International Integrated Systems, Inc.
- Intelligent transportation system improves road safety on Eswatini’s mountainous MR3 highway
- Smart management and monitoring system increases security in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Road vehicles are an ubiquitous form of transportation the world over. From the biggest metropolises of industrialized nations to rural townships in developing countries, effectively managing traffic has become critical for economic growth and to ensure citizens’ safety and security, not to mention happiness. Thanks to rapid technological advancement and the application of decades of study, effective traffic management is easier and more cost-effective than ever before.
International Integrated Systems, Inc. (IISI) is a specialist in large-scale information systems planning, deployment and maintenance. The Taiwan-based company develops solutions to meet the operational needs of organizations in fields such as public services, financial information, healthcare and smart cities.
IISI’s more than 1,000 employees are software and hardware experts specializing in project management, field consultation, and sales, marketing and promotion. The company offers application development, software outsourcing and international services; systems integration and maintenance; information security and management consultation; and commercial software and hardware sales.
Smart transportation expert refines technologies with deployments across Taiwan
Seeing the potential in the convergence of information and communications technology with transportation, IISI has long invested in smart transportation. This early focus has allowed it to accumulate a wide breadth of experience in the field. Thanks to the numerous projects it has carried out across Taiwan, IISI is one of the nation’s few leading companies that can simultaneously help define standards for the information and communications technology and transportation fields.
Over the past decade IISI has garnered accolades from local governments across Taiwan for its innovative and effective solutions. The company has collaborated with the Ministry of Transportation on the research and implementation of related information and communications technologies for various central and local government agencies.
IISI has built and provides maintenance for traffic control systems in Taipei, New Taipei City, Taoyuan, Keelung, Tainan and Kaohsiung, as well as Pingtung County and other local governments in Taiwan. This experience has allowed it to master the design, development and deployment of traffic control systems in Taiwan, one of the world’s most densely populated nations. These traffic control systems have evolved to include not only digital signage, but also provide critical information to decision makers based on artificial intelligence-derived and Internet of Things data on vehicular traffic and public transportation networks.
Traffic management system aims to reduce accidents on Kingdom of Eswatini highway
Due to the Kingdom of Eswatini’s mountainous terrain, there are often steep elevation changes along the MR3 highway — one of the African nation’s most heavily used roads. In any one 5km stretch, there can be an up to 500m altitude difference. In conjunction with a tendency by locals to drive at high speeds, there are frequently serious road accidents that lead to significant loss of life and property damage.
During a 2014 visit to Taiwan, then-Swazi prime minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini witnessed firsthand the effectiveness of Taiwan’s intelligent transportation system. He believed that implementing such a system in his nation could help reduce accidents on MR3 and expressed the hope that Taiwan would provide assistance in doing so.
From 2015 to 2016, IISI helped deploy the Swaziland Intelligent Transportation System, Eswatini’s first intelligent traffic management system. The project included the planning and installation of three changeable message signs (CMS) and about 20 cameras along 10km of MR3 between Mbabane and Malagwane where accidents frequently occur. Other components of the project included the design and construction of a control center, creating a video monitoring system, deployment of an integrated smart transportation system platform, and the education and training of local staff to operate the new system. The successful implementation has led to an expansion project, which is already under way.
Camera network and smart monitoring platform boost safety and security in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Since early 2020, IISI has been working with fellow Taiwanese firm Systems & Technology Corp. to assist Taiwan’s semi-governmental International Cooperation and Development Fund in implementing the first stage of the Intelligent Bus Management and Monitoring System Project for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
IISI’s work on the project includes the planning and deployment of about 200 cameras on the Caribbean nation’s main island of Saint Vincent, as well as the design and construction of a smart traffic control center and a smart monitoring system integrating video surveillance with image analysis. Cameras mounted on main city streets, near bus stations and at various other locations covering nearly three-fourths of the island transmit video to a central smart monitoring center.
At the center, the footage is dynamically analyzed by a smart back-end system, providing staff with round-the-clock surveillance video. This capability has helped traffic flow analysis and curb motorists speeding. In addition to managing traffic congestion, the system has also helped resolve disputes arising from accidents and criminal cases, including a kidnapping.
The first phase of the deployment has almost been completed. In addition to providing relevant training to local staff on operating the system, IISI has also conducted hardware and software maintenance. The company is also scheduled to host Saint Vincentian officials and staff in Taiwan for additional instruction. Due to the success of the system to date, local police are considering expanding the scope of the e-Bus and Security Operation center’s operations into that of a disaster prevention or compound command center.
- Video monitoring system gives authorities round-the-clock access to surveillance footage
- Surveillance cameras across three-fourths of Saint Vincent and in buses transmit video to officials in real time