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Forecasting and Decision Support

Vaisala’s forecasting and decision support products offer the next level of decision making by offering the customer a predication of future conditions. This allows them to schedule crews and use materials more effectively. Decision support systems offer not only a predication of future conditions, but also a recommendation of the decisions that need to be made and when.


Vaisala Route Optimization

Vaisala Route Optimization

Winter maintenance operations presents many challanges. One challenge is designing a route plan for equipment resources that optimizes the fleet of equipment available. Vaisala’s Route Optimization product provides this assistance so that you’ll know you are getting the most from your equipment.


Vaisala Thermal Mapping

Vaisala Thermal Mapping

The roadways we are responsible for managing have consistent characteristics with respect to pavement temperature. Knowing where the cold locations are can prove to be invaluable during times of near freezing road temperatures. Vaisala Thermal Mapping provides a very detailed map of temperature differences during night time hours, greatly improving the efficiency of road maintenance.


Vaisala Time Step Thermal Maps

Vaisala Time Step Thermal Maps

For winter maintenance operations knowing where the cold locations are across the region is a step in the right direction; however, knowing when during the night certain locations will go below freezing is even better. Understanding proper timing of freezing conditions is critical to planning overnight operations.


Vaisala IceBreak Forecasts

Vaisala IceBreak Forecasts

Having forecast information for what will occur is just as important as knowing what is happening now. Pavement forecasts provide that invaluable tool of predicting the timing of freezing and thawing temperatures, and provide the forecast temperatures throughout an event for selecting the correct chemical.


Vaisala Maintenance Decision Support System

Vaisala Maintenance Decision Support System

Until recently the world of road weather information revloved around current and historical road weather information. One of the keys to the future of the industry is taking all this information and allowing decision makers to use software that provide a guide as to what to do based on current and predicted weather.