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Golden-Ice control helps environment and improves safety

Golden Ice: Spreading Green

"Innovation and optimization of the de-icing process is our mission. Leading-edge Microsoft embedded technology is a key pillar in evolving our solutions toward green and increased citizen security."

Enzo Giletta, CEO, Giletta SpA

GOLDEN-ICE is a leading project of a company consortium built in January 2010 that aims at exploiting innovations in the field of winter services equipment. GOLDEN-ICE consortium integrates the expertise of a leading electronic system integrator (SAET) and a worldwide winter equipment manufacturer (Giletta/Arvel).

Salt-spreading is an activity strictly related to road safety. At the present, due to the large quantities of salt required, it has an high environmental impact and high social costs. The use of advanced GNSS features (EGNOS/EDAS) will provide remarkable improvements in terms of accuracy of the salt-spreading machine’s position and so will allow for a significant reduction of salt amounts needed for de-icing operations.

The goal of GOLDEN-ICE is to build an innovative hardware and software platform based on embedded Microsoft technologies such as Win CE/Compact 7. It will be able to provide a really accurate automatic spreading control according to the morphology of the road. GOLDEN-ICE is the right new green solution for highway companies and municipalities daily involved in winter maintenance operations.

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