TOMAR STROBECOMM II EMITTER SYSTEMS

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Optical Preemption Priority Emitters

Optical emitters provide emergency vehicle preemption or transit priority at upcoming traffic signal intersections and gated entries.  Reducing response times in order to save lives and/or property in a proven, efficient & affordable way.

Applications include:

  • Providing high-priority or right-of-way for emergency vehicles at properly equipped intersections
  • Providing low-priority or sustained-green for transit vehicles at properly equipped intersections
  • Remote access to gated entries (such as those controlled by TOMAR’s Strobeswitch)

TOMAR STROBECOM II emitters are available in two versions, depending on the emergency vehicle preemption system installed in the desired area of operation:

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Optical Preemption Priority Emitters
STROBE vs. LED

Why Strobe?  To understand why TOMAR continues to develop Strobe Traffic Preemption Emitters, rather than using our Infrared LED solutions, an understanding of the Optical Traffic Preemption System is required.

How it Works: Detectors mounted at intersections, such as TOMAR’s 4090 Series and DETOC Series, or the competitive *GTT Opticom Detectors, see only flashes of Infrared Light.  They use these flashes to receive a coded “message” to begin the traffic preemption process.

The Power of Strobe Infrared:  Conservatively, a Strobe Emitter flashes 100 times more peak Infrared Light than an IR LED Emitter, which includes a full-spectrum of IR Light.  TOMAR uses some of this peak power to not only reach significantly further distances light-of-sight than LED can, but also off-angle communication as well.  This off-angle communication aids when intersections are around a turn or on a hill; or when turning to approach an automatic gate equipped with TOMAR STROBESWITCH

The Results:  For those operating the emergency or transit vehicle, this means a significantly longer time for the intersection to “see” the approaching vehicle and react, creating a much more efficient system.  Longer reaction times means more time for a green light to clear the intersection and provide a safer passage for the vehicle and other motorists on the roadway, while reducing response time to a crisis.  Finally, Strobes do not have the same reduction in intensity when heated for extended periods, so traffic preemption performance remains consistent.  These results can be witnessed in our STROBESWITCH Video, where we demonstrate the range of two hand-held emitters: LED and Strobe.

At the core of TOMAR’s engineering decisions is one constant: Provide the safest, most reliable solution.  That’s the heart of our Envelope of Safety.

* OPTICOM, GTT and Discriminator are trademarks of Global Traffic Technologies, LLC and are not affiliated with TOMAR Electronics, Inc. or its products.

The model 3065 family of STROBECOM II preemption emitters are used on authorized vehicles to activate TOMAR STROBECOM® or competitive optical preemption and priority control systems. The 3065 is self-contained, weather resistant, and operates on 12 or 24 VDC vehicle power. The 3065–R is a remote power supply system designed for installation where available lighthead space is limited. The 3065–R has all the same features of the 3065. Configured via optional software, the 3065 can emit any of 65,000 vehicle ID’s of either Emergency Band (high) or Transit Band (low) priorities.

The TOMAR model T792HL and T792HL–R preemption emitters are used on authorized vehicles to activate *GTT OPTICOM optical preemption and priority control systems. The T792HL is self-contained, weather resistant, and operates on 12 or 24 VDC vehicle power. The T792HL–R is a remote power supply system designed for installation where available lighthead space is limited. The T792HL–R has all the same features of the T792HL. Configured via optional software, the 3065 can emit any of 10,000 GTT OPTICOM vehicle ID’s in 10 classes of either command (high) or advantage (low) priorities.

STROBECOM II
Handheld Emitter Series

The models 3065B-20V and T792HLB-20V coded programmable cordless emitter operates from a built-in light weight battery and gives you complete freedom of movement to test and study optical preemption system detector installations. Both the 3065B-20V & the T792HLB-20V have a range of 2500 feet and both include a 20 volt rechargeable battery and a 120VDC Charger and are molded from high impact plastic and include an on-off switch.

 

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