Installation

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The installation process of TrafficNeXt has been designed to be as easy as possible. Follow the steps below to get started.

Select Site

An example of a site where a traffic light could be installed

Select a location to install the traffic light. For best results, this should be at an intersection.

Place Poles

Poles installed

Place poles in whatever configuration works best for the intersection. They should be placed such that it will be possible to install signals for each approach that will be signalized, as well as any pedestrian signals, pedestrian buttons, or signs that will be installed. Digiline distributors should also be placed 2 meters below the poles where they connect to the ground.

Mount Signals

Signals mounted on poles

Attach signals to the poles in the desired configuration, then set the channels to the correct values.

Install Detectors

Detectors installed

Bury detectors under the road surface. One is required for each lane of approaches B and D, as well as one for each left turn lane where protected or protected/permissive left turn will be used. It is recommended to have them 4 meters behind the stop line for straight-through lanes, and 2 meters behind the stop line for left turn lanes. Set the channels to the correct value, and the radius to match the distance to the stop line.

Build Control Panel

A completed control panel

Construct the control panel back from a 3x3 panel of digimese, then place 5 digilines buttons and an LCD on it. The buttons should be on channel "button" with messages "up", "down", "left", "right", and "enter", while the LCD should be on channel "lcd". It is recommended to place a sign labeling what each button does.

Place Luacontroller

Luacontroller placed

Place a Luacontroller nearby. The location is not particularly important, but it can replace one node of digimese in the control panel if desired.

Connect Digilines

Digilines connected

Connect the digilines distributors, detectors, and Luacontroller with digilines.

Program Luacontroller

Programming the Luacontroller

Paste the code for TrafficNeXt into the Luacontroller and press "Execute". After a second or two, the menu will appear. At this point, log into the controller (the default passcode is 0), and set up all parameters to match the desired configuration. Remember to turn phase lock off to allow the light to run normally, as well as to save changes.

Test

It works!

At this point, the light should be operational. It is highly recommended to test it, however, to ensure that all components are functioning properly and that the times programmed are appropriate for the intersection.