The City of San Jose, California has awarded $3 million to Actelis Networks for a multi-year program to modernize and scale an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), allowing the city to upgrade its existing traffic communications network.


With autonomous vehicles, machine-vision-enabled traffic lights, and other technologies, the transportation landscape is rapidly changing. The Actelis hybrid fiber-copper network will provide San Jose’s ITS operators with the tools necessary to use real-time actionable data. 


“Actelis products have been proven with great success, and while we still tested other solutions for this ITS upgrade, they fell short when it came to performance and reliability,” said Ho Nguyen, ITS manager for the city of San Jose, in a press release. “Actelis does it all and provides a flexible foundation for future growth with solutions for copper, hybrid, and full fiber networks.”


Currently, less than 15 percent of San Jose’s 965 traffic-signalized intersections are fiber enabled. With Actelis’ networking solutions, the city can “enable cyber-hardened, fiber-grade connectivity services over both new fibers as well as existing copper lines to all locations, within hours or days.”


“Our unique hybrid fiber-copper network and powerful management software give San Jose’ ITS operators a powerful tool to move forward rapidly with their ITS planning and implementation, in changing environments, circumventing most if not all challenges involved in trenching, boring, and delays involving permits for civil works,” said Tuvia Barlev, chairman and CEO of Actelis. 


“We help operators reach their implementation goals cost-effectively, on time and under budget, while not compromising on the highest level of service delivery and security,” Barlev added.

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Grace Dille is MeriTalk SLG's Staff Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.