Introduction to MTE Software

Welcome to MetroCount Software instructional video series. The sequence of videos cover the basics of traffic analysis with the MC5600* for temporary traffic surveys.

*NOTE: The MC5600 traffic counter has been replaced by the RoadPod VT® 5900. While the new system has upgrade memory capacity, battery life and download speed, all following videos apply. 

Introduction to traffic analysis and unboxing the MC5600.

In this video, we introduce the components of the MetroCount 5600 classifier and run through their application.

Installing MetroCount Traffic Executive(MTE) and drivers.

In this video Vern demonstrates correct installation of MTE  and the required drivers from the provided USB drive.

Setting up MTE for the first time and preparing an MC5600 for use.

During first use of the MTE software it is important to set up the correct settings for your location. In this video Vern demonstrates installation and also logger set-up for first use.


Unloading data after completing a study.

After setting up a logger at the roadside and completing a survey, the data is unloaded to a computer for analysis in MetroCount Traffic Executive(MTE).

Reporting: First Steps

After completing a traffic study, data needs to be analysed by creating reports. Reports format the results of the traffic survey and allow users to manipulate the data.

  1. Charmaine Okros says:


    My name is Charmaine Okros and I am the Support Lead at RAMM Software Limited.

    Many of our clients use your software and are experiencing difficulties understanding how to convert this data into a format for Import into the RAMM Systems.

    Could you possibly create a video to demonstrate how to import the two setup files in your software and creating the text file for importing data from Traffic Executive into Metro Count Import (RAMM).

    Once this is done we can create a video on how to take the MC Executive text file and import into RAMM Metro Count.


  2. Vern Bastian Vern Bastian says:

    Hi Charmaine

    An excellent idea, thanks! We’ll look at creating a video and adding it to the RAMM support page, following the content in the PDF document.


  3. For individual vehicles data please explain:

    1. the comment “coerced sequence 2 * ”

    2. At the end of the report:

    In profile: Vehicles = 74294 / 77186 (96.25%)

  4. Vern Bastian Vern Bastian says:

    Hi Isoa

    We’ll soon be producing a video that will examine the detail of the Individual Vehicle Report.

    But to answer your questions briefly now…

    A “Coerced Sequence” is a stream of recorded axle events which MTExec has analysed in more detail using the more advanced features of its processing engine. An example would be where MTExec has separated a stream of coincidental bidirectional axles into a stream of cars, instead of combining these axles into one incorrect heavy vehicle class. Many “Coerced Sequences” would be a flag to question data quality and possibly trigger more detailed examination of the data before publishing.

    The “In profile” numbers and percentages simply shows the proportion of vehicles displayed in the report compared with total vehicles recorded in the dataset. For example, if you change the profile to only include the speeding heavy vehicles, you will have (hopefully!) a much smaller proportion of vehicles in the report. This statistic is displayed in reports mainly to prevent users from inadvertently assuming that they’re looking at the total vehicle flow. Your number above, at 96.25%, most likely means that you’re essentially capturing all vehicles in your report, probably using the Default Profile.


  5. JULIO FLORES says:


    I have a MC5620 for bike counting. I want to know how to make a report only for bikes because I had worked with reports for vehicles with MC5600 but I don’t know how to make it for bikes with the same sofware.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Metro Admin Metro Admin says:

      Hi Julio,

      To report on bikes is generally just a case of switching the class scheme in your profile settings.

      Depending on which version of the software you are using, there is a dedicated bike scheme, and also a number of schemes that include bikes and vehicles.

      If you are just looking for volumes of bikes, Class 15 of the VRX scheme will capture all bikes.
      Class Scheme VRX

      If you are looking to do more detailed speed analysis you can use MC5720 CYCLE class and filter out the Co-Cycles class for better accuracy.

      You may want to modify the speed filter when analysis bikes to include cycles travelling below 10kmh depending on your requirements.

      As always, we are here to help so let us know if we can be of assistance.

      Best Regards,

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