VISTA, California, November 30, 2016 – McCain Inc., a national leader in the supply of advanced transportation solutions for safety and mobility, is pleased to announce that Victor Bingochea of the City of Phoenix was drawn as the lucky winner of its Backpack Cabinet Giveaway, securing the City a free Backpack Cabinet and a complete GRIDSMART System.
A 10-year team member of the City of Phoenix signal shop, Bingochea was elated when he learned that his name had been drawn; “we are a progressive city continually looking for ways to enhance operations and improve the daily commute and quality of living for our citizens. I am excited to help the city continue that trend through the advanced technologies found in the Backpack Cabinet and GRIDSMART’s 360-degree-view camera.”
As the winning agency, the City of Phoenix will receive a state-of-the-art system for actuated intersection control that can easily be pole mounted to free up valuable sidewalk space. McCain and GRIDSMART will work with the City to provide essential training and configuration of McCain’s Backpack Cabinet, equipped with an ATC eX NEMA controller and Omni eX® intersection control software, and GRIDSMART System including the company’s iconic Bell Camera and GS2 Processor.
Traffic service superintendent and long-time advocate of open-architecture solutions, Vince Gigliotti, said, “The City of Phoenix is very interested in testing and utilizing new technology. As one of the largest and fastest growing metropolitan areas in the US, it is essential that our transportation solutions not only meet our needs today, but grow with us, to keep our streets and communities safe tomorrow. To that end, the open architecture and operating flexibility of ATC cabinets look promising in terms of meeting the future needs of the City’s infrastructure.”
“We were blown away by the interest in our Backpack Cabinet Giveaway, receiving entries from hundreds of agencies in the United States and Canada,” said marketing manager for McCain, Trisha Tunilla. “We are also grateful to our partners at GRIDSMART for their generosity and involvement in this campaign. With no precedent for a giveaway of this nature, we did not know what to expect. But with such a great response, who knows what the future may hold.”
McCain Inc., a Company of the SWARCO Group, develops products used by millions of people around the world each day. A manufacturing powerhouse since 1987, the company’s brand portfolio includes advanced traffic control equipment and integrated transportation systems to create safer, more mobile, and more livable communities. Team McCain is comprised of more than 500 employees at operations in the United States and Mexico.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.mccain-inc.com.
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