iDS/iNS ACCESSIBLE PEDESTRIAN SIGNAL

Transportation networks should be safe and accessible to everyone. With Polara’s industry-leading APS, they can be.

 
Close-up detail of a Polara iDS accessible pedestrian signal. The signal has a yellow housing and a black button with a silver arrow.

Choose your model:

iDS 

The iDS model, built on the iNS platform, provides touchless iDetect activation with inconspicuous, weather-proof radar and an adjustable detection range of 1-20 inches.

iNS

Our industry-leading APS provides audible indications (tone and/or speech message) to blind and visually impaired pedestrians with the push of a button.

ADA compliant
PROWAG
MUTCD compliant
Buy America compliant
ISO 9001:2015 certified

Features

Touchless actuation option

New iDS (iDetect) model provides touchless actuation with inconspicuous, weather-proof radar and an adjustable detection range of 1-20 inches.

Two- and three-wire installation

Two distinct models allow cities to easily upgrade both pre-timed and pedestrian actuated crosswalks to Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) without additional wires or wifi units.

Extended button press

Customizable extended push settings allow pedestrians to access additional features like volume, direction of travel message, and more.

Multi-directional, customizable sound

Modular speaker emits sound from the front and back, with a variety of audio clips to choose from for walk, clearance, and don’t walk phases.

Compatible with preemption

The iDS/iNS is the only APS on the US market compatible with all major emergency vehicle, rail, and transit preemption services.

Intuitive wireless programming

System settings, speech messages, and firmware updates can all be accessed and changed with the Polara Field Service App.

Rugged “Hall effect” button

The iDS/iNS features a rugged housing and ultra-durable Hall-effect switch that’s rated to more than 20 million operations.

Two pedestrian signal lights in New York City.

Compatible with PedApp

Allows pedestrians to access audible information and remotely actuate push buttons from their smartphone.

Remote monitoring

Take advantage of third-party SNMP software to monitor the status of your iDS/iNS from any internet-connected device.

Bluetooth logo

Bluetooth 5 connectivity

Button-to-button Bluetooth sync eliminates the need for external radios and trenching, with the added benefit of increased speed and range.

See our APS in action

Watch how Nicole in San Francisco, CA uses her city’s newly-installed APS to get from point A to point B safely and confidently.

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2- versus 3-wire: What’s the difference?

Polara’s APS comes in four models. The iDS2 and iNS2 are able to operate in either 2 or 3-wire installations; the iDS3 and iNS3 can only be used in 3-wire installations.

2-wire operation

  • Operates over pre-existing 2-conductor button wires
  • Connects to a control unit in the cabinet
  • Great for upgrading existing call buttons to APS without running new wires
  • Provides maximum features and performance
  • Up to 16 buttons on up to 8 phases per intersection can be synchronized

3-wire operation

  • Operates over a 3-conductor cable run up to the signal head
  • Connects to a control unit in the signal head
  • Great for upgrading intersections without existing button wires, or for adding APS without adding any controller to the cabinet
  • Can be used with button wires for call activation
  • Stand-alone system – nothing needed in the cabinet
  • Secure wireless button synchronization via Bluetooth allows connection to existing 2-wire APS to avoid costly trenching

Resources

If you are searching for software associated with the iDS or iNS, please visit our software page.

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iCCU-S2 Shelf Mount Control Unit

This iCCU-S2 central control unit is a universal control unit that can be used in any style traffic cabinet and replaces the iCCU-S. It is backwards compatible with the iCCU-S with just cable changes.
Part number: iCCU-S2
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-C2 Card Rack/300 Series Control Unit

iCCU-C2 Card Rack/300 Series Control Unit

This control unit takes two slots in the detector rack of 300 Series type Traffic Cabinets.
Part number: iCCU-C2
Download the cutsheet

iPHCU3S Ped Head Control Unit for 3-Wire System

iPHCU3S Ped Head Control Unit for 3-Wire System

This Control Unit mounts in the Pedestrian Signal Head and connects to the iNS by a three-wire cable. Powered by the 120 VAC power to the walk/don't walk light signals.
Part number: iPHCU3S
Download the cutsheet

Polara PC App Dongle

Polara PC App Dongle

This dongle allows a computer with Polara's free PC Intelligent Configurator App to communicate with an iNS APS or an iCCU. Your computer must have Windows 7 or higher.
Part number: iN-DGL
Download the cutsheet

iNS Set Up Box

iNS Set Up Box

This Set Up Box is for powering an iNS3, or an iNS2 (as a 3 Wire), and also earlier iN Series (iN3 & iN2 as a 3 Wire) push button stations in 3 Wire Mode so they can be set up or programmed in the shop without being connected to a traffic cabinet or PED head.
Part number: iNS-SUB
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-S2 Interconnect Board

iCCU-S2 Interconnect Board

This Interconnect Board is required for landing of intersection/field button wires when an iCCU-S2 Control Unit is used.
Part number: iN2-ICB
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-C2 Interconnect Board

iCCU-C2 Interconnect Board

This Interconnect Board and Power Supply (purchased separately, PN: iN2-150WPS-C) is required for landing of intersection/field button wires when an iCCU-C2 Control Unit is used. The Power Supply connects to the Interconnect Board and provides the necessary additional power to operate the push button stations.
Part number: iN2-ICB-C
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-S2 Hardware Kit for Cable Strain Relief

iCCU-S2 Hardware Kit for Cable Strain Relief

Provides strain relief for iCCU-S2 Cable(s), or if using 50PINADP adapter cable.
Part number: HK-035
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-S2 50 Pin 4-Cable Harness mating Adapter

iCCU-S2 50 Pin 4-Cable Harness mating Adapter

This adapter plugs into the 50-Pin cable harness from an iCCU-S and makes the same connections via the Cable A & C terminal location on iCCU-S2, allowing for a quick swap out of an iCCU-S to an iCCU-S2 without having to redo any of the wiring (if using just Cables 2 & 4).
Part number: 50PINADP
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-S2 Any Cabinet Cable Package

iCCU-S2 Any Cabinet Cable Package

This cable package supplies you with the cables and interconnect board needed to install an iCCU-S2 controller in any style cabinet. This style of installation requires each cable wire to be terminated to a screw terminal location in the cabinet.
Part number: ACCP
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-S2 SDLC Cabinet Cable Package

iCCU-S2 SDLC Cabinet Cable Package

This cable package provides what is needed to install an iCCU-S2 as a full BIU installation, or a Hybrid SDLC installation. It includes Polara’s SDLC Y cable.
Part number: SDLCCP
Download the cutsheet

iCCU to ped head load switch connector cable

iCCU to Ped Head Load Switch Connector Cable

This nine-wire cable connects the iCCU to the ped head load switches in a traffic cabinet to receive ped interval timing.
Part number: CABLE-A
Download the cutsheet

iCCU to EV/PR Connector Cable

iCCU to EV/PR Connector Cable

This six-wire cable connects the iCCU to the emergency vehicle preemption (EV/PR) inputs in a traffic cabinet.
Part number: CABLE-B
Download the cutsheet

iCCU to Logc Ground Connector Cable

iCCU to Logic Ground Connector Cable

This six-wire cable connects the iCCU to the ped inputs and logic ground in a traffic cabinet to place ped calls to the controller.
Part number: CABLE-C
Download the cutsheet

iCCU General Input Cable

iCCU General Purpose Input Cable

This four-wire cable connects to the iCCU and allows general purpose (GP) inputs to be received by the iCCU-S2 by connecting to outputs from the traffic cabinet controller.
Part number: CABLE-D
Download the cutsheet

BTN-PLC Cable

iCCU-S2 PLC to iN2-ICB Connector Cable

This two-wire cable supplies power and data to the iNS buttons in the field. Connects iCCU-S2 Button PLC to the iN2-ICB Interconnect Board.
Part number: BTN-PLC-CABLE
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-S2 Cable for Logic Ground (BIU Use)

iCCU-S2 Cable for Logic Ground (BIU Use)

This is used when the iCCU-S2 is used as a full BIU device on the SDLC Bus. This cable has a discrete single white wire that must be connected to the cabinet's logic/signal ground (LOGIC GND. One of these cables ships with every iCCU-S2.
Part number: CABLE-C-LG
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-S2 Standard SDLC Cable

iCCU-S2 Standard SDLC Cable

This is a standard 6' long SDLC cable for the iCCU-S2.
Part number: iN2-SDLC-CABLE
Download the cutsheet

SDLC Y Cable

SDLC "Y" Cable

This is a custom SDLC cable for use when there are no available SDLC connection points in an intersection traffic cabinet, to allows the iCCU to tap into an existing SDLC connection.
Part number: iN2-SDLC-YCABLE

iCCU-C2 150 Watt Power Supply

iCCU-C2 150 Watt Power Supply

This power supply is used with an iCCU-C2 and iN2-ICB-C.
Part number: iN2-150WPS-C
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-C2 C4 Cable Harness

iCCU-C2 C4 Cable Harness

This cable is used to interface the iCCU-C2 to a 300 series traffic cabinet.
Part number: iN2-C4-CABLE-C
Download the cutsheet

CCU-BRKT Mount

CCU-BRKT Mount

This mount is designed to hold a CCU2EN, iCCU-S or iCCU-S2 type control unit and bolt to a rack channel with EIA universal spacing.
Part number: CCU-BRKT
Download the cutsheet

Adapter for mounting two iNS PBS' on a 2.9

Adapter for mounting two iNS PBS' on a 2.9" OD Pole

This adapter is for mounting two iNS iNavigator push button stations on a 2.9" OD pole (2.5" ID) so that they can use 9x12 or 9x15 signs and not touch. This product only available in black.
Part number: iNSDM-2.9-B
Download the cutsheet

Adapter for Mounting Two iNavigators on a 4 inch Pole

Adapter for Mounting Two iNavigators on a 4.5 OD Pole

This adapter is designed to offset two iNavigators with 9x12 or 9x15 signs on a 4.5" OD pole. This product only available in black.
Part number: iNSPA4X2-B
Download the cutsheet

iNS Fluted Mounting Adaptor

iNS Fluted Mounting Adaptor

This adapter is designed to allow an iNavigator or iNS APS or PBF2C to be mounted directly on, or up to 20 degrees to either side of a flute. This product only available in black.
Part number: iNSPA-B-FP
Download the cutsheet

Push Button Station Conduit Mount

Push Button Station Conduit Mount

This mount is designed to facilitate easy routing and connection of ½" diameter conduit to the bottom of the mount, prior to securing an iNS/iDS (or any other Polara model push button with the same form factor), to a wooden pole, or flat concrete or metal surface that does not allow internal wire routing to the button.
Part number: PBSCM
Download the cutsheet

Pole Cap for iNavigator Push Button Station mounted to a 2.9 inch OD Pole

Pole Cap for iNavigator Push Button Station

Part number: This pole cap attaches to an iNS iNavigator Push Button Frame and covers the top of a 2.9" OD stub pole used to mount iNavigators close to the start of a crosswalk.
Part number: iNS-WPC-B
Download the cutsheet

Mounting Extender for iN & iNS Navigator

Mounting Extender for iN & iNS Navigator

This mounting extender is designed to mount an iNavigator or iNS APS, PBF2, or PBF2C either 6" or 12" from a traffic pole to extend the unit closer to the crosswalk.
Part numbers: iNS-EXT-06 & iNS-EXT-12
Download the cutsheet

Polara iNS Angled Mounting Extender

Angled Mounting Extender for iN & iNS Navigator

This mounting extender is angled down and reduces button height up to 5". Extends either 6 or 12" from the pole.
Part numbers: iNS-EXTANG-06 & iNS-EXTANG-12
Download the cutsheet

Polara iNS Height Reducing Mounting Extender

Height Reducing Mounting Extender for iN & iNS Navigator

This mounting extender is curved down and reduces button height up to 15".
Part number: iNS-EXTHTRED
Download the cutsheet

Polara iNS Push Button Sign Backplate 9 X 12

iNS 9 X 12 Push Button Sign Backplate

This sign back plate is designed to be attached to any iNavigator PBS or any Push Button Frame, for mounting a 9” x 12” crosswalk sign.
Part number: PBFA9X12-X; To designate color in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.
Download the cutsheet

Polara iNS Push Button Sign Backplate 9 X 15

iNS 9 X 15 Push Button Sign Backplate

This sign back plate is designed to be attached to any iNavigator PBS or any Push Button Frame, for mounting a 9” x 15” crosswalk sign.
Part number: PBFA9X15-X; to designate color in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.
Download the cutsheet

Polara iNS Bi-directional Button Assembly

iNS Bi-directional Button Assembly

Field-replaceable bi-directional arrow button assembly.
Part number: 850-491-2

Polara iNS No Arrow Button Assembly

iNS No Arrow Button Assembly

Field-replaceable no arrow button assembly.
Part number: 850-491-3

Polara iNS R/L Arrow Button Assembly

iNS R/L Arrow Button Assembly

Field-replaceable single-direction arrow button assembly.
Part number: 850-491-1

iNS Color Change Kit

This color change kit is a bundle of the required parts needed to change the Front Cover color on an iNS.
Part number: iNS/iDS-CCK-YY-RR; to designate color in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.
Download the cutsheet

Polara iNS Field Installable Replacement Speaker

iNS Field Installable Replacement Speaker

This speaker is set up to allow easy field replacement of an iNavigator PBS speaker.
Part number: iNS-SPKR
Download the cutsheet

Polara iNS External Speaker for ES Option

iNS External Speaker for ES Option

This is an external horn-style speaker that typically installs on a PED Head to provide audible APS beaconing on long or skewed crossings. This external speaker is connected to an iNS ordered with the -ES option.
Part number: 2WEXTSPKR

Polara iNS Matching Color Paint

iNS Matching Color Paint

Cans of spray paint in the colors that match Polara's black, green and yellow powder coat colors.
Part numbers: 190-1054 for black, 190-1055 for green, 190-1056 for yellow.

Polara iNS Universal 90 Degree Adaptor

iNS Universal 90 Degree Adaptor

This adapter designed to mount iNS & iNavigator APS & push button station models PBF2 & PBF2C to either the right or the left of a mounting extender. Can reduce/adjust button mounting height up to 15". Finish is aluminum with black powdercoat.
Part number: iNS-90DEGADPTR
Download the cutsheet

Polara iNS 3-Wire Cable

iNS 3-Wire Cable

This cable connects the iPHCU3S to the iNS3 or iNS2 in 3-wire mode. Comes in 12, 25 and 50 foot lengths.
Part numbers iN3-CABLE-12 for 12', iN3-CABLE-25 for 25', iN3-CABLE-50 for 50'

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iCCU-S2 Shelf Mount Control Unit

This iCCU-S2 central control unit is a universal control unit that can be used in any style traffic cabinet and replaces the iCCU-S. It is backwards compatible with the iCCU-S with just cable changes.
Part number: iCCU-S2
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-C2 Card Rack/300 Series Control Unit

iCCU-C2 Card Rack/300 Series Control Unit

This control unit takes two slots in the detector rack of 300 Series type Traffic Cabinets.
Part number: iCCU-C2
Download the cutsheet

iPHCU3S Ped Head Control Unit for 3-Wire System

iPHCU3S Ped Head Control Unit for 3-Wire System

This Control Unit mounts in the Pedestrian Signal Head and connects to the iNS by a three-wire cable. Powered by the 120 VAC power to the walk/don't walk light signals.
Part number: iPHCU3S
Download the cutsheet

Polara PC App Dongle

Polara PC App Dongle

This dongle allows a computer with Polara's free PC Intelligent Configurator App to communicate with an iNS APS or an iCCU. Your computer must have Windows 7 or higher.
Part number: iN-DGL
Download the cutsheet

iNS Set Up Box

iNS Set Up Box

This Set Up Box is for powering an iNS3, or an iNS2 (as a 3 Wire), and also earlier iN Series (iN3 & iN2 as a 3 Wire) push button stations in 3 Wire Mode so they can be set up or programmed in the shop without being connected to a traffic cabinet or PED head.
Part number: iNS-SUB
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-S2 Interconnect Board

iCCU-S2 Interconnect Board

This Interconnect Board is required for landing of intersection/field button wires when an iCCU-S2 Control Unit is used.
Part number: iN2-ICB
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-C2 Interconnect Board

iCCU-C2 Interconnect Board

This Interconnect Board and Power Supply (purchased separately, PN: iN2-150WPS-C) is required for landing of intersection/field button wires when an iCCU-C2 Control Unit is used. The Power Supply connects to the Interconnect Board and provides the necessary additional power to operate the push button stations.
Part number: iN2-ICB-C
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-S2 Hardware Kit for Cable Strain Relief

iCCU-S2 Hardware Kit for Cable Strain Relief

Provides strain relief for iCCU-S2 Cable(s), or if using 50PINADP adapter cable.
Part number: HK-035
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-S2 50 Pin 4-Cable Harness mating Adapter

iCCU-S2 50 Pin 4-Cable Harness mating Adapter

This adapter plugs into the 50-Pin cable harness from an iCCU-S and makes the same connections via the Cable A & C terminal location on iCCU-S2, allowing for a quick swap out of an iCCU-S to an iCCU-S2 without having to redo any of the wiring (if using just Cables 2 & 4).
Part number: 50PINADP
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-S2 Any Cabinet Cable Package

iCCU-S2 Any Cabinet Cable Package

This cable package supplies you with the cables and interconnect board needed to install an iCCU-S2 controller in any style cabinet. This style of installation requires each cable wire to be terminated to a screw terminal location in the cabinet.
Part number: ACCP
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-S2 SDLC Cabinet Cable Package

iCCU-S2 SDLC Cabinet Cable Package

This cable package provides what is needed to install an iCCU-S2 as a full BIU installation, or a Hybrid SDLC installation. It includes Polara’s SDLC Y cable.
Part number: SDLCCP
Download the cutsheet

iCCU to ped head load switch connector cable

iCCU to Ped Head Load Switch Connector Cable

This nine-wire cable connects the iCCU to the ped head load switches in a traffic cabinet to receive ped interval timing.
Part number: CABLE-A
Download the cutsheet

iCCU to EV/PR Connector Cable

iCCU to EV/PR Connector Cable

This six-wire cable connects the iCCU to the emergency vehicle preemption (EV/PR) inputs in a traffic cabinet.
Part number: CABLE-B
Download the cutsheet

iCCU to Logc Ground Connector Cable

iCCU to Logic Ground Connector Cable

This six-wire cable connects the iCCU to the ped inputs and logic ground in a traffic cabinet to place ped calls to the controller.
Part number: CABLE-C
Download the cutsheet

iCCU General Input Cable

iCCU General Purpose Input Cable

This four-wire cable connects to the iCCU and allows general purpose (GP) inputs to be received by the iCCU-S2 by connecting to outputs from the traffic cabinet controller.
Part number: CABLE-D
Download the cutsheet

BTN-PLC Cable

iCCU-S2 PLC to iN2-ICB Connector Cable

This two-wire cable supplies power and data to the iNS buttons in the field. Connects iCCU-S2 Button PLC to the iN2-ICB Interconnect Board.
Part number: BTN-PLC-CABLE
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-S2 Cable for Logic Ground (BIU Use)

iCCU-S2 Cable for Logic Ground (BIU Use)

This is used when the iCCU-S2 is used as a full BIU device on the SDLC Bus. This cable has a discrete single white wire that must be connected to the cabinet's logic/signal ground (LOGIC GND. One of these cables ships with every iCCU-S2.
Part number: CABLE-C-LG
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-S2 Standard SDLC Cable

iCCU-S2 Standard SDLC Cable

This is a standard 6' long SDLC cable for the iCCU-S2.
Part number: iN2-SDLC-CABLE
Download the cutsheet

SDLC Y Cable

SDLC "Y" Cable

This is a custom SDLC cable for use when there are no available SDLC connection points in an intersection traffic cabinet, to allows the iCCU to tap into an existing SDLC connection.
Part number: iN2-SDLC-YCABLE

iCCU-C2 150 Watt Power Supply

iCCU-C2 150 Watt Power Supply

This power supply is used with an iCCU-C2 and iN2-ICB-C.
Part number: iN2-150WPS-C
Download the cutsheet

iCCU-C2 C4 Cable Harness

iCCU-C2 C4 Cable Harness

This cable is used to interface the iCCU-C2 to a 300 series traffic cabinet.
Part number: iN2-C4-CABLE-C
Download the cutsheet

CCU-BRKT Mount

CCU-BRKT Mount

This mount is designed to hold a CCU2EN, iCCU-S or iCCU-S2 type control unit and bolt to a rack channel with EIA universal spacing.
Part number: CCU-BRKT
Download the cutsheet

Adapter for mounting two iNS PBS' on a 2.9

Adapter for mounting two iNS PBS' on a 2.9" OD Pole

This adapter is for mounting two iNS iNavigator push button stations on a 2.9" OD pole (2.5" ID) so that they can use 9x12 or 9x15 signs and not touch. This product only available in black.
Part number: iNSDM-2.9-B
Download the cutsheet

Adapter for Mounting Two iNavigators on a 4 inch Pole

Adapter for Mounting Two iNavigators on a 4.5 OD Pole

This adapter is designed to offset two iNavigators with 9x12 or 9x15 signs on a 4.5" OD pole. This product only available in black.
Part number: iNSPA4X2-B
Download the cutsheet

iNS Fluted Mounting Adaptor

iNS Fluted Mounting Adaptor

This adapter is designed to allow an iNavigator or iNS APS or PBF2C to be mounted directly on, or up to 20 degrees to either side of a flute. This product only available in black.
Part number: iNSPA-B-FP
Download the cutsheet

Push Button Station Conduit Mount

Push Button Station Conduit Mount

This mount is designed to facilitate easy routing and connection of ½" diameter conduit to the bottom of the mount, prior to securing an iNS/iDS (or any other Polara model push button with the same form factor), to a wooden pole, or flat concrete or metal surface that does not allow internal wire routing to the button.
Part number: PBSCM
Download the cutsheet

Pole Cap for iNavigator Push Button Station mounted to a 2.9 inch OD Pole

Pole Cap for iNavigator Push Button Station

Part number: This pole cap attaches to an iNS iNavigator Push Button Frame and covers the top of a 2.9" OD stub pole used to mount iNavigators close to the start of a crosswalk.
Part number: iNS-WPC-B
Download the cutsheet

Mounting Extender for iN & iNS Navigator

Mounting Extender for iN & iNS Navigator

This mounting extender is designed to mount an iNavigator or iNS APS, PBF2, or PBF2C either 6" or 12" from a traffic pole to extend the unit closer to the crosswalk.
Part numbers: iNS-EXT-06 & iNS-EXT-12
Download the cutsheet

Polara iNS Angled Mounting Extender

Angled Mounting Extender for iN & iNS Navigator

This mounting extender is angled down and reduces button height up to 5". Extends either 6 or 12" from the pole.
Part numbers: iNS-EXTANG-06 & iNS-EXTANG-12
Download the cutsheet

Polara iNS Height Reducing Mounting Extender

Height Reducing Mounting Extender for iN & iNS Navigator

This mounting extender is curved down and reduces button height up to 15".
Part number: iNS-EXTHTRED
Download the cutsheet

Polara iNS Push Button Sign Backplate 9 X 12

iNS 9 X 12 Push Button Sign Backplate

This sign back plate is designed to be attached to any iNavigator PBS or any Push Button Frame, for mounting a 9” x 12” crosswalk sign.
Part number: PBFA9X12-X; To designate color in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.
Download the cutsheet

Polara iNS Push Button Sign Backplate 9 X 15

iNS 9 X 15 Push Button Sign Backplate

This sign back plate is designed to be attached to any iNavigator PBS or any Push Button Frame, for mounting a 9” x 15” crosswalk sign.
Part number: PBFA9X15-X; to designate color in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.
Download the cutsheet

Polara iNS Bi-directional Button Assembly

iNS Bi-directional Button Assembly

Field-replaceable bi-directional arrow button assembly.
Part number: 850-491-2

Polara iNS No Arrow Button Assembly

iNS No Arrow Button Assembly

Field-replaceable no arrow button assembly.
Part number: 850-491-3

Polara iNS R/L Arrow Button Assembly

iNS R/L Arrow Button Assembly

Field-replaceable single-direction arrow button assembly.
Part number: 850-491-1

iNS Color Change Kit

This color change kit is a bundle of the required parts needed to change the Front Cover color on an iNS.
Part number: iNS/iDS-CCK-YY-RR; to designate color in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.
Download the cutsheet

Polara iNS Field Installable Replacement Speaker

iNS Field Installable Replacement Speaker

This speaker is set up to allow easy field replacement of an iNavigator PBS speaker.
Part number: iNS-SPKR
Download the cutsheet

Polara iNS External Speaker for ES Option

iNS External Speaker for ES Option

This is an external horn-style speaker that typically installs on a PED Head to provide audible APS beaconing on long or skewed crossings. This external speaker is connected to an iNS ordered with the -ES option.
Part number: 2WEXTSPKR

Polara iNS Matching Color Paint

iNS Matching Color Paint

Cans of spray paint in the colors that match Polara's black, green and yellow powder coat colors.
Part numbers: 190-1054 for black, 190-1055 for green, 190-1056 for yellow.

Polara iNS Universal 90 Degree Adaptor

iNS Universal 90 Degree Adaptor

This adapter designed to mount iNS & iNavigator APS & push button station models PBF2 & PBF2C to either the right or the left of a mounting extender. Can reduce/adjust button mounting height up to 15". Finish is aluminum with black powdercoat.
Part number: iNS-90DEGADPTR
Download the cutsheet

Polara iNS 3-Wire Cable

iNS 3-Wire Cable

This cable connects the iPHCU3S to the iNS3 or iNS2 in 3-wire mode. Comes in 12, 25 and 50 foot lengths.
Part numbers iN3-CABLE-12 for 12', iN3-CABLE-25 for 25', iN3-CABLE-50 for 50'

APS FAQs

What’s the difference between a 2- and 3-wire APS?

Broadly speaking, two-wire systems are designed for intersections where pedestrian signals and call buttons are already present, and three-wire systems are for intersections without them. A two-wire system installs in the traffic cabinet; a three-wire installs in the ped head. Learn more about Polara’s 2- versus 3-wire systems

What is the difference between the iDS and the iNS?

The iNS is our standard accessible crosswalk push button station. The iDS includes all of the quality and features of the iNS, plus it has iDetect, an intelligent radar motion-detection sensor for touchless activation.

What is the difference between the iDS2 and the iDS3 (or the iNS2 and iNS3)?

Polara’s APS comes in four models: the iDS2, iNS2, iDS3, and iNS3. The iDS2 and iNS2 can be installed to communicate with a control unit in the cabinet over 2 wires, or a control unit in the signal head over 3 wires (2-wire or 3-wire operation). The iDS3 and iNS3 are specifically for 3-wire installations, and cannot operate in 2-wire mode.   

Can iDetect be used as a pedestrian detector for passive detection?

Although it was not developed for passive pedestrian detection, iDetect picks up pedestrian movements within its range.

Does the iDS support “Extended Pushbutton Press” features (2009 MUTCD §4E.13)?

Yes! The iDS can be configured to play an information message, increase volume on the selected crossing, and activate audio beaconing on an extended press of the button or an extended wave in front of the motion sensor.

Does the iNS support audible beaconing?

Yes! Polara’s iNS Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) support audible beaconing, which uses an additional speaker mounted at either end of the crosswalk to help pedestrians with blindness or limited vision properly orient themselves and cross an intersection directly and safely. Learn more about audible beaconing

Which products can communicate with "smart city" monitoring software/SNMP managers?

The 2-wire models of the iDS and iNS can be configured to send trap notifications via SNMP.

Is there a charge for having a custom message recorded for the iDS?

Polara records custom crossing messages for our customers without charge. Pre-installing custom audio on your unit may incur a fee; see your distributor for details.

What is the recording limit for custom messages, in seconds?

The length of the Walk interval is the primary limit for Walk messages. Informational messages should be kept to less than 60 seconds.

Does the iDS record how often the button is pressed so we can measure pedestrian volume?

The iDS does log push events, and those log files may be accessed with the Field Service App or networked devices.

Does the iDS support scramble or “Barnes Dance” intersections?

Yes. In a 2-wire system, all buttons would be assigned to the same phase. In a 3-wire system, the IDS can use Wireless Sync to synchronize all of the crosswalk buttons to the same phase; a single 2-conductor cable is run to one button to place calls into the cabinet if needed.

Can the iDS be mounted upside down to fit into awkward spaces?

No. Mounting the iDS upside down can allow moisture to collect inside the unit, and will void the warranty. In difficult installation locations, consider using one of our extended mounts, adapters, and mounting brackets.

What size conductors are required for the iDS 2-wire system?

Engineering recommendations is to use #14 for runs less than 300’, and #12 for run lengths greater than 300’.

Why should I upgrade to the iDS from my current iNavigators?

Besides our continual release of incremental improvements to make the iNS series the most reliable and feature-rich APS on the market, the iNS/iDS includes Bluetooth 5.0, which allows for the use of PedApp, Bluetooth Sync, and faster programming speeds. The iNS also improved transient protection over the iNavigator.