Multi Nature

System Overview

The Multi system is an innovative and unique counting system that monitors and differentiates between pedestrians, cyclists, equestrians and ATVs.

This system is typically installed permanently and is perfect for obtaining trends over time. The system allows for the analysis of data from multiple user types over consecutive days, weeks, months, seasons or years. This system combines the PYRO, passive infrared, sensor and the ZELT, inductive loop, sensor. An intelligent subsystem, the Smart Connect, analyses the signal from both sensors in order to count and classify each user.

The MULTI system is optimised to count large groups of pedestrians, cyclists and other users with high accuracy making it ideal for high-volume multi-use paths.

  • Counts and differentiates between pedestrians and cyclists
  • Measures the direction of travel
  • Battery powered – 2-year battery life
  • Seamless data transmission to our software
  • Turn-key solution
  • Works in all weather conditions
On multi-use paths and trails, it can be valuable to count and differentiate between pedestrians and cyclists since their usage patterns are often quite different.

In Arlington, Virginia, fifteen MULTIs monitor pedestrians and cyclists on a network of trails. Cyclists volumes often peak during morning and afternoon rush hour, suggesting a high rate of commuting cyclists. Pedestrian use is constant throughout the week and peaks during weekends, suggesting more recreational use of the network. This rich data helps in managing capital improvements and the maintenance schedule of the trail network.

The MULTI integrates two or more sensors into the system. The PYRO sensor is housed in a post at waist height, while the ZELT loop is installed under the surface of the trail.

The ZELT pre-formed loop allows the loops to be deployed on unpaved paths. Installation is quick and straightforward. The pre-formed loop is installed 5 cm (2″) deep in the ground. The wiring of the preformed loop is protected by an outer sheath that also helps maintain the diamond shape of the loop.

  • Operating temperature range: -40 C to +40 C
  • Waterproofness: IP68
  • Data backup: 60 minute or 15 minute data recording interval
  • Battery life: 1 or 2 ZELT loops 2 years / more than 2 = 1 year
  • Detection Range: Up to 6m

Categories: Cycle Monitoring, Multi Modal, Natural Areas, Parks & Recreation, Pedestrian Monitoring

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