Tecsidel starts its first MLFF Single Gantry project in Sweden

Tecsidel starts in December 2017 its first Multi-Lane Free Flow (MLFF) Single Gantry project in Sweden. This project awarded by Trafikverket (www.trafikverket.se), consists of the supply, implementation and start-up of the electronic toll collection system at Gothenburg Ring.

Unlike other MLFF solutions, based on two or three gantries, which Tecsidel had previously deployed in Portugal, Norway and Sweden, this solution includes DSRC OBU reader antennas, laser scanners for automatic vehicle classification, enforcement and automatic license plate recognition cameras, all on a single gantry. It incorporates, apart from a new scanning technique, new algorithms applied in the processing of the data obtained by its devices.

This solution performs those functions with the same time and reliability than with the multi-gantries configurations. Those functions are vehicle classification based on volumetric features, the ability to read the plate of each vehicle that circulates through the lanes covered by the gantry. Tecsidel implements this MLFF system with one unique Lane Controller that controls the multiple lanes.

Gothenburg Ring is composed by 7 plazas and 14 lanes and Tecsidel plans to end the project in 2018.

The STREET FLOW presentation in Mollerussa, an important day for the mobility of the future

On Tuesday 5th of September, Tecsidel presented the STREET FLOW pilot project that started in June in Mollerussa within the framework of the Smart Catalonia strategy of La Generalitat de Catalunya. It is necessary to remember that STREET FLOW is an experimental project of smart mobility that Tecsidel has performed with funding granted by the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), which belongs to the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness of Spain. It consists of a system installed on a single gantry that analyses the composition of vehicles that pass by, in order to classify and measure the vehicles, one by one. This gantry is installed in the Smart Lab Zone of Mollerussa city.

The day began with an encouraging speech from Mr. Marc Solsona, mayor of Mollerussa, in which he showed the goal of approaching this city to the Smart City concept. He was proud to mention several projects in which Mollerussa has participated in the development of urban mobility. The project STREET FLOW was explained technically in depth thanks to the presentation made by Konstantinos Sakkos, the project manager (https://youtu.be/i5yJeZkGbH8)

Rosa Paradell from I2CAT Foundation provided a very interesting lecture about the connected vehicle in which she defined the different types of vehicles, their respective benefits and the different current communication protocols. Michele Ganz, Tecsidel's sales manager, concluded the talks with a lecture about the mobility of the future, emphasizing the evolution of ERP (Electronic Road Pricing) compared to the leading countries.

Finally, Mr. Jordi Puigneró, secretary of Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and Digital Society of Catalonia, closed the presentation thanking the city of Mollerussa and the companies involved for the innovative initiative that contributes notably to the public roads efficiency, one of the problems that most concern the community. He also highlighted the desire and importance of betting for the concept of Smart City and the digital revolution.

Finally, the attendees were able to see in real time the data extracted by the STREET FLOW system and visited the installation of the gantry. The presentation was attended by leading companies in the urban mobility industry such as Optral, Barkeno, Autema or Doxa and also important characters of the public field from Barcelona, ??Lleida, Sant Cugat or Esplugues de Llobregat, apart from Mollerussa.

Tecsidel will renew the toll system of 2 Spanish highways

Last April, Tecsidel was awarded two projects for the toll system renewal of two Spanish highways. One contract was signed with the concessionaire Accesos de Madrid CESA for the R3 and R5 radial highways (104 lanes and 8 plazas), the second refers to the Alicante Beltway (41 lanes and 4 plazas) and was signed with the concessionaire Ciralsa SACE.

In both cases, Tecsidel will supply, install and commission its toll collection system, Tecsidel Toll+, which operates at 4 levels: lane, plaza, central system and web for road users. The latter allows users to check transactions and invoicing online. All levels are connected through a communications network. The control system, which is easy to learn, can support multiple concessionaires.

The solution for Accesos de Madrid also includes the management of automatic payment machines – ATPM. Tecsidel's terminals are flexible and ergonomic, and support various tolling functions: fare collection (with cash, bank cards, contactless cards or barcoded tickets accepted), ticket issuance and access point. The new terminals include a voice synthesizer, LED indicators and buttons to optimize user interaction and speed up operations.

Tecsidel plans to finalize both projects in March 2018.

Tecsidel will be exhibitor at CBRC & Brasvias 2017

Tecsidel Toll systems & ITS will be exhibitor at CBRC & Brasvias exhibition which will be held in Brasilia on 12th and 13th of September 2017. BRASVIAS is the 10th Brazilian Congress of Highways and Concessions and the International Exhibition of Products for Highways, which will gather the most important concessions and providers of the industry, and Tecsidel could not miss it.

This biannual congress is considered the most important event promoted by the Brazilian Association of Highway Concessions (ABCR) -www.abcr.org.br-, to discuss highlights of the Brazilian road infrastructure. In 2015, more than 1.200 congressional representatives and 1.500 visitors were received in Brasilia.

It is important to mention that Tecsidel has a branch in São Paulo since 2001 focused on Toll Systems & ITS. However, the first project in Brazil was carried out in 1999 for Ecovias. Nowadays, Tecsidel do Brasil has 21 concessions in this country and is positionated as the market leader reaching the 41% of the Brazilian market.

The event will be held at the International Convention Center of Brazil (South Sports Clubs Sector, Section 02, Suite 63, Lot 50, CEP: 70200-002).

Tecsidel will attend attendants from 9:00 to 19:00 at stand number 28. For more information click here: http://www.congressoabcr.org.br/

Tecsidel starts its pilot STREET FLOW in Mollerussa (Spain)

STREET FLOW is an experimental project of smart mobility that Tecsidel has performed with funding granted by the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), which belongs to the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness of Spain. It consists of a system installed on a single gantry that analyses the composition of vehicles that pass through, in order to classify and measure the vehicles, one by one.

The Mollerussa Town Hall and Tecsidel signed an agreement in the framework of the Government of Catalonia’s strategy Smart Catalonia, to start the pilot STREET FLOW in this city of Lleida, in the Smart Lab Zone.

Unlike other Free-Flow/ORT solutions, based on two or three gantries, which Tecsidel had previously deployed in Portugal, Norway and Sweden, STREET FLOW includes DSRC transponders reader antennas, laser scanners for automatic vehicle classification, enforcement and automatic license plate recognition cameras, all on a single gantry. It incorporates, apart from a new scanning technique, new algorithms applied in the processing of the data obtained by its devices.

The purpose of the pilot is to confirm that STREET FLOW performs the functions with the same time and reliability than with the multi-gantries configurations. Said functions are vehicle classification (motorcycle, large, medium and small car, truck, van, and so on) and reading the plate and transponder - if one is present  - of each vehicle that circulates through the two lanes covered by the gantry.

STREET FLOW is arguably one of the most innovative solutions in the mobility field based on motor vehicles because it contributes significantly to the efficiency of the public road. It is an ideal system for traffic measurement in urban environments, given that vehicles do not have to stop, and that allows avoiding queues, saving time to road users and reducing pollution levels.

This project undoubtedly sets an important turning point in the future of mobility management in our country. Tecsidel plans to carry out, on 5th of September 2017, the pilot presentation to leading organizations and companies in the industry.

More information about STREET FLOW project here: http://www.tecsidel.es/en/press-room/press-releases/press-releases-ti/1456-street-flow-the-future-of-smart-cities

The first ETC system in Indonesia will be implemented by Tecsidel

For the first time in Indonesia, AB TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS PTE LTD will install the Tecsidel ETC system (Electronic Toll Collection) on the Waru - Juanda highway in Surabaya and the Lingkar - Luar highway in Jakarta, Indonesia. For this innovative project, they have chosen Tecsidel and its wide international experience in this type of solutions.

The first phase of this project consists of the provision, implementation and commissioning of the Toll System with different technologies and payment means:

• Type 1 mixed lane: Cash and RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification). RFID technology allows the identification and monitoring of the TAG installed in the vehicle by using radio waves, whose frequency ranges around 900 MHz. The passive TAG is often chosen by concessionaires because of its low cost compared to the DSRC active TAG.

• Type 2 mixed lane: Tap Card (Contactless) and DSRC (Dedicated Short Range Communication). DSRC is a short to midrange wireless communication channel that operates on the 5.9 GHz wireless spectrum with 75 MHz bandwidth. DSRC is designed specifically for automotive use and a corresponding set of protocols and standards. Active TAGs have a local power source as a battery and can operate hundreds of meters from the DSRC reader.

The purpose of this project is to show to the Indonesian government the technological effectiveness of Tecsidel ETC systems for a future migration of all toll plazas in the country. This decision would become a turning point in the evolution of Indonesian infrastructure, since Electronic Tolling has many advantages.

The ETC system increases user comfort and safety during payment and drastically reduces the level of error in transactions and traffic congestion. Nowadays there are a lot of countries that count on this state-of-the-art Tecsidel solution.

Tecsidel starts its first project in Honduras

Tecsidel was awarded the first project in Honduras by the concessionaire COVIHonduras (Concesionaria Vial Honduras S.A de C.V.). This project consists of the supply, installation and commissioning of the Toll Collection System for 4 plazas of the CA-5 Norte road in Honduras. This road comprises Corredor Logístico Goascorán – Villa de San Antonio, and Tegucigalpa – Villa de San Antonio – San Pedro Sula – Puerto Cortés.

The renovation comprises 4 plazas:

• Zambrano: located at kilometer 37

• Siguatepeque: located at kilometer 112

• Yojoa: located at kilometer 183

• Lamani: exact location to be determined

There are 6 mixed lanes for each plaza, a total of 24 lanes, and the means of payment accepted are cash, credit card or TAGs. The proposal implemented by Tecsidel consists of a three-level toll system: lane, plaza and central system (Back Office), as well as a Customer Service Center (CAC), which allows the concessionaire to manage the issuance of TAGs and other electronic devices.

Tecsidel Toll System is designed to:

- Be safe and efficient.

- Enable the maximum control of procedures for collection, fraud and incident control.

- Operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year without interruption.

It is worth mentioning that COVIHonduras (www.covihonduras.com) is part of Hidalgo and Hidalgo, Construcción y Administración SA group; which are leading companies in providing engineering, construction, maintenance and infrastructure management services in countries such as Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Colombia and Honduras.

This renovation project on one of the main roads in Honduras implies an important improvement in the infrastructures of the municipalities involved.

Tecsidel installs its toll system on the Pativilca-Trujillo highway in Peru

Since December 2016, Tecsidel has been implementing its toll system on the Pativilca-Trujillo highway, located in the north of Peru. The company Autopista del Norte SAC, which belongs to the concessionaire OHL Group, is responsible for the construction, maintenance and operations. This highway has a length of 356 km, is part of the Panamericana Norte and is a strategic location as it connects Trujillo, the third biggest city in the country, to the main road network.

The first stage of this project consists of one plaza, Virú, with 8 installed lanes, but 6 opened: 4mixed and 2 reversible manual.

The migration of some of the existing manual lanes to mixed lanes is one of Tecsidel's great contributions to this concession tolling. The mixed toll system, meaning manual and automatic, allows payment in cash, bank cards and TAGs. This is increasingly demanded by concessionaires because electronic payment improves traffic flow and provides more security in transactions.

In this case, Tecsidel offers its system installation only in level 1 (lane) and it integrates with existing systems of level 2 (plaza) and 3 (Back Office), which belong to TTS. This is a revolutionary step for this type of system, since Tecsidel offers a complete system of lane (hardware + software), which in a modular way allows integration with any other system in level 2.
Traffic and Transport Systems (www.ttsistemas.com) offers state-of-the-art technological solutions focused on the operation and control of smart highways.

Tecsidel plans to complete the project by mid-march 2017.

R+D+i: ITMCS+ and TMMS+, Tecsidel solutions for Tunnels Management

Tecsidel offers ITMCS +, the ITS web-based solution for tunnels, that allows to manage traffic in complex environments. This solution integrates the vast majority of infrastructure instruments (Variable Messaging Panels, SOS Posts, CCTV, DAI, PA system), with great ease for the parameterization of these and new instruments thanks to the direct communication with the PLCs. It is a system designed for intense traffics and very complex environments, with internal messaging that enables a quick and coordinated action in any incident. In addition, it allows anticipating the events in a totally remote way, taking into account the security and the risks prevention.

Tecsidel TMMS + is not only an asset manager, since it incorporates a wide range of possibilities both preventive and complex management of an infrastructure: assets, equipment, tools, suppliers, services, internal and external work teams, etc. All due to a workflow, fully configurable.

Both solutions, ITMCS+ and TMMS+, incorporate the most advanced geolocation tools and graphic effects through active plans, being able to trace at all times the action scope, the equipment and assets with which the installation counts on and the emission of reports after all the actions. These integrate perfectly with almost immediate deadlines, and even in multi-concessional mode for tunnels on toll roads.

These products have received support from the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), Regulation 821/2014, through the Industrial Technological Development Center (CDTI), IDI-20141144, under the "Intelligent Growth Operational Program 2014-2020"

The main objective of of ITMCS+ and TMMS+ development is to have presence in the market of tunnel ITS, a market where Tecsidel had no presence. With this project, the company not only increases its product line with a new solution, but also opens the door to the execution of projects in civil engineering environments. Providing an added value from the beginning of the work.

As a first result, it is necessary to mention that Tecsidel has obtained reference projects in markets with high growth potential, such as Argentina, Peru and Brazil. The common denominator consists of a high traffic density, high growth of the car park, and complex environments because of population density. In conclusion, emerging markets in ITS solutions.

For more information of FEDER 2014-2020 (Pluri-Regional Operational Program for Intelligent Growth) click here: https://goo.gl/XtDxnc

Tecsidel obtains the certificate of qualification from Ingenico

Tecsidel received the certificate of qualification from Ingenico Italy S.p.A which states that the company participated in the course “Cb2 protocol-based Ingenico devices”. This course, done from the 31st of January to the 1st of February of 2017, provides Tecsidel special skills for Ingenico Cb2 devices management.

This certificate is very important because Tecsidel incorporates Ingenico solutions for its Automatic Payment Machines and for Manual Payment in its toll systems.

Ingenico Group is the absolute leader of seamless payment, covering in-store, online and mobile channels on a global scale. Ingenico provides dealers with a comprehensive and innovative range of services and solutions that eliminates payment complexity and makes purchasing quick, seamless and secure for consumers, whatever the sales channel or payment method is.

Its multi-local solutions connect merchants, across 5 continents and 170 countries, to all financial institutions and deliver access to the widest portfolio of local, national, international and alternative payment methods.