TRAFx counting equipment is for government agencies and organizations who manage public lands, parks, and infrastructures. Our current G3 (Generation III) designs are the result of over ten years of steady refinement and improvement. A TRAFx G3 counting system consists of the following items:
TRAFx Vehicle Counter
This innovative, reliable, compact vehicle counter uses a tiny magnetometer and advanced embedded software to detect passing vehicles.
Passenger cars can be counted from up to 6 metres (20 feet) away, allowing coverage of two lanes from a roadside installation. Roadside installations are safer and easier to access than mid-lane ones. If the unit is buried at the roadside, no road cuts or special tools are required. The vehicle counter's detection range is user-programmable, and can be adjusted for single lane or two lane counting. (read more...)
Put the above TRAFx Vehicle Counter into Bike mode to count bikes on paths and trails.
The TRAFx Mountain Bike Counter is well suited to count mountain bikes on single track trails. It can also be used to count bicycles on bike paths up to 2.0m (6.6ft) wide. read more...
TRAFx Infrared Trail Counter
The TRAFx Infrared Trail Counter is designed to count general traffic on trails and paths. Hikers, joggers, horseback riders, snowmobiles, cyclists, etc. Unlike most infrared trail counters, it does not require a receiving unit or reflector to operate. This results in a very compact, easy-to-hide design, that reduces risk of vandalism. Using a small, high-quality infrared scope mounted on a tree and pointed towards the trail, the TRAFx Infrared Trail Counter detects and counts the infrared signature associated with warm, moving objects.
Camouflage "skins" superbly hide the unit and blend it in with the forest environment. In busy, open areas (e.g., urban areas), a low-cost locking steel box can be used. The TRAFx Infrared Trail Counter also works well in winter conditions on hiking, ski, snowshoe, or snowmobile trails. It is quick and easy to install, and uses three small "AA size" alkaline batteries. (read more...)
The TRAFx G3 Dock is the interface between a TRAFx Counter and a PC. It can also be used as a stand-alone "shuttle" (i.e., data downloader) to retrieve data from counters in the field. The TRAFx G3 Dock has two modes:
TRAFx DataNet is a comprehensive web-based software solution to view and manage your TRAFx data. It is state of the art and goes far beyond typical data software. The TRAFx System Package includes a 5 user/5 year plan for it. It is compatible with all generations of TRAFx counters and is very easy to use.
Here are some of DataNet’s highlights:
Some of DataNet's over 400 users include:
|US Forest Service|
|US Bureau of Land Management|
|US National Parks Service|
|US Army Corps of Engineers|
|US Department of Fish and Wildlife|
|Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission|
|Government of British Columbia|
|East Bay Regional Parks District|
|Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service|
Because DataNet is web-based, you do not have to wait for your IT department to install it and you always have access to the most recent version.
How does DataNet fit in? After you have retrieved data from counters in the field and you are back in your office, you upload the data files (including Shuttle files) from your PC to DataNet.
DataNet is a smarter way to view and manage your data. To test drive DataNet click below.
Two cables are included in the system package. One serial cable and one USB cable
The TRAFx system package includes a printed manual, and a CD with serial communication software (TRAFx Communicator) and digital copies of all manuals and other important documents.