Kitchener, Ont.-based Miovision Technologies helps places around the world tackle their terrible traffic. But despite this particular example, Canada is not great at exporting its tech equipment and know-how, experts say
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Miovision manufactures and exports hardware and software, based on two products, one called Scout and the other Spectrum.
Scout is an all-weather recording device that shoots MP4 videos of traffic at intersections, which can either be counted by traffic managers from afar or fed into larger databases to analyze traffic patterns.
Spectrum is a communications interface that looks like a souped-up router. It works with GPS systems to let traffic managers look, in real time, at what is happening at different intersections – to tell if there is excessive congestion, see whether the lights are timed properly or determine if a signal is burnt out or broken.