New technology can record, trace and predict maintenance activities for all types of artificial surfaces.
Artificial pitches have come a long way in terms of development and as fast as facilities have moved on from sand carpets up through the Gs, so the manufacturers of maintenance equipment have come up with new solutions for pitches. But what has been lacking has been the means to co-ordinate all the information and data about the facility. That is, until now.
Synthetic turf maintenance specialist Replay has launched new technology to record and trace maintenance activities. PitchPassport 365 is designed to provide full integration between manufacturer, installer, maintainer and facility owner. It will collate historical, current and predictive maintenance information for all types of synthetic surfaces.
With online and offline functionality, all information and reports relating to the facility can be reported as the maintenance visit is taking place, utilising live-stream monitoring technology. The data can then be accessed securely, anywhere, at any time, from your inbox or dedicated client portal app.
The Usage Calculator & Heat Mapping technology uses an algorithm to produce a dedicated map of the pitch, showing high-wear areas. Information gathered by the tool can then be used in-house or by the external maintenance team to ensure operational efforts are engaged effectively. It can also be used to diagnose and schedule maintenance requirements to resolve potential issues before they become major concerns.
The facility can view scheduled maintenance visits using the app’s calendar function, including a thorough description of the work to be carried out and any notes specific to the surface. The maintainer can then edit the job live from the site, submitting photographs, documents or notes from their visit to create a comprehensive maintenance report. Another feature, ReplayRescue, gives the operator the ability to report any urgent matters instantly using a red or amber alert to highlight the need for further action.
“We pride ourselves on being forward-thinking and striving to take the synthetic turf maintenance industry to the next level,” says Replay managing director and PitchPassport 365 creator Garry Martin. “We now have a tool that not only streamlines our operations but offers tracking and traceability of works that have never previously been available. This enhances health, safety and asset protection, and removes grey areas and the burden of proof.”