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.