CDO Technologies’ RoadTag to Help Colorado Springs Track Street Cuts Using RFID

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The city of Colorado Springs has purchased CDO Technologies' award-winning RoadTag, an RFID product designed to track street cut data and make road repairs faster.

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A work crew determines road cut information with RoadTag. (Photo Provided)

“Receiving a call or letter thanking CDO for making a real difference validates how well our team understands technology’s role in improving quality and efficiency.”

The City of Colorado Springs, Colorado, with nearly 5,700 lane-miles of roadway, has licensed CDO Technologies' RoadTag to better track street cut data.

Colorado Springs Public Works has purchased rugged Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags that can be programmed with specific information about a street cut -- such as contractor name and permit number—and placed beneath the final layer of pavement.

When a cut defect occurs, engineers using an off-the-shelf, handheld device running the CDO RoadTag software can access the road cut information and take immediate action.

“CDO RoadTag has already been vetted and adopted by municipalities within Colorado,” said Brian Kelley, engineering support team manager. “Adopting this new technology is a best-practice focused on the needs of our Front Range cities and will save Colorado Springs time, money and effort, ultimately saving taxpayer dollars.”

As the winter snows have subsided and Colorado Springs faces roadway repairs, it will evaluate the CDO RoadTag technology, adjust business processes, communicate with contractors, and calculate the total expected savings. By deploying state-of-the-art RFID technology and lessons-learned, Colorado Springs expects CDO RoadTag to play an important role in the city’s efforts to better serve constituents and to save money.

CDO Technologies of Dayton, Ohio, supports a complete portfolio of Automatic Identification Data Capture (AIDC) technology solutions for federal, municipal and commercial markets. AIDC solutions help improve the visibility, accuracy, and efficiency of logistics, asset management, manufacturing, healthcare, and customer service operations.

“Since CDO RoadTag was first used roughly two years ago in Dayton to access real-time information regarding street cuts, we've seen many cities deploy the technology,” said Robert Zielinski, CDO Technologies director of commercial marketing. "Dayton saved $60,000 in its first year of operation and now others across the country are planning similar returns.

“CDO Technologies is committed to creating solutions that provide an immediate value to customers—in this case, municipal engineers and taxpayers,” said Zielinski. “CDO RoadTag is an example of a product that started as a custom solution to a very frustrating problem, was recognized for providing tremendous value, won several RFID industry awards, and is now scalable to other municipalities to leverage its proven success.”

CDO Technologies has been dedicated to creating solutions for customers since 1995. Its commercial customers include Allegion; CACI Technologies; Cintas Corporation; Delphi Thermal Systems; Gillette Company; Proctor and Gamble; the cities of Dayton and Riverside, Ohio, and Union City and Winchester, Indiana; Premier Health Partners; UnitedHealth Group; and Dayton, Euclid and Winchester, Ohio Public Schools.

In 2015, CDO Technologies was selected as a prime contractor for the U.S. Air Forces’ $6 billion Netcents 2NetOps SB contract; the U.S. Army’s $180 million AIT contract; and the U.S. Air Force $450 million Technical Data Support Services Enterprise (TDSSe) contract.

CDO Technologies received the 2015 RFID Case Study Competition award from AIM Global for CDO RoadTag. AIM is an industry association and worldwide authority on barcode, RFID, RTLS, NFC and mobile computing. CDO also received an RFID Journal award for distinguished success in use of RFID in CDO RoadTag.

”I am continually encouraged by the value CDO’s solutions provide,” said Al Wofford, CDO’s president and CEO. “Receiving a call or letter thanking CDO for making a real difference validates how well our team understands technology’s role in improving quality and efficiency.”

For more information about CDO Technologies and its services and products, go to http://www.cdotech.com or call Robert Zielinski at (937) 476-2278.

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Contact: Robert Zielinski
Email: Robert.Zielinski(at)cdotech(dot)com
Phone: (937) 476-2278

About CDO Technologies:
CDO Technologies is a trusted, expert provider of secure, cutting-edge data-collection, advanced-technology communications and managed-services solutions that improve efficiency and reduce costs for federal, municipal and commercial organizations.

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