Are you interested in either short or long range wireless for TRAFx counters? See the table at right for details.



But before we spend considerable resources to develop one or both of these, we’d love to know what you think --- if we hear from enough people we’ll start development work on one or both; if we don’t then we won’t.


What do you think? Should we move ahead with developing short and/or long range wireless for TRAFx counters? Or, should we focus on something else? Please email us at info@trafx.net with your thoughts. Or, use our contact form


Thank you very much!
Team TRAFx

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SHORT range wireless

LONG range wireless

Distance Approx. 1 to 6m (3 to 20ft.) Unlimited distance (satellite transmitter)
Cost estimate $140 USD - Wireless adapter for a TRAFx counter
Permanently attached to the counter.

$190 USD - Wireless adapter for the TRAFx dock
Both of the above are required.
$390 USD - Satellite hardware "add-on" module per TRAFx counter

$0.42 to $0.49/day - per TRAFx counter per day (Data plan)
There is a data plan because we have to pay the satellite company to use their fancy infrastructure.
Features
  • Short distance wireless (ie., stand near counter)
  • Assuming the counter is not in a metallic box (see below), download a counter without opening its case or unburying it.
  • Easy to use
  • Long distance wireless
  • Worldwide satellite coverage (even remote areas)
  • Do-it-yourself hardware add-on module for your existing TRAFx Counter
  • Data automatically transmitted weekly
  • Daily counts plus interpolated hourly counts
  • Everything (counter, satellite module, antenna, batteries) would fit in a sealed 6” x 6” field box
  • Multi-year battery life
  • Install on a post or at ground level
Constraints
  • Reduces counter battery life (est. 30%)
  • Slower download speed (est. 70% slower)
  • You must go to the field and stand near the counter
  • Does not work if counter is inside a metal box , or under dense snow (these block transmissions)
  • Max. burial depth under soil: 10cm (6in.)
  • Not for use under bridges, roofs, dense canopy, etc.
  • Needs sufficient view of sky (approx. 50% of sky must be visible)
  • Does not work if counter is inside a metal box , or under dense snow (these block transmissions)
  • Max. burial depth under soil: 2cm (1in.)