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Blog Series: Automated Motorized Total Stations (AMTS): Common Issues and How to Correct Them (Blog 3 of 3) In our first blog in the “Automated Motorized Total Stations (AMTS): Common Issues and How to Correct Them” series, we explored Geometry and the how the proper geometry can ensure accurate monitoring. In the second blog, we looked at Reference Locations and the importance of ensuring the stability of reference prisms. In this blog, we will explore the issues of: Weather and Refraction. Defining Refraction Merriam-Webster defines refraction as the deflection from a straight path undergone by a light ray or...

Blog Series: Automated Motorized Total Stations (AMTS): Common Issues and How to Correct Them (Blog 2 of 3) In our first blog in the “Automated Motorized Total Station (AMTS): Common Issues and How to Correct Them” series, we explored Geometry and how the proper geometry can ensure accurate monitoring. We looked at the proper way to set up your Total Station Land Surveying Equipment network in order to get good, reliable measurements and concluded that Software Cannot Fix Bad Geometry.  In other words, if you have laid out your Automated Motorized Total Station...

Automated Motorized Total Station (AMTS): Common Issues and How to Correct Them Specto Technology offers hands-on, in-person training classes on the use of Automated Motorized Total Stations (AMTS) several times a year in our Linden, New Jersey Training Center. These trainings include a troubleshooting section which outlines the common issues that have been experienced with the Automated Total Station and how to correct them. If you have not had the opportunity to attend one of the sessions yet – or if you have attended a training and would like to revisit...

When we opened our Training Center in April of 2017, we did so with the vision of becoming the go-to resource for professionals in the Geotechnical, Structural and Environmental Wireless Monitoring industry. Our objective was to leverage the collective experience of the Specto Technology team and that of our partners to provide technical information and hands-on training to engineers, contractors, project managers and others in the monitoring field. We are proud to say that our Training Center and the courses provided over the past two years are a big hit...

Specto Technology is pleased to announce that Mick Pocock has joined the firm as Environmental Monitoring Manager. Mick will focus on developing and supporting the firm’s air quality monitoring products, that include Aeroqual’s dust and gas monitoring systems. This will include conducting training for customers, providing after-sale support and managing equipment calibration & servicing. “I am pleased to welcome Mick to the Specto team,” stated Edmund Kirby, General Manager at Specto. “I am confident that Mick’s extensive knowledge in conducting air quality and noise monitoring programs across a range of industries...

Pedestrian Bridge Monitoring – An application example from the Katy Trail in Dallas, Texas WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT? The project aimed to deliver a unique hardware and software monitoring solution for the transition of land from old Railroad grounds to a jogging, walking, inline skating, and bicycling path. The Katy Trail is a jogging, walking, inline skating, and bicycling path that runs through the Uptown and Oak Lawn areas of Dallas, Texas, following the path of the old Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, which was known as MKT or the Katy. The...

DER-10 and Community Air Monitoring – What You Need to Know This post was written by Paul Pickering of Aeroqual. Specto Technology is a partner and distributor of Aeroqual in North America. This blog post summarizes what regulations apply to remediation sites in New York, and what air monitoring equipment can help you comply. BROWNFIELD CLEANUP IN NEW YORK CITY As New York City’s need for space grows, existing stock of land must be used more effectively. Brownfield cleanup and redevelopment represents one of the best opportunities to engage communities and reclaim land for...

Verizon’s CDMA (3G) network is scheduled to be turned down later this year. However, for a limited time, you can upgrade your old Sierra Wireless CDMA cellular modems (e.g. LS300 or RavenX models) to a new RV50 or LX60 LTE (4G) modem and receive $50 cash rebate per unit. We also stock Sierra Wireless Modems and offer same-day shipping or pick-up! In addition to ensuring that your modem fleet is prepared for the future of wireless communication, by upgrading to the latest in Sierra Wireless hardware you can take advantage of...

In July 2017, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) adopted Rule 1466 – Control of Particulate Emissions from Soils with Toxic Air Contaminants. The new rule was amended last December before going into effect in early 2018 for all applicable earth-moving operations that take place in parts of California regulated by the SCAQMD....

As we move into 2019, we want to keep in touch with you and let you know about the changes we’ve made to serve you better. It has been a year since our last update, and we have been working hard to add the products and services you need to keep your business running smoothly and efficiently....