In an effort to minimize congestion and help the public locate available parking, the City of San Jose has chosen McCain to modernize 13 of their wayfinding Variable Message Signs. The smart city solution will direct travelers to more than 6,200 spaces in eight garages across the downtown area. Combined with SKIDATA parking access revenue systems (PARCS), customers can even check availability and reserve parking directly from their smart phone.
There is a known issue in GPS-enabled devices, such as those installed in traffic signal cabinets, that may cause GPS receivers to malfunction before, on, or after April 6, 2019 (aka GPS Week Rollover). The rollover can cause the transmitted date to reset up to 19.7 years, impacting coordinated corridors and holiday timing schedules. Learn more about the GPS Week Rollover and what steps your agency can take to minimize the effect and keep your city running smoothly.
Joining the SWARCO family in 2016 meant McCain gained access to SWARCO's global product suite of intelligent transportation solutions. It was immediately clear which solution made the most sense to bring to our North American customer base — Variable Message Signs. SWARCO VMS utilize a unique precision-optic technology, unrivaled in the North American market. The technology delivers the most vivid, full-color image and messaging capabilities, the longest mean time between failures, and the lowest energy consumption; beating the competition by upwards of 90%.
Fifty years ago, Manfred Swarovski opened his first glass-bead factory for road marking systems, and SWARCO was born. Today, SWARCO consists of 80 companies and more than 3,700 employees. Here at McCain, we are proud to be part of something bigger, and excited to celebrate with our SWARCO family as they usher in half a century of being in business. Cheers to 50 years!
The City and County of San Francisco elects to upgrade to McCain ATC cabinets, underscoring the benefits of ATC technology for all user platforms - NEMA and Caltrans. The major contract makes San Francisco the largest user of NEMA cabinets to adopt the ATC cabinet technology to date. "We’re confident that the field-proven ATC technology will position us to be a smarter, more mobile city," said Eddie Tsui, traffic signal shop manager for San Francisco.