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Train. Learn. Network. Grow.

Sessions

8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Have a bite to eat, plan out your day, and connect with fellow attendees.

Meal, Break

WHERE
Main Tent
8:45 AM

Welcome to INTERSECT

By Jeff Price, VP & General Manager, GRIDSMART

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

General

WHERE
Auditorium
9:00 AM

Keynote: Smart Tech in Contra Costa County

By Randell Iwasaki, Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
10:00 AM

Keynote

By John Roberti, Vice President, Government Relations & Strategy, Cubic

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Meal, Break

WHERE
Main Tent
1:00 PM

Panel: Creative Tech in the Smart City

1:00 - 1:50 PM

Panel Details:
Moderator - Randell Iwasaki, Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Jodie Bare, Director, Data and Innovation, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
James Perry, Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Panel

WHERE
Auditorium
3:00 PM

Session: Real World Application of the GRIDSMART System for ATSPM

3:00 - 3:50 PM

Panel Details:
Andrei Dumitru, P.E., Traffic Engineer, City of Concord
Daniel Johnson, P.E., Supervising ITS/Traffic Engineer, WSP USA Inc.

Panel

WHERE
Auditorium
6:30 PM

Dinner

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Dinner at The Quarry

Dinner

WHERE
The Quarry. For more information, visit: https://www.thequarryvenue.com/
8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Have a bite to eat, plan out your day, and connect with fellow attendees.

Meal, Break

WHERE
Main Tent
9:00 AM

Keynote: The Future of Micromobility

By Horace Dediu, Analyst, Industry Analyst, Micromobility Industries, Asymco

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
10:00 AM

Panel: CAVs and Infrastructure in Stratford, Canada

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Panel Details:
Ysni Semsedini, CEO, Festival Hydro
Colin Singh Dhillon, Chief Technical Officer, APMA
Warren Ali, Vice President, Innovation, APMA

Panel

WHERE
Auditorium
12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meal

WHERE
Main Tent
1:00 PM

Keynote: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - Research and Testing Texas-Style

By Greg Winfree, Agency Director, Texas A&M, Transportation Institute

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
2:00 PM

ITS for Dummies

By Krishna Desai, Global Marketing Manager, Cubic Transportation Systems

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Session

WHERE
Auditorium
2:15 PM

Keynote: MaaS

By Crissy Ditmore, Director of Strategy, Cubic

2:15 PM - 2:50 PM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
6:30 PM

See You At The Top!

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Dinner at The Sunsphere
Featuring Bryan Saint, A Season 5 Winner of Penn and Teller: Fool Us and The GRIDSMART Awards

Dinner

WHERE
The Sunsphere in World's Fair Park. For more information, visit: https://worldsfairpark.org/sunsphere.html.
8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 - 8:45 AM

Have a bite to eat, plan out your day, and connect with fellow attendees.

Meal, Break

WHERE
Main Tent
8:45 AM

Keynote

Cara Brookins, Best-selling author

8:45 - 10:00 AM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
10:00 AM

Panel: Fiber Isn't Scary

10:00 - 10:50 AM

Panel Details:
Matt King, Product Manager, GRIDSMART
Derek Johnson, Senior Business Development Manager, EtherWAN
Seán Adams, VP of Market Strategy & Innovation, AFL

Panel

WHERE
Auditorium
10:00 AM

Day of Service

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Day of Service

WHERE
Habitat for Humanity Tent
12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Break, Meal

WHERE
Main Tent
1:00 PM

Keynote

By Malcolm Dougherty, Senior Vice President and National Practice Lead of Transportation, Michael Baker Institute

1:00 - 1:50 PM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
6:30 PM

Casino Night

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Dinner and Casino Night at Relix

Dinner

WHERE
Relix. For more information, visit: https://www.relixvariety.com/.

Training Classes

Learn about all of the training opportunities at INTERSECT below. Training Registration is available here.

11:00 AM

Preventative Maintenance for Signal Operation

By Chris Robson, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer 

11:00 - 11:50 AM

This session expands on attendees’ understanding of beneficial preventative maintenance procedures that reduce the number of traffic signal failures, ensuring the proper operation of traffic control devices. Attendees leave understanding common PM strategies and experience a hands-on look at stressed and broken components.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Space
11:00 AM

Troubleshooting NEMA TS2 Type 1 & ATC Controllers

By Tim Smith, J.O. Herbert Company, Senior Field Support Engineer

11:00 - 11:50 AM

This session prepares attendees to begin resolving field issues with NEMA TS2 Type 1 and ATC Controllers. McCain ATC eX NEMA Controller and basic screens are used for troubleshooting exercises as attendees practice field triage. All attendees must bring a laptop computer for this session.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 2
11:00 AM

Troubleshooting Network Communications

By Tim Kinnon, Coastal Traffic Inc. Senior Project Engineer 

11:00 - 11:50 AM 

This session prepares attendees for troubleshooting network communication issues from the NEMA traffic cabinet to the TMC. Attendees move beyond power cycling and checking physical connections to understanding how to dig into network communication challenges.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
11:00 AM

Deep Learning Demythified

By Jeff Price, GRIDSMART VP & GM

11:00 - 11:50 AM

An introduction to the concepts of deep learning, this class walks attendees through the jargon, hype, and reality of deep learning and its applications to Intelligent Transportation. Students gain a stronger understanding of how to evaluate deep learning claims and prospects in ITS. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Axe Room
11:00 AM

GRIDSMART Best Practices

By Rusty Russell, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer 

11:00 - 11:50 AM

An introduction to the best practices of installing the GRIDSMART system, attendees participate in hands-on activities that provide a practical understanding of bringing a GRIDMSMART system online. A laptop computer is required for this session.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Auditorium
11:00 AM

Strategically Selling GRIDSMART

By Chuck Wilson, GRIDSMART Regional Sales Manager

11:00 - 11:50 AM 

Attendees gain insight into the GRIDSMART sales model in this session. A GRIDSMART sales call focuses on identifying the customer need and then recommending the best solution. Attendees will leave with tactics to understand and help resolve customer issues in their communities.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 2
2:00 PM

Using GRIDSMART & Your Controller to Protect VRUs

By Jeff Price, GRIDSMART VP & GM and Theresa Rohlfs, Trafficware Product Manager, PE

2:00 - 2:50 PM

The session teaches how GRIDSMART can be used for bike safety via bike discrimination in the box. A key piece of that is how you might program the controller for such extensions or, if you're ambitious, stop-time and/or hold-phase.

Jeff Price will lead the session; Theresa will follow up to describe how folks might use these features in conjunction with Trafficware controllers.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Axe Room
2:00 PM

Connecting to gridsmart.cloud

By Wallace Hynds, GRIDSMART Software Engineer

2:00 - 2:50 PM 

This session introduces GRIDSMART.Cloud and concentrates on the benefits of GRIDSMART.Cloud connectivity. Learn how to install antennas, navigate screens, and other functionalities, such as setting up Teams. Students leave with the ability to set-up or reconfigure GRIDSMART.Cloud in their community. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Space
2:00 PM

GRIDSMART Bench Diagnostics & Maintenance Tips

By Randall Lowery, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer

2:00 - 2:50 PM 

This course teaches attendees the basics of bench diagnostics on GRIDSMART equipment while reviewing maintenance tips that lessen the need for RMAs to ensure lower costs and greater customer uptime. Learn from the factory how to maximize field uptime. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 2
2:00 PM

Connecting GS2 to Standard Controllers

By Nick Coffey, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer

2:00 - 2:50 PM 

This session teaches attendees procedures and strategies for implementing GRIDSMART into the traffic network. Attendees learn how to connect the GS2 Processor to industry standard (TS1, TS2, 2070, and ATC) controllers and cabinets, common configurations, and basic troubleshooting.  

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
2:00 PM

Designing for the Future

By Greg Eckert, EtherWAN Field Application Engineer

2:00 - 2:50 PM

4k cameras. PTZ. Bluetooth counters. Automated vehicles. Advanced Controllers. GRIDSMART. The future is here. Have you planned for it? This presentation will discuss network design best practices in a world where ITS is faced with dramatically increasing bandwidth needs for city networks. Topics include: VLANs, Segmentation, Standardization, and Future-Proofing the network.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 2
2:00 PM

GRIDSMART Fiber Installation

By Corey Crawford, GRIDSMART Product Specialist

2:00 - 2:50 PM

This session teaches attendees the exact process for installing SMARTMOUNT 2025 and the benefits of fiber optics at the intersection. Attendees prepare to efficiently and correctly install SMARTMOUNT 2025, including gaining a working knowledge of fiber termination techniques at the conclusion of the session

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 1
4:00 PM

Setting Up Advanced Detection Zones

By Jeff Price, GRIDSMART VP & GM

4:00 - 4:50 PM 

This session teaches attendees how to get the most of out of GRIDSMART’s advanced detection functionality. In addition to learning how to set up advanced detection zones, students will be taught how to effectively install hardware for maximum impact, and determine when it is best to use your iconic Bell Camera or advanced detection. Attendees leave the class understanding how to maximize their installation and prepare for high speed approaches, adaptive systems, and other advanced detection uses with GRIDSMART.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 2
4:00 PM

Introduction to Synchro

By Theresa Rohlfs, Trafficware Product Manager, PE

4:00 - 4:50 PM

An introduction to Synchro Studio, this session familiarizes attendees with Synchro Studio through demonstration of a real-life scenario where data such as intersection geometry, signal timing, and detector information are entered into the software to analyze the current timing plan for measures of effectiveness, such as delay and queue length, to optimize the timing plan for improved efficiency. This demonstration will include key features such as importing/exporting signal timing from Trafficware’s ATMS Central Management Software, importing traffic volumes, and optimizing coordination plans.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
4:00 PM

Introduction to Amazon Web Services

By James Perry, Amazon Web Services Senior Solutions Architect, SLG

4:00 - 4:50 PM

In this session, attendees will explore basic AWS (Amazon Web Service) offerings and how they can be used. Training will focus on two major components of modern-day workflows: storage and computing. Students will leave the session knowing how to start using AWS services and products as the cloud becomes increasingly entrenched as a technology standard.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 4
4:00 PM

GS2 Security & Networking

By John Isaac, GRIDSMART Director of Software Engineering 

4:00 - 4:50 PM

This session expands attendees’ understanding of the security features of GS2. The class reinforces the value of existing security features while introducing the latest security features designed to mitigate breaches. Learn how to protect your devices from the architects of the software.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 1
4:00 PM

Traffic Signals 101

By Sharoya Hall, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer 

4:00 - 4:50 PM

This session provides attendees with a basic understanding of traffic signal systems, control devices, various detection systems, signal timing, and preemption technologies.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Space
4:00 PM

Site Survey Best Practices

By William Thomas, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer

4:00 - 4:50 PM

This session teaches attendees how to use tools like Google Earth and the GRIDSMART checklist to prepare for the most efficient and successful GRIDSMART installation. Attendees will leave feeling prepared to deploy safe, fast, and efficient installations. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Axe Room
4:00 PM

Effectively Managing Knockdowns

By Pablo Torres, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer 

4:00 - 4:50 PM

In this session, attendees learn the proper steps of managing emergency knockdowns where the traffic cabinet and other intersection hardware has been damaged. Attendees learn how to assess the damage and safely return the intersection to operation. Attendees leave understanding not only how to bring the site back to operation, but also when it is acceptable to leave the site.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 2
4:00 PM

Networking & IP Communications

By Tim Kinnon, Coastal Traffic Inc. Senior Project Engineer 

4:00 - 4:50 PM

This class focuses on an introduction to using Ethernet as protocol of choice for traffic control, situational awareness, specific video surveillance, and other ITS applications. Attendees receive an overview on protocols, switches, routers, and converters. Students also learn how Ethernet is integrated into traffic controllers and cabinets.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Auditorium
11:00 AM

GRIDSMART Best Practices

By Rusty Russell, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer 

11:00 - 11:50 AM

An introduction to the best practices of installing the GRIDSMART system, attendees participate in hands-on activities that provide a practical understanding of bringing a GRIDMSMART system online. A laptop computer is required for this session.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 2
11:00 AM

Introduction to Synchro

By Theresa Rohlfs, Trafficware Product Manager, PE

11:00 - 11:50 AM

An introduction to Synchro Studio, this session familiarizes attendees with Synchro Studio through demonstration of a real-life scenario where data such as intersection geometry, signal timing, and detector information are entered into the software to analyze the current timing plan for measures of effectiveness, such as delay and queue length, to optimize the timing plan for improved efficiency. This demonstration will include key features such as importing/exporting signal timing from Trafficware’s ATMS Central Management Software, importing traffic volumes, and optimizing coordination plans.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Space
11:00 AM

Troubleshooting NEMA TS2 Type 1 & ATC Controllers

By Tim Smith, J.O. Herbert Company, Senior Field Support Engineer

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

This session prepares attendees to resolvfield issues with NEMA TS2 Type 1 and ATC Controllers. Use McCain ATC eX NEMA Controller and basic screens for troubleshooting exercises as attendees practice field triage. All attendees must bring a laptop computer for this session. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
11:00 AM

Preventative Maintenance for Signal Operation

By Chris Robson, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer 

11:00 - 11:50 AM

This session expands attendees’ understanding of beneficial preventative maintenance procedures that reduce the number of traffic signal failures, ensuring the proper operation of traffic control devices. Attendees leave understanding common PM strategies and experience a hands-on look at stressed and broken components. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 1
11:00 AM

Deep Learning Demythified

By Jeff Price, GRIDSMART VP & GM

11:00 - 11:50 AM

An introduction to the concepts of deep learning, this class walks attendees through the jargon, hype, and reality of deep learning and its applications to Intelligent Transportation. Students gain a stronger understanding of how to evaluate deep learning claims and prospects in ITS. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Auditorium
1:00 PM

Setting Up Advanced Detection Zones

By Tim Gee, GRIDSMART Senior R&D Engineer

1:00 - 1:50 PM

This session teaches attendees how to get the most of out of GRIDSMART’s advanced detection functionality. In addition to learning how to set up advanced detection zones, students will be taught how to effectively install hardware for maximum impact, and determine when it is best to use your iconic Bell Camera or advanced detection. Attendees leave the class understanding how to maximize their installation and prepare for high speed approaches, adaptive systems, and other advanced detection uses with GRIDSMART.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Space
2:00 PM

Mitigating Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)

By Chris Robson, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer

2:00 - 2:50 PM

This session develops attendees’ understanding of intersection grounding best practices, tips and tricks for challenging grounding environments, and diagnosing EMI from external sources like LED Street Lights. Learn new strategies for diagnosing and mitigating EMI.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 1
2:00 PM

GRIDSMART Fiber Installation

By Corey Crawford, GRIDSMART Product Specialist

2:00 - 2:50 PM

This session teaches attendees the exact process for installing SMARTMOUNT 2025 and the benefits of fiber optics at the intersection. Attendees prepare to efficiently and correctly install SMARTMOUNT 2025, including gaining a working knowledge of fiber termination techniques at the conclusion of the session. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 2
2:00 PM

Conflict Monitor Seminar

By Cory Dibert,  J.O. Herbert Company, Director - Products & Technical Support

2:00 - 2:50 PM

This session familiarizes attendees with signal monitor operations for troubleshooting the safe operation of the intersection and other fundamentals of conflict monitors. Standard NEMA features are discussed, along with a comparison of different monitors focusing on the TS2 MMU. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
3:00 PM

Setting Up Advanced Detection Zones

By Tim Gee, GRIDSMART Senior R&D Engineer

3:00 - 3:50 PM

This session teaches attendees how to get the most of out of GRIDSMART’s advanced detection functionality. In addition to learning how to set up advanced detection zones, students will be taught how to effectively install hardware for maximum impact, and determine when it is best to use your iconic Bell Camera or advanced detection. Attendees leave the class understanding how to maximize their installation and prepare for high speed approaches, adaptive systems, and other advanced detection uses with GRIDSMART.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Audtiorium
3:00 PM

Programming Commander ATC Traffic Controller

By Theresa Rohlfs, Trafficware Product Manager, PE

3:00 - 3:50 PM

This session will use Trafficware’s Commander ATC Traffic Controller to demonstrate basic programming, including some advanced functionality such as applications for preemption and flashing yellow arrows. The graphical status screens will be used during this course to demonstrate controller operation.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 1
3:00 PM

How to become a GRIDSMART Beta Tester

By Andrew Noyes, GRIDSMART Quality Assurance Engineer 

3:00 - 3:50 PM

You can provide the feedback that shapes product development by becoming a GRIDSMART Beta Tester. This session explores the benefits of being an early user of GRIDSMART technology. Learn what will be required of you, how you can make a difference in the final product, and why you may want to join the GRIDSMART Beta Tester fraternity.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Space
3:00 PM

Effectively Managing Knockdowns

By Pablo Torres, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer 

3:00 - 3:50 PM

In this session, attendees learn the proper steps of managing emergency knockdowns where the traffic cabinet and other intersection hardware has been damaged. Attendees learn how to assess the damage and safely return the intersection to operation. Attendees leave understanding not only how to bring the site back to operation, but also when it is acceptable to leave the site.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
3:00 PM

Networking & IP Communications

By Tim Kinnon, Coastal Traffic Inc. Senior Project Engineer 

3:00 - 3:50 PM

This class focuses on an introduction to using Ethernet as protocol of choice for traffic control, situational awareness, specific video surveillance, and other ITS applications. Attendees receive an overview on protocols, switches, routers, and converters. Students also learn how Ethernet is integrated into traffic controllers and cabinets.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 2
4:00 PM

Using GRIDSMART & Your Controller to Protect VRUs

By Tim Gee, GRIDSMART Senior R&D Engineer and Whitney Nottage, Intelight PE, PTOE

4:00 - 4:50 PM

This session teaches attendees how to protect cyclists at intersections in their community using GRIDSMART Version 19.3.
Whitney Nottage, PC, PTOE, with Intelight, will join Tim Gee to discuss specifics of integration with the Intelight controller.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Space
4:00 PM

Mitigating Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)

By Chris Robson, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer

4:00 - 4:50 PM

This session develops attendees’ understanding of intersection grounding best practices, tips and tricks for challenging grounding environments, and diagnosing EMI from external sources like LED Street Lights. Learn new strategies for diagnosing and mitigating EMI.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
4:00 PM

Introduction to Amazon Web Services

By James Perry, Amazon Web Services Senior Solutions Architect, SLG

4:00 - 4:50 PM

In this session, attendees will explore basic AWS (Amazon Web Service) offerings and how they can be used. Training will focus on two major components of modern-day workflows: storage and computing. Students will leave the session knowing how to start using AWS services and products as the cloud becomes increasingly entrenched as a technology standard.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 2
4:00 PM

Designing for the Future

By Greg Eckert, EtherWAN Field Application Engineer

4:00 - 4:50 PM

4k cameras. PTZ. Bluetooth counters. Automated vehicles. Advanced Controllers. GRIDSMART. The future is here. Have you planned for it? This presentation will discuss network design best practices in a world where ITS is faced with dramatically increasing bandwidth needs for city networks. Topics include: VLANs, Segmentation, Standardization, and Future-Proofing the network.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Axe Room
4:00 PM

Visualizing GRIDSMART

By Andrew Hall, GRIDSMART Principal Software Engineer

4:00 - 4:50 PM

This class teaches attendees how to use the GRIDSMART API, Streams Function, and other tools to visualize GRIDSMART data, images, and analysis tools through hands-on learning. Attendees leave this class with the competence to create GRIDSMART visualization tools in their community.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 2
4:00 PM

Programming NEMA TS2 & ATC Controllers

By Tim Smith, J.O. Herbert Company, Senior Field Support Engineer

4:00 - 4:50 PM

An introduction to the programming NEMA TS2 and ATC controllers, this session uses the McCain ATC eX NEMA Controller to walk students through basic programming including various modes of flashing yellow arrows. Specific programing is reviewed for the controller and MMU. All attendees must bring a laptop computer for this session. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 1
11:00 AM

Troubleshooting Network Communications

By Tim Kinnon, Coastal Traffic Inc. Senior Project Engineer 

11:00 - 11:50 AM

This session prepares attendees for troubleshooting network communication issues from the NEMA traffic cabinet to the TMC. Attendees move beyond power cycling and checking physical connections to understanding how to dig into network communication challenges. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 1
11:00 AM

Programming Commander ATC Traffic Controller

Theresa Rohlfs, Trafficware Product Manager, PE

11:00 - 11:50 AM

This session will use Trafficware’s Commander ATC Traffic Controller to demonstrate basic programming, including some advanced functionality such as applications for preemption and flashing yellow arrows. The graphical status screens will be used during this course to demonstrate controller operation.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
11:00 AM

GRIDSMART Best Practices

By Rusty Russell, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer 

11:00 - 11:50 AM

An introduction to the best practices of installing the GRIDSMART system, attendees participate in hands-on activities that provide a practical understanding of bringing a GRIDMSMART system online. A laptop computer is required for this session.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Axe Room
11:00 AM

Signalized Intersection Safety

By Airton Kohls, Research Associate, University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research

11:00 - 11:50 AM

In this session students learn clearance practices (Y+R), FYA (looking at studies of safe protected permissive practices), Pedestrian safety best practices as well as safe maintenance practices from the instructors of the Traffic Signal Academy at NTRC. Attendees will gain greater understanding to the latest in safety best practices.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 2
11:00 AM

Preventative Maintenance for Signal Operation

By Chris Robson, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer 

11:00 - 11:50 AM

This session expands attendees’ understanding of beneficial preventative maintenance procedures that reduce the number of traffic signal failures, ensuring the proper operation of traffic control devices. Attendees leave understanding common PM strategies and experience a hands-on look at stressed and broken components. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Space
2:00 PM

Setting Up Advanced Detection Zones

By Tim Gee, GRIDSMART Senior R&D Engineer

2:00 - 2:50 PM

This session teaches attendees how to get the most of out of GRIDSMART’s advanced detection functionality. In addition to learning how to set up advanced detection zones, students will be taught how to effectively install hardware for maximum impact, and determine when it is best to use your iconic Bell Camera or advanced detection. Attendees leave the class understanding how to maximize their installation and prepare for high speed approaches, adaptive systems, and other advanced detection uses with GRIDSMART.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 2
2:00 PM

GRIDSMART Fiber Installation

By Corey Crawford, GRIDSMART Product Specialist

2:00 - 2:50 PM

This session teaches attendees the exact process for installing SMARTMOUNT 2025 and the benefits of fiber optics at the intersection. Attendees prepare to efficiently and correctly install SMARTMOUNT 2025, including gaining a working knowledge of fiber termination techniques at the conclusion of the session. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 2
2:00 PM

Mitigating Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)

By Chris Robson, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer

2:00 - 2:50 PM

This session develops attendees’ understanding of intersection grounding best practices, tips and tricks for challenging grounding environments, and diagnosing EMI from external sources like LED Street Lights. Learn new strategies for diagnosing and mitigating EMI.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 4
2:00 PM

Connecting to gridsmart.cloud

Wallace Hynds, GRIDSMART Software Engineer

2:00 - 2:50 PM

This session introduces GRIDSMART.Cloud and concentrates on the benefits of GRIDSMART.Cloud connectivity. Learn how to install antennas, navigate screens, and other functionalities, such as setting up Teams. Students leave with the ability to set-up or reconfigure GRIDSMART.Cloud in their community.  

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Axe Room
2:00 PM

Connecting GS2 to Standard Controllers

By Nick Coffey, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer 

2:00 - 2:50 PM

This session teaches attendees procedures and strategies for implementing GRIDSMART into the traffic network. Attendees learn how to connect the GS2Processor to industry standard (TS1, TS2, 2070, and ATC) controllers and cabinets, common configurations, and basic troubleshooting.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Space
2:00 PM

Conflict Monitor Seminar

By Cory Dibert, J.O. Herbert Company Director - Products & Technical Support  

2:00 - 2:50 PM

This session familiarizes attendees with signal monitor operations for troubleshooting the safe operation of the intersection and other fundamentals of conflict monitors. Standard NEMA features are discussed, along with a comparison of different monitors focusing on the TS2 MMU. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
2:00 PM

GRIDSMART Bench Diagnostics & Maintenance Tips

By Randall Lowery, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer

2:00 - 2:50 PM

This course teaches attendees the basics of bench diagnostics on GRIDSMART equipment while reviewing maintenance tips that lessen the need for RMAs to ensure lower costs and greater customer uptime. Learn from the factory how to maximize field uptime. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 1
3:00 PM

Using GRIDSMART & Your Controller to Protect VRUs

By Jeff Price, GRIDSMART VP & GM and Eric Itzel, McCain Northeast Regional Applications Engineer

3:00 - 3:50 PM

The session is on how GRIDSMART can be used for bike safety via bike discrimination in the box. A key piece of that is how you might program the controller for such extentions or, if you're ambitious, stop-time and/or hold-phase, for example.
Jeff Price will lead the session, Eric Itzel will follow up to describe how folks might use these features in conjunction with McCain controllers.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
3:00 PM

Setting Up Advanced Detection Zones

By Tim Gee, GRIDSMART Senior R&D Engineer

3:00 - 3:50 PM

This session teaches attendees how to get the most out of GRIDSMART’s advanced detection functionality. In addition to learning how to set up advanced detection zones, students will learn how to effectively install hardware for maximum impact and determine when it is best to use your iconic Bell Camera or the GRIDSMART ADC for advanced detection. Attendees leave the class understanding how to maximize their installation and prepare for high-speed approaches, adaptive systems, and other advanced detection uses with GRIDSMART. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Axe Room
3:00 PM

Effectively Managing Knockdowns

By Pablo Torres, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer 

3:00 - 3:50 PM

In this session, attendees learn the proper steps of managing emergency knockdowns where the traffic cabinet and other intersection hardware has been damaged. Attendees learn how to assess the damage and safely return the intersection to operation. Attendees leave understanding not only how to bring the site back to operation, but also when it is acceptable to leave the site.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Space
3:00 PM

GS2 Security and Networking

By John Isaac, GRIDSMART Director of Software Engineering 

3:00 - 3:50 PM

This session expands attendees’ understanding of the security features of GS2. The class reinforces the value of existing security features while introducing the latest security features designed to mitigate breaches. Learn how to protect your devices from the architects of the software.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 1
3:00 PM

Site Survey Best Practices

By William Thomas, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer

3:00 - 3:50 PM

This session teaches attendees how to use tools like Google Earth and the GRIDSMART checklist to prepare for the most efficient and successful GRIDSMART installation. Attendees will leave feeling prepared to deploy safe, fast, and efficient installations. 

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 2
4:00 PM

Visualizing GRIDSMART

By Andrew Hall, GRIDSMART Principal Software Engineer

4:00 - 4:50 PM

This class teaches attendees how to use the GRIDSMART API, Streams Function, and other tools to visualize GRIDSMART data, images, and analysis tools through hands-on learning. Attendees leave this class with the competence to create GRIDSMART visualization tools in their community.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 2
4:00 PM

Programming NEMA TS2 & ATC Controllers

By Tim Smith, J.O. Herbert Company, Senior Field Support Engineer

4:00 - 4:50 PM

An introduction to the programming NEMA TS2 and ATC controllers, this session uses the McCain ATC eX NEMA Controller to walk students through basic programming including various modes of flashing yellow arrows. Specific programing is reviewed for the controller and MMU. All attendees must bring a laptop computer for this session.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
The Space
4:00 PM

Designing for the Future

By Greg Eckert, EtherWAN Field Application Engineer

4:00 - 4:50 PM

4k cameras. PTZ. Bluetooth counters. Automated vehicles. Advanced Controllers. GRIDSMART. The future is here. Have you planned for it? This presentation will discuss network design best practices in a world where ITS is faced with dramatically increasing bandwidth needs for city networks. Topics include: VLANs, Segmentation, Standardization, and Future-Proofing the network.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
4:00 PM

Mitigating Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)

By Chris Robson, GRIDSMART Field Application Engineer

4:00 - 4:50 PM

This session develops attendees’ understanding of intersection grounding best practices, tips and tricks for challenging grounding environments, and diagnosing EMI from external sources like LED Street Lights. Learn new strategies for diagnosing and mitigating EMI.

Class limit: 12

Training

WHERE
Training Tent 1

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