OTN Systems Fibre-Optic Communication Networks for Intelligent Transportation Systems
OTN Systems designs, develops and markets dedicated fibre-optic communication networks for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) worldwide. The Open Transport Network (OTN) is based on the latest fibre-optic technology and offers you the most reliable, open and easy-to-use system available on the market.
ITS and tunnel backbone network
The OTN is an environmentally hardened multi-service communication backbone that fully supports your operations. It connects roadside emergency telephones, traffic measurement applications, incident detection systems, weather stations, variable message signs and CCTV to the traffic management room.
Modular OTN node for simple maintenance and upgrades
OTN nodes are 19in rack-mountable and have a modular design so they can easily be adapted to the type and amount of interfaces to be connected. All vital components can be equipped redundantly for maximum availability. The modularity of the system facilitates maintenance and system modifications or expansions.
High capacity fibre-optic communication system
The OTN nodes communicate with each other over a redundant optical fibre. This enables the transmission of a high bandwidth (e.g. 10Gb/s) over distances in excess of 100km. Furthermore, the optical fibre is immune to electromagnetic noise (EMC) caused by electronic equipment or radar installations.
Dependable bandwidth management
One of the unique features of the OTN is its capability to guarantee the availability of bandwidth to each application under all circumstances. To achieve this, bandwidth is provisioned for each network connection by OTN management software (OMS) during set-up. Bandwidth is allocated to each individual application so that it is always readily available – even in worst-case scenarios.
Video surveillance and recording solution for road networks
Ideally suited for network-based video surveillance, the OTN provides integrated H.264 video encoding so existing analog CCTV cameras can easily be integrated and combined with megapixel IP cameras in a single networked video solution.
More than 2,000 camera images can be transported simultaneously over the OTN for viewing or recording on a network video recorder (NVR). In this way the operations control room can have live video feeds covering all road sections. The recorded images can be stored in redundant sites for disaster recovery.
Cost-effective ITS & tunnel communication network
The graphical user interface (GUI) of the OMS, the plug-and-play concept of the modular nodes and the advanced redundancy features ensure that the OTN is reliable and easy to use. This is why OTN users benefit from an extremely low total cost of ownership (TCO).
Quality systems and world-class customer support
It is OTN Systems’ mission to provide innovative OTN solutions of the highest quality and reliability coupled with best-in-class customer support. You can experience the OTN at ITS and tunnel networks around the world. Please contact us if you would like to receive more information.
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