About Q-Free | Intelight

Intelight is a spirited intelligent transportation solutions company acclaimed for their open and innovative approach to traffic signal operations and management. In an industry dominated by large organizations deeply rooted in proprietary solutions and decades-old standards, Intelight is recognized for delivering cutting-edge, user-friendly and open solutions.

Powered by progressive nimble development, Intelight’s award-winning, best-in-class software has made them one of the fastest growing companies for local and central traffic control year over year since their founding in 2006.

Driving Innovation through Open Standards

Traffic industry veteran Craig Gardner founded Intelight on an inherent belief that true customer service is driven by collaboration. To that end, Intelight embraces open standards and develops products to function well with other systems, regardless of the manufacturer.

In addition, the Intelight team has been instrumental in introducing and leveraging the benefits of the latest Advanced Transportation Control (ATC) and National Transportation Communications of ITS Protocol (NTCIP) standards.

It is in the spirit of openness and transparency that Intelight has been:

  • First to create a web-based ATMS using open-source code
  • Among the fastest growing companies for local and central traffic control software
  • An active part of NEMA, lobbying for traffic control funds and standards
  • Influential in the widespread adoption of ATC standards and controllers
  • Greatest number of ATC controllers deployed (>26,000)
  • First to add a full-color touchscreen to traffic controllers
  • First to deploy a low-voltage ATC cabinet

Joining Q-Free | A New Legacy

As smart cities and connected vehicles began to emerge, Craig Gardner wanted to drive his vision of open standards and collaboration to new heights. It was with that goal in mind that Gardner inked a deal in 2015 with Q-Free—a Norwegian-based leader in regional transportation management, tolling, parking, and information mobility—for them to acquire 100% of all Intelight shares over the next five years.

Gardner and Q-Free saw the potential to integrate their solutions and make Q-Free | Intelight a one-stop shop for bringing your smart city to life, making Intelight an ideal complement to Q-Free in America and across the globe.

Together, Q-Free an Intelight are changing the way people move.


Contact Us

(520) 795-8808

Office Locations

Q-Free America Corporate Headquarters
5962 La Place Ct, Ste 150
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Software Development Lab
1941 1st Ave South, Suite 3C
Seattle, WA 98134

US Manufacturing Facility
3801 E 34th St. Ste. 105
Tucson, AZ 85713

Customer Support

Have a technical question? It’s easy to submit a ticket and track its progress through our online customer support portal. Or, if you would prefer to speak with a human, give us a call at (833) MAXHELP.

We have team members and dealers across the nation and in Canada ready to assist.

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Missouri
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Utah