System Installation & Data Collection
Infodev's people counting systems are easily installed in the vehicles. Very little wiring is necessary. The only drilling required is for cabling, and becomes hidden once the equipment is installed. Our qualified technicians can install your APC systems or train your own personnel to do so. It takes between one-half and a whole day to install a counting system in a bus; it may require more time in a train or a ferry boat.
Basic system installation:
The basic passenger counting system is comprised of 3 elements:
- The directional counting sensors are installed above the doors and detect people passing under them. Our counting sensors also detect direction.
- The on-board computer is the backbone of the passenger counting system: it receives signals from the sensors, saves the counting data and transfers it.
- The Data-Collector is a hand-held device that connects to the on-board computer to extract its data. It can also be used to upload new configuration or software when necessary.
Basic data collection method:
Once data has been extracted from the vehicle's on-board computer, it can be transferred to the database. To do so, all there is to do is plug the Data-Collector in the computer's serial port. Infodev's utilities detect the Data-Collector and extract its data. The data is then imported into the database and available for report production through our web-based report tool. Scroll down for more data collection methods.
Infodev's passenger counting system can be installed on any type of public transit vehicle:
- Our systems can connect to a vehicle's third-party onboard computer via our Communication Gateway and our autonomous directional counters.
- On a train such as light rail or subways, the many wagons necessitate special networking.
- On Classic-style buses, our standard system is installed.
- On a low-floor style bus, we need to adapt our GPS antenna to the fiberglass roofs.
DATA COLLECTION CONFIGURATIONS
Infodev offers many different ways to get your passenger counts, from manual data collection to completely automated wireless networks: