Essex Highways Deploys Street Lighting and Mapping Software to Automate Maintenance
Internet Hosted Street Lighting and Mapping software from Mayrise Systems is helping Essex Highways, a strategic partnership between the UK’s Essex County Council and Ringway Jacobs, to ensure street lights are working, in order to maintain a safe environment for both road users and pedestrians. MAYRISE for Street Lighting Online is core to all the activities carried out by the Essex Highways Street Lighting team; it allows for the accurate capture of technical data and delivers this information in an easy to use report, facilitating timely resolution of street lighting issues.
Marc Evans, Ringway Jacobs Ltd ICT and Business Solutions Manager said: “By choosing the Mayrise hosted solution we have been able to focus on business and process improvements, rather than diverting resources to manage systems and databases. The system is now managed and maintained by system experts so we as a business can access the right people, when we need to, should any issues arise with the data processing”.
“By freeing up our ICT teams, we can work on developing new uses for the system which in turn will lead to further improvements. And as the system is hosted externally we are reducing our internal ICT support costs. Ultimately this means an improved street lighting service to residents in Essex,” he continued.
“Essex is the second largest county council area in England and with that we have an extensive road network linking our urban areas to key roads into London, to the M25 and to key ports on the east coast”, said Keith Tovee, Street Lighting Manager. “The Mayrise software supports us on a daily basis allowing us to effectively target faulty street lighting quickly and efficiently ensuring the minimum service downtime. Keeping our roads and urban areas well lit for residents and visitors is vital.”
MAYRISE Street Lighting is a complete management system designed to simplify and improve the management of street lighting. It provides fast online access to inventory, contractor and customer records and incorporates instant mapping to pinpoint asset or fault locations. Handling cyclic maintenance, fault management, electrical testing and financial control MAYRISE Street Lighting also links to corporate GIS and portable computers for field data entry and mapping.
MAYRISE Street Lighting Online utilises the very latest Microsoft 2008 Server and virtualisation technologies, so authorised users can access, via the Internet, the remotely hosted street lighting software. The service also includes expert technicians who monitor the system around the clock ensuring data security and system performance.