Liebert Case Study - 407 Express Toll Route


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407 Express Toll Route

Enabling business continuity on the first all-electronic toll highway requires more than just a reliable source of backup power during outages. It also requires data center design that ensures sensitive electronics are receiving clean, conditioned uninterruptible power during regular operation and are isolated from extreme fluctuations.

Case Summary
Location: Toronto, Canada


  • Liebert GXT UPS systems with external maintenance bypass
  • Liebert OpenComms communication cards for remote monitoring and data center management

Critical Needs
Protect revenue stream and investment in electronics systems used to collect vehicle information on all-electronic toll highway.


  • Eliminated power problems that were occurring with previous uninterruptible power systems.
  • Survived extreme power fluctuations that occurred during the 2003 blackout with zero damage to expensive electronic systems.
  • Enabled consistent, accurate performance of critical revenue-generating electronics.

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The 407 Express Toll Route (ETR), a 108 kilometer (67 mile) highway in Canada, is the world's first all-electronic, open access toll highway. Toll information is captured automatically through a Vehicle Detection and Classification (VDAC) system that reads signals from transponders installed in vehicles or by photographing license plates and issuing an invoice based on vehicle registration.

“We always recommend Liebert. It is an off-the-shelf solution that delivers excellent value and protection.”
Team Leader, 407ETR