TRAFx counting equipment is for government agencies and organizations who manage public lands, parks, and infrastructures. Our current designs are the result of many years of steady refinement and improvement. A TRAFx counting system consists of the following:

TRAFx Counting System


TRAFx vehicle and trail counters

With field cases


Download counter data

With field case


Analyse and manage counter data

Multi-user plan


Serial and USB

Manual and Disc

Tech Support

Bundled with DataNet


Vehicle Counter  

TRAFx Vehicle Counter

  • Counts one or two lanes
  • Advanced microelectronic design
  • Self-contained design, no external wires or tubes
  • Install at roadside, above or below ground
  • Maximum range: 8m (26ft.)
  • Ideal for rural, rugged and remote roads
  • Use as permanent or portable counter
  • Very small and easy to hide — reduces vandalism risk
  • Long battery life (up to 1.2 years)
  • Large storage capacity (millions of counts)
  • Built for outside: -40C (-40F) to +55C (131F)
  • Low operating costs (~$3/year for batteries)
  • Field-proven, Generation 4 design (>10 year history)
  • Used worldwide, from Iceland to New Zealand

This innovative, reliable, compact vehicle counter uses an aerospace-quality magnetometer, and advanced embedded software, to detect passing vehicles.

Passenger cars can be counted from up to 8 metres (26 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 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 OHV mode for quads, motorbikes, jeeps, etc.   read more...

OHV Counter Off-highway vehicle counter

Put the above TRAFx Vehicle Counter into Bike mode to count bikes on paths and trails.

Mountain Bike Counter Mountain bike counter

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...

Did you know the TRAFx Vehicle Counter can be easily converted to the TRAFx Infrared Trail Counter?
To learn more about TRAFx versatility click here.
Vehicle to trail counter conversion

Trail Counter 

TRAFx Infrared Trail Counter

  • Counts people on trails, paths, and sidewalks
  • Advanced microelectronic design
  • High-quality infrared scope
  • Compact, unobtrusive, camouflaged design
  • Very long battery life (up to 10 years)
  • Large storage capacity (millions of counts)
  • Maximum range: 6m (20ft.)
  • Built for outside: -40C (-40F) to +55C (131F)
  • Very low operating costs ( <$1/year for batteries)
  • Mount on a tree, or put inside a low-cost, lockable electrical box
  • Field-proven, Generation 4 design (>10 year history)
  • Used from Alaska to Australia, in remote and urban areas

The TRAFx Infrared Trail Counter counts people — walkers, hikers, joggers, inline skaters, horseback riders, cyclists, etc. — on trails, paths and sidewalks. It senses and detects the infrared wavelength that people emit.

Unlike other trail counters, it does not require a receiving unit or reflector to operate. This results in a very compact, unobtrusive design, that reduces risk of vandalism. The TRAFx Infrared Trail Counter also works well in winter conditions on snowshoe, ski and snowmobile trails. It uses three standard “AA size” alkaline batteries and has very long battery life. (read more...)

Download counter data

The TRAFx Dock is an integral and essential part of a TRAFx counting system, used for configuring and downloading counters. Features of the G4 Dock include:

  • Download counters in the field without a laptop
  • Very easy to use; greatly simplifies data collection
  • Large storage (holds data from over a hundred counters)
  • Auto-ON/OFF design
  • Up to 5 years battery life


Download counter data with dock


TRAFx DataNet is a comprehensive web-based solution to view, analyze, manage and present your TRAFx data. Used by over 1000 government organizations worldwide, and reflecting over a decade of development, DataNet is key to a successful, efficient and effective counting project. The TRAFx System Package includes a 5 user/3 year plan for it.

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Analyze and manage your vehicle and trail counter data DataNet Site DataNet Reports DataNet Analysis DataNet Site
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Here are some of DataNet’s highlights:

  • Web-based (no software to install or maintain)
  • You just need a web browser (Chrome, Edge, etc.)
  • Log in to your secure online account from anywhere
  • Allows multiple, simultaneous account users (i.e., you and your co-workers)
  • Makes sharing data simple
  • Comprehensive yet very easy to use
  • Quickly generate totals, charts, reports, tables, etc.
  • Organizes and centralizes your organization's data
  • Promotes "best practice" for managing your organization's data
  • Compatible with all generations of TRAFx counters
  • Integrates metadata (counter data, photos, maps, GPS locations, etc.)
  • Robust security (encryption; SSL technology; offsite backup)
  • No limit on the number of counters or amount of data
  • Premium-level technical support for your counters, dock, etc. is bundled with DataNet

Over 1,000 organizations use DataNet including:

US Forest Service
US Bureau of Land Management
US National Parks Service
Parks Canada
Parks Victoria
US Army Corps of Engineers (recreation sites)
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.

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One TRAFx cable, and one USB-to-serial adapter cable (for USB connection).

Manual and Disc

The TRAFx System Package includes a printed manual and a disc.

Premium-level Technical Support

A TRAFx System Package includes three years of premium-level technical support (bundled with DataNet).

PREMIUM support
DataNet users
BASIC support
non-DataNet users
Email support
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Phone support
Diagnostic Tool
Troubleshooting wizard

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