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Web-Based Facility & Asset Software

TULSA -- TMA Systems offers Web-based facility maintenance and asset management software called WebTMA. Powered by 100 percent Microsoft .NET technology, WebTMA can be hosted by TMA or at your site. WebTMA was specifically designed for tracking, managing and maintaining valuable assets.

WebTMA is modular to provide flexibility, offering asset management, work order and preventive maintenance functionality with the base module. Other modules include Material Management, Time Manager, Contract Manager, Project Management, Report Writer, Service Requests, Quick Implementation, KPI Digital Dashboard and Pocket WebTMA.

For more information, call (800) 862-1130 or go to www.webtma.com.

Drive-On Boatlift

MONETT, Mo. -- EZ Dock introduces the EZ Port 4 Boat and PWC Lift. The EZ Port 4 will fit most boat hull configurations and accommodate boats weighing 1,600 lbs. and 15 feet in length. With one extension the EZ Port 4 increases capacity to accommodate boats weighing up to 2,000 lbs. and 20 feet in length, and the floating capacity can increase when the EZ Port 4 is attached to other EZ-Dock sections or other floating docks.

Features include three bed way rollers with 12 adjustment options per roller on the lift, flip-up cleat on the front with six positions for tie-up cleats on the sides near the stern of the EZ Port 4, and more.

For more information, call (800) 654-8168 or go to www.ez-dock.com.

Turf Protection System

GENOA CITY, Wis. -- GreenJacket announces that its winter cover has been issued Patent Protection for its Impermeable Winter Turf Protection System. GreenJacket is an engineered, triple-laminated, pre-stressed, high-density, impermeable, one-piece polyethylene sheet. GreenJacket's construction allows the turf underneath to be protected from the harsh conditions winter can produce.

By utilizing either the patented insulated or uninsulated GreenJacket, the impermeable technology will assist the turf underneath to resist moisture and large temperature fluctuations.

For more information, call (888) 786-2683 or go to www.greenjacket.com.

Water Quality Controllers

BRADLEY, Ill. -- USFilter Stranco Products offers Strantrol controllers that feature Resolution Redox technology, which delivers continuous disinfection with pinpoint accuracy by precisely controlling pH and chlorine, bromine or ozone. The controllers utilize long-lasting and dependable sensors that can be communicated with via data modem, pager or fax machine. Retrieve archived information or be on-line with the controller on a real-time basis.

For more information, call (866) 766-5987 or go to www.strancoaquatics.com.

Iron Bench

CARPINTERIA, Calif. -- Forms+Surfaces introduces The Copenhangen Bench, conceived by designer Nanna Ditzel. The frame is heavy-duty cast iron, and the slats are Ipe wood, a durable and responsibly-produced hardwood that is resistant to moisture, insects and vandalism.

For more information, call (800) 451-0410 or go to www.forms-surfaces.com.

Rink System Literature

MINNEAPOLIS -- Athletica Inc. offers a variety of literature for its Border Patrol Rink Systems. The literature details Border Patrol goals, dasher boards, fencing, facing/kick plates, rink hardware, floors and benching, protective netting and more for indoor and outdoor hockey and in-line rinks. The literature offers information on the product line's playability, safety, durability, maintenance, applications and more.

For more information, call (800) 809-RINK or go to www.athleticainc.com.

Zero-Turn Mower

CORYDON, Iowa -- Country Clipper introduces the Charger commercial zero-turn mower. The mower features 24" drive tires, 10-mph mowing speed, compact design, twin cylinder Kawasaki or Kohler engines from 19 to 25 hp, a two-year/four-year limited warranty and a suggested market price of $5,995. Other features include responsive joystick steering or traditional two-stick control, an articulating front deck and axle in 48", 52" or 60" cutting widths.

For more information, call (800) 344-8237 or go to www.countryclipper.com.

Swimming & Water Safety Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The American Red Cross announces the release of the American Red Cross swimming and water safety program for Summer 2004. Changes and enhancements to the program include a new and improved Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course, consumer benefits and new tools.

Consumer benefits include instructor training that emphasizes the importance of ensuring that parents know what to expect, how they can help and how their children are progressing. New tools include videos available in DVD and VHS formats and a CD-ROM packaged with manuals and resources.

For more information, visit www.redcross.org or www.redcross.org/article/0,1072,0_312_2249,00.html.

Spreader Covers

PELLA, Iowa -- Lely USA Inc., has custom fit covers available for all of its broadcast fertilizer spreaders. The covers are designed to stop material spillage on the turf and to protect from moisture and rain. The covers are made from nylon pack/urethane with elastic fit and viewing window.

To find a nearby dealer and for more information go to www.lelyusa.com and hit the LOCATOR key, or call (888) 245-4684 x2.

Grills & Campfire Rings

CHEROKEE, Iowa -- Pilot Rock offers grills and campfire rings. Pedestal charcoal grills are available in many sizes and designs, from single campsite sizes to large shelterhouse capacities, offering the Infinitely Adjustable cooking grate. The grills feature heavy gauge steel and all-welded construction. Campfire rings are offered in sizes from 26" to 56" diameters with heights from 7" to 24". Both grill and fire ring fabrication includes formed and welded flange reinforcements to add strength and to deter heat warping.

For more information, call (712) 225-5115 or go to www.pilotrock.com.

Slip-Resistant Components

INDIANAPOLIS -- Natare Corporation announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company U.S. Patent No. 6,722,177 covering methods for making aquatic components slip-resistant. NataTread was first introduced in the spring of 2001 and is commonly used on the horizontal surfaces of all Natare perimeter gutter systems and many other stainless steel swimming components where slip-resistance and sure footing is required.

The NataTread surface is created through a process of punching the underside of stainless steel, using a special tool that does not penetrate the surface, but instead produces a pattern of small dimple-like projections or protrusions, similar to the surface on Braille nameplates.

For more information, call 800-336-8828 or go to www.natare.com.

Water Play Products

ARLINGTON, Tenn. -- Most Dependable Fountains now offers a line of outdoor water play products. The Play Tower 1 (featured in yellow) and the Play Tower 3 (featured in blue) complete the Play Tower line. The products are designed to operate by use of a metered valve that can be set to run from 15 seconds to five minutes.

Each Play Tower offers a unique distribution of water, ranging from a circle water fall to gentle spray to a strong spout. The elements can be combined or used individually. Choose from one of nine free powder-coated colors.

For more information, call (800) 552-6331 or go to www.mostdependable.com.

Outdoor Receptacles

POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- United Receptacle offers the Dimension 500 Series. The new line includes six of the Howard models with new perforated steel panels. The new design is available in black with Anthracite panels that create a layered dimension. All urn and ash/trash models feature a weather urn top. Constructed from hot-dipped galvanized, fire-safe steel, the Dimension 500 SEries features UV stabilized Uni-Koat powder-coated finish, and a choice of galvanized or rigid plastic liners. Sizes range from 2.5-gallon to 38-gallon capacities.

For more information, call (800) 233-0314 or go to www.unitedrecept.com.

ADA-Accessible Driver Panel

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Playworld Systems Inc. introduces the Driving ADA Accessible Half Panel. Providing wheelchair access, the double-sided panel has a steering wheel and gear shifts to simulate the act of driving. The half panels can be used in place of guardrails on lower level decks and are available in a choice of six, two-color triple-layer plastics.

For more information, call (800) 233-8404 or go to www.playworldsystems.com.

Slide Bubble Panel

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Spectrum Aquatics announces the availability of its new and improved slide side panel with see-through bubble assembly. The new assemblies help reduce maintenance, improve appearance and add a fun element for the user. The rotationally molded polyethylene side panel and its polycarbonate see-through bubble are available on all Teton and Big Sky model water slides.

All of Spectrum's slides feature non-corrosive 304L stainless steel superstructures and 27"-diameter, UV stabilized flumes. Flumes and side panels are available in red, blue or yellow, and can be mixed and matched.

For more information, call (800) 791-8056 or go to www.spectrumaquatics.com.

Lighthouse Bollard

CARPINTERIA, Calif. -- Forms+Surfaces introduces the Lighthouse Bollard, a contemporary interpretation of classic lighthouse design. Compact fluorescent and HID versions are available. Construction is cast aluminum with a powder-coat finish in a range of colors and textures. The bollard is UL-listed for wet locations and is ideal for exterior applications such as pathways, waterfronts, campuses and courtyards.

For more information, call (800) 451-0410 or go to www.forms-surfaces.com.

Triple Slide

MINNEAPOLIS -- Landscape Structures introduces Cloudburst, a new triple-bed slide that is steep, fast and fun. The Cloudburst features a single-piece slide bed that has no seams or sharp edges, and a one-piece slide hood featuring a built-in hand bar that guides kids into a proper sliding position. Cloudburst's 48-degree triple-bed sliding surface is nearly 11 feet long and each slide bed has it own contours and turns. The Cloudburst attaches to 64" and 72" deck heights, and can accommodate up to three children at a time.

For more information, call (888) 4FUNLSI or go to www.playlsi.com.

Pool Renovation

INDIANAPOLIS -- RenoSys offers a number of surfacing products for pools. The company's PVC Pool Shell is a 60-mil reinforced PVC membrane system designed to make a new or existing swimming pool watertight, slip-resistant and low maintenance. The DuraTech Gutter is a recirculation system offering design flexibility and may be combined with DuraTech PVC Grating.

RecDeck Recreational PVC Flooring is a watertight, slip-resistant flooring designed for use on pool decks, locker rooms, weight rooms and other areas. Other products include FuturaPool Modular Public Pools, SoftSide Safety Padding, ToughDeck PVC Flooring and a full range of pool and deck equipment.

For more information, call (800) 783-7005 or go to www.renosys.com or www.poolequip.com.

Playground Products

FORT PAYNE, Ala. -- GameTime introduces TotStuff, a new line of playground products designed for smaller or light traffic facilities. Designed with 2 5/8" O.D. uprights, the company says that TotStuff is ideal for daycare providers, churches, or any customer looking for a low-cost playground alternative to meet the needs of their smaller facility. TotStuff is available in many colors, as well as Clifford themes.

For more information, call (800) 235-2440 or go to www.gametime.com.

Skate Rail

MINNEAPOLIS -- Skatewave, a division of Landscape Structures Inc., has introduced its new 14-foot Roller Rail, a curved steel rail that allows skateboarders and BMXers to ride directly onto the obstacle. Roller Rails can be used individually or in succession to create a roller-coaster effect for beginner and advanced riders alike, the company says. The Roller Rail is 14 feet long and 20" high at its apex.

For more information, call (866) SK8-WAVE (758-9283) or go to www.skatewave.com.

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