Technology

  • Web-based fleet, fuel management program

    The digital tool improves fleet tracking, job monitoring, and maintenance management.

     
  • Wireless traffic monitoring

    Mikros EIC (Eltec Intelligent Controller) DC traffic controller’s conflict monitor continuously checks system communication, signal voltage, signal load current, and battery voltage for solar-powered hybrid beacon and traffic systems.

     
  • Automated pavement-assessment program

    Features include integrated mapping and query capabilities; analysis tools for creating charts, tables, and graphs.

     
  • Integrated asset location, reporting system

    InfraMarker‘s three-step process pinpoints and identifies pipelines and other buried assets.

     
  • C2Logix FleetRoute and C2RouteApp

    FleetRoute offers a high-density routing solution for snow removal operations, street sweeping, meter reading, and the waste industry. Also available is the Web-based C2RouteApp, which is easy to use for point-to-point routes.

     
  • Solar Bright visual warning system

    The PATeye visual warning system alerts motorists to icy road conditions. The company is seeking early adopter agencies interested in evaluating the technology.

     
  • Operasoft SimpliCity web tool

    SimpliCity Web-based operations planning and management solution allows municipalities to manage snow operations, and even entire public works departments, with in-vehicle Android tablets.

     
  • Lufft MARWIS road weather sensor

    The MARWIS mobile advanced road weather information sensor can be mounted on any vehicle to collect road weather information (surface temperature, dew point, water film height), road conditions (humidity, snow, ice, frost), grip (friction), and other environmental data.

     
  • Cargill AccuBatch brine maker

    The AccuBatch entry-level brine maker’s simple plug-and-play design allows for easy setup, maintenance, operation, and cleanout.

     
  • A little $ help from your friends

    Crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo can help get projects funded.

     
  • Remote-control water tank inspection

    Crews don't need formal training to cost-effectively assess the condition of tanks, dams, seawalls, and pilings.

     
  • Hydraulic mobile column vehicle lift

    Stertil-Koni introduces its ST 1065 mobile column lift, a lifting technology specifically engineered for safely raising industrial, off-road vehicles with large wheel diameters.

     
  • Can public works departments really do it all?

    Some feel government has overextended expectations during good times.

     
  • Instagram and Snapshot

    Instagram and Snapchat are gaining enough in popularity and users that public agencies are considering getting accounts. Let’s explore each of these tools to help you decide if their use would be relevant for your agency.

     
  • Mobile Apps (& iPads)

    Over the summer, Jim McLaughlin, operations manager for the City of Eugene (Ore.) Public Works Department, showed me several mobile applications he has integrated into his operations to assist with inspections and management of assets. All of their applications have been developed in-house by an IT...

     
  • Leveraging the Cloud; Online Storage Services

    One huge benefit of Web-based tools is the ability to better communicate and share information with colleagues

     
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) visualizes Smart Grid with Space-Time Insight’s situational intelligence software

    Correlation and Analysis of Smart Meter, Distribution, Outage, and Environmental Data Leads to Faster, Smarter Decisions Space-Time Insight, the leading provider of next-generation situational intelligence solutions, today announced that the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has...

     
  • Ground-penetrating radar

    Quantum Imager locates and depicts objects buried 30 ft below the surface.

     
  • Wide-format printing

    Print, copy, and scan without sacrificing productivity, quality, and detail.

     
  • Winter maintenance mapping

    GPS DataSmart reporting system analyzes data collected by sensors and controls on snow removal vehicles and spreaders.

     
 
 
 

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