Traffic Data Classifier System

The Wanco Traffic Data Classifier System provides a safe method for analyzing traffic patterns. The Data Collector employs side-fire radar to measure vehicle speed and length. Completely nonintrusive, it uses no wires, loops or hoses. The Traffic Analyzer software is an analytic graphing application that makes it easy to chart and interpret traffic data. With an optional modem, data can be retrieved remotely via the Internet.

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Agencies with an interest in public safety use the Wanco Traffic Data Classifier System for analyzing traffic flow and making informed decisions for managing traffic. The system is often deployed in neighborhoods, school zones and traffic hot spots to investigate complaints from citizens, neighborhoods and construction crews. The system comprises a data collector and analytic software.

Data Collector

The data collector is installed on a Wanco speed trailer, message sign, or nearly any Wanco equipment. The data collector employs side-fire radar to measure lane flow and density, continuously capturing vehicle speed, direction, length and count. It captures both approaching and departing traffic. It operates simultaneously with or independently from the equipment it is attached to, and is powered by that equipment’s power system.

Traffic Analyzer

The Wanco Traffic Analyzer program, installed on a user-supplied computer, downloads traffic data from the collector and presents it in interactive graphs that are easy to customize, making interpretation a simple task. The program allows multiple projects to be managed in a single window, and data graphing can be filtered and customized. The program presents graphs for vehicle count versus speed, volume over time and means and percentiles.

Data Download

The data collector stores up to five million records in internal memory, data that can be retrieved for analysis. Millions of records can be downloaded locally or remotely in just minutes — locally using a USB flash drive, or remotely over a wireless cellular connection. When the system includes an optional Wanco cellular modem, the Traffic Analyzer can retrieve data remotely over an Internet connection.


  • Collects and classifies traffic data
  • Low-cost solution
  • Nonintrusive — no wires, loops or hoses
  • Analytic software for data analysis and graphing
  • Remote access with optional modem

Common Applications

  • Tool for traffic engineers to investigate lane flow, speed and density
  • Use collected data to make decisions and recommendations for managing traffic
  • Investigate and validate complaints from citizens, neighborhoods and contractors
  • Planners can back up needs and recommendations with real data
  • Decide when to put police on the roads
  • Prove the need for traffic controls


  • Nonintrusive, no disturbance of traffic flow during installation or use
  • Radar-based design is less dangerous to install than loops and hoses
  • Most effective for two-lane roads
  • Counts both approaching and receding vehicles
  • Side-fire radar system captures date and time, traffic volume, and vehicle speed, direction and length
  • Registers millions of vehicles in internal memory
  • Can be added to any new Wanco Radar-Speed Sign or Wanco Message Sign
  • Optional modem allows remote data retrieval via the Internet

Data Analysis

  • Wanco Traffic Analyzer program included with system
  • Program installs on user-supplied computer
  • Analytic graphing charts vehicle count vs. speed, volume over time, and means & percentiles for easy analysis
  • Filter data as desired
  • Fully interactive graphs can be customized for your requirements
  • Name projects and add details and notes when needed
  • Export graphs in common file formats

Not available for aftermarket or field installation.


Wireless access

Cellular modem

Some options may not be available for aftermarket installation. Please consult factory.


Detection limits


Registers both approaching and departing vehicles

Distance range

1000 ft. @ 5 to 85 mph
(305 m @ 8 to 135 km)

Speed range

5 to 138 mph (8 to 222 km/h)

Max. traffic lanes



±1 mph from 5 to 100 mph
(±1.6 km/h from 8 to 161 km/h)


Measurement units

English or metric

Data limit

Registers up to five million records in internal memory

Data format

ASCII text file
Speed, date, time, direction, length for each vehicle

Time stamp




Microwave K-band, 24.125 GHz

Power supply

Power provided by Wanco equipment to which the data collector is attached

Power consumption

150 mA @ 12.6V

Voltage range

10 to 30V

Power output

27 dBm (EIRP)

Baud rate

9800, 8 bits, no parity

Internal memory


Data download

Local, USB port
Remote, cellular modem


Calibration not required

Regulatory rating

FCC part 15 class A
Canadian RSS-210



Wanco Traffic Analyzer

System requirements

Microsoft Windows (most versions)

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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