Q: What does the future product look like, we would like to see a server model, where we can locate the processor in our server site and just have the camera at the intersection plugged directly into a network switch though CAT5 POE
A: Unfortunately, there are no plans to support a server hardware model. The GridSmart Engine is very sensitive to the timing of images and any network latency or errors would likely cause our image processing to fail. By keeping the processor in the cabinet we’re able to actuate the intersection without having to rely on the network.
While the Processor will remain in the intersection's traffic control cabinet, Gridsmart will have ATLAS coming out in the near future. This aggregates data to be dispersed as needed to end users in various locations.