Lindsay Corporation has launched a Cloud-based remote asset monitoring platform, called RoadConnect, for the transportation industry.

The company claimed that its asset monitoring platform offers a single-source solution to departments of transportation (DOTs) for monitoring and maintaining roadside assets, including crash cushions, guardrails and utility poles.

Lindsay Infrastructure president Scott Marion said: “Our DOT customers have been asking for a solution that encompasses inventory, maintenance, and remote monitoring capabilities.

“With Lindsay’s deep experience in road safety solutions and our industrial technology expertise, we’re confident RoadConnect will have a significant impact on our customers’ operations, and most importantly, help improve the safety and functionality of our nation’s roadways.”

The company added that its RoadConnect is a Cloud-based telemetry platform that collects data from a variety of roadside assets for improving operational efficiency for DOTs and overall roadway safety.

According to the new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirements, each state in the country needs to develop an asset management plan for roadside structures and devices.

Lindsay claimed that RoadConnect has the capabilities to support DOTs in key aspects of these FHWA requirements. It will help DOT personnel to identify when and where an asset requires attention and take appropriate measures to maintain the asset’s functionality and safety.

Remote impact detection is enabled by ImpactAlert, which is a compact, self-contained monitoring device that is attached to the assets and includes a cellular modem.

It is claimed to minimise workers’ time in the field and exposure to traffic while saving time and money for the DOTs.

Lindsay said that RoadConnect will soon have the ability to connect to its LightGuard Pulse devices, which is a pedestal-based, streetlight system monitoring solution to control lighting schedules for energy savings and uniformity.

Both RoadConnect and ImpactAlert are expected to be released to the US market in the coming months.