NOTE: Even though RTMS Echo supports up to 12 zones, the Wavetronix Z1 protocol only supports a maximum of 10 zones. Therefore, if Wavetronix Z1 is selected for Legacy Protocols on the Settings Page, only 10 zones should be configured in the system.
The auto zone finder process scans the range of the RTMS Echo beam and positions up to 12 detection zones, representing lanes where vehicles are detected. The process requires free flowing traffic in all lanes of interest and is dependent on traffic volume being present. Approximately 20 vehicles are needed to fully define the lane boundaries for each zone. The auto zone finder will time out after eight and a half minutes even if 20 vehicles have not been detected per zone. If all zones are discovered prior to the eight and a half minutes, you can select All zones found to complete process.
IMPORTANT: If the auto detect function is run after a zones configuration has already been established (auto detect was run once before), a new set of internal zone identifiers is established. The data associated with the previous zones is no longer available through the queries on the Data page. However, the data can still be retrieved through use of the Echo APIs if the zone identifiers of the previous zones are known (see the Zones Identifier query in the Echo API Guide).