For any toll management system to work correctly, it needs to accurately identify and classify vehicles in order to collect the appropriate toll amount. Rajdeep Info Techno Pvt Ltd’s (RITPL) Automatic Vehicle Classifier (AVC), also known as Rajdeep Classifier System (RCS), does precisely that. Our vehicle classifier takes into consideration shape and size of the vehicle and also factors in speed and overloading, to give an accurate and super-fast outcome.
Our AVC is a technologically advanced system of integrated devices and software applications used in toll collection. It is a high-speed, state-of-the-art electronic device with IP65 rating, that is used for vehicle identification and employs VLSI technology for lightning data-processing speed.
AVC records side profiles of vehicle for classification in our Toll Management System (TMS) and accurately and quickly distinguishes vehicle classes, as per definition.
The AVC system comprises of:
•Receiver Tower with its control panel: The Receiver Tower (RXT) along with the Receiver Control Panel (RCP) captures the side profile of the vehicle passing through the light curtain generated by the Transmitter Tower. The RXT contains an infrared receiver that sends this information to a receiver controller PCB in the RCP. The receiver controller PCB reads this data to create a data frame that is relayed to the Lane PC which then generates the side profile of the vehicle. There are other modules in the RCP, like Magnetic Loop Sensor and Local Data Storage that work in conjunction with the Incidence Detection Camera to capture the photo and store data locally.
•Transmitter Tower with its control panel: The Transmitter Tower (TXT) also contain infrared transmitters that are controlled through the circuitry in the Transmitter Control Panel (TCP). The TCP consists of transmitter controller PCB, . The TCP is powered by SMPS from RCP which gets uninterrupted power supply from the main supply panel.
•Supporting software on the lane computer: The lane computer compares and checks the classification information provided by the RCP, with the vehicle class entered by the toll collector. If there is any discrepancy between the two classifications, the information is communicated to the audit workstation for further processing by the toll supervision staff.
The classification is purely based on vehicle shape and height, irrespective of any fixed parameters. Due to variable speeds of vehicles passing through the AVC, the side profile may not get retrieved in proper symmetry, get shortened or get stretched. Taking this into consideration, the image processing component in our eliminates the speed factor or length of the vehicle – for all practical purpose, the speed of the vehicle does not affect the vehicle classification.Plus, the vehicle model database is updated every time a new type of vehicle model is passed through the towers.
Overloading is another challenge to get accurate vehicle classification in India.On Indian roads, vehicle overloading is a very common practice. Overloading makes the vehicles appear oversized, which may cause inaccurate classification. Oversized vehicles may also accidentally collide with the towers and damage them.To avoid this, we have come up with an enhancement in our existing version of AVC towers. We have designed a new Rajdeep’s AVC model – RCS 3.0 with a damage prevention mechanism to withstand accidental vehicle collision or damage to the AVC tower. The new design incorporates a mechanical actuator which gradually rotates the tower when a vehicle hits the tower, minimizing the impact of collision and restores the tower back to its position,slowly. This additional functionality is very suitable for Indian road conditions.
Rajdeep Info Techno Pvt Ltd’s Vehicle Separator is a high-speed electronic device, capable of identifying and separating vehicles and is part of the WIM (Weigh-in-Motion) system. It is used for the actual separation of vehicles when WIM (Weigh-in-Motion) scale is installed in the toll lane. The main purpose of vehicle separator is to give activation and deactivation signal to the Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) system.
The Vehicle Separator is a hardy device, designed to function accurately in any environmental condition. VS 1.0 and VS 2.0 have single panels. VS 3.0 has no panels – both controller and component mount PCBs are installed in the respective transmitter tower and receiver tower.
When two vehicles arrive one after the other on the WIM scale, the magnetic loop does not get time to deactivate and the magnetic loop signal remains active even after the first vehicle has left. In this case, the Vehicle Separator neglects the magnetic loop signal and takes the decision on the basis of its own separator signal. When a vehicle arrives in front of the separator, it gives a high signal and when the vehicle leaves, it gives a low signal. Whenever any object other than vehicle, for example, a person comes in front of the Vehicle Separator, it neglects the object and the WIM signal remains low.
The Magnetic Loop Detector works in coordination with the Vehicle Separator for accurate separation of vehicles. The Magnetic Loop detects the presence of vehicle before the vehicle hits the loop.
Our VS 3.0 intelligently also reports the vehicle direction as well:
- Roll back
How many times have you seen overloaded vehicles on roads and wondered about the safety of road users and the damage they cause to roads? Overloaded vehicles reduce the life of roads. They can also cause accidents or lead to traffic jams. To reduce overloading of vehicles, road authorities enforce charges for overloading. Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) is extremely useful to ensure safety and aid road-making/maintenance companies to identify overloaded commercial vehicles and charge them penalty as applicable.
Rajdeep Info Techno Pvt Ltd’s Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) system is designed to capture and record axle weights and gross vehicle weights of vehicles as they drive over a measurement platform. Since the vehicle doesn’t need to come to a complete halt, like in static scales, the process is quicker and saves you time.
WIM is installed at toll plazas to determine the weight of moving vehicles up to a maximum speed of 20 km per hour and does not require them to halt.
The WIM system has the following components:
- Weighing Scale Platform: Made of carbon steel Q23B, the platform is super strong and easy to service and maintain. It measures individual axle weight along with the gross vehicle weight (GVW). Our WIM platform complies to all requirements of the BIS 2016 standard. It is duly tested against the BIS 2062 standard from NABL-accredited laboratory and Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).
- Load Cell: This compression type load cell ensures high accuracy. It is constructed with stainless steel, is hermetically welded, oil- proof, waterproof, anti-corrosive gas medium,and is also protected from lightning, It works efficiently in all kinds of environments. It is CE certified (acclaimed CE,OMIL R60 standard).
- Weighing Indicator: This easy-to-calibrate component indicates the axle weight, the GVW and the vehicle speed. It has a bi-directional detection function (can detect whether the vehicle is moving forward or reverse), unique speed compensation for higher accuracy and is password-protected.
- Junction Box: The junction box has inbuilt surge protection and with an IP 68 rating, the box is water-resistant and well-protected from dust, dirt sand and does not really require protective gear.
On highways, getting help for any emergency can prove challenging. Which is where Rajdeep Info Techno’s Emergency Call Box (ECB) proves extremely useful. As the name suggests, ECB is a device meant to be used by highway users to call for aid in case of emergencies.
ECBs are strategically placed throughout highways as communication aids for road users seeking urgent assistance in case of any emergency and guarantees 99.99 % uptime even at remote locations on highways.
Our ECB is indigenously designed and developed by our in-house R&D team. It is extremely robust and durable to work in extreme weather conditions and can be deployed, practically anywhere in the world. A robust design hasn’t been at the cost of aesthetics either!
All ECBs are distinctly marked with white-reflective lettering, “Emergency-Call Box.” A blinking red light located at the top of the box makes it easy to identify the ECB location, at any time of the day, or night. It is extremely user-friendly and allows for hands-free operation.
No matter the direction or how the device is oriented on deployment, its smart, modular, mounted solar panel design guarantees solar power backup all year round, no matter the season. The intelligent design enables it to capture maximum sunlight to charge its internal power reservoir.Our ECB’s internal power management capability ensures very less power consumption resulting in uninterrupted service even in cloudy weather conditions.
The ECB communicates with the Control Room through two communication backbones – optical fiber or GSM-media.
Our ECB has been rigorously tested on critical parameters and received internationally acclaimed “CE certification.”
- 99.99% uptime
- Easily visible from afar
- Illuminated front call panel
- Clear voice communication between road user and control room operator even in noisy highway conditions
- Hands-free, single push operation
- Powered by solar energy
- Powerful battery backup – Talk Time:28 hours, Standby Time:72hours (in zero sunlight conditions)
- Wireless or wire line options available
- Uses Digital Telephony: All standard call features are supported like handling multiple calls, call-holding, retrieve, transfer etc.
- Easy Installation and Maintenance
- Weather-resistant, IP65-rated cabinet
- Components are designed for long service life
- Vandalism-proof design
- Self-diagnostic/Alarm Feature: Device health reports available
- Remote programming capability
- All ECBs monitored live on ATMS/GUI -based software
- CE-certified for safety assurance
Too often weather conditions change without warning, bottlenecks may cause traffic congestion and traffic may need to be diverted,impromptu check points may be created that could cause delays. To avoid traffic disruption because of these, or several similar reasons, Variable Message Sign board (VMS) is used to alert and inform road users about real-time changes in traffic patterns, road conditions, weather information and so on.
VMS is the quickest and safest way to provide traffic advisories and relevant information to road users. To do this, VMS uses LED matrix displays that are specially designed to display text, graphics, standard road signs, animation, live video content, either in monochrome or colour.
VMS boards are typically mounted by the side of the road or above the road. You can install them on highways, in cities, on major road junctions, for traffic management etc.
VMS boards can be an excellent way to:
- Suggest traffic diversions or expect delays in case of any accident, traffic jam etc.
- Give road work warnings, maintenance operations schedules
- Notify adverse weather conditions
- Provide information like emergencynumbers,approximate timetoreachdestination
- Provide general cautionary information like safety implementation, flood, strike, curfew etc. in nearby areas
- Display instant messages during any event that may affect traffic
- Display safety enforcement signalling
- Display toll collection transparencies
- Update pre-set messages or time-based messages
- Display automatic threshold-based messages
- Designed for 24×7, 365days operation
- Highly legible; the display is legible from a distance of 300 meters.
- Large viewing angle (170°/140°) H/V
- High contrast ratio (5000:1)
- High lumen LEDs for guaranteed visibility under direct sunlight
- Graphics display ability with fonts, and graphics scalability
- Multilingual character display option
- Modular design: each module works independently, in the rare case of any one module malfunctioning, the other modules continue to function smoothly
- Remote message-changing facility
- Remote programming capability
- Live monitoring of VMS on GIS-based software
- Software adaptable to control center system
- Energy efficient as it consumes less power
- Minimum heat dissipation
- Uninterrupted display option and real-time update
- Reliable data acquisition and display
- Wired or wireless options available
- Durability under worst-weather conditions
Automation is the key to smoother, more efficient, cost-saving, and precision-specific work in most fields these days. Having said that, there are times when manual intervention is the need of the hour.
Rajdeep Info Techno’s Manual Barrier unit enables you to manually control a vehicle’s entry to the toll lane. This unit provides entrance to all the lanes, in accordance to the status of the overhead lane signal (OHLS). Manual Barrier is installed at the entry side of the lane and covers the Automatic Vehicle Classifier (AVC) area as additional lane width.
These manual barriers prevent traffic from accidentally entering through the closed toll lane (when the OHLS is red). The barrier arms rotate horizontally through 90 degrees and lock into position. The positions switch is implemented to detect the open/close position of the manual entry barrier. The status of the OHLS changes based on the manual entry barrier position – that is, the OHLS turns green only when the toll collector logs into the Toll Lane Controller with Cabinet (TLC) and the manual entry barrier is in the open position.
A separate boom arm is mounted on the adjacent island to cover the extra width of the extra wide lane. This also has a limit switch to indicate the status of the boom arm and it signals the change in status to the Lane Status Display Unit (LSDU) as an event. The extra arm opens only when there is an extra-wide vehicle coming into the lane.
A similar arrangement of an extra arm can be provided at the exit as well, in alignment with the exit barrier arm, with a limit switch for indicating the current status of the boom arm on the Lane Status Display Unit. The limit switch is connected to the TLC.
The Manual Barrier is appropriately protected from water and dust.
So you have the right hardware at your toll lanes and you have the toll management software. But for the two to talk to each other, you need a mediator! And Rajdeep Info Techno Pvt Ltd provides you with the best that there is – our Toll Lane Controller (TLC) acts as an intermediary between the Toll Management System (TMS) and the lane hardware. It is placed either in the tunnel underneath the toll lane, or in the toll booth.
The principal task of TLC is to control the toll collection and all its peripherals. It transmits information and data of all lane activities to the TMS, and receives other control information and data from the TMS.
TLC consists of the lane computer, power protection blocks, and peripheral coordination circuitry. It acquires the lane data and transmits it to the server in real time. TLC also communicates with the toll plaza server via Local Area Network (LAN).
The operation data of each lane is stored in the local hard disk drive in the lane. The hard disk stores all necessary program tables (like ETC list, daily pass details, etc) and data in memory, to optimize the toll collection functionality.
Each transaction data collected from the lane peripherals is stored in the local hard disk of the TLC. This data is stored in a separate encrypted file that is placed in a folder automatically created with the month’s name at the start of each month, before being transmitted to the master database in the TMS. This ensures that there is no tampering or unauthorised access.
This data remains in the local hard disk irrespective of transmission to the TMS for three months. At the start of the fourth month, the first month’s data is deleted from the hard disk on the basis of first in, first out (FIFO) logic.
The TLC communicates with the TMS, relaying data necessary to build a complete database in the TMS, from which the required financial and operating reports and statistics can be generated.
Rajdeep Info Techno Pvt Ltd’s Lane Status Display Unit (LSDU) works as a kind of communication bridge between the different tolling equipment of the tolling system, and gives a synopsis of the tolling system in real-time. It collects the status of lane equipment in the automated toll system and relays it to the Toll Management System (TMS) server, in digital format, for monitoring.Every lane status is remotely monitored and the complete tolling activity is remotely controlled.
LSDU helps in deciding the maintenance status of the lane, based on the device status, whether working or not working.
In any unfortunate event of an emergency at tolling sites, you need immediate aid to tackle the situation at hand. Instant notification and a speedy response are of paramount importance to contain the incident. Our Panic Alarm System does precisely what is required in any emergency, and offers aid to safeguard life and property.
The Panic Alarm System is part of our Toll Management System that sends notifications to the control room about any panic or emergency situation that may occur at tolling sites. It enables you to take necessary corrective action immediately to minimize any type of casualty or financial loss.
The Panic Alarm System is connected from the Toll Booth to the Toll Control Room. The alarm switch is located in the Toll Booth, which when activated, hoots in the Control Room.
The alarm is activated either by Hand Switch Module or Foot Switch Module. When the panic alarm is activated, it is displayed in the Control Room through the Panic Alarm Controller Panel, where the source location of the activated alarm is displayed. The buzzer stops once the alarm is confirmed on the Panic Alarm Controller Panel.
The Panic Alarm System comprises of:
- Input device for user interface
- A panic controller
- Output device to inform panic condition
In the rare event of the Toll Lane Controller with Cabinet (TLC) or TCT becoming inoperative, traffic doesn’t come to a standstill, thanks to Rajdeep Info Techno Pvt Ltd’s Manual Booth Controller Unit (MBC).
With MBC, you can allow certain lane equipment to operate manually and in automatic mode, in case the TLC hangs. The MBC provides manual control to operate the barrier and the Overhead Lane Sign (OHLS), ensuring that traffic flows unhindered and does not cause any congestion.
The following equipment is controlled by the MBC, in case the TLCfails:
- Overhead Lane Sign
- Automatic lane exit barrier: Traffic light is integrated with the barrier through barriers controller.
Toll Management System S/W is a front-end application exclusively designed and developed for handling all the toll transactions taking place at toll plaza.
Rajdeep Toll Automation is a package of optimum solution for toll collection entities that consists of:
- Hi-tech smart devices for vehicle identification
- Intelligent software programs
- Multi Level security for daily operations as well as data handling
- Data warehousing and automated data backup programs
- Remote accessibility for Real Time Online Monitoring
- Dynamic customized report generation tools.