Integrated Traffic

Optimized traffic safety and flow on our roadways depends on accurate, reliable data collected by multiple devices that can be monitored in real-time by Federal, State, and local government agencies.

CE provides a single source in the Mid-Atlantic region for integrated traffic solutions deployment and maintenance. Founded in 1976 with over 16 years of direct ITS support for MDOT, our dedicated ITS team is ready to help support, expand, and enhance your existing systems. Devices supported and maintained include: ATR, RTMS, RWIS, MARWIS, StarWIS, OHD, LPR, CCTV, DMS, portable CCTV and messaging, data collection, analysis, and transport.

ATR – Automatic Traffic Recorders

Automatic traffic recorders are permanently installed traffic counter and classification systems consisting of inductive loops and piezos. Installing a class one or two ATR system will allow you to collect data such as vehicle classification with axel count, weight of a vehicle, and it’s speed. Communications Electronics can install the proper loops and piezos needed along with system maintenance.

  • Saw Cutting
  • Group Loop Installation with Epoxy
  • Piezo Installation with Epoxy

LPR – License Plate Reader

License Plate Reader (LPR) technology provides law enforcement with automated detection of a vehicle’s license plate as they pass the reader. The LPR system consists of a high-speed camera, mounted either at a fixed location or on a mobile patrol vehicle.

  • The vehicle’s make and model
  • The vehicle’s driver and passengers
  • Distinguishing features (e.g., bumper stickers, damage)
  • State of registration

OHD – Over-Height Detector

An overheight collision is a common type of accident causing the bridges to receive scrapes, minor damage, major repair, or worst case, death to motorists and pedestrians. Overheight Vehicle Detection Systems (OHD) reduces collisions between motorists and overhead structures. By detecting overheight vehicles moving toward bridges, tunnels and other overhead structures the motorists can be timely and properly warned given them time to redirect for safety.

RTMS – Remote Traffic Microwave Sensor

RTMS radar devices are noninvasive Radar products that will provide the data you need to monitor traffic flow where installing loops are a challenge. Utilizing Image Sensing Systems, SX-300 and SX-300 HDCAM, or Wavetronix, SmartSensor HD, Communications Electronics will provide the best solution for collecting the data you need.

DMS/VMS – Dynamic Message Sign / Variable Messaging Sign

Providing valuable information to the public via  messages including traffic congestionaccidents, changes in traffic patterns, road work ahead, speed limit changes, time and distance to major roadways and Amber/Silver/Blue Alerts.  DMS/VMS devices are a quick and easy tools to distribute information to the commuters in the moments that matter.

PDMS – Portable Dynamic Message Sign, on trailer

Portable message signs are DMS/VMS devices attached to a trailer for easy movement and setup at locations when needed.  They’re used to alter traffic patterns near work zones, traffic management for special events, natural disasters and many other temporary traffic notifications.

FMS – Flashing Message Sign

Flashing warning lights are attached to either permanent signs such as “Fog Warning” or “DMS/VMS” in order to alert the commuter of an urgent message. These warning lights can also be attached to portable DMS/VMS signs as needed.

HAR/PHAR – (Portable) Highway Advisory Radio

Low powered AM radio station that provide commuters of critical travel information, emergencies and situations of danger; both fixed and portable units are available for deployment.

OCS – Open/Closed Sign

Open/Closed signs are used for controlling lane traffic at Weigh Stations and inspection facilities to direct commercial traffic and for the safety of the state police and other employees working at the Inspection Stations.

COVID-19 Update & Our Commitment to You

*Last Updated 3/26/20

CE continues operations as an essential service provider

To our valued customers and partners, 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the United States and across the globe, we want to reinforce that Communications Electronics’ number one priority is keeping our employees, partners, and customers safe. Our team has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we can continue to deliver uninterrupted, high quality service while remaining focused on the health and safety of our staff and clients. We are fortunate to have ample technology and significant experience with working remotely.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Motorola Solutions is providing recommended cleaning and disinfecting guidelines for our radios, body-worn cameras and accessories based on our current and best understanding of radio hygiene. You can review their recommended equipment cleaning guidelines here.

Communications Electronics provides a critical service as defined by the Department of Homeland Security. Our business supplies crucial equipment and vital services to fill the urgent needs of telecommunications companies, service providers, emergency responders, law enforcement, and a multitude of private entities throughout the nation. Therefore, we will continue operations at this time and are fully available to serve you.

If you have any questions during this time, please contact your CE representative. We are here to help you.

We thank you for your continued patronage. Communications Electronics will strive to maintain exceptional service to our customers during this difficult time. Wishing you good health.

Roger Cassell
President & CEO



As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the United States and across the globe, we want to let everyone know that Communications Electronics’number one priority is to keep our employees, partners, and customers safe. Here is an update on preparations and steps we have taken to date. Two weeks ago, CE assembled a cross-disciplinary COVID-19 Management Team to actively monitor the situation and make recommendations to leadership. We have been assessing the situation daily, remaining vigilant, and following recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local authorities. We’ve assembled guidance for our employee teams, pursuant to these recommendations.

As you know, the situation is evolving rapidly, and COVID-19 is affecting people differently, depending on their location and situation. As a result, flexible solutions are needed. CE Senior Management is considering all options, including the possibility of asking staff to work remotely.

While we remain focused on the health and safety of our staff and those around us, we also remain committed to serving our customers. Fortunately, we have technology in place and significant experience with working remotely. We have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we can continue to deliver uninterrupted, high quality service. Operational teams have been working to identify potential needs and strategies associated with full-virtual delivery of services. Project managers and supervisors are actively having preparedness discussions with our teams. Our IT team has been reviewing and testing systems and protocols, to ensure necessary tools and support for staff to operate virtually. Everyone has a role to play.

If you have questions or feedback, you can reach the COVID-19 Management Team at

Being flexible and able to overcome big challenges is part of what makes us who we are. We have the infrastructure, skills, and desire to support each other, while providing the highest level of service to our customers. Obviously, this is a fast moving, fluid situation affecting our country and the world. We will update our guidance and decisions as the situation changes. Please continue to monitor the CDC Website for updates.

We hope that you and your family are well,

Glenn Lesley
Chief Operations Officer
Communications Electronics