Rural transport in the US state of South Carolina will get a boost thanks to the South Carolina Department of Transport’s (SCDOT) decision to expand the use of Optelcom-NFK’s intelligent transport system (ISS).

The ITS system features traffic cameras, automated recorders and sophisticated sensor, which provides real-time information on traffic volumes and speeds, weather data and evacuation route information in the event of a hurricane.

The information gathered is transmitted to a central traffic control room, which communicates it to people through variable message signs, internet and radio broadcasts.

The company will supply its Siqura 9000 series fibre components to its distributor Temple, under the $503,000 contract.

Optelecom-NKF President and CEO Dave Patterson said this contract underscored the strong position the company has made for itself in this sector.