New York City Department of Transportation

The NYDOT was challenged with finding an ITS solution that would enable the transportation agency team to remotely manage more than 10,000 traffic intersections in busy New York City. Prior to installing the Lantronix solution, the team needed to dispatch a technician to evaluate each issue, deploy a bucket truck to reach the device and send out a team to make repairs on-site. Repairs generally required the intersections to be closed, causing significant stress and traffic delays. In some cases, the solution was a quick fix, but prior to installing the Lantronix solution, there was no way for the NYDOT to remotely evaluate the situation.

The Solution:

The NYDOT chose Lantronix’s TAA-compliant Managed Hardened Gigabit Ethernet Power-Over-Ethernet Plus (PoE+) Switches to bring intelligent transportation infrastructure citywide and reinforce the relevance and timeliness of Lantronix’s smart city Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The switches’ Auto Power Reset (APR) feature provides the ability to remotely reboot or manage the connected devices, such as the cameras, addressing intersection technology issues within minutes and eliminating lane closure requirements. In addition, Lantronix’s Device Management System (DMS) software creates an interactive map to see all connected devices, enabling the agency to pinpoint issues quickly and take necessary action.

The Benefit:

Lantronix Solution Powers and Connects 10,000+ Traffic Intersections

Lantronix’s PoE+ switches provide power and remote access to more than 10,000 traffic intersections in New York City. The NYDOT can now remotely collect vital traffic information needed to monitor trends and improve service as well assess safety needs. By connecting and powering the traffic intersections’ cameras and sensors, NYDOT can troubleshoot and solve problems remotely, reducing significant stress to motorists caused by lane closures and traffic delays.

Benefits Include:

  • Connected cameras and sensors at more than 10,000 traffic intersections
  • Enabled the collection of vital traffic information
  • Provided Auto Power Reset to remotely reboot the cameras and sensors
  • Reduced the need for deploying repair technicians, saving time and maintenance costs
  • Reduced the need for lane closures and traffic delays