Customer Referrals & Comments on RetroTek-M
Our customers range from public road bodies to private contractors. What they have in common is a requirement for a mobile retroreflectometer which produces accurate usable surveys of major road networks, efficiently and safely. Here’s what they say about their experience using the RetroTek-M hardware and software.
“the machine is easy to calibrate and easy to use. After the calibration, we performed some test runs after dark the machine performed very well and above expectations. The output is easy to understand and easy to process. The clear training instructions made it very easy to operate the machine. The software is easy to operate and it is easy and simple to generate understandable reports.”
“The support from RMS is more than sufficient, they are eager to learn from us and are flexible and willing to adapt to country specific situations. All in all, we are convinced we bought the right machine from the right partner.”
F.J. Mekken, Owner Wegdekmeten.nl
“It is our pleasure to give you feedback on the RetroTek and the support. Once the machine is installed on the vehicle, using the device is very easy. An experienced construction company designed and fabricated the frame for our vehicle, prior to the training. RMS supported us very well with the construction drawings.
We have several measuring vehicles with different measuring equipment. It is our experience that the installation and use of this equipment always takes moer time and effort than originally intended. We were surprised to see that this was thankfully not the case with the RetroTek machine, it really was a case of plug and play, provided that the preparation (e.g. installing the frame and power connections had been done properly.
We received 2 days of on-site support from Fiachra Kenny, the Applications Engineer. The support was very adequate and RMS is very flexible. The training was on the job and very effective and went smoothly. The manuals are very easy to understand, the machine is easy to calibrate and easy to use. After the calibration, we performed some test runs after dark the machine performed very well and above expectations. The output is easy to understand and easy to process. The clear training instructions made it very easy to operate the machine. The software is easy to operate and it is easy and simple to generate understandable reports.
After surveying, the data is processed in the QuickView software, which allows us to create all kinds of reports. To our satisfaction, various small changes and tweaks to the software were implemented by RMS on our request.
During the first survey works we carried out ourselves, the RMS support team was standing by in Ireland, ready to support us, even though it was after midnight. We did really appreciate that, fortunately there was no need to call them.
The support from RMS is more than sufficient, they are eager to learn from us and are flexible and willing to adapt to country specific situations.
All in all, we are convinced we bought the right machine from the right partner.”
“ERA was very happy with the survey results and impressed with the RetroTek MultiView Cloud software with interactive data base, mapping and video analysis. It gives good overview of results and opportunity very easy to plan further road marking replacement plans.
The timescale was tight and due to weather conditions, it was very hard to keep in timescale. But despite that the delivery was enabled by the efficiency of the contractor ERC Consulting Ltd and RetroTek-M system.”
Mr. Janno Sammul, Development Manager, Traffic Management Department, Estonian Road Administration (ERA)
“The flexibility of RetroTek has allowed ERC to meet and exceed the stringent requirements set by ERA. Its easy setup, ability to measure line retroreflectivity on both sides of a lane and then illustrate these results on the MultiView mapping & video interactive platform, made the RetroTek-M a competitive choice.”
Mr. Tiit Kaal. Consultant: ERC Consulting Ltd. Estonia
“ERC Consulting Ltd along with Reflective Measurement Systems Ltd carried out a pilot project for the Estonian Road Administration in spring 2017. The contract was to measure the retroreflectivity (RL) on all main state roads and the data that was collected include the following:
- Time of the surveys
- GPS coordinates
- Retroreflectivity & Thresholds
- Driving speed
- Video recordings
Retroreflectivity surveys (in total 3722 km) were carried out using the RetroTek-M Dynamic vehicle mounted Retroreflectometer.
The technology can be easily calibrated and operated by a single person. The driver of the vehicle can set up the system to start the data collection process and then continue with driving at normal speed following the regulations.
Reflective Measurements Systems Ltd helped with the initial attachment of the hardware system onto the vehicle, plus the set-up of the software system. They also helped with any further problems and questions about the technology.
The technology allows the surveys to be made across the full lane width making the whole process more cost efficient, as only one pass is required per lane. The retroreflectivity of all the road markings like lines, arrows and other symbols, as well as the presence of road markers like studs and barriers were measured at the same time. The data results were provided to the Contractor in excel format. The files included the survey results of each lane on every measured state road. Video-still recordings of the surveys were taken from both directions on a main road.
The Contractor was given access to the MultiView-O-Online site to view all the survey results in geo-referenced format with interactive mapping and video.
ERC Consulting Ltd along with Reflective Measurement Systems Ltd performed the complete survey project, post survey collation and digital representation in accordance with the contract.
The Contract was performed to the satisfaction of the Estonian Road Administration and delivered in June 2017.”
“The flexibility of the RetroTek-M has allowed Northern Road Markings to meet and exceed the stringent requirements set by Transort Infrastructure Ireland, its ease of setup, its ability to measure line retroreflectivity, the presence/absence of barrier reflectors and road markers on both sides of a lane as well as providing a platform to capture junction condition makes the RetroTek-M a competitive choice.”
Mark Kelly CEO of Northern Road Markings Ltd. and Kestrel Thermoplastics
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Mr. Mark Kelly, CEO
“Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) were very happy with the survey results and impressed with the RetroTek-OnLineView software software with interactive data base and video analysis. The timescale was tight (12 weeks) and delivery was enabled by the efficiency of the RetroTek-M system.”
Mr. Conor Fitzgerald, Senior Network Operations, Transport Infrastructure Ireland
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Mr. Conor Fitzgerald, Senior Network Operations