Profile: Image Sensing Systems Inc (ISNS.PH)
21 Dec 2018
Image Sensing Systems, Inc., incorporated on December 20, 1984, is a provider of software-based products and solutions for the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) industry. The Company develops and markets video and radar processing products for use in traffic, security, police and parking applications, such as intersection control, highway, bridge and tunnel traffic management, venue security, entry control and traffic data collection. The Company operates through two segments: Intersection and Highway. Video products are sold in the Intersection segment. Radar products are sold in the Highway segment. The Company's family of products, which it markets as Autoscope video or video products (Autoscope) and RTMS radar or radar products (RTMS), provides end users with the tools that manage traffic flow and support driver safety. Its technology analyzes signals from sensors and transmits the information to management systems and controllers or directly to users. Its computer enabled detection (CED) software-based products provide end users with solutions for the intersection and transportation markets. The Company markets its Autoscope video products in the United States, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. It markets the RTMS radar systems to a network of distributors in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America. Its end users include governmental agencies and municipalities.
The Company's Autoscope video system processes video input from a traffic scene in real time and extracts the required traffic data, including vehicle presence, bicycle presence/differentiation, counts, speed, length, time occupancy (percent of time the detection zone is occupied), average headway (time interval between vehicles) and flow rate (vehicles per hour per lane). Autoscope supports a range of standard video cameras or can be purchased with an integrated video camera. For intersections, the system communicates with the intersection signal controller, which changes the traffic lights based on the data provided. In highway applications, the system gathers vehicle count and flow rates and detects anomalous incidents, such as stopped vehicles. The Autoscope system is of two types: Autoscope Encore and Autoscope RackVision. Autoscope Encore is its integrated unit with a color zoom camera and a machine vision processing computer contained in a compact housing. Autoscope RackVision is its card only machine vision processing computer that is located in an intersection signal controller, control hub, incident management center or traffic management center that receives video from a separate camera. Autoscope products offer digital MPEG-4 video streaming, Ethernet interface, Web browser maintenance and data and video over power line communications.
The Company's RTMS radar systems use radar to measure vehicle presence, volume, occupancy, speed and classification information for roadway monitoring applications. Data is transmitted to a central computer at a traffic management center through standard communication means, including wireless. Data can be processed in real time to assist in traffic management and stored for later analysis for traffic planning purposes. RTMS radar is an integrated radar transmitter/receiver and special purpose computer contained in a compact, self-contained unit. The unit is situated on roadway poles and side-fired, making it suited for highway detection applications.
The Company competes with FLIR Systems, Inc., Signal Group Inc., Iteris, Inc., Citilog S.A., Wavetronix, LLC, MS Sedco Inc., Smartmicro Sensors GmbH, Xtralis, LLC, Siemens AG, Cognex Corp., Augusta Technologie AG, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Corporation and Omron Electronics LLC.
Image Sensing Systems Inc
500 SPRUCE TREE CENTRE
1600 UNIVERSITY AVE
ST. PAUL MN 55104-3825