[Automated traffic data solution]

AbacusIteris’ Abacus™ system has been designed using a unique blend of Artificial Intelligence and video detection algorithms that allow either fixed or Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras to be used for data collection and incident detection without the need for virtual or detection zone configuration. The system tracks all vehicles as they move through the camera’s field of view (FOV) regardless of direction, lane straddling or lane weaving.

As a result, all information is captured and incidents can be detected easily by identifying anomalous driving behaviors that would be impossible to detect when using virtual zones or other fixed types of detection boxes or trip lines.

Abacus takes advantage of the large number of existing installed CCTV video feeds monitoring roadways, tunnels and bridges. When not being actively used for surveillance, these cameras can be transformed into vigilant sentinels for traffic data collection and incident detection. The flexibility of using nearly any camera with an appropriate perspective means cost-effective and accurate data collection without the setup and calibration required with other zone detection based systems.


  • Provides real-time data and incident detection
  • No more labor intensive manual counts
  • Easy set-up minimizes employee exposure in field
  • Immediate data access and remote control

Abacus Traffic Data Collection

The traffic data collection capabilities are designed to provide a continuous feed of data similar to other technologies such as radar or microwave. In this way, a single camera can act as both a surveillance and data collection device while monitoring for incidents. The default reporting period of data collection is 60 seconds and provides the following information using universal XML schema. Each camera can collect data from up to two directions of traffic:

  • Volume (reported in vehicles per minute)
  • Speed (reported as the average vehicle speed during the reporting interval)
  • Occupancy (reported as a percentage)
  • Classification (reported as the number of vehicles for each classification group)


Abacus Traffic Incident Detection

Abacus is designed to continuously monitor video feeds for incidents. The Abacus can either act as a digital video recorder to record incidents or work with existing DVR units to provide notification of an event. These notifications can be provided by means of e-mail or SMS text message. The types of incidents which can be detected for immediate notification are as follows:

  • Stopped vehicle detection
  • Roadway debris detection
  • Wrong way driver detection
  • Fire or smoke detection


  • Works with existing fixed or Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras
  • 7 day duty cycle
  • Auto-Calibrating
  • Automated turning movement counts
  • Average daily traffic counts
  • Optional GSM modem

Typical Applications

Abacus Traffic Data Collection

  • Volume
  • Speed
  • Occupancy
  • Classification

Abacus Traffic Incident Detection

  • Stopped vehicle detection
  • Roadway debris detection
  • Wrong way driver detection
  • Fire or smoke detection

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