Softline has installed nine automatic weigh stations for the Omsk Region Road Department under the Safe and Good Highways national program. Using cutting-edge equipment from major vendors, these stations can monitor the speed of trucks, and measure other parameters such as axle loads, the number of axles, and the wheelbase. If a violation is detected, the system reads the license plate number of the vehicle and promptly informs a data processing center that issues and sends notices of fine ranging from 150,000 to half a million rubles.
Under this unique end-to-end project, Softline experts took care of every single step, including the design of nine automatic weigh stations, equipment delivery and installation, and the integration of the entire new system with the Ministry of the Interior database.
The construction of new stations started with laying a new pavement with embedded piezoelectric sensors to weigh the trucks. Then, power supply lines were installed. At the next stage, Softline engineers prepared, tested, and launched a communications system that will, in particular, ensure the continuous operation of security cameras installed at the stations. The project also involved road marking, installation of guardrails and LED displays with weather information, traffic and accident alerts, and so on.
The new weigh stations located at various distances from Omsk can control at least 180 km of regional highways. They will help local authorities to eliminate the main causes of rapid deterioration of the roadway and save about 1.8 billion rubles on road repair. Moreover, better roads will mean fewer traffic accidents in the region.
The nine stations, that are designed to be in operation for a long time, will be leased by the customer from Softline. The company will also be providing technical support and maintenance services for all weigh stations in the Omsk region until 2023.
The flawless delivery of this large and complex project in a major Siberian region has once again demonstrated the unique competitive advantages of Softline, a company with excellent specialists, an ever-expanding solutions and services portfolio, and long-standing partnerships with Russian and foreign vendors. As a large federal integrator, Softline has a virtually unlimited choice of software and hardware vendors, so the solutions offered to its clients are always the best in terms of quality, value, and time to install.
While delivering regional automatic weigh station projects every year, Softline has been also active in the related field of video surveillance. The company's experts have already installed about seventy speed cameras in the Krasnodar and Altai regions. Softline can deliver IT projects dealing with traffic, safety, and road management in any region of the country.
"Under a program signed by the President, about a hundred automatic weigh stations have been recently installed across Russia including nine in the Omsk region. It’s indeed a large step forward. The Omsk region has implemented this project without a single penny from the budget; all the financing of 952 million rubles was provided by the contractor. The benefits of the new system are obvious. Currently, we are spending billions of rubles on road repair and construction. Neglecting our roads is a crime against the public. The new system will protect them from overloading and extend their service life. Moreover, the fines collected will be a good source of revenue to finance road repairs,” notes Alexander Burkov, Governor of the Omsk Region.
"Following the global development strategy adopted in the summer of 2019, Softline is taking an active part in Safe and Good Highways, a national program, by installing top-of-the-line weigh stations and video surveillance equipment across the country. It is not that Softline just builds weigh stations from scratch and hands them over to the customer. Our experts maintain all the systems in good working order during the entire term of the government contract. Note that in the Omsk region the weigh stations are available to the end user as a managed service under a clear and transparent SLA. The customer pays only for the result of their work. As a federal integrator, we are ready to offer a similar attractive arrangement to other regions," specifies Sergey Chernovolenko, Softline Global CEO.