SOURCE: McCain Inc.

McCain Inc.

July 06, 2011 12:00 ET

McCain's ATC Compliant 2070LXN2 NEMA Controller Exemplifies Interoperability

2070LXN2 NEMA Traffic Controller's Open Architecture Allows for Compatibility With Alternate Software

VISTA, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - McCain Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of intelligent transportation systems, traffic control equipment and parking guidance solutions, today announced a contract award from the City of San Francisco for their 2070LXN2 NEMA traffic controllers.

McCain's 2070LXN2 NEMA controller is part of McCain's next generation of traffic equipment offering open architecture solutions that meet the latest Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) standards. Participation in this project, which involved collaboration with Fourth Dimension to port their "D4" traffic signal software package to McCain's ATC controller, not only demonstrates McCain's propensity for building interoperable products but also highlights the technological advantages of ATC compliant traffic controllers. The porting process, including verification and field testing took less than three months.

Open architecture presents both buyers and manufacturers with cost benefits. In this instance, the combination of McCain's 2070LXN2 NEMA controller hardware and "D4" software permitted the City of San Francisco to migrate their existing 2070 software to an ATC platform. The software migration allowed them to extend the life of their original software and reduce the projects possible replacement costs. Solutions manufacturers have the added advantage of reduction in "time to market" that gets realized by adhering to standards when developing products.

"Offering interoperable products will help foster a competitive market where buyers get quick access to the latest product offerings at the best possible price," said Kleinjan Deetlefs, vice president of engineering at McCain Inc. "We're pleased to have been selected as the hardware provider on this project, which has given us the opportunity to display the extent of our interoperable solutions capabilities."

The 2070LXN2 NEMA controller's Linux operating system supports a variety of applications based on the software control package used, including: intersection control, ramp metering, variable message signs and changeable lane control. The controller's design is based on three major assemblies, the 2070 Controller, 2070 ATC CPU, and the 2070-2N Field I/O module.

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 www.mccain-inc.com.

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