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Econolite Introduces Centracs® MMS

A real-time automated field asset and management system developed specifically for the ITS industry

Anaheim, Calif., July 17, 2013 – Econolite today introduced a real-time Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)-specific field asset and maintenance management system – Centracs MMS. A critical component to the effectiveness of any ITS program is the proactive management of field assets, technician service calls, preventative maintenance and performance measures, to properly sustain transportation and traffic signal operations.

With more than a decade of contract ITS maintenance and management services for Departments of Transportation (DOTs), cities, and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), Econolite developed Centracs MMS from a proven and working software toolset. “A centralized system that can proactively manage the maintenance and field assets can help traffic departments and MPOs save time and money, while enhancing productivity,” said Aegis ITS Senior Vice President Rodney Mathis. “Centracs MMS is designed to manage the ITS infrastructure to ensure the real time network monitoring, preventative maintenance, automated updates/warning and reporting capabilities that other, more complex inventory control-only systems just can’t provide.”

Centracs MMS is a simple-to-use Geographic Information System (GIS)-based proactive ITS asset management and maintenance management tool. It enables DOTs, MPOs, and signal maintenance organizations to track assets in real-time and through the entire life cycle. Offering both workstation and mobile device interfaces, it supports preventative maintenance planning and execution along with trouble ticket dispatch and work-order scheduling. Centracs MMS is available as an optional module to Centracs, or as a stand-alone product.

To learn more about Centracs MMS and view a demonstration, visit Econolite at booth #301/400 during the 118th Annual IMSA Conference, July 21-23, 2013, being held at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.

About Econolite

In business since 1933, Econolite is a leading transportation solution provider and manufacturer of advanced traffic controllers (NEMA & ATC/2070), Centracs® and Aries® Advanced Transportation Management Systems (ATMS), Centracs Adaptive and MMS, Autoscope® vehicle detection systems, RTMS®, arterial systems masters, vehicle and pedestrian signals, traffic control cabinets, data collection and management systems (DCMS.2), and a full line of transportation maintenance services. Econolite is committed to employing advanced technologies that reduce traveler time, ease congestion, enhance transit operations, provide safer mobility, and improve quality of life. For more information about Econolite, visit www.econolitegroup.com.

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Autoscope Maintenance

Please see our Documents Tab to view a PDF on Maintaining your Autoscope Equipment.

Cobalt Controller Release by Econolite

Econolite Introduces Breakthrough Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC)

Cobalt™ was designed to accommodate the mobile needs of today’s traffic
management professionals

Anaheim, Calif., April 15, 2013 – Econolite today introduced the next generation in advanced transportation controllers - Cobalt. Cobalt is the first controller to feature a new platform in advanced communications and user interface designed to accommodate the mobile computing environment. Its new user interface makes its operations and access to essential functions the most intuitive and hassle-free controller on the market today. Developed on the industry Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) standards, Cobalt provides an unmatched combination of ATC controller functionality with a breakthrough user interface.

Cobalt was designed to incorporate leading-edge mobile technology and user-friendly applications to help make controller operations simpler to access and manage. “Built upon industry hardware standards, and incorporating our robust ASC/3 software, Cobalt’s user interface makes it the easiest-to-use advanced transportation controller,” said Econolite Chief Technology Officer Gary Duncan. “With its straightforward navigation and operating system, Cobalt represents an ideal combination of form, function and familiarity that was designed with direct input from the industry and our customers.”

Cobalt was designed to exceed the ATC 5.2b, as well as the forthcoming ATC 6.x, industry hardware standards. Cobalt features an environmentally hardened touchscreen interface with the brightest color display available. At its foundation, Cobalt powers Econolite’s proven ASC/3-based software running with an intuitive graphics-based navigation system that can also be used with tablet or laptop devices. Mobile device connectivity includes four Ethernet ports and two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports that include support for an external Wi-Fi device. Cobalt also includes a Secure Digital (SD) port to provide almost unlimited file storage capability.  

Cobalt is manufactured conforming to ISO 9001 quality standards and is available in two configurations, TS1/TS2 Type 1 or Type 2.

Learn more about Cobalt at the ITS America 23rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition, April 22-24, 2013 being held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center (Nashville, Tenn.), Econolite Group, Inc. booth #407.

About Econolite

In business since 1933, Econolite is a leading transportation solution provider and manufacturer of advanced traffic controllers (NEMA & ATC/2070), Centracs® and Aries® Advanced Transportation Management Systems (ATMS), Centracs Adaptive, Autoscope® vehicle detection systems, RTMS®, arterial systems masters, vehicle and pedestrian signals, traffic control cabinets, data collection and management systems (Centracs DCMS), and a full line of transportation maintenance services. Econolite is committed to employing advanced technologies that reduce traveler time, ease congestion, enhance transit operations, provide safer mobility, and improve quality of life. For more information about Econolite, visit www.econolitegroup.com.

Building a Walkable Future

Columbus, Ohio Puts Crosswalk Beacons on its Forward-Thinking Agenda

Each year Columbus, Ohio receives more than 60 requests for crosswalk improvements across the city. For the officials considering these requests the crosswalks represent more than just pedestrian safety, they represent an opportunity to help the community achieve its forward-thinking agenda of a sustainable, walkable, and vibrant city atmosphere.

pdfClick here for the full case study.

TrafficCast and Path Master, Inc.

Path Master, Inc. is pleased to announce its exclusive distributorship with TrafficCast International beginning September 13, 2012 in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. TrafficCast provides real-time travel time through their industry leading BlueTOAD™ system and via their agnostic traffic engine Dynaflow™.  The Dynaflow engine provides real-time, historic and predictive road speed data and other traffic-related information based on advanced patented digital traffic algorithms. BlueTOAD integrates a range of wireless technologies to monitor travel times, road speeds and route behaviors through detection of Bluetooth signals emanating from passing vehicles, with more than 1,000 installations worldwide. TrafficCast powers industry leading traffic-enabled navigation PNDs and mobile applications, automobile manufactures, web portals, Television stations and 30+ state DOT’s.  The company is based in Madison, Wisconsin, with offices in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, South Florida and Shanghai.

Please call or email us to inquire about these products. We are very excited about this addition to our solutions to your ITS needs.

Union Metal and Path Master, Inc.

Path Master is pleased to announce that we have been named the exclusive DOT and Traffic distributor in Ohio for Union Metal effective October 1, 2012.   Union Metal is the country’s premier pole manufacturer since 1906. Union Metal has the most diverse tubular products offering in the industry manufacturing poles for lighting, traffic control, signage, communication and utility applications as well as a complete line of historic, decorative poles and luminaires duplicating poles Union Metal supplied at the turn of the century.

Path Master has been stocking and distributing Union Metal poles since our beginning and we are very excited about now becoming the exclusive Union Metal distributor. Please contact us with any requests for information on Union Metal products. We look forward to servicing you.

TraffiCalm Partnership with Path Master, Inc.

TraffiCalm Systems Announces Partnership With Path Master Inc., To Deliver Intelligent Traffic Systems for Government Agencies, Business, and Industry.

The partnership allows both companies to better deliver superior Intelligent Traffic Systems for Ohio State DoT, local and regional governments, and private enterprise and industry throughout the state.

Post Falls, ID (PRBuzz) September 20, 2012 -- Located at http://www.TraffiCalmSystems.com on the web. TraffiCalm Systems, a leader in the manufacture and worldwide distribution of urban/residential, highway driver feedback signs and intelligent traffic calming solutions, announced details of the partnership with Path Master Inc.

TraffiCalm Systems partnership with Path Master Inc. will effectively broaden the reach of both organizations to realize additional government and business opportunities throughout Ohio State. Adding TraffiCalm's line of ITS (Intelligent Traffic Systems) products to Path Master’s product mix further expands both companies reputation as respected providers of roadway safety and intelligent traffic calming solutions.

“I believe Path Masters’ excellent long-term history as a supplier in Ohio State along with their emphasis on selling traffic solutions will further accelerate the adoption of our new line of matrix radar driver feedback signs.” said Jan DeSantis, business development manager for TraffiCalm. “Our new generation of full-matrix driver feedback and variable speed limit signs – launching throughout 2012 - will support traffic calming in areas from: residential communities & school zones to highway & road construction projects.”

Through the partnership, the companies will target government and private enterprise applications such as residential communities, school zones, local municipalities, corporate business campuses, and Ohio State Department of Transportation highway & road construction projects.

“The TraffiCalm relationship is important to our company for two key reasons, the first being their feature-rich next generation product line that enables Path Master to offer another viable solution to our existing customer base." said Ron Sinko, a representative of Path Master Inc. “And second, because we both believe in providing traffic calming solutions that will actually reduce driver speeds which will reduce the loss of motorist, pedestrian and work zone lives.”

The partnership comes on the heels of TraffiCalm's recent introduction of their DriveBrite™ full-matrix 18" display speed signs and allows both companies to address important but underserved government, business, manufacturing, and industrial enterprises with cost effective and proven products and solutions.

"We’ve had significant response to the August announcement of our 18” matrix display which will be the most affordably priced and quality built radar driver feedback sign for highway/expressway applications on the U.S. market - targeted to support state DOTs, municipalities and city agencies." added DeSantis. "The 18” matrix display also has increased communications features to add flexibility for programming and downloading of data collection."

All of TraffiCalm Systems' DriveBrite™ radar driver feedback sign products feature a selection of available intelligent power management options that make the signs ideal for use in a wide variety of settings and include solar kit options for areas of installation where direct power is not available or is cost prohibitive.

Using TraffiCalm’s SafetyCalm™ custom software that comes license fee on every DriveBrite™ sign, customers have access to vital information such as; traffic volume, peak traffic hours, vehicle speeds, and can be quickly downloaded directly via a wireless Bluetooth™ link that allows local officials and law enforcement agencies, and transit authorities to make informed planning and enforcement decisions based on timely access to valuable traffic data.

DriveBrite™ technology full-matrix display speed signs increase driver compliance with high contrast and resolution for superior visibility and reduce the risks that even minimum speed zones pose to both pedestrians and drivers. TraffiCalm engineers have maximized their design skill and expertise to offer the next generation of driver feedback signs.

DriveBrite™ technology based Highway and Urban Radar Driver Feedback (YOUR SPEED) Signs are accurate and readable at high speeds for better highway safety. The signs include: real time speed feedback; Bluetooth Class 1 connectivity, programmable speed thresholds; High-impact polycarbonate electronics unit, solar power options. Offered in a 18" x 24” size with 9” LED speed display, or 30" x 41" size with 15" LED speed display in various faceplates colors of super-high efficiency full cube retro-reflective 3M Diamond Grade DG3 Reflective Sheeting Series 4000 designed for the production of traffic control signs.

About TraffiCalm Systems: As a pioneer in the radar speed sign industry, TraffiCalm Systems leverages over 25 years of manufacturing experience and engineering expertise through its ISO 9001:2008 registered parent company MOR Manufacturing to deliver its DriveBrite™ series of driver feedback signs. Deployed by government agencies, municipalities, neighborhoods, schools, and businesses in all 50 states and many other countries globally, TraffiCalm's proven technology is a highly effective and affordable urban and highway traffic calming solution. TraffiCalm products are made in the USA.

About Path Master Inc.:

Path Master Inc. (www.pathermasterinc.com), headquartered in Twinsburg, OH has been bringing innovative products and services to the traffic industry since 1976. Path Master focuses on selling high quality products and supports customers with "second-to-none" support. Path Master maintains a highly trained sales and technical staff and provides a "one stop shop" for any product that resides at the intersection or in the highway for ITS deployments.

TraffiCalm Systems Contact Information:         

John Ragan         

President

jragan(at)trafficalm.com

 

Jan DeSantis

Business Development Manager

jdesantis(at)trafficalm.com

1.208.292.1039

 

Toll-Free: 1.855.738.2722

http://www.TraffiCalmSystems.com

http://www.MORMfg.com

Path Master Inc. Contact Information:

Ron Sinko

Customer Service/Inside Sales

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1.330.425.4994 ext. 117

http://www.pathmasterinc.com

New Website Launched

Welcome to our new website!  We are excited to share a great deal of news with you in the future.  Please browse around and return often for what’s going on at Path Master, Inc.  You will see new products, new employees and information about where to find us at meetings and seminars.  Thank you for visiting us on the web.  We look forward to continually serving your traffic control and management needs.

Transportation Engineering & Safety Conference 2012

Path Master, Inc. representatives will be attending the Transportation Engineering & Safety Conference December 5-7th, 2012 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA.  Please stop in to talk to our staff.  We look forward to seeing you.