Video Detection System, Michigan
The video detection system that had been previously installed for a Michigan area customer was not properly detecting vehicles. Despite several attempts at finding solutions, a cause for the detection issue had not been determined.
After reviewing the hardware and wiring at one of the intersections, Jim quickly diagnosed a faulty wiring layout and realized that they were using the wrong coaxial cable and connectors for their video cameras and overall system.
Jim also took the time to examine an additional “problem intersection” and confirmed that the same wiring issues existed there, as well as throughout the project. He determined that the installation was not performed correctly and recommended a relatively simple solution of rewiring the affected intersections and installing the correct cables. Because of Jim’s thorough examination, he was able to quickly trouble-shoot the problem, saving the client from a complex and potentially expensive challenge.
Orange County Metro Link’s Quiet Zone Project, California
Long-term and unique projects, such as the installation of a Quiet Zone along an existing section of rail line, require a wide scope of skills and expertise. Because the Metro Link project was so large in scale there were many organizations and consulting groups involved, leading to several miss-communications that resulted in poor equipment design that did not meet the project specifications or safety measurements required for Quite Zones.
Jim met with the lead design engineers, manufacturer, client, and all consultants involved with the project to ensure that the necessary safety measures for the railroad crossing enhancements would sufficiently compensate for the restriction of the locomotive horns sounding. He suggested new phasing, sequencing, and preemption routines, and worked with the cabinet engineering team to redesign a new interface for the railroad preemption.
Because of Jim’s efforts in coordinating all of the varying groups involved, the project met all required specifications and was completed on schedule and within budget.Because of Jim’s thorough examination, he was able to quickly trouble-shoot the problem, saving the client from a complex and potentially expensive challenge.
Fontana, CA, Communications Infrastructure Redesign
The City needed to reduce operating costs, but their current system infrastructure, which was distributed throughout the city, was outdated and created a challenge for upgrading or modifying intersections and equipment.
Jim worked with the city engineers to update and redesign the infrastructure using a combination of fiber and twisted-pair copper, allowing for a central control of all intersections and, thereby, reducing overall cost.