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Stand-Alone Directional Passenger Counter


While our DA-20 directional sensors require a DL-10B Data-Logger to analyse and store counting data, the DA-200 is stand-alone. It incorporates a microprocessor that analyses the counting signals and memory to store the data right in the sensor, saving the cost of purchasing and wiring a Data-Logger.

The DA-200 directional sensor series is designed to count people in buses, light rail and other public transit vehicles. It detects the passage of people and determines their direction. It incorporates an innovative new electro-optical approach.

This technology is fully operational and tested. Accuracy, certified by our customers? extensive testing, is above 95%.


  • Cost effective on all aspects:
    • Enclosed processing saves cost of buying data-logging equipment.
    • Reduces wiring expenses.
    • Simplifies installation.
  • Networkable: sensors can communicate with existing on-board computer.
  • Accepts external door switch inputs.
  • Self-calibrates.
  • Re-programmable.
  • Powered by the vehicle's battery or an existing on-board computer.
  • Diecast aluminium case.
    • Adjustable detection zone.
    • Unaffected by speed of passage.
    • Unaffected by immobile passengers.
  • Withstands environmental stresses common to vehicles.


This autonomous passenger-counting sensor is designed to work in trains and other vehicles equipped with several doors, requiring a large number of sensors or counting points, as well as in vehicles already equipped with an on-board computer.

Maximum height: 2,6 m / 8,5 ft.
Maximum coverage*
- AR and BR: 76,2 cm / 2,5 ft.
- AC and BC: 1,22 m / 3,5 ft.
* For one sensor. A series of sensors can cover a wider area.

Counts performed by enclosed processor and saved to memory. Counting data is sent digitally to a DL-10B or existing onboard computer, RS-232/485, J1708. Other protocols available.

9 to 20 VDC
Consumption: average: 45 mA typical

Storage temperature: -40 to 70oC / -40 to 158oF
Operation temperature: -40 to 60oC / -40 to 140oF
Humidity: 10-95% not condensing internally

Type: Diecast aluminium
Weight: 150 g / 5,3 oz
Size: 9,2 x 3,8 x 3,1 cm / 3,6 x 1,5 x 1,22 in.
Colour: Black - other colours available.


DA-200 AR

  • Axial installation: passing through the longer side of the sensor.
  • Narrow field of view (76,2 cm / 2,5 ft.)

DA-200 AC

  • Axial installation.
  • Wide field of view (0,9 - 1,22 m / 3-4 ft.)

DA-200 BR

  • Transversal installation: passing through the shorter side of the sensor.
  • Narrow field of view (76,2 cm / 2,5 ft.)

DA-200 BC

  • Transversal installation.
  • Wide field of view (0,9-1,22 m / 3-4 ft.)


The autonomous passenger counter is usually installed with a Communication Gateway in vehicles already equipped with an on-board computer: