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Vibration switch

Hawk Measurement

The Gladiator Vibration Switch series is designed for level detection, such as in pump control, for a variety of industries, including water and wastewater, and chemical processing and refining. It can be used with various liquids and solids, such as slurries and pelletized materials. The system includes two prongs on a fork, and, when the level of a material rises, the movement of the fork is blocked. The unit also is available with a variety of communication options, including the company's GosHawk that allows users to calibrate, test or check the system's performance remotely.

Contact: (888) 429-5538

Modeling software

Bentley Systems

SewerCAD V8 XM Edition includes features to help engineers evaluate sewer capacity, size pipes, select pumps and identify the locations of potential overflows. The software includes advanced thematic mapping and improved utilities for converting and integrating data from CAD, GIS and other data stores. Using the software, modelers can automatically design gravity piping and structures by specifying elements, from a single pipe size to the entire system, and entering the design restrictions, including minimum and maximum velocities, covers and slopes; pipe and manhole matching offsets; and allow or disallow drop structures. The software determines cost-effective pipe sizes and inverted elevations, eliminating pipe trench excavation.

Contact: www.bentley.com/SewerCAD

Signal converter


The IFC 100 signal converter can measure electrode resistance to indicate gas bubbles and solid particles, and electrode noise to determine chemical resistance. Coil resistance also can be monitored for magnetic field quality and flowmeter temperature. Designed for use with the company's Optiflux electromagnetic flow sensors, the unit features a 0.3% measuring accuracy. It can be mounted directly on a flow tube in two configurations. It can be installed horizontally with a 45°-angled display. A flat-mounted version can be used with vertical pipe installations. A wall- or pipe-mounted converter can be mounted apart from the flow tube. It can be rotated in 90° increments. Available with a rugged metal enclosure, the unit features a large, backlit display and push-button soft keypad, and various user languages.

Contact: (800) 356-9464


Contech Construction Products

The DuroMaxx is a high-density polyethylene pipe for drainage and detention applications. It features a structured outer wall and a smooth internal surface as well as embedded vertical steel strips. The lightweight pipe has watertight, 15-lbs.-per-sq.-in. joints and is available in pressure-rated resin to eliminate cracking. Available in 20' lengths and up to 120" in diameter, the pipe can be used with a variety of joint-tight fabricated fittings, including bends, elbows, tees, slope junctions and reducers.

Contact: (800) 338-1122

Treatment media

KDF Fluid Treatment

KDF 55 Process Medium and KDF 85 Process Medium are granulated copper and zinc-based alloys for water pretreatment, primary treatment and wastewater applications. The media are designed to remove water-soluble lead, mercury, nickel, chromium, and other dissolved metals, and to control buildup of bacteria, algae, fungi and scale. The media are for GAC beds, ion exchange resins, carbon block filters and inline carbon filters, and can be used for both for Point-of-Entry and Point-of-Use water treatment systems.

Contact: (800) 437-2745

Water level loggers

Onset Computer

HOBO data loggers are pressure-based water level recording devices that measure with an accuracy of 0.05% of full-scale over the fully calibrated temperature range, and up to 0.005-foot resolution. A variety of models cover depth ranges from 13 — 250 ft. To analyze and plot water level data, the company offers a graphing and analysis software package. The loggers offload data to a PC or Mac computer using a USB-based optical interface.

Contact: www.onsetcomp.com

Agar plates


Plates prepared with m-ColiBlue24 Broth simultaneously detect and identify total coliforms and Escherichia coli (E. coli). Complete enumeration is accomplished in only 24 hours. No confirmation step is required, nor are fluorescent lamps or color comparators. Users can see E. coli colonies in blue, and other coliforms are red. Total coliforms are the sum of the two. The ready-to-use media eliminates measuring, mixing, and autoclaving steps necessary to prepare dehydrated media. The method has been approved by the EPA for monitoring drinking water and wastewater and can be used to detect coliforms in other types of water, such as bottled, surface, ground, well and recreational (fresh or marine).

Contact: (800) 227-4224

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Solid Waste

Automated tipper

Wayne Engineering

The Arlock tipper system is manufactured for rear loader collection vehicles. Rear loaders can latch onto commercial dumpsters and tip, dump and release in a single motion. The unit's latching system locks onto both sides of a dumpster's trunions. While the latching arms pull up on the trunions, a kick bar pivots upward, which empties the dumpster. When the tailgate plate extends upward, it eliminates the gap between the tailgate and dumpster, preventing refuse from escaping. Available on the company's Phoenix rear loaders, the unit also can be retrofitted to other rear load vehicles.

Contact: (319) 266-1721

Bird repellent


The Mega Blaster PRO sonic repeller is designed to keep birds away from large outdoor spaces, such as landfills, up to 30 acres.?It broadcasts intermittent distress calls and predator cries that frighten the infesting birds and cause them to leave the area. The unit is pre-recorded in four configurations for the most common infestations: "Agricultural," "Marine," "Crow / Raven" and "Woodpecker." The sounds can be customized by volume setting, programming "silent time" between sound bursts and hours of operation. The unit has two high-output amplifiers that drive a specially designed 20-speaker tower with a frequency range of 2,000 — 10,000Hz (up to 125 decibels). The unit has a 40-watt solar panel to help power a 12v DC battery. The generating unit can be mounted to a post or pole using the included mounting hardware and bracket.

Contact: (800) 662-5021

Equipment tracker

OEM Data Delivery

The ST-900 Service Tracker is manufactured for tracking equipment at multiple, harsh working environments, such as construction sites and landfills. The unit records cumulative machine hours, equipment location, mileage and other specifications that are identified by the user. It also produces service alerts for scheduling maintenance, and can be used with the company's Fuel Tracker to monitor fuel dispensing into individual equipment and vehicles. The unit produces management reports that can be e-mailed, or Web reports that are password-protected. Information also can be uploaded into any office system and can be integrated with accounting software.

Contact: (203) 929-8431

Waste container

Meese Orbitron Dunne

The P-333 e-Scrap bulk container is rotationally molded in a single piece of 100% polyethylene to withstand the weight, sharp corners and unwieldy shapes of scrap computer hardware and accessories without cracking, chipping or warping. It is fitted with enclosed fork tubes set atop industrial strength casters so e-scrap organizations can collect, cover and transport the waste without transferring it to a separate container for shipping. The container can be forklifted, rotated and dumped completely upside down over a roll-off or trailer to consolidate larger volumes for transport and shipping. When empty, the container may be rolled back into place for collection or into storage. A choice of 16 standard colors and optional custom colors and permanent, molded-in lettering, logos and tracking numbers are available.

Contact: (800) 829-4535

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Computer Hardware/Software

Mobile GIS

TerraGo Technologies

TerraGo Mobile delivers interactive maps and images in geo-enabled PDF format directly to personnel in the field. Compatible with Windows Mobile 5 and 6 operating systems, the application allows non-GIS experts to add photos, video, audio, comments and completed forms to maps and images directly from their mobile devices. The information can then be shared with other mobile or desktop users and e-mailed back to the GIS department. The software incorporates GPS technology and integrates KML (Google Earth) files. It requires 128 MB RAM and 64 MB free device storage space.

Contact: www.terragotech.com/mobile

Fleet routing software


Built on the company's ArcGIS platform, ArcLogistics 9.3 is designed to help governments build efficient routes and schedules for their fleets. Dispatchers can create strict time windows and assign orders to vehicles based on the optimal stop sequences using actual street network drive times. Dispatchers can send the stops from the ArcLogistics desktop to ArcLogistics Navigator, an in-vehicle navigation application. Drivers then can receive door-to-door directions and quickest- or shortest-route options in their vehicles while following specific road attributes, such as turn restrictions and vehicle speeds.

Contact: www.esri.com/arclogistics

E-mail security


E-mail Security Platform (ESP) is designed to eliminate spam and thwart viruses. The platform combines a set of low-level SMTP tests to determine the legitimacy of the sending e-mail server and Sender Address Verification, which verifies the authenticity of first-time, unsolicited senders. The appliance is compatible with any e-mail and directory server and is available in two configurations, ESP 360 for small- to medium-sized organizations, and ESP 430 for large organizations.

Contact: www.sendio.com

LCD monitors


Engineered for demanding environments, the XG12 series of 12.1" monitors feature a die-cast aluminum enclosure, XGA resolution (1024×768), protected LCD panel, locking power connector and a choice of either serial or USB resistive touch screen. They are available in two versions: the bright XG12 with a 380 cd/m2 display and the brighter XG12i with a 1000 cd/m2 display, which is designed for viewing in a vehicle in bright daylight.

Contact: www.datalux.com

Business graphics


SmartDraw 2009 helps users make graphics and charts for presentations. Users can transfer graphics into PowerPoint slides with built-in animation. Project management features include customization of Gantt charts and timelines. Flowcharts can be drawn automatically, and users can create a variety of charts and graphs without making a spreadsheet first. A Live Map feature captures data from Google maps to incorporate roads, regions, counties, zip codes, countries and satellite images into illustrations, and users can plot data on locations.

Contact: www.smartdraw.com

Crime data sharing

CODY Systems

C.O.B.R.A. v. 4.0 is a suite of applications designed to help public safety agencies share real-time data with multiple jurisdictions and officers and agents in the field. Officers can use the software on their MDCs or PDAs to run names, vehicles, incidents, and entities from other jurisdictions. The software keeps each contributing agency's information segregated from all others in its own Insulated Data Silo, and each agency maintains control over its silo, including what information to share, and what different users can see. It translates and transmits data from one data source to another, regardless of the local vendors, databases, or schemas used, and it conforms to prevailing data standards, such as NIEM 2.0. Data can be pushed up-stream or "cross-stream" to systems such as the FBI N-DEx system or other data-sharing systems.

Contact: www.codysystems.com

GPS receiver

Handheld U.S.

The Kenaz GPS receiver is designed specifically for the TDS Nomad and Recon handheld computers. It offers sub-meter accuracy for high-precision mapping applications. It attaches directly to the top of the handheld to preserve the Nomad's and Recon's MIL-STD-810F and IP67 ratings.

Contact: 541-752-0313