Connecting Smart Cities and Mobile Assets

Intersect is the Internet of Things platform of choice that simplifies the creation, implementation, maintenance and constant upgrade of your infrastructure

MANAGEMENT CLOUD

Intersect comes with a free, lifetime access to Intersect’s management cloud

COMMUNITY

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IOT ENABLED

Intersect includes a wide range of sensors and antennas to maximize the flexibility of your solutions

FULL Y CUSTOMIZABLE

Intersect is an open platform that fully supports user-created solutions that can be tailored for your specific needs

WHAT IS INTERSECT ?

Intersect is the Internet of Things platform of choice

WHY SHOULD I USE INTERSECT ?

Intersect offers tools and features that will bring benefits regardless if you are a city official or decision maker, a solutions integrator or consultant, a software vendor / developer or an end-user.

Intersect is typically used for projects such as :

  • Collect and analyze anonymous urban data coming from objects, things or systems
  • Connect and integrate existing sensors (radars, lidars, pushbuttons, etc.)
  • Establish remote connectivity over cellular link
  • Provide V2X connectivity (connected vehicle)
  • Prioritize vehicle traffic based on specific vehicle types, conditions or fees
  • Provide services based on mobility type (bike, pedestrian, etc.)
  • Create special sequences or timings for special needs (ex: wheelchairs, slow pedestrians, etc.)
  • Deploy urban ibeacons
  • VIP experience based on user mobile identification
  • Monitor critical infrastructures
  • Create wide-area-systems that operate based on distributed data for overall coherence and optimized operations

Intersect offers Edge and Central Workflows based on open standards for easy integration

After repeatedly going back to the same location to install or troubleshoot different pieces of hardware, we got tired and we decided that we would build the ultimate, all-inclusive data integration unit coupled with the most flexible, easy to use software management system. The result is Intersect, an open platform that makes it easy for users to download and install new features without the need to show up on location, saving thousands of dollars in labour and wasted efforts.

What is unique about Intersect?

Intersect is an open platform.  It offers off-the-shelf software from third-party developers that can be downloaded and installed in a few clicks. And because it is open anyone can create their own software or feature and simply make it available to the growing community of Intersect developers.

Of course you can find a lot of hardware, software and tools that are out there that could individually provide exceptional performance on one aspect (networking, detection, or other). But we humbly think that no other solution out there offers you the same level of ownership, flexibility and control as Intersect. With Intersect you are the owner of your data and Intersect will not share any part of it without you or your city’s explicit consent. Add to that the powerful, visual configuration tools that allow you to perform integrated processing without writing a single line of code, and you get a combination that is hard to beat.

Why is it better than what other manufacturers are offering?

I am a consultant

I AM A DEVELOPER

Leverage IoT tools to create your smart city applications.
With a simple, IoT oriented approach, Intersect will change the way you see system development. With Intersect, it is easy to try new business models, innovations, sensors, or software, with little to no deployment costs. This is why innovative cities and developers select Intersect as the core of their smart city development.

The easiest integration tools available
Intersect makes it easy to connect any legacy sensors, hardware or components that you have to create a seamless, powerful and integrated system.

Workflows : Intersect comes with multiple free integrated tools, including a powerful drag-and-drop system that allows for simple sequence and data translation capabilities


REST APIs : Intersect includes REST API interfaces to its built-in sensors and RF links, making it simple to create new functions or applications.

Powerful, dedicated hardware available
Intersect offers a series of features-rich, powerful, ruggedized, cost effective and dedicated hardware sensors and interfaces, with unparalleled flexibility. When you select Intersect hardware, it comes tightly integrated with our operating system and software for maximum security and stability. Intersect hardware and operating system architectures guarantee that you will be able to create software that will remain compatible with minimal adjustments as you and your team implement it using various hardware configurations.  

ROA (Return-on-algorithms)
“Software is eating the world” It has become obvious. By selecting and reusing shared hardware, you can dramatically reduce costs and time to market for solution development, and most of all, focus all your efforts on creating value.  We call it RoA – or Return on Algorithms.  Spend your time wisely and get maximum payback for what has the most value for your clients – your business intelligence. 

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I AM A CITY

Leverage innovation
Take advantage of the openness of Intersect to help you create your own dedicated solution without writing any code! Use pre-defined building blocks and make them interact to respond perfectly to your operational needs.  Allow your teams to build new solutions or use open-source readily accessible software as well as value-added world class components certified to run on the platform. 

Get access to competitive software on-the-fly
With the Intersect Warehouse, you can easily find, install and try multiple software solutions to find exactly what you need.  The flexibility of the hardware makes it simple to migrate to the solution that best suits your needs in record time. 

Simple procurement process
With Intersect, you can now pre-purchase your software solutions based on deliverables instead of a specific and unique solution, which means you keep your hands untied and decide for yourself, at installation time, which solution or software complies with your up-to-date requirements. 

Manage your assets
Intersect includes free cloud access for component deployment, monitoring and management.  Intersect helps you visually click and install, upgrade or downgrade each component to match your needs, without the need to physically reach the unit. The result is instantaneous deployments of city-wide solutions, thousands of times faster and a lot more economical than the alternatives.

Enable smart cities and new operational paradigms
With over 1700 pre-built software connectors and building blocks, and hundreds of functional applications available, Intersect opens a world of possibilities to change the way things are done and help propel your city into the future.

Reduce installation and maintenance
With a single piece of hardware to maintain, and because most of the operations can be done remotely, Intersect reduces by 90% the installation and maintenance cost of distributed functionalities. Keep your teams focused on creating value for your citizens instead of working on the maintenance of multiple field solutions that don’t interoperate !

Free components and applications
Intersect is an open platform by concept. There are a lot of free applications and you can even create your own.  Say goodbye to vendor lock-in, proprietary solutions, and expensive sole-source contracts. With Intersect, you decide what to develop, obtain from the community or to buy. You are in control of your budgets and operational needs.

Connected vehicles technology is built-in
One of the key elements of Intersect is that it integrates connected vehicles.  A few years ago, we were not hearing much about connected or autonomous vehicles. Today, it seems obvious that there is no way around it.   That is why we have centered Intersect’s core around connectivity so that your development will be ready for the next wave of projects, today.

Easily replace sensors
Your procurement team will become your best friend! Since Intersect is so versatile and comes standard with over 1700 protocols, interfaces and functional blocks, and because you can also create new ones, you are sure to be able to perform first level translation of any sensor or device right at the measurement point. What this means is no more fiddling to rewrite central system software with huge fees every time a new sensor is installed. Simply download or create the translation component to make it compatible and “Voilà!”

Keep me in the loop

Intersect is the Internet of Things platform of choice that will simplify the creation, implementation, maintenance and constant upgrade of your infrastructure. It allows you to connect vehicles and things with the infrastructure (central systems, intersections, etc.) for a seamless integration and a complete set of new possibilities.

Intersect has been designed with versatility in mind. It is an open platform which means that anyone can create software for it. Say goodbye to vendor lock-in and start using the most up-to-date modern tools.  Optimize your operations and automate your tasks without writing any code with Intersect’s visual configuration tools and drag-and-drop pre-built components.

Intersect provides multiple wireless links for limitless possibilities: Bluetooth (2,4 and 5), WiFi, Cellular, GPS, LoRa, XBee, DSRC.  It also comes with many on-board sensors and links such as : bidirectional audio, Ethernet, RS-232, RS-485, CAN bus, USB, Digital I/O, temperature, relative humidity, 3-axis magnetometer, 3 axis gyro, 3-axis accelerometer. 

But mostly, Intersect provides the proper framework that makes creating new solutions a breeze.

Where does Intersect come from?

Keep me in the loop

Reduced integration complexity
Every project has its challenges, and with today’s ever-expanding list of software and systems, integration is frequently one of them.  Fortunately, Intersect provides access to open-source software and components to minimize your integration and development time, allowing you to focus on serving your client and delivering that important project, on-time.

Connect systems together seamlessly
Interoperability has long been a concern when installing systems from various manufacturers. More often than not, proprietary systems can’t talk to one another, forcing procurement practices that feel like they date from the last century. With Intersect, you can create the glue needed for a completely integrated operational system that will deliver what your client needs, end that will simplify their procurement method as an added benefit.  

Leverage IoT and modern technologies and tools
IoT, Big Data, AI,… most likely, your clients want to try out these new technologies. But should you really be changing your complete strategy for the next 5 years everytime a new technology or trend takes over? We believe that a stable infrastructure with sufficient flexibility provides the best of both world. Using Intersect give you just that: a strong core with enough links, integrations and configurations to provide solutions today that will still work tomorrow.

Reduce development efforts drastically
By leveraging existing software, components and connecting tools, Intersect will reduce your integration efforts by a factor of ten.  Use open-source components, open standards, pre-built connectors, function blocks, and drivers to minimize the time you spend on the tools and maximize the time you spend on the solution. It’s that simple! 

Stay connected with your clients
Maintenance of custom-built solutions is hard, and sometimes painful. Once your solution is delivered, the client is not always aware of all that needs to be done to keep it optimal.   And since your teams have moved on to the next project, you lose sight of that important client that may need your help. With Intersect, you will have direct visibility to your solutions anonymously.  That allows you to get valuable insights, statistics and logs to help you improve, maintain and secure your solutions. Your clients get benefits too, as they do not have to share specific data, and still they can get real-time updates, support, and patches to keep their systems up and running.  You also get new possibilities to offer service plans, updates, upgrades or transactional sales depending on your business model.

Connected vehicles technology is built-in
One of the key elements of Intersect is that it integrates connected vehicles.  A few years ago, we were not hearing much about connected or autonomous vehicles. Today, it seems obvious that there is no way around it.   That is why we have centered Intersect’s core around connectivity so that your development will be ready for the next wave of projects, today.

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HARDWARE

Intersect ECO

Built on Rev 2.0 hardware base, in a 2-detector rack card bay format. Includes 9-Antenna connectivity, with the following interfaces : Bluetooth 2, Bluetooth 4, Bluetooth 5, WiFi 802.11a,b,g,n (2.4GHz & 5.8GHz), DSRC, DSRC Diversity, 900MHz Mesh, LoRa (400MHz or 900MHz), GPS, Cellular 4G, 2 x RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet, 3 X CAN-bus interface, USB, 4 universal digital inputs (5VDC to 120VAC), 4 open collector detector rack outputs+ 4 fault outputs + Reset input. 800MHz Quad-Core ARM processor. Thermals designed for 100% CPU at +74C. Painted stainless steel handle. 1.41” 350 nits AMOLED display 320 x 360 pixels. 1Go RAM, 4Go SSD. On-board replaceable SIM card. Micro-SD card receptacle.  Universal power supply input (10-30 VDC and 85-264VAC, 50-60Hz available).  Bi-directional audio (2.5W-4ohms, 1.6W-8ohms speaker out, integrated microphone plus headset (L,R,mic) terminals). On-board 9-Axis Gyro/Accel/Magnetometer sensor. Internal RTC battery w/voltage monitoring.

Intersect OBU

Built on Rev 2.1 hardware base in a vehicle on-board-unit (OBU) format, enclosed in an IP-67 aluminium enclosure. Includes 11-Antenna connectivity, with the following interfaces : Bluetooth 2, Bluetooth 4, Bluetooth 5, WiFi 802.11a,b,g,n (2.4GHz & 5.8GHz), DSRC, DSRC Diversity, 900MHz Mesh, LoRa (400MHz or 900MHz), Xbee, TPMS, CV2X, GPS, Cellular 4G, 1x RS-485, Ethernet, 2 X CAN-bus interface, 4 digital outputs. 800MHz Dual core ARM processor. Thermals designed for 100% CPU at +80C. 1Go RAM, 4Go SSD. Universal DC power supply input (10-30 VDC). On-board 9-Axis Gyro/Accel/Magnetometer sensor. Internal RTC battery w/voltage monitoring.

Intersect CITY

Complete unit that includes 10-Antennas pre-installed on mounting bracket for pole-mounting, with the following interfaces : Bluetooth 2, Bluetooth 4, Bluetooth 5, WiFi 802.11a,b,g,n (2.4GHz & 5.8GHz), DSRC, DSRC Diversity, 900MHz Mesh, LoRa (400MHz or 900MHz), Xbee, GPS, Cellular 4G, 1 x RS-485, Ethernet, 1 X CAN-bus interface, USB, 4 digital outputs. 800MHz Dual or Quad core ARM processor. Thermals designed for 100% CPU at +80C. 1Go RAM, 4Go SSD. Universal DC power supply input (10-30 VDC). On-board 9-Axis Gyro/Accel/Magnetometer sensor. Internal RTC battery w/voltage monitoring.

Did you say hardware ? 
Yes, indeed. Even though Intersect is an complete platform that includes cloud management and an Edge operating system and is mostly software, we have noticed that some situations were in need of very specific hardware that we could not source elsewhere. As the saying goes “those who are serious about software should build their own hardware” ! (Alan Kay). 

About Intersect

Management Cloud

Intesect comes with a free, lifetime access to Intersect’s management cloud, the easiest management tool ever created. Every operation is simple and visual, enabling your team to rapidly take control of the deployment of applications within the city.

The Intersect Management Cloud includes :

  • Status monitoring of system, units, operating systems, and software
  • Remote configuration of each unit
  • Geolocation of assets and units
  • Central data translation and transfer to any third party system
  • Alerts
  • Application review, testing, purchase and deployment
  • Access to free open-source components

What if I have my own hardware or I want to use third party hardware ?

No problem ! Just contact us to submit your hardware and we will add it to our qualified hardware list.

What if I need custom hardware ?

Intersect has a roadmap of upcoming hardware. We base our hardware releases on customer feedback so do not hesitate to contact us with your special needs.

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A friendly team

At Intersect, we are passionate about technology, development, and innovation. We love what we do, and we enjoy sharing it with you. Whether you are a Fortune 500 company with an ambitious integration project or a team of students with a dream, we understand the value of innovation and we recognize that it comes from everywhere, we are here to help!

Edge computing comes standard

With Intersect, Edge computing management is part of the base operating system. Intersect comes complete with communications and Edge computing management to help you maximize your return on investment.

Get started today, it takes less than 30 minutes!

Intersect is so easy and simple, it takes less than 30 minutes to get onboard and start using Intersect, the simplest integration system available in IoT !  Click the link below to get started with your Intersect project today!

We promise it will be easy. And we will be there along the way to help should you need anything.

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Connected Vehicle - Ready

Intersect is the first connected vehicle IoT open platform with DSRC connectivity. It allows you to download powerful connected vehicle software or create your own solutions that take advantage of the wealth of data that will be available in a near future. As you may know, connected vehicles will broadcast information constantly for safety and operational optimization.  With Intersect, you can connect your fleet of vehicles to that network and benefit from those new technologies before they are included as part of your vehicle.  Be among the first to provide value-added systems and services by building rapidly your solution using the most flexible IoT platform with access to connected vehicles.

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