GPS Preemption/Optical Compatible

Eliminator GPS System compatible with existing Optical Systems

You may refer to your system as an Optical Preemption System or Infrared Preemption system or by a brand name such as Opticom ®, Emtrac ®, Tomar ®, Strobecom ® or MIRT ®.

Dual Optical and GPS based Detection 

Many agencies find themselves maintaining outdated traffic signal preemption systems due to the expense involved with a full-system replacement. Upgrading from a legacy optical system to a GPS system previously meant replacing all vehicle and wayside equipment in one project. The other option was to purchase a multi-mode system that cost more than a GPS only system. This is no longer the case.  

The Eliminator system can detect optical signals from all major optical brands while simultaneously functioning as the industry leading GPS preemption system. This capability enables cities to upgrade selected optical components while leaving other components in place until budgets allow for expanded upgrades.  Both systems will work while you take a month or year or even 5 years to upgrade to GPS.

The Eliminator Detector support up to 16 inputs, allowing for priority calls to be received for multiple phases from both optical and Eliminator GPS systems. Detectors plug into the same detector slot your current system uses. You simply unplug the existing preemption card and replace with the Eliminator. 

Sounds Great, but what about Cost?

Since the Eliminator is not only the most advanced emergency vehicle preemption system on the market but also the most affordable. Agencies can replace outdated optical systems at the same or even lower cost then buying the replacement optical systems. You can then start enjoying the features and performance of the best system on the market. But don't take our word for it, you can see some of our preemption system reviews for yourself.

Some companies will sell you a multi-mode system that is actually more expensive than just buying a GPS system. In this case you are paying significantly more to be compatible with your outdated system.

Further Reading

Meet the Firefighter/Engineer that designed our Preemption System.

However, being a firefighter is only half the story, Adam has spent over a decade designing systems for defense contractors that use Radio and GPS. He knew from his diverse experience that existing GPS, Optical and cellular Traffic Signal Preemption System weren't meeting the two most important needs, affordability and performance.

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GPS Preemption Compatible with Optical

Do you already have an Optical Preemption System or Infrared Preemption system or commonly referenced by a brand name such as Opticom ®, Emtrac ®, Tomar ®, Strobecom ® or MIRT ®? Upgrading to a GPS Traffic Signal Preemption System is affordable and simple.

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FireRescue1 Industry Article

Could traffic preemption reduce fire response times and save lives? Once overlooked as expensive and impractical, signal preemption has come a long way since the 1970s

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Fire Departments

As the call comes in and your department is focused on digesting and learning the circumstances of the emergency and the scene while enroute, traffic should not be a major consideration. Today�s electronically distracted drivers have made the opposite even more true. Motorists already respond to the presence of an emergency vehicle differently but often distracted drivers do not react at all.

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Police Departments

The Eliminator Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) System provides specific features designed for Police Departments. Most EVP systems use ETA or GEO windows to define when or where preemptions occur. However Police Cars typically travel at a higher rate of speed than Fire and EMS, specifically faster than the larger vehicles such as Engines, Tankers, and Ladder Trucks.

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From the moment an emergency run begins, there is potential for an even greater disaster; colliding with another vehicle enroute to the scene of the emergency. This often results in that vehicle and its occupant(s) becoming an additional emergency incident to address. Many cities have experienced an increase in collisions with emergency vehicles at intersections, but emergency vehicle preemption has been shown to effectively reduce the probability of these collisions by giving ambulances the right of way.

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