Portable Conductor Clearance Calculator

Laser Technology Inc. (LTI) has just released a Pocket PC version of T&D Pro, a field software solution that allows users to verify conductor clearances for vegetation management and much more. LTI's reflectorless laser allows a single operator to measure directly to a conductor and the top of a nearby tree or branch, so that the software can instantly calculate a clearance value.
Laser Technology Inc.
www.lasertech.com/tdw

Emergency Resources

Call Asplundh Tree Expert Co. when trees and branches have brought down power lines and you need skilled crews and specialized equipment “yesterday!” Our storm coordinators may already be mobilizing the “Orange Army” in anticipation of your call.
Asplundh Tree Expert Co.
www.asplundh.com

Electronic Vegetation Management

CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) plans to release the electronic Vegetation Management Solution (eVMS) for utilities in the third quarter of 2005. Developed in partnership with Enporion and ViryaNet, eVMS is a computerized system that provides utilities with the necessary tools for effectively administering a utility vegetation management program.

Designed by utility professionals for the utility industry, eVMS's patent-pending business process and systems allow utilities to create, plan, execute, monitor and report on every aspect of T&D vegetation management programs and activities.
CN Utility Consulting
www.cnutility.com

Safe and Reliable Customer Satisfaction

Meeting vegetation management goals in a constantly changing environment is a challenge, but Trees Inc. is well equipped to handle it. Our skilled and experienced personnel strive to provide complete customer satisfaction, whether it be routine line clearance or an emergency situation.
Trees Inc. | www.treesinc.com

Research and Technical Expertise

When it comes to vegetation management, Davey takes a leadership role in research and technical expertise. Davey has a proven record of service and safety and has earned a solid reputation throughout North America as a provider of both competitive value and quality service. Utility companies that work with Davey have learned that the combination of quality and efficiency is truly the most cost-effective approach.
Davey Tree | www.davey.com

Integrated ROW Vegetation Management

ACRT is an international consulting service and training organization in the utility arboriculture and urban forestry industry. Aerotec provides rapid and effective airborne lidar surveys and digital imagery solutions for government and private industries including topographic and pathway mapping, utility route selection, volumetric determination, engineering data collection, infrastructure and asset inspection and documentation, and GIS population.

ACRT and Aerotec are offering their integrated solution for transmission right-of-way vegetation management for electric utilities. For the first time in the industry, a total transmission grid assessment is available from two of the most-trusted names in vegetation management. The ACRT and Aerotec team is solving vegetation management problems by matching the right application with the right technologies.
ACRT Inc. | www.acrtinc.com
Aerotec | www.aerotecusa.com

Concentrated Glyphosate

A more concentrated glyphosate is now available from Dow AgroSciences. Accord XRT herbicide offers fast brownout and long-term control of woody vegetation, broadleaf weeds and perennial grasses. Accord XRT is available through Continuum Prescription Control & Container Management System, which provides herbicides in returnable, refillable containers. This system eliminates the need for container rinsing and disposal while decreasing the need for on-site mixing.
Dow AgroSciences | www.accordxrt.com

Linear Mapping and Data

Optimal Geomatics provides linear mapping and data services for electric T&D applications. Our services include: asset mapping for GIS, condition assessment, vegetation and encroachment analysis for maintenance, and plan and profile production for engineering design. As electric utility specialists, Optimal understands geospatial data needs. Timely, accurate, enterprise data is our business.
Optimal Geomatics www.optimalgeo.com