Q-Free drives citywide traffic operations for Greeley, Colorado into the future

Q-Free’s Intelight technology to safely and efficiently modernize legacy traffic systems, even as COVID-19 impedes and shuts down transportation projects nationwide

Q-Free (OSE: QFR), a global leader in mobility solutions for smart city infrastructure, today announced the award of a citywide contract to modernize traffic operations using its leading Intelight technology for the City of Greeley, Colorado. The project is already moving forward safely and on time using Q-Free’s remote installation technology helping to limit in-person interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Project Details

Working with long-time distributor AM Signal Inc., Q-Free was selected over multiple competing bids—including the incumbent—to modernize the city’s legacy traffic signal infrastructure. The Q-Free solution–which includes Intelight MAXVIEW atmsIntelight MAXTIME, and Intelight 2070 LDX ATC controllers–delivers numerous improvements and cost-saving features, such as:

  • Advanced traffic signal performance measures (ATSPMS) to optimize traffic signal timing and identify safety and operational issues
  • Transit signal priority to improve arrival times while minimizing disruption to vehicular traffic
  • Support for connected vehicles and adaptive traffic signal control to improve traffic flow, safety, and reduce emissions
  • End-to-end network security with controller integrated user accounts and support for modern communications protocols
  • Support for multiple vendors’ traffic signal controllers ensuring an open, competitive solution

Full Steam Ahead

Work for the project is already underway and projected to continue on schedule leveraging the remote install, configuration, and maintenance capabilities of Q-Free technology. Coupled with the expertise and drive of all teams involved, the intuitive and secure Intelight software provides a modern integration procedure that is shelter-in-place ready.

Tom Stiles, executive vice president of urban solutions for Q-Free, says the project requirements and timing  highlight the importance of integrating modern technology in a safe, secure manner. “The fact that we can continue the installation with minimal risk to personnel or public safety during this unprecedented time is a testament to our proven technology, experience, and the skill-set of all partners involved.”

The Q-Free installation brings Greeley to the forefront of traffic management and positions the city for the future by providing an expandable technology platform, ready for big-data and the connected vehicle world of tomorrow through secure, field-proven, functionality.

In addition, unlike many competing systems, Q-Free’s MAXTIME software and ATC controllers are built to integrate fully with other vendor’s equipment. Should Greeley decide to purchase a central management system from another vendor in the future, Q-Free’s open management information bases (MIBs) allow the city to do it freely without expensive and unnecessary retrofits and upgrades.

AM Signal Inc. vice president, Arnold Undzis, said the agreement offers a vision of the future. “Q-Free’s approach is unique in our industry. Combined with our commitment to the highest quality, yet personalized installation and service, we believe the City of Greeley and its residents will see a profound benefit.”

About Q-Free
Since 1984, Q-Free ASA (OSE: QFR), has been facilitating the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, with solutions that connect vehicles, drivers, and communities. Today, Q-Free’s elite brand portfolio features several top names in ITS including Intelight, OpenTMS, Intrada®, ParQSense, and Q-Free HUB. Together, these data-driven solutions improve the travel experience through smart intersection control, coordinated highways and arterials, incident management, toll operations, and parking guidance at the local, regional, and state-wide level.

Headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, Q-Free has annual revenues of approximately 1 billion NOK (120 million USD) and employs 400 transportation enthusiasts in 16 countries.

To learn more about how Q-Free is changing the way people move, visit www.q-free.com.

About AM Signal, Inc.
AM Signal, Inc. is a 19-year veteran in the distribution and integration of traffic signal devices and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in fourteen states in the Rocky Mountain area. Offering a complete line of traffic control products and full support services, AM Signal’s elite brand portfolio includes Q-Free and other leading ITS brands.

Headquartered in Colorado, AM Signal is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE); Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in Colorado, Arizona, and Utah; and Small Business Enterprise (SBE).

For more information, visit www.amsignalinc.com.

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