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Better Roads Staff
Intelligent lighting control
Schréder Lighting’s Owlet Intelligent Street and Area Lighting Control System is a telemanagement system for monitoring, controlling, metering and managing outdoor lighting for major roadways and city streets that can provide a reliable method of metering an area’s street lights to be able to credit a city for its energy savings. Dimming street lights in off-peak times can save up to 30 percent in energy costs, and the Owlet’s onboard Metering Chipset monitors and reports power usage with a plus-2 or minus-2 percent accuracy, which is acceptable to most utilities.
Trident Security Devices
Multiple bollards, separate operation
When multiple TSD security bollards from Trident Security Devices are installed in a line, each individual bollard can be operated separately, as opposed to the existing method of one drive unit for the entire bollard line. In addition, any combination of bollards in a multiple row can be programmed to operate as separate units. The devices were subjected to special crash tests that required the security bollard to successfully prevent penetration by a 6.8-ton (15,000-pound) vehicle crashed at 65 km/h (40 mph) Impact Resistance for the K8 Model, and at 80 km/h (50 mph) Impact Resistance for the K12 model.
Networkfleet’s new mobile website provides anytime, anywhere access to GPS fleet tracking information. The mobile site networkfleet.mobi allows users to access Networkfleet’s online fleet management system via their mobile phones, including iPhones and Android devices.
LED lamps get EPA Energy Star label
Twenty of Toshiba International’s long-lasting, energy-efficient LED lamps have received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star label. An Energy Star-qualified LED lamp uses up to 75-percent less energy and lasts at least 15 times longer than incandescent lighting. The Toshiba lamps listed on the Energy Star-certified product list include select models.
Broom attachments minimize surface damage
As a complement to its line of Sno Pusher containment plows, Pro-Tech has introduced five Sno Broom attachments for skid steers and compact tractors. Sno Brooms minimize the potential for damaging surfaces, and they excel at removing snow against curbs and walls, as well as other hard-to-reach areas. Skid-steer models are available with 60-, 72- and 84-inch broom widths and come with a universal coupler for attaching to equipment with various hydraulic flow ratings. Furthermore, they can be hydraulically angled 30 degrees left or right. The PTO-driven tractor model is 84 inches wide and is designed for machines with at least 30 horsepower. It comes standard with a three-point hitch mount. Other standard features include storage stands, high-density poly bristles and a 155-degree brush hood. Maximum broom speed is 200 rpm.
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