data to the PC with
ATS Assist. Check Traffic Data Files and click Start. Data
is transferred to folder: C:/Program Files/All Traffic
Solutions/ATS Assist/Traffic Data. Files can also be
manually placed into this folder to find them on the
analysis website. This is the only folder that SmartApps
will look at to see data files for analysis.
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SmartApps Reports - Local Data Collection with PC or PDA
All local data reports are generated from individual
files. To compare locations, run reports on multiple files
and then compare them manually. To run the reports,
connect the PC containing the traffic data files to the
internet. Make sure ATS Assist is running , looking for the
ATS Shield logo in the PC's Windows Active toolbar.
Open a browser and navigate to
apps.alltrafficsolutions.com . On the sign in page, click
Work Offline. Go to the Reports tab and select the Local
Analysis report. There are no other reports available in
local mode. See Reports - Report App Subscription
Collection for the more extensive SmartApps reporting
options. See ATS Assist for instructions to install ATS
Assist and the SmartApps interface.
Local Summary Report
Select the data file for reporting in the file dropdown.
Filter min and max speed if desired to narrow down the
results, such as a minimum speed filter for a road that
has many driveways. Or limit the report to just traffic
data for vehicles above the speed limit. Once run, there
are four reports available on the tabs. The Summary
that provides basic information from the data collected
at the location. For any of the reports, csv output is
available or the report can be printed by clicking the
corresponding button.
Local Volume by Time Report
The Volume by Time report provides average vehicle
volume by speed and time of day for all dates in the
data file. The volumes are averaged over all days in
the filter for time of day and speed range. The dates
can be filtered down so that the report can show results
from fewer days or only one day.
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Local Volume by Date Report
The Volume by Date report provides vehicle counts by
hour by specific date.
Volume by Speed Report
The Volume by Speed report provides vehicle volume
by hour and speed range by day. As the report is
scrolled, additional days appear below. This report only
has a csv output option, as it can be very long. To print
output to a pdf use the Volume by Time report for a
single day.
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ATS Mobile Functions for All Units
Power
To configure settings that affect power usage, touch the
Power button on the home screen. The power screen
shows options that can help you monitor the battery
level on the sign or Android device. It also has options
to make changes to sign settings that will affect power
consumption.
The Blink Sign button allows blinking to be enabled.
Enabling blinking for the LED display can greatly
improve battery life.
The Radar Settings button will allow you to reduce the
radar sensitivity to have the speed display pick up
vehicles only when they are within visable range of the
sign, which will also extend battery life.
Adjusting the brightness range for the sign, either
locking it to one brightness level or adjusting the
minimum and maximum brightness between which the
unit's automatic dimming will operate, can also affect
power consumption. Reducing the maximum brightness
to 7 can make a significant reduction in power usage.
Config
The Config button on the home screen is used to
configure settings applicable to the connected sign.
The Tools button provides the option to identify the
sign by displaying the start-up routine on the sign when
the button is pressed. The other options on the Tools
screen are useful for devices that are subscribed to
SmartApps.
The Config screen also provides access to Rename the
sign, set the Clock on the sign and get diagnostic
information from the sign.
Demo Mode can be activated from this screen. If active
you will see the ON indicator in the button and the
DEMO indicator in the Config button on the home
screen. The demo mode starts a series of speeds to be
displayed on the screen when no cars are in range.
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Schedule
To create edit and manage schedules tap the Schedule
button on the home screen.
For a day schedule, tap the 24 Hour Schedule button.
On the next screen you can read the schedule from the
sign, enter the schedule editing screen, or send the
selected schedule to the sign. To enter the schedule
editting screen tap the Setup Schedule button.
This editting screen allows you to construct a schedule
that will run for a 24 hour period. You can also open an
existing schedule and edit it by tapping the Open from
File button. You can add up to six different time
windows. For times when there are no time windows
setup the sign will essentially be in stand-by mode
where it will not display anything or record data. It will
however still call in to the server at its normal frequency
for SmartApps users.
For each time window first adjust the desired start and
end times using the - and + buttons. Next set the sign
mode for that time window by tapping the Set Mode
button and selecting a mode from the list such as speed
display, single message or depenedent message mode.
For Single Message and Dependent Message sign
modes, you will need to select the active message
during that window. Tap the Set Message button to
select from the list of available messages.
Once the 24 hour schedule is set Save the schedule. To
send it to the sign go back one screen and tap the Send
to Sign button. You will be prompted whether or not to
activate the schedule. If so the sign mode will change
to Day Schedule.
For a weekly schedule go to the 7 Day Schedule. From
this screen you can either open an existing weekly
schedule or create a new one by selecting a different
previously saved 24 hour schedule for each day of the
week. (These 24 hour scheduled must be created and
saved before creating a 7 day schedule.) After creating
a new weekly schedule Save it, and if you would like to
send it to the sign tap the Send to Sign button. You will
be prompted whether or not to activate the schedule. If
so the sign mode will change to Week Schedule.
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Imaging
For signs with the Pictures option enabled the different
ways to trigger an image capture can be manged by
tapping on the Imaging button on the home screen.
For each of the triggers (High Speed, Congestion,
Tamper and Awarness) the corresponding button allows
you to enable the trigger, select the picture quality, and
set the thresholds.
For the signs subscribed to the Alerts SmartApp the
thresholds for each trigger will be the same for Alerts
and Imaging.
The main Imaging screen will indictate which image
triggers are turned OFF. For those that are enabled, it
will indicate either the threshold speed, number of
images taken for tamper, or frequency of awareness
picture staken in minutes. For messaging only signs the
High Speed and Congestion triggers will be inactive.
The Download & Manage Images button allos you to
view how many images are on the sign and whether to
downolad or erase them. You can also take a picture
manually by tapping the Take a Snapshot button and
then downloading the image after waiting a couple
seconds.
To view each image tap on one of the rows under
Images on Device. Here you can view the image and its
details, choose whether to delete the image, or add
comments that will be saved with the image.
Alerts
The Alerts button on the home screen will only be
active for signs sunscribed to the Alert Notification
SmartApp.
The functionality is very similar to the Imaging function.
In the Alerts screen you can manage each alert trigger
by tapping on the corresponding button. There you can
enable the alert, and set the threshold.
If Alerts and Imaging are both subscribed on a speed
display sign, changing the threshold values of the High
Speed and Congestion alert triggers will automatically
change the thresholds for the corresponding image
trigger and vice versa, because the thresholds must be
the same for each particular alert and image trigger.
The two battery alerts are meant to warn you when the
batteries get low and when they get very low. The do
not monitor two seperate batteries.
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