by Future Transport-News
25 Apr 2023
Q-Free Extends Software as a Service Advantages to Entire Kinetic Mobility Platform
The subscription-based advanced traffic management software (ATMS) requires minimal up-front costs but yields maximum benefits.
Q-Free (OSE: QFR), a global leader in mobility solutions for smart city infrastructure, announced the full integration of software as a service (SaaS) deployment across its entire Kinetic® Mobility platform. Created from inception to take advantage of cloud-hosted, SaaS modeling, Kinetic Mobility is a real-time, holistic, user-centered, advanced traffic management platform (ATMS) that enhances mobility across local, intercity, and regional applications. The user-configurable system unites video feeds, signal input, event notifications, maps, and other aspects of intelligent transport under a single, user-friendly interface. Adopting a SaaS delivery model makes Kinetic Mobility more accessible and affordable than ever for agencies of any size, budget, or project scope.
Kinetic Mobility combines traditionally isolated systems into a single platform, allowing the synchronization of all ITS devices including (but not limited to) traffic signals, DMS signs, CCTV, and weigh-in-motion regardless of manufacturer. Making Kinetic Mobility available through a SaaS-based delivery model, makes the system more accessible than ever before according to Q-Free America EVP Steve Mager.
“We’re delivering a holistic approach to traffic management, where information is shared across all agency departments. This unique approach allows agencies to leverage information happening elsewhere in their area that historically they didn’t have access to. Best of all, this can be done using existing field devices regardless of manufacturer.”
The most immediate advantage of using the cloud-hosted software as a service model is the low initial investment. It uses flexible, subscription-based payment options to eliminate the high upfront cost of purchasing or licensing traditional on-premises software; while offering a safe, scalable solution where users only pay for what they need.
System security and data storage are significant worries when investigating cloud-based SaaS software. Q-Free offers robust data storage with customizable storage terms and adheres to a strict policy of safe data storage that conforms to SOC 2 security requirements to keep data protected and private. The best in modern IT and cloud services means your data is secure when transmitted or accessed. In addition to security, low initial cost, ease of use, and modularity, a Kinetic Mobility SaaS system is:
Finally, a traditional headache of legacy systems is server maintenance and software updates, requiring many person-hours on an ongoing basis. With Q-Free’s SaaS deployment, Kinetic Mobility servers, databases, and software updates are handled by Q-Free rather than the end user or government agency, slashing IT budget requirements and reducing downtime while improving overall system security.
“Working with critical infrastructure, data security and privacy are of the utmost importance. SaaS programs that leverage large-scale cloud services provide a level of security, reliability, and scalability not easily achieved by on-premises systems.”
Q-Free will be unveiling its new subscription-based SaaS offering this week at the ITS America Conference & Expo (booth #705), taking place April 24-27, 2023 in Grapevine, Texas. Q-Free will also host a live webinar May 24, 2023 for anyone interested in learning more about the benefits and total cost of ownership for SaaS versus traditional on-prem systems. Click here to register for this free, educational webinar.
This article was originally published by Q-Free.
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