When new technologies and methodologies are introduced, it is often hard for agencies to justify large-scale investments until there is confidence in the solution and a more complete understanding of the requirements of a proposed solution. Pilot deployments (typically a smaller and/or shorter-term deployment of a bigger solution) are great and allow an agency to confirm that a solution will provide the anticipated value to them, help them achieve their objectives, and help identify and allocate the appropriate resources to be successful. Read more

In late 2021, Transoft Solutions introduced self-serve products for TrafxSAFE Plus and TrafxFLOW, the company’s automated traffic video analysis software. Self-serve allows the client to take control over their traffic engineering project and perform the study themselves instead of entrusting the work to Transoft Solutions. Until recently, Transoft only supported video processing internally, but after receiving several inquiries regarding licensing or external work, we noticed there was a need and desire for clients to do the work themselves. Read more

Permanent PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) traffic cameras (i.e. controllable cameras whose feed streams back to a traffic control center) are often panned, tilted, and zoomed throughout the day as operators respond to congestion, an incident or a collision. And even if operators do not move the camera, cameras can still move if the support medium they are affixed to move, typically from sway in the wind or vibrations caused by heavy vehicles transmitted through the ground and the support medium. Read more

Lately, Transoft Solutions has been receiving more and more requests for traffic analysis from video collected using drone cameras. While the usage of drone video for traffic monitoring is still relatively new, it is even more novel for video-based analytics purposes. Hence, it comes with its own set of advantages, limitations, and considerations. Read more