Technology

  • 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.

     
  • Toughbook docking station

    New docking station for Panasonic Toughbook 53 maximizes space available inside the vehicle.

     
  • iPad mount

    Get the most out of your iPad with this spring-loaded, quick release cradle.

     
  • Mobile fleet management

    Features include GPS fleet tracking, fleet maps, vehicle diagnostics with alerts, and more.

     
  • Improving drivers' vision

    Industry has developed devices to either improve vision or to alert drivers to objects in blind spots.

     
  • Sweeper types in descending order of popularity

    Specify the technology that meets your debris removal, maneuverability, and off-loading needs.

     
  • Trendsetter: City of Daphne, Ala.

    The city has worked with Earth Clean Technologies to pilot a biodiesel plant that uses used cooking oil as feedstock to produce highly efficient fuel.

     
  • Remote environmental monitoring, control

    GrayWolfLive enables customers who own the company’s AdvancedSense, WolfPack, or DirectSense meters to access indoor and ambient air quality, industrial hygiene, LEED IEQ Credit 3.2, and HVAC data and attached notes (audio, text, photos, etc.) from any Web-enabled device and adjust log intervals...

     
  • Wireless water-security alarm

    Designed to tell the difference between hail or heavy rain and a real threat, the Intrusion Detection System is rated for a maximum of one false alarm per year.

     
  • Greenhouse gas regs for 2014

    The EPA's newest emissions requirements, called GHG 2014, cover carbon dioxide and fuel efficiency.

     
  • How to download free infrastructure ‘Report Card’ app (video)

    Every four years the American Society of Civil Engineers grades the physical condition of water, transportation, and energy assets nationally and state by state. Stillwater, Okla., Transportation Department Manager Jason Peek explains what’s in the 2013 Report Card and how to use your iPhone or...

     
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    High Sierra + Road-weather monitoring

    The company’s road-weather monitoring and management systems include the High-Water Alert Lifesaving Technology (HALT), which uses flashing lights and automatic barrier gates to warn drivers of flooded roads.

     
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    10 public works tornado response tips

    Public works leaders who have survived multiple storms explain what to expect and how to better prepare.

     
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    Iteris + VersiCam video detection system

    The VersiCam video detection system (VIDS), for monitoring traffic conditions at smaller intersections, consists of a high-resolution traffic camera with remote zoom and focus functions, and a high-sensitivity CCD imager to help ensure accuracy of vehicle detection in any lighting conditions.

     
  • The Konigsberg bridge problem refers to a set of bridges and islands in what is now the City of Kaliningrad, Russia. The Chinese Postman formula incorporates arcs into the solution to produce a route with the least amount of deadheading, or having to double-back to a routes origination point.

    Efficient routes for snowplowing, sweet sweeping, and refuse collection

    A routing formula that cut one city’s snowplowing time 40% also applies to buses, meter reading, street sweeping, and refuse collection.

     
 
 
 
 

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