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GPS Week Rollover

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Send us your outdated GPS units and save 20%* on the purchase of any new McCain GPS Module.

The GPS Week Rollover is just around the corner.

There is a global issue in GPS-enabled devices, including those used for time-based coordination and holiday timing plans, that may cause the date to reset on, before, or after April 6, 2019 – known as the GPS Week Rollover.

Since there are no known fixes to universally update the chips, McCain is offering a 20%  discount* on all new McCain GPS Modules, when you send in your old ones – regardless of who manufactured it.

 Want to repair existing units?

Some McCain GPS modules may be able to be repaired** rather than replaced.
Visit our website to learn more, and discover why and when the GPS Week Rollover may impact your traffic operations.

What are you waiting for?

Contact us to place your order today!

*Offer valid for orders placed on or before September 30, 2019. 
** Repairs are not possible on all units including, but not limited to, obsolete plug-ins for 170 controllers or units using Furuno GPS chips. McCain will repair any units under warranty at no charge and make every effort to repair additional units for just $189.

ATC Cabinets: The Road to 500

 

ATC Cabinets: The Road to 500

This year marked a major milestone for Team McCain as we celebrated the 500th sale of our game changing ATC Cabinets! Since its introduction in 2013, the cabinets’ advanced safety features and modern technology have boosted safety and mobility, driving the industry into the next frontier. Join us as we highlight some of the most impressive features that led us down the road to 500.

One Technology, Multiple Solutions

We all know that when it comes to traffic there is no one-size-fits all solution. So, when we introduced the ATC Cabinet Series, we wanted to leverage one technology across multiple cabinet footprints, allowing for more flexibility with intersection management and cabinet configuration.

Central business districts, for example, are using the small but mighty Backpack Cabinet to manage two and four phase intersections or even mid-block HAWK applications. The 25-inch cabinet offers the same advanced features as larger cabinets, such as load current and flasher monitoring, but in a compact and lightweight design that can easily be pole or pedestal mounted, freeing up valuable sidewalk space without losing functionality.

Then there are locations that need a larger solution to run complex intersections with more efficiency than previous technologies ever could. The Oklahoma DOT is currently running 31 out of the available 32 channel inputs on the 350i ATC Cabinet, effectively managing three intersections with a single cabinet.

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McCain’s Latest Cabinet Technology Solves Key Problem for Georgia DOT

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Georgia deploys low-voltage 350i ATC Cabinet at troublesome intersection

VISTA, California – December 6, 2016 – McCain Inc., a national leader in the supply of advanced transportation solutions for safety and mobility, today announced the completion of a landmark project in Covington, Georgia that leverages the company’s first deployment of a low-voltage 350i ATC Cabinet. The advanced cabinet architecture and expansive capabilities helped the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) improve operations at a troublesome dual-intersection location.

The task of eliminating congestion and guiding drivers more efficiently between Interstate 20 and a parallel access road was brought to the GDOT signal department where Justin Hatch, transportation engineer, and Mike Govus, assistant state signal engineer, were up for the challenge. “The project intersections are located just fifty feet apart,” commented Hatch. “After evaluating how to better move vehicles through the intersections, controlled by a single cabinet, Mike and I decided that the ideal solution was to install a new cabinet with more channels (or traffic command capabilities).”

The McCain low-voltage 350i ATC Cabinet was presented to GDOT by Utilicom Supply Associates, McCain’s local distributor and a premier regional supplier of communications, ITS, and traffic products. The cabinet more than fit the bill offering GDOT the ability to control up to 32 channels, twice the industry norm. Powered by Schneider Electric’s innovative 48 VDC power management unit, the low-voltage cabinet also offered the agency a unique means to further promote driver and technician safety.

“AT GDOT, we are always looking for ways to incorporate new and emerging technology,” added Govus. “The low-voltage option provides immediate benefits to our team’s safety, by reducing the risk of dangerous (high-voltage) shocks, and also opens the door to future opportunities, such as solar or extended system backups in the event of a power outage or emergency. We viewed this as a win-win that would also help GDOT keep pace with technology.”

Commemorating the project’s completion, GDOT Director of Operations, John Hibbard said, “I’m proud to celebrate the creative thought and technical capabilities of two of our excellent Traffic Operations staff.”

 

McCain ATC Backpack Cabinet

McCain Inc. Introduces the Smallest ATC Cabinet Yet, the Backpack Cabinet

Ideal for Central Business Districts, School Zones, and Downtown Areas

Vista, CA – August 22, 2016 – McCain Inc., a national leader in the supply of advanced transportation solutions for safety and mobility, today introduced the Backpack Cabinet, the smallest cabinet in McCain’s revolutionary ATC Cabinet Series. Standing just 25 inches tall and weighing less than 55 pounds, the cabinet offers the same advanced safety features common to all ATC Cabinets in one of the most compact designs available on the market today without sacrificing performance.

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Small but mighty, the Backpack Cabinet features a first-of-its-kind combo input/output assembly that offers unrivaled configuration flexibility thanks to the introduction of universal slots, which can be used for either detection modules or switchpacks. It also includes unique swing-out assemblies that provide easy access to field wires at the rear of the cabinet.

McCain vice president of hardware engineering and one of the visionaries behind the ground-breaking design, Reza Roozitalab, P.E., could not be more thrilled to bring the Backpack Cabinet to market. “Not every intersection requires a bulky traffic cabinet,” he said. “The combo I/O enables us to offer robust and dynamic solutions for intersections with 8 or less phase/pedestrian/overlap movements – those generally served by cabinets at least twice the size and without the same safety features.”

Ideal for central business districts, school zones, and downtown areas, this lightweight cabinet can easily be pole or pedestal mounted without the need for a crane or lifting truck, saving agencies both time and money. Furnished with a single-door access point, the compact Backpack Cabinet also frees up valuable sidewalk space and supports city beautification efforts.

McCain will be showcasing the Backpack Cabinet at several upcoming industry events including the IMSA Forum and Expo, August 28-30, 2016; the ITS CA Annual Meeting, September 19-20, 2016; and the TexITE 2016 Fall Meeting, September 21-22, 2016. For more information about these events or to register please visit www.mccain-inc.com/company/events.

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ATC Cabinets: The Road to 500

This year marked a major milestone for Team McCain as we celebrated the 500th sale of our game changing ATC Cabinets! Since its introduction in 2013, the cabinets’ advanced safety features and modern technology have boosted safety and mobility, driving the industry into the next frontier. Join us as we highlight some of the most impressive features that led us down the road to 500.

One Technology, Multiple Solutions

We all know that when it comes to traffic there is no one-size-fits all solution. So, when we introduced the ATC Cabinet Series, we wanted to leverage one technology across multiple cabinet footprints, allowing for more flexibility with intersection management and cabinet configuration.

Central business districts, for example, are using the small but mighty Backpack Cabinet to manage two and four phase intersections or even mid-block HAWK applications. The 25-inch cabinet offers the same advanced features as larger cabinets, such as load current and flasher monitoring, but in a compact and lightweight design that can easily be pole or pedestal mounted, freeing up valuable sidewalk space without losing functionality.

Then there are locations that need a larger solution to run complex intersections with more efficiency than previous technologies ever could. The Oklahoma DOT is currently running 31 out of the available 32 channel inputs on the 350i ATC Cabinet, effectively managing three intersections with a single cabinet.

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170e support

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McCain’s 170E Traffic Controller Production & Support Is Stronger Than Ever!

Rumour has it that production and support for 170E traffic controllers will cease. While this may be true for other manufacturers, McCain currently has no plans to discontinue production or support of its line of 170E controllers.

With deployments worldwide, ITS/McCain are as committed as ever to providing top-notch support to all of our valued customers.

So, rest assured that you will continue to receive unrivaled support from ITS and McCain.

McCain’s 170E Traffic Controller Production & Support Is Stronger Than Ever!

Rumor has it that production and support for 170E traffic controllers will cease. While this may be true for other manufacturers, McCain currently has no plans to discontinue production or support of its line of 170E controllers.

With deployments worldwide, ITS/McCain are as committed as ever to providing top-notch support to all of our valued customers.

So, rest assured that you will continue to receive unrivaled support from Innovative Traffic Solutions and McCain