Polara 2-Wire EZCOMM Navigator (APS) SystemThe Most Advanced Accessible Pedestrian System Available Today!

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Polara: 2-Wire EZCOMM System (APS)

The EZ Communicator Navigator is a fully integrated Accessible Pedestrian System. It offers multiple audible indications and a vibro-tactile indication to clearly identify to ALL Pedestrians the information needed to Navigate a crosswalk.

  • Ambient noise controlled locator tone
  • Easy to activate 2" ADA button with raised arrow
  • High quality digital audio messages
  • Automatic volume adjustment to ambient noise levels
  • Vibro-tactile walk phase indication
  • Meets and exceeds ADA, MUTCD, TAC and PROWAAC guidelines

Description

The EZ Communicator Navigator 2 Wire Push Button Station (EN2 PBS) is the pedestrian interface to the EZ Communicator Navigator Accessible Pedestrian System. A system includes a Central Control Unit (CCU2EN), an E-Configurator and up to 16 Push Button Station (4 maximum per channel). The EN2 PBS provides valuable information and cues via both a vibrating arrow button and audible sounds making the intersection accessible for all pedestrians. All sounds emanate from the back of the unit. A sunlight-visible red LED latches “ON” to confirm the button has been pushed. The EN2 PBS includes the body (shown), sign, ADA compliant push button and mounting hardware.

2-Wire EZCOMM Accessories

  • CCU2EN – EZCOMM Central Control Unit with Ethernet +

    The CCU2EN is to be installed inside the Traffic Cabinet and is powered by the AC supply mains (115 VAC). The CCU2EN is the power supply and signaling interface between the existing intersection Traffic Control Unit and Navigator Push Button Stations (PBS) which are located in the field. One CCU2EN can control up to 16 EN2 Push Button Stations, 4 maximum per channel. The CCU2EN controls up to four Pedestrian Channels, receiving its timing from the Walk and Don’t Walk signals. Additional advanced configurations can be obtained by utilizing its general purpose inputs. All inputs and outputs have full optical isolation and include transient voltage protection.
  • ECONFIG – EZCOMM Navigator Configurator +

    The EZCommunicator Navigator Configurator (ECONFIG) is a hand-held remote used for configuring a Navigator 2 Wire System or individual 4 Wire Navigator Push Button Stations (PBS). Just stand a few feet in front of a PBS, point the Configurator at the PBS, turn it on and select your options. The Configurator communicates via infrared with the PBS (and CCU of 2 Wire system). The EConfig is compatible with the N2 and N4 Navigator systems as well as the new EZCommunicator EN2 and EN4 Navigator systems. One Configurator is all you need for maintaining multiple intersections. All of the configuration options in the CCU and PBS are set with the Configurator. The beauty of the Navigator system is its interactive operation. For example, if you select one of the optional Locate Sounds, you hear your choice as you select it. When adjusting volume levels, you hear the level you select. After configuring the features you want, you can upload your choices to just that PBS or to all of the Push Button Stations on the entire intersection with a single button push. The EConfig also has the capability of saving 4 user defined configuration sets and has 3 factory-default configuration sets. (Access is password protected to prevent unauthorized changes.)
  • Sign Options +

    A variety of MUTCD & ADA-compliant signage is available depending on your needs and specific applications.
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    Option C

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    Option D

  • 2-Wire EZCOMM Cable for 2-Wire Navigator +

    The Polara 2-Wire EZCOMM Navigator APS System communicates from the Central Control Unit (CCU2EN) to the individual Push Button Stations (EPBS) with digital data over the two low voltage wires. These wires also supply all of the power for the EPBSs.

    For optimal performance, Tacel recommends using a 14AWG, Twisted Pair, with a Drain & Shield (Usually a Communication/Data cable or a cable for Loop Detectors). The recommended installation of the cable for most cases (8 EPBS buttons, 2 per channel) is to have both EPBS paired up for the each crossings (including the drain wire) and then having 1 cable per crossing going to the interconnect board in the cabinet. Total of 4 cables going to the interconnect board in the cabinet and to have all 4 drains tied together and grounded in the cabinet.

  • EZ510 – EZCOMM USB Security Box +

    EZ510 USB Security Box is a small and light weight programming tool with dual USB ports. It may be used with any EZ Communicator product to easily update product software, audio sounds, or configuration. The EZ USB Security Box has a “Knockdown” function for emergency situations when audio and configuration files may not be available. With a properly formatted USB Flash Drive, the audio sounds and configuration of an EZ Communicator Push Button Station (EPBS) may be copied to the USB Flash Drive and then downloaded to a second EPBS.
  • 15 Watt External Speaker +

    The SHX-51 is a patented indoor/outdoor, self-contained, 8 ohm, 15 watt speaker. The full featured speaker consists of a light weight, rust proof, aluminum die-cast housing and dual-action plunger switch for tamper supervision for a normally closed loop.

    The SHX-51 series comes completely assembled and ready for installation. It is ideally suited for noisy and busy intersections where high quality and high output sound is required.

  • ENAV-SB – EZCOMM Sound Baffle +

    ENAV-SB EZ Communicator Sound Baffle is a small external plastic part used to re-direct the sound from the EZ Communicator resulting in a 10dBA difference between the right side and left side of the unit. It is effective in situations to reduce the sound to the building line while not reducing the sound to the pedestrians in the cross walk.

    Installation is easy, the ENAV-SB simply snaps into the speaker grill.

  • EZ210 – EZCOMM Conflict Tester +

    The EZCOMM Conflict Tester allows the operator to verify that the internal conflict monitor of the CCU2EN is operating properly. It does this by creating a fault condition in which the CCU2EN should detect and react appropriately to. In addition to the internal Conflict Monitor testing functions, it also has a data monitoring function which allows the user to verify that the CCU2EN is communicating properly with the EZCOMM PBSs.

    It is important to understand that transmitting an ENAV or CCU2EN walk code from the Conflict Tester will allow a false walk condition to occur. Because of this, only operators who have thoroughly read and understand the Operating Manual, and who are familiar with traffic signal operations should use this tester.

  • PSM2 – 2-Wire Pedestrian Station Monitor 2 +

    The Ped Station Monitor 2 (PSM2) works in conjunction with Polara’s 2 Wire Navigator system. It is compatible with the EZ Comm 2 Wire Navigator System as well as earlier models. It monitors the status of each Push Button Station (PBS) along with the status of the associated walk light. Its primary function is to detect a walk indication from the PBS in the absence of a walk signal for the corresponding ped phase. As long as no conflict is present, the PSM2 will energize a relay delivering power to the Central Control Unit (CCU). In the event of a conflict, the PSM2 will remove power from the relay which disconnects the power going to the CCU and powers down the Navigator system. The PSM2 will then be locked in a shutdown state indicating the source of the conflict. A manual reset is required to clear the condition.
  • EZ520 – Color Pack +

    The EZ520 Color Pack is a bundle of the required parts needed to change the Front Cover color of an EZComm Navigator PBS base unit. This Color Pack works for both 2 and 4 Wire systems. The Color Pack consists of the Lid Assembly, Small Cover, and bagged Hardware. Simply take the button arrow diaphragm from the original color lid and install it into the Lid Assembly of the Color Pack, install the Lid Assembly and Small Cover onto the base unit and you are ready to go. If the unit has a 9x12 or 9x15 faceplate, the coordinating back plate must be purchased separately.

  • EZ521 – EZCOMM Navigator Bottom Cover with Conduit Fitting +

    Mounting an EZ Communicator Navigator Push Button Station (EPBS) onto a solid surface requires using an EZ521 Bottom Cover with Conduit Fitting. This permits the field installer to easily connect the wiring to the EPBS. The EZ521 works with both the 2-wire and 4-wire versions of EPBSs. All hardware and instructions necessary to connect to standard flexible conduit is supplied with the EZ521.
  • EZ523 – EZCOMM Navigator Push Button Station (EPBS) Mounting Extender +

    The EZ Communicator Navigator Push Button Station (EPBS) Mounting Extender (Extender) is intended to mount a Polara EPBS 6” or 12” away from the traffic pole, in order to position the EPBS closer to the start of the crosswalk. EPBS wires are routed inside of the channel to protect them against vandalism. Extender can be bolted or banded to the traffic pole.
  • NPA4X2-X – Adapter for mounting two 9x12 Navigators on a 4” pole +

    This adapter is designed to offset two Navigators on a 4” diameter pole so that two 9” x 12” signs can be mounted without conflict. One adapter is needed behind each Navigator. The adapters can either be strapped or bolted to the pole. For bolting, holes are provided to match 6” spacing of most push button signs or spacing for Pelco 5” x 7” frames if these types of frames were previously mounted. Adapter is fully compatible with EZComm Navigators.
  • Sign Plate Frame Adapters +

    Polara Engineering’s 9” x 12” and 9” x 15” Push Button Frame Adapters are designed to be attached to Polara’s PBF5X7-X Push Button Frame, for mounting a 9” x 12” or 9” x 15” crosswalk signs. These adapters can also be used on 2 wire and 4 wire Navigators. Their aluminum structure and powder coat finish provides a very strong and attractive mount for crosswalk signs.
  • Screws & Bits +

    Vandal Proof Screws
    • PXSSPS – 3/8" Screws SS for Navigator Signs (set of 4)
    • PXSSSPS – 1" Screws SS vandal proof (set of 4)
    Tamper Proof Tool Bit
    • PXSPBIT – Spanner Tool Bit for vandal proof screws
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