Product History

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1991

The TCS-1000 was the first MetroCount product to hit the market. The inovative axle counter with very low power consumption and was purpose-built to suit the harsh operating conditions of outback Western Australia. It was used extensively by Main Roads Western Australia, providing reliable service for almost a decade. The TCS-3000 was released alongside the TCS-1000 and was the first individual-axle time-stamping vehicle classifier system. With 256k memory, and adaptive auto-ranging axle sensors this revolutionary counter eliminated the need for any routine calibration. The TCS-3000 pioneered MetroCount’s dual-level environmental protection concept, with clam-shell steel outer roadcase and internal PVC box containing the electronics.

 

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1995

The MetroCount -3500 was an enhancement of the TCS-3000 electronics, with 256k and 512k memory options. It introduced the New “Drawer” concept roadcase, continued the dual-level system, but with improved ergonomics.

1997

The MetroCount-5000 was a complete revamp of the TCS-3000/MC3500 electronics, allowing memory options from 512k to 2M, in 512k increments.

1998

The MetroCount-5500 built on the success of the  MetroCount-5000, incorporating full support for MetroCount’s revolutionary new Traffic Executive Windows software with its signature system. Regular and Plus models were introduced, offering multi-level access to Traffic Executive. New power-saving firmware also extended battery life.

1999

The MetroCount-5510 followed in the line of inovations  incorporating new, ultra-bright LED status indicators. This reduced reliance on notebook PCs for data gathering. The 5510 also saw the first use of stainless steel for roadcase construction, continuing the well-received Drawer concept.

2000

MetroCount’s most popular counter and still in production today is the MetroCount 5600. A complete re-design of MetroCount circuitry, to further extend reliability. Incorporating new, user-replaceable, D-cell alkaline battery packs giving at least 290 days of continuous survey operations. Focus on internal layout to yield totally waterproof design, with enhanced LED status indicators.

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2004

MetroCount’s first divergence from the portable road tube classifiers was the MetroCount 5710, a Permanent Piezo Classifier, compatible with piezo sensors.

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2005

The MetroCount 5712 was released to assist in signalised intersection monitoring (eg red light running) and other traffic counts correlated with a timing channel like railway crossings.

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2007

The MetroCount 5720 was MetroCount’s introduction to bicycle classification in response to evolving multi modal traffic management.

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2008

The MetroCount 5800 series introduced the Inductive Loop sensor technology, allowing for accurate permanent counting and classifying of vehicles.

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