Built to the same standard that made its predecessor the controller of choice for traffic management, the
opens up new possibilities in traffic control.
Each controller can be made to operate in one of four main configurations:
Custom (Single, Dual-lantern head)
2-way (two-lane road)
4-way (cross road)
"Master" and "Slave" are obsolete!
can be configured to control an intersection so these terms are now redundant.
Communications are unique to every controller. (Controllers do not 'forward' messages to others.)
In any intersection, each CS-400
is uniquely identified, starting with "U1". Defining each controller's identity is simple.
For Operators who are familiar with the older CS-200, the basic operation of the CS-400
should be an easy transition.
A menu system provides quick access to the CS-400
's many new functions.
Easy upgrade from the CS-200 (without changing trailers!)
Front panel connections remain the same.
Case mounting dimensions are identical.
All standard controllers are functionally identical and can be defined as any Unit in a multi-way intersection.
Once operational, the system can be managed by any Unit.
Direct keypad entry of red and green times.
Menu system for more advanced functions and options.
Large knobs for easy turning of rotary switches.
Screen is easy to view in bright sunlight or in darkness.
Radio link uses a digital system to optimise reliability.
Radios are synchronised using a simple two-step process.
systems can be used in close proximity.
Where the radio communication environment is hostile, a
CS-LC25 linking cable
(optional) can be used in 2-way configuration.
Where two controllers are not line-of-sight, a
(optional) may be used to guarantee the link.
Depending on configuration, the system can be controlled by a
wireless hand-held remote control (both optional).
The system's operational status can be remotely monitored using a GPS-SMS module
Vehicle detectors may be implemented for on-demand access to a road way.
Status lights on each controller inform the operator of the condition of every lantern head in the system.
The detected supply voltage of every CS-400 in system can be determined from "U1".
system features, functions & options are fully described in the Operator's Guide.
The "AUX DRIVE" connector has been replaced by a standard 7-pin lantern head connector.
An interface box is no longer required to drive a second lantern head.
Although the CS-400 is a drop-in replacement for the CS-200, it is not compatible with the CS-200 system.
A suitable 900MHz antenna is required.
Using a standard omni-directional, 1000 metre range is typical.
Using a Yagi directional, 4000 metre range is typical.
The module must be installed by Lincast at time of manufacture and operates in areas of Telstra's "3G" mobile phone coverage.
Dimensions: 275L x 250W x 100mmH including connectors, knobs and feet
Weight: 3.7kg (boxed)
Power source: 12-16VDC @ 400mA per controller, plus lantern heads