This page  information related to  version 85.x for Advanced Transportation Controllers (ATCs) that conform to v5 and v6 of the ATC standard such as the Model 2070LX (with 2070-1C CPU) and the Cubic Trafficware Commander. The program, which conforms to NTCIP 1202 v2, supports 32 vehicle phases, 32 pedestrian phases, 32 overlaps, 8 timing rings, 32 output channels, 100 logic steps, and 128 vehicle detectors. 

The major version number of Scout software is 85; “v85” and “Scout” refer to the same program. 

Functions and features that were added after the initial release of the program are noted with the version number, surrounded by brackets, of the release in which they first appeared. For example, [85.2] indicates that the function or feature was added in program version 85.2. You can quickly find new functions and features by searching the document for the brackets and version number.

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Scout Software – Release Notes

85.2.3 (Build 592.18, May 25 2021)

Fix: Local Counter fluctuating causing transition.


85.2.2 (Beta-Release Build notes April 7 2021)

Fix: Overlap not terminating correctly with Preempt service

Fix: FYA Min Time setting after force off causing conflicting indications

Fix: Wrong values in Split history showing longer cycle lengths

Fix: User mode configurations with certain preempt setups causing software hold has been resolved.

Fix: FIO Status incorrectly displaying in Commander UI.

Improvements to coordination calculations to improve time to sync

TSP operation improvements to achieve TED time

LPI calculations with Shortway calculation correction

85.2.1 (Build 570.4, 08 February 2021)

Fix: FYA Phase Next Interrupted causing conflicting indications

85.2.0 (Build 566.1, 22 January 2021)

Scout 85.2.0 and later are not compatible with ATMS & StreetSync types of 85.1.x; ATMS 2.11 adds a new type as DB size increased for future advancements

Increase Pattern specific items from 48 to 253

Improvements to navigating Pattern specific items

Default Split number for each Pattern changed to match pattern 

New: Selection for a Free Ring operation per Pattern

New: Red Extension functionality

Updated TSP status screen

Updated Overlap status screen

Fix: Soft Recall not working in same barrier

85.1.72 (Build 561.48, 05 January 2021)

(Limited release for Ada County)

Fix: FYA Min Time calculation causing conflicting indications

Fix: Phase with no demand could extend to Max in presence of cross-barrier calls

Fix: SDLC fault alarm bug fix introduced in 85.1.71

T.R. functionality added

New: Disabling a failed DET BIU allows its Failed state to be cleared

85.1.71 (Build 550.46, 23 November 2020)

(Limited release for PennDOT)

Fix: NTCIP object patternSplitNumber may return invalid value of 0

Default split number for each pattern changed from 0 to 1

Controller logging improvements intended to help identify issues more efficiently

85.1.70 (Build 485.23, 30 September 2020)

(Limited release for PennDOT, Bridgeport, TxDOT, and TransCore only)

Scout 85.1.68 and later are not compatible with ATMS & StreetSync; this will be corrected in Scout 85.2 and ATMS 2.11

Fix: door alarm in ATC cabinet does not activate

Fixes for NTCIP API: phaseConcurrency pads return values with up to 32 bytes of zeros; maxPreempts returns 0 instead of 12; ringStatus always returns 0; Local Cycle Zero alarm may not activate; AscPhaseBlock GET response too long; GET of dynamic object with phaseMaximum or phaseDynamicMaxLimit may be too long

85.1.69 (Build 484.22, 25 June 2020)

Scout 85.1.68 and later are not compatible with ATMS & StreetSync; this will be corrected in Scout 85.2 and ATMS 2.11

Improved operation during coordinated operation and using Ring setting to terminate FYA to serve pedestrian movement (“FYARedB4Ped”)

Fix: when using Ring setting to terminate FYA to serve pedestrian movement (“FYARedB4Ped”), minimum green may not be honored, and yellow change interval may never terminate or may time twice

Fixes to asynchronous serial bindings: GPS protocol causes port to freeze, CMU/MMU protocol only offers Async1 option

85.1.68 (Build 483.21, 4 June 2020)

Scout 85.1.68 and later are not compatible with ATMS & StreetSync; this will be corrected in Scout 85.2 and ATMS 2.11

Added new options (All Red, Ring, Side Street Call) to control how to terminate FYAs to serve conflicting pedestrian movements (“FYARedB4Ped”)

Fix: issue with timing when Diamond Mode is changed

Fix: database converted from v76 could have corrupt Day Plan data

Increase Event quantity in Day Plans from 16 to 20

Changed certain Graphics UI screens to better match Classic UI screens

New: Setting for FYA minimum service time

Added support for all 32 phases in TSP

Added Ped apply and Yield point adjustments on Easy Calculations screen

Fixes for detector alarm, schedule, day plan, time of day clock, and time zone offset NTCIP objects

Tested with ATC v6 Engine Board OS 1.0.3

85.1.67 (Build 481.19, 30 March 2020)

(Limited release for Connecticut DOT only)

New: Coord Hold parameter provides a window of time for a call to come in or stay in coord phases

New: Max parameter in split tables allows changing Max via Pattern instead of via Alt Table

85.1.66 (Build 473.18, 4 March 2020)

Improvements to Graphics UI performance and appearance

Enhancement: Conversion support for user maps and I/O to Scout

Add ability in Graphics UI to save changes before exiting screen

New: FYA features including FYARedB4Ped and Gap Dependent FYA

Fix: Controller goes into transition every 10 min.

Enhancement: TSP functionality imported

Fix: Interval Advance input behavior

Enhancement: Add Ped and Red extend events to high resolution data logging

Added ability to activate Low Priority Preemption via SNMP

Enhancement: Alternate Table information viewable on main status screen

Misc. corrections to Classic UI

85.1.65 (Build 409.11, 30 July 2019)

(Initial release)