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Traffic signal controller - do you recognize this device? Answered

Do you recognize this device? Is it a traffic signal controller?

I saw this guy standing at a busy intersection, and it appeared he was controlled the traffic signals. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to talk with him, but I did get a picture to investigate later. Do you recognize the device?

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mikolynn

5 years ago

Is a traffic counter.
to count how many vehicles/pedrestrians use a crossroad/street. The guy is pressing one button for each car that uses one or another way.

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caitlinsdadmikolynn

Reply 5 years ago

I believe you press the red button to count chickens.

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Lindiecaitlinsdad

Reply 5 years ago

Nope, doesn't look like Randy. And he doesn't look official. It's weird....just my opinion.

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caitlinsdadLindie

Reply 5 years ago

I think the police can go on that description. It's been a while since we've seen or heard from him.

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kelseymh

5 years ago

I think Caitlin's Dad wins the Internets for this one. Your picture was just good enough to extract the company name, and his powerful Google Fu did the rest.

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caitlinsdadkelseymh

Reply 5 years ago

Actually no, I couldn't make out the Fn name.  I did a graphical search of traffic light control boxes, traffic flow analyzers, pedestrian counters,...something eventually popped up. It would have been doubtful as a remote control box as utility traffic control systems are hard-wired and usually comprised of old proven technology.  I did run across a traffic light intersection simulator board. He could have been a terrorist with an IED remote control but the dummy forgot to attach the transmitter antenna.

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Kiteman

5 years ago

Remotely? Gosh.

He doesn't look very official, and neither does the box (held together with tape), so I might think he's"hacking" the lights. That's worrying, because malicious control could cause chaos or carnage.

Could he have been *tracking* the lights instead, timing what comes on when, to check they're working in proper unison with other lights?