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A Typical SCOOT-based UTC System

SCOOT systems are designed to meet the user's requirements. There will be a central processor hosting the SCOOT Kernel integrated with the company specific UTC software that controls communications to the on-street equipment and provides the operator interface. This processor and associated networked terminals may be installed in a control room. Alternatively for smaller systems, the processor may be installed in the authority's server room and engineers control the system through client software on their desk top computers. In larger systems there may be a control room staffed by operators, with selected engineers also having system access from their desk tops. This access may extend to viewing and controlling CCTV to compare on-street conditions with the SCOOT model.

Traffic control room

Access to the system when on-street is provided by roving terminals. These are typically used for initial system validation, tuning and maintenance.

SCOOT can be integrated into a fault monitoring system to provide integral fault management and, if required, automatic fault reporting to the maintenance contractor 24 hours a day.

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