What happens when I need to make a change in the middle of the night?
STS staffs and operates our Control Center around the clock. That said, sometimes the need for a change – or an emergent problem – can happen any time of the day or night. STS is here for you 24/7/365 – just give us a call! In addition, if you know your schedule ahead of time, STS can set up a timing schedule for your job with different timing plans at different times of day.
Are there remote control devices we can use on the job site?
STS has remote control devices that can be programmed and re-programmed for your job-specific functionality. And remember, the STS TESSmobile App can be used like a remote control device as well in many instances.
Can signals work in place of flaggers?
The STS PTS, along with TESS, is a SAFE and cost effective way to maintain traffic in work zone scenarios where flaggers have traditionally been used. TESS and our PTS don’t require overtime, double time, or worker’s comp insurance; they don’t need training; are always available to work in the wind, rain and mosquitos, and don’t get tired, or require breaks. Plus, you can utilize your people in places that signals couldn’t be used, expanding your working capacity!
How much extra is delivery cost?
Each quote we provide is project/job specific, and quantity, duration, and complexity of the job determine delivery costs, if any.
How do you aim the antennas?
Give us a call and we can help you aim the antennas; all you need is a ½” wrench.
Can the signals work without cell service?
Yes; cellular service does help us provide remote monitoring and control through our Real-Time Traffic Management System, but without cell service the signal systems still operate autonomously at your project site. If cell service is weak or unavailable in your work zone area, STS can set up our Remote Mobile Communications System, a self-contained satellite internet connection, to provide remote onsite internet connectivity. Now you can make every job a connected jobsite, with calling, texting, emailing, and browsing over a satellite WiFi connection.
Can the signals work in a mountainous or wooded area?
STS calls Montana home, and we pride ourselves in our Northwest roots! We have the most experience in helping PTS to communicate and operate effectively in challenging geographic locations. Redundancy increases reliability and our triple-redundant wireless communication systems often make challenging locations simple.
Can the signals work in all weather?
Yes, unlike flaggers, the STS signals can work day and night in all kinds of weather!