Customer Story

Durham Region - Intelligent Traffic System Innovation

Durham Region's Traffic Engineering and Operations Division’s mission statement promises, "To engineer and operate a safe and efficient road network that effectively meets the requirements and expectations of residents and business owners in the Region of Durham."

 With the help of a new traffic management facility, and a dynamic control room video wall, Durham management and operators can keep that promise through monitoring, detecting, responding and facilitating the timely clearance of incidents.

The new Traffic Operations Center consolidates both engineering and operations in one facility and will house the Region’s computerized signal control system. The Center houses 64 full-time and seasonal staff and serves as the home base for the Region’s sign and signal shop. The Transportation Management Center currently operates over 500 traffic control signals and numerous traffic cameras, as well as the Transportation Management Center, which currently operates over 500 traffic control signals and numerous traffic cameras. The consolidated services have resulted in process improvements and expanded service-delivery.

Applied Electronics Limited's AV Division from Mississauga, Ontario, (AEL) integrated a large-scale video wall into the new transportation management center for the Region of Durham in Whitby, Ontario. The 2x5 array enables the center’s operators to monitor traffic, detect, respond and facilitate the clearance of incidents and contribute to improve traffic flow.

Download the complete PDF case study for this Christie control room installation.

The Christie Advantage

The Christie solution is cost-effective, because the 70" screen size and high resolution allowed AEL to build the video wall using fewer cubes, and because the long lamp life provides low maintenance.

The FRC5100 wall controller also creates new efficiencies, enabling operators to view multiple applications manipulated in real time, using multiple preset layouts.

Quick Facts

  • Customer:
    Region of Durham
  • Location:
    Whitby, Canada
  • Configuration:
    2 x 5 CS70-D100U Display Wall Cube array 
    FRC5100 Display Wall processor