Bolstering our products and compliance team
In his latest move, Nathan recently joined our products and compliance team, which is headed up by Kevin Gilday. There are currently three people in the team, but have plans to expand it and bring in new people.
“My role within the team is varied and I can find myself preparing technical packs and writing ‘how to’ guides and product manuals one minute and then I’ll helping with new product development the next, “says Nathan. “Alongside, I may be working on gaining TOPAS approvals, or reviewing our GDPR policies for our CCTV systems. It’s a busy, but rewarding role. I really enjoy the variety of my job and working with a motivated and highly experienced team of people.”
With his wealth of technical knowledge, Nathan has also been helping to develop our VMS signs to incorporate other products, such as over height and egress detectors, and he’s currently working closely with Solar Gates, a manufacturer of solar powered gates, to bring a new vehicle barrier – Instaboom – into our range.
“There are great possibilities for this product, which can be used on trunk roads and motorway lane closures, but also potentially on our haul route crossing systems too,” says Nathan.
Seeing major developments unfold
Nathan has seen many changes within the industry since he joined SRL, particularly the developments that have been made into new technologies. “As a market leader, SRL is committed to ongoing investment in new product development and it’s been terrific to be right at the forefront of some major advances,” Nathan adds.
“Introducing UTMC connectivity was a ground-breaking development, which really helped local authorities to ease traffic flow on busy roads,” says Nathan. “SRL has also made giant strides in technology with the introduction of Euromaster controllers to control our traffic lights via radio link and new detection systems to auto adjust the timings on lights to keep traffic moving. And we’ve gone from using an adapted CCTV system to developing a purpose-built, industrial standard portable solution,” he says.
So, with so many milestone developments at SRL, is there one highlight for Nathan? “I was really proud to grow our own VMS product from a standing start to a fleet of 200 in its first year. My target was 100, so it was just incredible to achieve double that.”
It really was a great result, Nathan. You certainly helped to put the SRL VMS on the map!