Companies collaborate on short-range wireless, do road test

07/06/2006


Quatech Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of DPac Technologies Corp., announced a joint effort with MTS Technologies Inc. to collaborate on wireless solutions that support Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) standards. The alliance is expected to enable the companies to develop and test DSRC functionality as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) initiatives.

Wireless ePulse solutions have been reporting data over Michigan roadways for the past year and have helped validate Michigan Department of Transportation 802.11 wireless infrastructure deployments,” said Larry Osentoski, MTS’ advanced systems director. “Integration of Quatech’s 802.11 wireless device server module enabled our Wireless ePulse solution to collect data in real-time as vehicles passed by roadside wireless access points. Having a reliable wireless module allowed our team to focus on optimizing wireless connectivity algorithms and developing applications for real-time traffic congestion measurement, recording historical traffic patterns, assessing road driving conditions and monitoring the overall health of the wireless network.”

Quatech 802.11 wireless technology will provide vehicle manufacturers with “robust DSRC functionality at the 5.9 GHz band” and enable successful participation in the U.S. DOT’s VII pilot program, says Steve Runkel, Quatech CEO.

Quatech, a device networking and connectivity provider based in Hudson, OH, merged with DPac Technologies Inc. in February 2006. MTS Technologies Inc., based in Arlington, VA, is a privately held minority and veteran-owned firm that supports diverse government and commercial U.S. entities with engineering, information technology, and professional management support.

--Edited by Mark T. Hoske , Control Engineering editor in chief





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Controller programming; Safety networks; Enclosure design; Power quality; Safety integrity levels; Increasing process efficiency
Additive manufacturing benefits; HMI and sensor tips; System integrator advice; Innovations from the industry
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me