Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2018

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What are some key features of Victor Stanley Relay™ that are revolutionizing waste collection management? Fill level sensing, weight detection, location tracking (onboard GPS & automatic geocoding), real-time, historical, and predictive usage, container deployment analysis. The newest version of Relay adds the capability for sensing a number of environmental factors, including air and noise pollution, odor detection, snow levels, pedestrian activity, route optimization, turn-by-turn navigation and more. Relay changes the way organizations operate, plan for urban constraints and focus on sustainability. What kind of savings can I expect by integrating Relay smart waste management? Efficient resource allocation saves an estimated 40% in collection expenses. Victor Stanley Relay™ modernizes waste and recycling collection by monitoring the fill levels and weights of all containers, so that they can be collected at the optimal time. This service saves on collection expenses and ensures resources are allocated efficiently, while reducing fuel costs, carbon footprints, and unsightly overflowing waste. In a typical city, how many litter receptacles actually require servicing? Traditional static waste management systems are inefficient, frequently allowing some receptacles to overfill before being serviced, while others sit empty, yet are collected anyway. An average of only 6% of all receptacles actually require collection on any given day. Focusing specifically on these containers greatly increases the savings that can be achieved. This analysis represents data from several Relay trials and deployments throughout the US and Canada over a 3-year period. How do I access Relay to gather the container and environmental conditions it collects? Real-time and historical information can be accessed with any smartphone, tablet, laptop or workstation through our online portal. The system can notify you of events such as our spike alert that indicates unusual fill level change and when the spike occurred. It's valuable data that can help you stop residential dumping and overflow. Notifications for overflowing waste, rummaging, rodents or fire are also available. Relay's data also provides usage information from which end users can determine foot traffic, ultimately helping users optimize the design of public spaces. How long is the battery life? S e l f - c o n t a i n e d power supply with an estimated life of 6+ years (typical use monitors once per hour and reports twice daily on average). Battery life may vary depending on configuration, transmission frequency, wireless signal strength and temperature. Off the shelf, economical and easily replaceable Lithium/ Iron Disulfide batteries offering superior performance in extreme temperatures. Features a battery life display with a low percentage indicator. How do I activate Relay? Victor Stanley Relay™ Sensors come fully integrated with any Victor Stanley side loading litter receptacle or recycling station and are ready to be activated once the container has been anchored on site. Also available as a retrofit for thousands of side-door receptacles currently in use worldwide Activation of the Relay Service is performed by simply waving the provided magnetic fob over the activation indicator at the center of the sensor. Activation confirmation can be done in the field using any internet connected smartphone or mobile device. Q & A w i t h t h e e x p e r t s a conversation with Featuring Emma Skalka, HON. ASLA, Vice President of Sales and Marketing VICTOR STANLEY SD-42 Model Shown 40 Landscape Architect and Specifier News

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