GPS Insight, a technology provider of GPS fleet-tracking software, has upgraded its dashboard mapping and browser-based mapping to Google Maps. This upgrade gives users new functionality and faster load times. Google Maps provides GPS Insight with best-of-class maps, addressing, traffic, satellite imagery, as well as a new Street View option for customers that provides actual photographs of a vehicle’s location.
The Geo-Boy Brush Cutter from Jarraff Industries is designed for land clearing and vegetation management. Available in wheeled and track configurations, the Geo-Boy can lift the cutter head approximately 11 feet high and can clear brush and trees up to 12 inches in diameter quickly and effectively. With two tier III engine options, 220 horsepower and 260 horsepower, the Geo-Boy is more powerful, maneuverable and fuel-efficient than other brush cutters in its class. Both Geo-Boy models are ROPS and FOPS certified. The Geo-Boy also offers additional safety features, including full Lexan, No Mar windows and a rear view.
Storm Center Automation Solution
Designed for electric utilities, Macrosoft’s Resources on-Demand is the industry standard and only commercially available storm center automation solution available to the marketplace. The tool manages resource requests, tracks personnel movements and supports lodging/logistics during power restoration events. It is used extensively by both large and small utilities throughout North America and the result has been quicker restoration, cost savings and a streamlined approach to outage management.
Safety Technology Catalog
Thomas & Betts (T&B) recently published its Safety Technology catalog, the last of a series of four catalogs, each of which groups electrical division products by similar benefits to customers. Products in T&B’s Safety Technology Catalog include hazardous and emergency lighting and surge suppression products. The three other catalogs that were previously published are: Wire & Cable Management, which includes innovative solutions such as boxes and covers, fastening systems, identification products and metal framing and cable tray products; Cable Protection Systems, which includes conduit and fittings that offer reliability in demanding applications; and Power Connection & Control, which includes connectors and grounding, power and high-voltage products, and wire termination products that offer reliable and intelligent solutions.
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Environmentally Friendly Composite Poles
Duratel composite poles are environmentally friendly and require no preservatives. They have proven advantages for lighting solutions, monopoles, H-frame structures for distribution and transmission applications and cross-arms. Duratel poles have proven to outperform wood poles across numerous categories. The poles have a significantly longer life, are easier to install and require virtually no maintenance. They do not leach toxic chemicals and can be recycled safely at the end of their life span. The average wood pole lasts up to 30-40 years, but Duratel poles are designed for more than 80 years of service life. A typical 45-foot Class 3 wood pole weighs about 1,475 poles; an equivalent Duratel pole weighs about 450 pounds. Lower weight means easier handling and reduced transportation and installation costs.
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