- Alameda County moves Online with MaintStar
The Alameda County Public Works Agency (PWA) moved its paper-based permitting process online using software from MaintStar, a Microsoft CityNext Partner.
- MaintStar introduces Augmented Reality for Municipalities at Nordic Edge Smart City Expo
MaintStar reveals Alameda County CA project using augmented reality technology for creating cost-saving Public Works and Community Service workflows and efficiency. The new technology provides for greater transparency and the ability to save considerable time, effort and money. Smart Cities are moving forward with MaintStar.
- MaintStar chosen to speak at Nordic Edge Smart Expo 2016
Augmented Reality & Technology – A Case Study from Silicon Valley
MaintStar has been chosen to present at the Nordic Edge Smart Expo 2016 at the Stavanger Forum, one of Norway’s largest exhibition centers. Nordic Edge Expo is one of Europe’s most important events for everyone engaged in technological solutions that will make cities, communities, companies and home smarter.
MaintStar will be exhibiting within the Microsoft Pavilion and speaking on how smart cities can utilize Augmented Reality to bring new services and productivity to their Public Works & Utility asset management programs.
- Pokemon Go Effect – MaintStar helps bring AR to Public Works
MaintStar partners with Civic AR to bring Augmented Reality to Alameda County, CA Public Works. Integrating AR capabilities with Asset Management Systems creates the next wave of municipal efficiency and productivity.
- MaintStar introduces Version 13.0
MaintStar has released the latest version of our Asset & Maintenance Management solution. Version 13.0 refines the entire look & feel of the MaintStar System. New color schemes, new menu structures and improved icon ribbons allow for easier recognition, better maneuverability and faster access.
V13.0 also brings new and innovative GIS Map features to the MaintStar System. More integration is now possible with a smooth intuitive design allowing you to do even more with your ESRI GIS data.
An exciting advancement in MaintStar V13.0 is increased mobility, in order for workers to have direct & easy access to their work orders from the field.
Contact us today, to find out more about MaintStar V13 & Mobile W/O.
- MaintStar is a Finalist in Smart City Expo “Call for Apps” Contest
MaintStar was chosen as a finalist last month at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. MaintStar participated at the Expo as a member of the Microsoft CityNext exhibit. The Congress held a “Call for Apps” contest looking for innovative technology solutions that can help cities and other municipalities work smarter in various areas, while increasing levels of customer service & satisfaction.
On behalf of the Evaluating Committee of the Call for Apps contest, it is a great pleasure for us to announce that your proposal, Citizen Engagement through “Mobile Citizen” has been selected as a finalist at the SCEWC 2015.
MaintStar appreciates the recognition and continues to roll out our “Mobile Citizen” app to smart cities looking to engage and connect with their citizens.
- Innovation to inspire and implement @ Smart City Expo in Barcelona
MaintStar, as a partner within the Microsoft CityNext initiative, will be participating and exhibiting at the world leading smart city event. This expo brings together global, national, and regional urban representatives, thought leaders, academic institutions, research centers and top corporations that have the kind of decision-making power that drives smart cities and empower its citizens.
Driving citizen engagement through innovative mobile application technology has been a large part of MaintStar’s latest municipal initiatives. Whether assisting the city or county with notification of various non-emergency service opportunities or scheduling an appointment with a local city building inspector, MaintStar helps citizens in connecting better, faster and with more alacrity than ever before. The momentum around this event mirrors the enthusiasm seen globally in the smart city space, with over 12,000 expected visitors and nearly 300 exhibitors.
MaintStar will be exhibiting within the Microsoft CityNext pavilion and speaking at a number of venues, presenting our newest technologies and sharing real municipal experiences that are in use today. We will also address how we deliver resources, guidance and best practices to help cities understand what is available to them today and how technology can help them address the many issues they face.
- New smart app in Alameda County matches technology with civic engagement
Alameda County has over 1.5 million people, which means when a tree falls in the road, a power line goes down, or a teenager with a spray can decides they’re an artist, it can affect a lot of people.
County residents now have a new tool for reporting issues like these to their Alameda County Public Works Agency, and it comes in the form of a smartphone application called Mobile Citizen. The app, available for iPhones and Android phones, allows citizens to take a photo of the problem and submit it along with GPS coordinates gathered by their phone.
- App Lets Drivers Report Potholes with Smartphone
A new app from Alameda County Public Works allows motorists to report potholes directly to the agency from their smartphones. The “Mobile Citizen” app works on Android or Apple devices. It lets users submit photos of potholes, graffiti, illegal dumping and other such requests for service directly to the county.