Fusion Networks is Proud to be a Gold Sponsor of SNUG Workshop 2018, November 1/2 Hamilton

Book here for the 2018 SNUG  (Signals NZ User Group) Workshop; early-bird ticket prices finish at the end of this week. The November 2018 workshop is being hosted at the Novotel Hamilton Tainui, November 1/2.

SNUG is a subgroup of the Engineering NZ Transportation Group. SNUG’s remit is to advance information of the art, science and practice of design, operation and maintenance of traffic signals. The whole field of Traffic Signals and Traffic System Control is moving forward rapidly and the SNUG Workshop is an opportunity for traffic signal engineers, local authorities, traffic systems specialists, contractors, consultants and other practitioners to drill down on current developments in Traffic Signals and Traffic System Control.

MD & New Zealand ITS Board Member and VP, Andrew Gurr says its no surprise Fusion is heavily involved in ITS, critical for New Zealand infrastructure and future transport technologies. Fusion Networks leads on implementing smart traffic systems and flows, managing most of New Zealand’s traffic lights across the main cities.

Workshop Schedule:

Wednesday 31 October 1.30pm – 6.00pm: Technical Tour (free)
Thursday 1 November 8.30am – 5.30pm: Workshop Day 1
Thursday 1 November 6.00pm – late: Drinks & dinner (included in full registration fee)
Friday 2 November 9.00am – 4.30pm:
Workshop Day 2

Workshop is an opportunity for traffic signal engineers, local authorities, traffic systems specialists, contractors, consultants and other practitioners to discuss current developments in Traffic Signals and Traffic System Control.

For more details on SNUG, go to www.snug.org.nz
Free local technical tour on the afternoon of 31st October.

As the host city of this years SNUG annual workshop, Hamilton are itching to showcase an interesting tech tour line up, Wednesday afternoon before SNUG (October 31st).

Touring the award winning Rail Trail cycle path (some bikes will be available)
Visiting a traffic signal site built with Raised Safety Platforms.
Following the tech tour, SNUG will run aSCATS® ‘optimisation’ session.
This SCATS® session will start at 4PM. The start location is the Genesis Building foyer, at 94 Bryce Street.
We will hear some tips & tricks from a few grey-hairedSCATS® gurus, followed by a chance to look at your ownSCATS® sites.
If you have some sites you have questions about, please submit details on these sites (site & phasing plans, and anySCATS® & controller data you have) to sean.lewis@greensignal.co.nz
Student Passes
Early bird Pricing is $395.00+GST (before 10 October), or $445.00+GST after October 10th. As a first, SNUG has  10 student passes for a subsidised entry fee available (to be allocated on merit, not merely first-in-first-served.
Get in touch with sean.lewis@greensignal.co.nz

GOLD Sponsors 
Fusion Networks – SNUG Dinner Sponsor
HMI Technologies – SNUG Venue Sponsor
Spunlite Poles – SNUG Pre-dinner Refreshments Sponsor
SILVER Sponsors –
Traffic Systems Ltd (TSL)
CSL Infrastructure (CSLi)

Look out for further updates on the workshop details & call for papers between now and November.
If you are not in the SNUG email list, go to the SNUG website and subscribe to the email list.


What is SCATS®?

SCATS® urban traffic management software was created in NSW and delivers sophisticated adaptive traffic control functionality. (SCATS® was abbreviated from “Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System.”) SCATS® has been adopted across other Australian states, and is used in 25 countries, 154 cities internationally, operating across 39,0000 intersections. SCATS® primarily manages the dynamic (on-line, real-time) timing of signal phases at traffic signals, meaning that it tries to find the best phasing (i.e. cycle times, phase splits and offsets) for the current traffic situation (for individual intersections as well as for the whole network). The system uses sensors at each traffic signal to detect vehicle presence in each lane and pedestrians waiting to cross at the local site. Information collected from the vehicle sensors allows SCATS to calculate and adapt the timing of traffic signals in the network. SCATS® delivers consistent, measurable results in a cost-effective way. SCATS® is being continually refined and updated to respond to the increasing and varying modern traffic management needs, and to leverage the advantages of new technologies.


Fusion manages SCATS® servers for DCC and Wellington City Council. Fusion also provides managed circuits to traffic lights for Auckland TransportNZTA across NZ, Christchurch, Tauranga and Nelson City Councils, along with a selection of other regional councils.

We set up and manage the communication network for Auckland’s $1.4B Waterview Tunnel project.