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Although originally catered to the police service, this system is an excellent fit for new fire service vehicles. Similar to the multiplex system on larger apparatus, Whelen CanTrol allows for individual lighting controls, varying flash patterns and the ability to follow NFPA 1901 when it comes to lighting regulations.
Eight 10Amp Programable Outputs
Thirty-two 2.5AMP Programable Outputs
Drives a Single or Dual 100 Watt Sirens
Three 250mA Outputs
Traffic Advisor™ Module, 8 Programable outputs
WeCan Lightbar Connection
Three Analog Inputs
Eight Logic Inputs
Hands Free Siren Operation
Public Address Microphone
Optional Light Sensor
Option Temperature Sensor
Optional 16 Output Expantion Module
Hands Free Siren
Imagine you're responding through traffic, its rush hour and you approach a busy intersection. You reach down to change the siren tone to hopefully gain more attention, as you reach down you take your eyes off the busy road, and the siren tone changes as you look back up - but your visual warning - your emergency lights still flash at the same pattern.
Now imagine you're approaching the same intersection, and to change the siren tone you depress the horn on the steering wheel. As you depress the horn your siren tone changes - and so does your visual warning - the pattern changes to a more eye catching pattern. The lighting pattern changes for the same reason we change the siren tone - to gain attention from a changing sensory observation.
With the addition of a speed sensor the lighting pattern could change based upon vehicle speed, or be turned on automatically once a certain speed is reached.
Not only can it be programmed to turn functions on at high speeds, but it can also be programmed to turn on items such as a Howler siren as the vehicle slows down and approaches an intersection.
Voltage & Load Management
In years past the industry embraced timers that shut equipment like computers, printer or modems off after a pre-determined time period. These timers worked great except in many cases they didn't monitor voltage, which left a dead patrol vehicle and a very un-happy supervisor.
With the CanTrol Load Manager not only can a timer be set, pre-determined voltage thresholds can be set so that as batter voltage drops equipment begins to shut off. If the voltage continued to drop into a no start level the air horn could be sounded, alerting the officer that the vehicle may not re-start if not addressed immediately.
We're all familiar with the standard park kill, place the vehicle in park and the siren shuts off, but wouldn't it be nice if you could do more?
With CanTrol park kill can also be used to control warning lights, and turn off or on certain lights. This option is especially important on fire vehicles that need to maintain NFPA 1901, where the flashing white lights stop in park mode.
Not only can it shut off lights, but CanTrol can also adjust the pattern. This becomes especially important for night time operations, where the officer may desire a very slow, deliberate flash pattern so oncoming motorists won't blinded or distracted.
Driver's Door Ajar
If you've ever stepped out of your vehicle with the emergency lights on and been blinded by the lightbar, you've wished there was some way to turn the corners off while you stepped out.
CanTrol allows for the corner modules of the lightbar to be turned off while the driver's door is open, once closed the lights would return to their programed state.
With the flexibility to program different flash patterns the pursuit mode options become nearly limitless. If you've ever been in a pursuit with multiple vehicles you've probably wish those rear facing lights we're so bright, or you could see the directional. With CanTrol during night time pursuits all the rear lighting can be set to a low power mode saving your eyes, and giving officers the ability to better see the ever changing scene.
Other programing options such as hooking the traffic advisor to the directional allows the officer to signal to other units his intentions.
Back Up & Reverse Lighting
With each lighthead individually controlled, when the vehicle is placed in reverse rear scene lights or even warning lights can be programed to come on.
Weapon[s] System Unlock
In years past the industry used a single push button wired to an ignition source, or constant 12 volts to unlock the weapon. With that ease came lack in security, allowing anyone who had access to the vehicle the ability to unlock the weapon. With CanTrol a logic program can be created requiring the officer to have pressed certain buttons. For example, the vehicle must be in park, the brake must be depressed and the left directional must be on before the weapon will be released. Although it can be un-realistic to expect the left directional to be on to release a weapon, it merely serves as an example for what freedom your agency can have to allow for added security.