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Legacy EZ Communicator Navigator

The EZ Communicator Navigator 2- and 4-Wire Push Button Stations (EN2 PBS and EN4 PBS) are the pedestrian interfaces to the EZ Communicator Navigator Accessible Pedestrian System. (See News Post/Blog March 6, 2019 for End of Life announcement) 

Polara EZ Communicator Navigator

An EN2 system includes a Central Control Unit (CCU2EN), and up to 16 Push Button Stations (4 maximum per channel). An EN4 system includes a Ped Head Control Unit (PHCU4W), and a Push Button Station. Polara’s Configurator (ECONFIG) or PC Toolbox allow the customer/installer to easly configure all of the desired features on both systems.

The EN2 and EN4 PBS both include the body, sign, ADA-compliant push button and mounting hardware. Both systems provide valuable information and cues via a vibrating arrow button and audible sounds, making the intersection accessible for all pedestrians. A sunlight-visible red LED latches “ON” to confirm the button has been pushed. The EZ Communicator Navigator 2- and 4-Wire systems provide the following standard features:

  • Confirmation of button push via latching LED, sound, and tactile bounce.
  • Direction of travel (with extended button push).
  • Standard locating tone during Don’t Walk (and Clearance if desired).
  • Cuckoo, Chirp, Rapid Tick, Verbal, or user customized voice messages during walk. A total of 10 walk sound options are included with an additional 2 locations for custom voice messages/walk sounds.
  • Vibrating button during walk.
  • Choice of 4 locating tones, custom sound, or verbal countdown during PED clearance.
  • All sounds automatically adjust to ambient over 60dB range.
  • Most sounds have a minimum and maximum volume setting option.
  • An extended button push can turn on, or boost volumes.
  • Custom audio messages and configuration settings can be easily changed via USB port.
  • Firmware updates provided through USB port.
  • Independent ambient adjustment setting for the locate tone which allows fine adjustments for low ambient conditions.
  • False Walk Detection: Built-in
  • Program Selection Options: Time of Day, Week, Month, Holidays & Daylight Savings Time
  • Programs (Configurations): 1 Default plus 3 Alternate programs
  • Multiple Languages: Maximum of Two Languages Selected via Extended Push
  • On the EN2, sounds are synchronized across all PBSs.
  • On the EN2, an extended button push can mute all sounds except those on the activated crosswalk.
  • The EN2 system can provide pre-configured special messages played throughout the entire intersection upon a central system activated signal (preemption).

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EN2 Specific Information   EN2 RESOURCES

An EN2 system is designed for use on intersections with existing button wires and provides the maximum features and performance possible. A Control Unit installs in the intersection Traffic Cabinet and coordinates the performance of each PBS over the existing two button wires. All sounds are synchronized and special functions such as preemption messaging, muting of sounds, ping pong (alternating) of sounds and other features are available.

EN4 Specific Information   EN4 RESOURCES

An EN4 system is designed for intersections where button wires do not exist, but can also be installed on intersections with button wires. A Control Unit installs in each Pedestrian Signal and connects to a PBS via 4 wires. Each system is independent of the others and each PBS responds to the messaging provided by the Pedestrian Signal Head it is connected to. The sounds are not synchronized and some of the features on a 2-Wire system are not available.

NOTE: The EN product line and iN product line are not compatible. Polara will continue to support the EN product line for years to come, but for new installations it is recommended you use the iN product line.

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EN2 Resources [EN4 Resources]

Cut Sheets & Related Documents

  • EZ COMM Navigator 2-Wire System

    This is the specification/cut sheet for the EN 2-Wire Navigator System

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  • CCU2EN

    This is the specification/cut sheet for the CCU2EN which is the control unit used with the EN 2-Wire System

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  • EZ COMM Navigator 2-Wire Sales Brochure

    EN2 Navigator Sales Brochure

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  • Universal Order Form

    Form for ordering EN Navigator push button stations configured as desired.

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  • Product Catalog

    This is the Product Catalog that shows all Traffic Products

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Control Units

  • CCU2EN- CCU with USB and Ethernet Port (Does not include CCU2ENHK)

    The CCU2EN is the Control Unit for the EZCOMM Navigator System, is 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 (EPBS). Part number for ordering is CCU2EN.

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  • CCU2ENHK_ Cabinet Control Unit Hardware Kit (1 per CCU2EN required)

    The CCU2ENHK includes the 50 pin connector/cable assembly, Interconnect Board, and Installation Instructions. The cable assembly has 8' long cables for cable #'s 1, 2 and 4. Cable #3 which is for special functions and preemption is 4' long. Part number for ordering is CCU2ENHK.


  • CCU2ENHK-8

    Same as CCU2ENHK but cable #3 is 8' long to facilitate easier set up of preemption. (All cables are 8' long) Part number for ordering is CCU2ENHK-8


  • CCU2ENHK-12

    Same as CCU2ENHK but all cables are 12' long to facilitate installation in a double width cabinet. Part number for ordering is CCU2ENHK-12.


  • Interconnect Board

    Same Interconnect Board that is in CCU2ENHK. Can be ordered separately as PN 850-317.


  • Connector/Cable Assembly with all 8' cables

    This is the same Connector/Cable Assembly that is in the CCU2ENHK-8. It can be ordered separately as PN 850-390


  • Connector/Cable Assembly with all 12' cables

    This is the same Connector/Cable Assembly that is in the CCU2ENHK-12. It can be ordered separately as PN 850-216


  • Mounting Plate for CCU and LPBCU


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  • Preemption Adapter for use with Opticom/GTT 500 or 799 series systems

    When the EV common is not the same voltage as the DC cabinet voltage supply, this adapter is required. We are told that when an Opticom/GTT 500 or 700 series preemption system is installed, and the Navigator preemption broadcast message is desired, because the required voltage output is not provided by the Opticom/GTT equipment, this adapter is required in order to make the Navigator broadcast message play correctly.

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  • CCU-BRKT

    This mount is designed to hold a CCU2EN or iCCU-S/BIU type control unit and bolt to a rack channel with EIA universal spacing.

    All features are mirrored so that it can be mounted on the left or right rack channel.

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Accessories

  • EZ Configurator (For N2, EN2, N4 and EN4 Systems)

    The EZ Configurator is a hand held infrared remote used for configuring a Navigator 2 Wire System or individual 2 and 4 Wire Navigator Push Button Stations (PBS). This grey colored model is backward compatible and works with N2 and N4 models. The older, black model is not compatible with EN2 and EN4 PBS. Part number for ordering is ECONFIG

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  • Pole Adapter for mounting two 9X12 or 9X15 Navigators on a 4” pole

    This adapter is used to mount two Navigator PBS on a 4” diameter pole so that two 9” X 12” (or 9" X 15") signs can be mounted without conflict. Set of two adapters with hardware is provided. One adapter is needed behind each Navigator. Part number for ordering is NPA4X2-X. To designate color in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.

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  • Adapter for Mounting a Navigator on a Fluted Pole

    This adapter is a modified version of one of the NPA4X2 adapters designed to clear the flutes on fluted poles so a Navigator PBS can be mounted directly on, or up to 20 degrees to either side of a scallop. Because the flutes on poles can vary significantly Polara does not guarantee this adapter will work on every style of fluted pole. To the best of Polara's knowledge it has worked on every pole design so far. If you have a pole design where it does not work, please let us know and we will refund your purchase. This product is only offered in the color black. Part number for ordering is NPA-B-FP.

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  • Pole Cap for EN Navigator on 2.5" ID pole (inside diameter)

    This pole cap is designed to attach to an EN push button station and cover the top of a 2.5 inch stub pole. The part number to order is ENWPC-X. To designate color in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.

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  • EZ Navigator Pole Extender

    The EZ Navigator Pole Extender facilitates mounting a Push Button Station (EPBS) 6” or 12” away from the traffic pole, in order to position the EPBS closer to the start of the crosswalk. Standard sizes are 6" and 12" extensions from the pole. Made of welded steel with hot dip galvanize finish. Custom lengths can be quoted and provided for minimum order quantities. Part number for ordering is EZ523-06 for 6" and EZ523-12 for 12".

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  • 9"X12" Navigator or Push Button Sign Back Plate

    This sign back plate is designed to be attached to Navigator EPBS or a Push Button Frame, for mounting 9” x 12” crosswalk sign. The part number to order is PBFA9X12-X. To designate color in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.

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  • 9"X15" Navigator or Push Button Sign Back Plate

    This sign back plate is designed to be attached to Navigator EPBS or a Push Button Frame, for mounting 9” x 15” crosswalk sign. The part number to order is PBFA9X15-X. To designate color in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.

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  • Button Diaphragm Assembly, Bi-Directional Arrow

    If you need to field replace a R/L arrow button, this assembly is for a bi-direction application. Part number for ordering is 850-278.


  • Button Diaphragm Assembly, No Arrow

    If you need to field replace a R/L arrow button, this assembly is for a no arrow application. A typical application is a scramble intersection. Part number for ordering is 850-279.


  • Button Diaphragm Assembly, R-L Arrow

    If you need to field replace a R/L arrow button, this assembly is the replacement button. Part number for ordering is 850-277.


  • Field Installable Speaker for ENavigator Push Button Station

    This speaker is for replacing an ENavigator speaker in the field. Included is a gasket and 4 mounting screws. The part number for ordering is 850-187.


  • EZ Comm PBS Sound Baffle

    This Sound Baffle is a small external plastic part used to re-direct the sound from the EZ Communicator resulting in an approximate 10dBA reduction in sound projection on side of the unit it is installed on. Ideal for use when a Navigator Push Button Station is installed near a home or apartment where sound might be disruptive to nearby residents.

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  • EZ Ped Station Color Change Kit

    This color change kit is a bundle of the required parts needed to change the Front Cover color on an EZComm Navigator EPBS. Part number for ordering is EZ520-X. To designate color in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.

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  • EZ Navigator Bottom Cover with Conduit Fitting

    This cover is to facilitate connecting flexible conduit to an EZ Communicator Navigator Push Button Station (EPBS) when mounted onto a wood pole or solid surface where the wiring cannot be routed through the regular wire routing hole on the back of the Navigator. Part number for ordering is EZ521-X. To designate color in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.

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  • EZ 2 Wire Set Up Cable (For 2-Wire only)

    This is a custom cable harness that works in conjunction with a CCU2EN to allow quick set up of EN2 push button stations in a shop environment, without the CCU2EN having to be connected to a Traffic Control Cabinet. The part number for ordering is EZ220.

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  • EZ USB Uploader

    The EZ USB Uploader (Security Box) is a programming tool with dual USB ports, for use with any EZ Communicator product to easily update product software, audio sounds, or configuration. Part number for ordering is EZ510

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  • External Speaker for ES option

    This is an external horn style speaker that typically installs on a PED Head for the purpose of providing greater directed volume on large intersections, or beaconing on intersections. Part number for ordering is 2WEXTSPKR. This external speaker is connected to a Navigator EN2 or EN4 Push Button Station (PBS) with the -ES option (see below). The EN Navigator PBS must be ordered with the -ES option in order for this external speaker to work in conjunction with the PBS.


  • Matching Color Paint

    You can purchase cans of spray paint in the colors that match Polara's black, green and yellow powder coat colors. Part numbers for ordering are as follows:
    190-1054 for black
    190-1055 for green
    190-1056 for yellow.


  • -ES External Speaker PBS Option

    If an external speaker is going to be used the EN Navigator PBS must be ordered with this -ES option. This -ES option requires that a different circuit board assembly which has additional components and amplifier, be installed in the PBS during assembly. On the Part Number order sheet there is a location for this -ES option to be entered to ensure you get this option included in the EN2 or EN4 Navigator PBS .


  • -EB External Button PBS Option (For 2-Wire only)

    An EN2 Navigator PBS can be ordered with this -EB option which includes additional components and a terminal block to allow a standard contact closure button, or Polara Bulldog button to be connected to the EN2 PBS and put in a call. This external button option is typically used for bike lane buttons, horse crossing buttons, or custom configurations where a second button is needed in addition to the Navigator PBS. On the Part Number order sheet there is a location for this -EB option to be entered to ensure you get this option included in the EN2 Navigator PBS. Note: This option is not required on EN4 Push Button Stations. On an EN4 the external button wires can simply be connected to the EN4 button wire terminal block.


  • S02 PBS Firmware Option

    This is a special firmware option applicable only to Canada. On the Part Number order sheet there is a location for this S02 option to be entered to ensure you get this option included in the EN2 Navigator PBS .


  • CCU-BRKT

    This mount is designed to hold a CCU2EN or iCCU-S/BIU type control unit and bolt to a rack channel with EIA universal spacing.

    All features are mirrored so that it can be mounted on the left or right rack channel.

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Installation & Operation Manuals

  • 2-Wire EZCOMM Navigator APS System Installation Manual

    This is the complete manual on the Installation of a 2-Wire Navigator System. A copy of this manual and the companion Operation Manual should be kept in the traffic signal controller cabinet. The information in this manual applies to EZ Communicator systems containing version 4.00 and later firmware.

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  • 2-Wire Navigator APS System Operation Manual

    This is the complete manual on the Operation and Features of the 2-Wire Navigator system. A copy of this manual and the companion Installation Manual should be kept in the traffic signal controller cabinet. The information in this manual applies to EZ Communicator systems containing version 4.00 and later firmware.

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  • EZ APS TOOLBOX APP INSTALLER DOWNLOAD

    This is the Toolbox for use with EN2 and EN4 products.

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  • Preparing Custom Voice Messages

    Programming custom messages in the field requires a laptop, USB A/B cable and the Polara EZ APS ToolBox software. The software must be installed and messages prepared prior to installation of the EPBSs on the intersection.

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  • EZ Communicator Navigator 2-Wire Troubleshooting Guide


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  • Advanced Network Configuration

    The CCU2EN comes with the IP address statically assigned to 192.168.1.223 to allow for easy configuration from a laptop. This document details the process for customizing the network configuration for use when connecting to your internal network.

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  • CCU2EN Ethernet Module Firmware Update Files

    The firmware update files available here are to correct an issue with some CCU2EN's where the MAC address gets reported incorrectly preventing multiple CCU2EN's from communicating on the same network. If you encounter a CCU2EN that has issues networking to the central office, please download the firmware files from the link below and update the firmware by following the steps in the Readme file also included with this link.

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  • Preemption Adapter Installation Sheet

    This document describes how to install a Preemption Adapter

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  • E-Configurator Manual

    Operation Manual for the E-Configurator handheld configurator.

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EN4 Resources [EN2 Resources]

Cut Sheets & Related Documents

  • EN4-Wire Push Button Specification/Cut Sheet

    This document provides technical information on the EN4-Wire Push Button Station.

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  • Universal Order Form

    Form for ordering EN Navigator push button stations configured as desired.

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Control Units

  • 4-Wire Ped Head Control Unit

    This is the Control Unit that mounts in the Pedestrian Signal Head (PED Head), takes power from the 120 VAC power to the walk/don't walk light signals, and operates the Push Button Station via 4 wires that connect the Control Unit to the Push Button Station. One Control Unit is required for each Push Button Station.

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Accessories

  • 4-Wire Accessories

    The accessories listed below are applicable only to the EN4. All accessories shown under the EN2 Accessories section are also applicable to the EN4 unless otherwise noted in the description. Click (here) to go to EN2 Accessories section.


  • 4 Wire Cable 12' Long

    This cable is used to connect a PHCU4W to an EN4 Push Button Station. Part number for ordering is 850-288-12


  • 4 Wire Cable 25' Long

    This cable is used to connect a PHCU4W to an EN4 Push Button Station. Part number for ordering is 850-288-25.


  • EZ Set Up Box for 4-Wire PBS

    This Set Up Box is a tool for use in operating through all phases, one or two EN4-Wire Push Button Stations in a lab/bench top environment, without needing a Traffic Cabinet and PHCU4W. It allows easy programming of messages, or setting of configurations prior to installation on an intersection.

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  • S03 PBS Firmware Option

    This is a special firmware option applicable only to Canada. On the Part Number order sheet there is a location for this S03 option to be entered to ensure you get this option included in the EN4 Navigator PBS .


Installation & Operation Manuals

  • 4-Wire Navigator APS System Installation Manual

    This is the complete manual on the Installation of a 4-Wire Navigator System. A copy of this manual and the companion Operation Manual should be kept in the traffic signal controller cabinet.

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  • 4-Wire Navigator APS System Operation Manual

    This is the complete manual on the Operation and Features of a 4-Wire Navigator System. A copy of this manual and the companion Installation Manual should be kept in the traffic signal controller cabinet.

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