Pedestrian beacon communication has reached a whole new level. Campbell Company’s APS Beacon provides intelligent communication to pedestrians crossing the intersection by utilizing audible indications. Please see the Beacon Data Sheet for information on parameters, installation, and features.
The APS Beacon provides a beacon tone to the pedestrian from a second speaker location near the pedestrian display, aimed towards the center of the crosswalk. The pedestrian is at the initiation point where they place a call at the push button, and the APS Beacon is located at the pedestrian destination point, about 10 feet high where it can broadcast “Walk” and “Clearance” phase tones to the final 2/3rds of the crosswalk. Several different “Clearance” phase tones are available including: destination target, alternating (ping pong) tones, audible countdown, and other specifically designated tones.
Designed for Agencies
Each APS Beacon is configured at the factory and customization is easily done by utilizing any laptop with a USB connection or a Campbell Company “Simple Field Programmer.” Our menu-driven utilities guide users through set-up, downloads, and adjustments.
Key Benefits & Features
- Flexible and easy to use
- Simple and easy installation
- Works with all Campbell APS systems
Base Broadcast Unit (BBU)
The APS Base Broadcast Unit (BBU) provides important information to assist all pedestrians in crossing the intersection with audible indications when the “Walk Display” is active. The BBU is designed to work in areas where there is no pedestrian activation. For additional information on the BBU’s specifications, features, and installation, please download the BBU Data Sheet.
In traffic applications, the BBU is mounted to the underside of the pedestrian display, where it connects to a driver that is mounted within. Audible walk indications are broadcast from a position above the pedestrian initiation point during the visual walk display. Light rail applications require inpust to the driver to indicate the state of the platform movement that dictates the instructions to be broadcast. Base Broadcast Units are placed to maximize the effect of the indications and monitor ambient noise.
The BBU is designed around flexibility and ease of use. Each unit is configured at the factory, but customization is achieved by utilizing a laptop with a USB connection. A menu driven utility guides the user through set-ups and downloads.