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TOMAR Electronics Inc. has designed and manufactured industry leading emergency signaling products in the U.S.A. since 1968.

1790 1014


From: $528.34

Strobeswitch with power module

Voltage: 12-24 VDC or 24VAC

120VAC Power transformer

240VAC Power transformer


The model 1790 STROBESWITCH™ is a compact low cost detector which detects a special strobe light signal and opens access gates to allow quick entrance. The detector is activated by the strobe emitters used by most fire department emergency vehicles to control traffic signals en route to a fire. The 1790–1014 STROBESWITCH™ interfaces with the TOMAR model 780–1228–PRE or GTT OPTICOM®* traffic preemption optical signal emitters. The model 1790 features a 1/2” female pipe hub mounting base.

The TOMAR 1790-1014 STROBESWITCH Emergency Vehicle Access System offers the following features and benefits:

  • Detects Emergency Vehicle and Opens Access Gate to Allow Quick Entry.
  • Allows Emergency Vehicles Faster Response Times in Time-Critical Situations
  • Economical and Compact

*GTT Opticom equipment is manufactured by Global Traffic Technologies, LLC.


Item Description
Range 200 feet typical, but depends on intensity of strobe emitter
Field of View 10º vertical, 90º horizontal
Signal Acquisition Time 0.64 seconds
Function Indicator The unit has a red LED that illuminates whenever a proper optical signal is received. The LED is visible thru the viewport and can be seen for 25 feet or more. This feature can be used with the optional Hand Held Tester to verify the unit’s operation.
Frequency F14 = 14.035 Hz ± .25 Hz ( high priority )
F10 = 10.000 Hz ± .25 Hz ( low priority )
1790M–2 Power Module 12–24VDC AC/DC
DPDT relay output 2A @ 30VDC, 0.6A @ 120VAC
0–30 minute time delay plus continuous latch mode
Remote reset