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Indiana Toll Road reduces traffic incidents by 30%

The Indiana Toll Road Concession Company has deployed Extreme Networks’ technology to provide real-time updates on traffic patterns, enabling safer use of the roadway.

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The Extreme Networks technology enables more coordinated use of roadways
The Extreme Networks technology enables more coordinated use of roadways

The Indiana Toll Road in the US has reduced traffic incidents by 30 per cent using Extreme Networks intelligent transportation system.


The Indiana Toll Road Concession Company (ITRCC) deployed the software-driven network, which uses Extreme’s Smart OmniEdge technology to provide real-time updates on traffic patterns, enabling safer, more coordinated use of the roadway.


Supporting future transportation


The technology is also helping ITRCC to lay the foundations to deploy advanced transportation technology, such as digital speed limit signs that adjust based on weather conditions, wrong-way driver detection, and smart truck parking systems.


The Indiana Toll Road spans 157 miles and is serviced by 22 toll plazas, five maintenance barns, and two administration buildings. The network has become a crucial component of the infrastructure, supporting thousands of devices, including more than 500 IP-connected phones, 300 IP-connected cameras, and 150 automated video signs. These are critical to maintaining operations, guiding motorists, and keeping roadways safe.


Working with Qubit Networks to deploy Extreme technology, ITRCC can now better identify and resolve bottlenecks, ensure greater operational efficiency, and simplify network management, giving back valuable time to its IT team so they can focus on future-looking projects.


"Our core mission is ensuring a safe travel experience for our community. We don’t want to have to worry about networking and device management, and with Extreme, we don’t have to,” said Juan Ignacio Gomez, chief information officer, the Indiana Toll Road Concession Company.

"Our team finally has the time to innovate and tackle forward-looking opportunities that weren’t possible before"

He added: “Since deploying Extreme Networks, we’ve experienced immediate benefits in streamlined operations, enhanced bandwidth and greater security. As a result, our team finally has the time to innovate and tackle forward-looking opportunities that weren’t possible before, such as connected vehicles and advanced automation."


Key benefits of the Extreme system include:

  • greater uptime and a scalable network that offers continuous connectivity to power a diverse range of critical connected devices, in-house applications, and software management systems;
  • granular visibility and end-to-end control of connected devices across the network. This gives the team the means to monitor all devices and applications that operate across the network with ease in order to protect valuable customer data and reduce security vulnerabilities;
  • the streamlined management means the IT team can focus on higher-level strategy and take on more innovative programmes.

"Because they’re so baked into our daily lives, it’s easy to take transportation systems – from highways to public transit to bridges – for granted,” said Abby Strong, vice president of product marketing, Extreme Networks. “But teams around the world, like the ITR Concession Company, are reimagining transportation and leveraging automation to make driving safer and smarter.


“The future of transportation is autonomous, and it starts with the network. Using a combination of Extreme Elements, ITRCC has created a custom network that adapts to its unique needs, helping transform both passenger and staff experience for the better."

 

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