Econolite Expands Vehicle Detection Portfolio

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Exclusive distributor agreement with Smartmicro enhances above ground detection solution offerings to North American customers

Econolite today announced that it has reached an exclusive distributor agreement with Smart Microwave Sensors (Smartmicro) (Braunschweig, Germany) effective immediately. As part of the exclusive agreement, Econolite will private label Smartmicro’s next-generation model “UMRR-0F” of Intersection Management sensor products – Stop Bar+ and Stop +Advance – and sell to North American markets (United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean).

This next generation of radar vehicle sensors includes built-in Ethernet connectivity, as well as Compass and Attitude features, which simplifies and speeds installation setup while enhancing detection accuracy. This new agreement builds upon the existing arrangement Econolite has with Smartmicro’s Advance+ product. The addition of the Smartmicro Intersection Management products provides comprehensive coverage for stop bar, advance, dilemma zone, and system detector applications.

Meeting the evolving needs of its customers is fundamental to Econolite’s Brand Promise. With increasing traffic congestion, there is a growing need for a broader selection of detection solution types for intersection management and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) programs. By adding Smartmicro radar products, Econolite customers have access to a comprehensive line of above-ground sensor systems to meet virtually any vehicle detection strategy.

“We tailor our product development and offerings to the requirements of our customers,” said Econolite Group Chairman and CEO Michael Doyle, “Customer requests and project specifications for radar detection solutions continue to grow. Ensuring that we have the detection solutions the customer wants and that we provide the highest levels of performance will always be our focus. We are excited to offer our customers leading-edge radar detection sensors from Smartmicro.”

Named as an exclusive distributor for Smartmicro’s UMRR-0F next generation of Intersection Management radar sensor products, Econolite will also be able to make these new radar sensors available to Econolite’s distributors and agents.

“We are pleased to have reached this strategic distributor agreement with Econolite,” said Smartmicro Co-Founder and Managing Director Dr. Ralph Mende. “In addition to detection, our traffic Radar sensor technology provides enhanced capabilities such as real time measurement of range, speed, and lane position of all vehicles simultaneously, which is a natural fit for the data-driven ITS programs in North America.”

About Econolite
In business since 1933, Econolite is a leading transportation solution provider and manufacturer of advanced traffic controllers (NEMA & ATC/2070), Centracs® and Aries® Advanced Transportation Management Systems (ATMS), Centracs Adaptive and MMS, Autoscope® and Smartmicro vehicle detection systems, arterial systems masters, vehicle and pedestrian signals, traffic control cabinets, data collection and management systems (Centracs DCMS), and a full line of transportation maintenance services. Econolite is committed to employing advanced technologies that reduce traveler time, ease congestion, enhance transit operations, provide safer mobility, and improve quality of life. For more information about Econolite, visit

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