SOURCE: McCain, Inc.

McCain, Inc.

November 08, 2011 09:00 ET

McCain Awarded Contract for 342 ITS Cabinets in the City of Austin, Texas

Intelligent Cabinet Design Supports City of Austin's Unique Intersection Needs

VISTA, CA and AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2011) - McCain Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of intelligent transportation systems, traffic control equipment and parking guidance solutions, today announced its award of a one-year purchase order contract for intelligent traffic signal cabinets from the City of Austin, Texas. The project marks the first deployment of 342 ITS cabinets by the agency.

Seeking a solution that would address the City of Austin's challenge of running closely spaced intersections in an efficient, safe, and synchronized manner, city traffic engineers made the strategic decision to move to an ITS cabinet platform. The 342 ITS cabinet's advanced design and ample number of load switches, 28 in this case, meet such unique requirements. Its modularity also allows assemblies to be interchanged, providing state-of-the-art control for a variety of ITS applications, the primary reason Austin selected the 342 ITS cabinet.

"We're glad we can supply a solution that will successfully address the City of Austin's intersection needs, especially their unique desire to run closely spaced intersections," said Travis Bryant, Texas contractor sales at McCain, Inc. "The 342 cabinet not only meets all ITS cabinet specifications, it also features enhancements and improvements required by the agency."

McCain received the 342 ITS cabinet contract after successfully emerging from a thorough quality assurance inspection. "The comprehensive procurement process ensures that the contract is awarded to the supplier with the highest quality at all levels of operation," Bryant continued. "It also affords the agency an opportunity to be sure the stated specifications truly align with their needs."

342 ITS cabinet design combines the "rack-mounted assembly" concept from 170-style traffic equipment with the "serial bus communication" concept from NEMA TS2, and features two 14-pack output files. The sophisticated Cabinet Monitor Unit (CMU-212) allows monitoring for up to 28 physical load switch channels (RYG), plus four virtual channels for a total of 32 channel capacities. Surge suppressors protect each detector loop and signal power cable coming in and out of the cabinet, while sensitive electronic equipment is protected by a plug-in surge suppressor. Best of all, the 342 ITS cabinet footprint matches that of a 332 cabinet, making upgrades a breeze.

About McCain Inc.
McCain Inc. provides progressive solutions that successfully address modern transportation concerns and promote urban mobility. A forward-thinking, vertically integrated company with 24 years of industry success, McCain conceptualizes, develops, and manufactures intelligent transportation systems. Operating over 300,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space and employing over 600 people, McCain produces superior traffic equipment, advanced traffic management software, and parking solutions. McCain is a recognized leader in innovative products and services, nationally trusted to facilitate safety, mobility, and navigation of the world's roads. For more information, please visit

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