Introducing Lightning Weather Services in Contrail®

Introducing Lightning Weather Services in Contrail

 

Longmont, CO, January 26, 2021 — In partnership with their sister company, Earth Networks, OneRain Incorporated is pleased to announce the availability of Lightning Weather Services in their flagship environmental monitoring software, Contrail®.

The new add-on functionality in Contrail facilitates storm tracking and the dissemination of custom alerts and automated early warnings for lightning alongside other meteorological and hydrological conditions. The Lightning Weather Services can identify, track, and warn about thunderstorms miles and hours away.

Multi-hazard early warning is possible. Dangerous lightning storms may produce heavy rainfall that triggers flash flooding and rising water levels. With the new integrated Lightning Weather Services in Contrail and the ability to include and visualize sensor data alerts from other environmental monitoring networks, public safety and emergency management officials can quickly make informed decisions and respond proactively to help keep the public aware and out of harm’s way.

“It’s another step in our mission to help keep people safe and protect property from severe weather, hydrologic flood risks, wildfire potential, and other weather-related hazards,” said OneRain’s general manager, Mike Zucosky.

Display showing EN Total Lightning Network in Contrail
OneRain’s Contrail software map display showing integrated Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN)

Unified Monitoring Enables Multi-hazard Early Warning
As part of a unified monitoring system, which continuously collects and disseminates real-time rainfall, streamflow, water level, and other hydrometeorological data for alerting and warning, Contrail users benefit from additional map layers and sensor data from Earth Networks Total Lightning Network for making timely and well-informed decisions. Aggregated data from multiple sensor sources broadens real visibility and situational awareness.

Earth Networks proprietary sensor technology used by their global Total Lightning Network, detects both in-cloud and cloud-to-ground strikes and significantly improves severe weather warning times by up to 30 minutes or more. A recently released Earth Networks 2020 U.S. Lightning Report shows a total of 441,211,344 total lightning pulses were detected in the continental U.S. during 2020. According to the report, Texas led all states in the total number of pulses at more than 63.6 million. Then Florida, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

To learn more or request information about Lightning Weather Services in Contrail, contact OneRain Incorporated.

 

 

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OneRain and Earth Networks are part of Advanced Environmental Monitoring – a family of innovators focused on monitoring critical environmental parameters. Learn more at aemonitoring.com

About OneRain Incorporated

Since 1992, OneRain has been providing solutions that optimize water management, heighten regulatory compliance, achieve successful civil works, and save lives. Headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, OneRain’s expertise encompasses the best environmental monitoring and water-related software and technologies, from gauging, telemetry, and remote sensing, to visualization, analysis, notification, and control. OneRain specializes in Flood Warning, Dam & Levee Safety, Reservoir Operations, Road Weather, Post-Wildfire, Irrigation and Drought Monitoring, serving local, state, and federal government agencies across the United States and around the world. For more information, visit onerain.com or call 800-758-RAIN (7246).

 

About Earth Networks

Earth Networks helps organizations mitigate financial, operational and human risk by providing environmental intelligence from the world’s largest hyperlocal weather network. Schools, airports, sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our early warning solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events and optimize operations. Companies across all industries use our weather data to automate decisions regarding risk management, business continuity, and asset protection. For more information, visit earthnetworks.com or call 877-882-1397.

Contrail Software Updates in 2020 – A Year in Review

While 2020 has brought many challenges and changes in the way we all workwhat hasn’t changed is OneRain’s mission and commitment to the clients we serve.

Since January 2020, when OneRain first announced a major new software release and upgrade for our environmental monitoring Contrail® software suite, OneRain’s team of developers has been working hard all year to bring you a host of new features, functionality, and enhancements in our next generation Contrail® 8 platform. Upgrading to Contrail 8 was a big and important step for our customers. It means new capabilities, enhanced security, new features, add-ons, resources, and so much more.

While it’s been an unprecedented and challenging year, 2020 has been action-packed for us here at OneRain. In this article, we take a look back at the top Contrail 8 releases of 2020. And, as we look forward to 2021, we continue to be at the forefront of developing and innovating exciting new products and technologies to support the ever-changing needs of our real-time environmental monitoring clients. 

Contrail® 8 Update

As of December 7, 2020, OneRain is happy to announce that all versions of Contrail running around the world have been upgraded from Contrail 6 to the latest Contrail 8 version. The upgrade sets our partner agencies up for a sustainable software environment for years to come and is included in the annual support and maintenance of Contrail. In addition to updates in security, the upgrade includes a new modern front-end framework and updated visualization that optimizes for mobile devices.

Contrail New Features Added in 2020

Graphing

New graphing enhancements were added including historical comparison mode, data quality values, and axis configuration options. The historical comparison mode allows users to compare a time series to another while overlaid on the same graph and x axis. For example, a user could compare May 2020’s data to the previous May’s data, enabling the user to see trends in the data and respond accordingly. In addition, the user is also able to configure the axes to meet their needs, instead of defaulting to auto scaling the axes. 

Contrail Graphing Features

Map

The map module also received more data-centric features, including map statics, historical data, and camera image visualization. Once a sensor has been selected, new toggles appear allowing the user to show data statistics and historical data instead of the current data values. The statics section will show the average, minimum, and maximum of the sensor data selected over selectable time ranges. For example, the user is able to quickly see important summary information for maximum water level or temperature over that time range. In addition, the user can also go into historical mode, and view data on the map from a previous date and time. This feature is great to replay an event across the area.

Alarms

One of the most popular modules in the software also received some minor features, including the ability to send data in the alarm delivery from other sensors. Previously Contrail was only able to include data from that rule’s sensor. Now, the administrator can show current readings from other sensors that might be relevant to that alarm. Other features include the ability to copy groups and a quick reset button for alarms.

Data Formats

New data formats added in 2020 include: Earth Networks Weather Observations, Davis Instruments, FTS 360, Aeris, Lambrecht Ser[LOG], StormLink® LoRaWAN, ASCII EMIT, HOBOLink, ALERT2 Binary,and Intellisense RAFFARV5.

Data Overlays – Lightning Data

System administrators have the ability to overlay lightning, radar, and other storm-related data on the map. In addition, system administrators can add asset rings to visualize lightning relative to high-value locations. From there, rules can be written to notify contacts in the event of electrical activity in the area. We’ll be providing more information in the coming months about this new offering.

Widgets

Several new widgets for Contrail Dashboards have been added, including Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Wind Rose, Wind Direction Distribution, Contrail Camera Image browser for easily viewing previous images, Contrail Files, Google Drive and Microsoft for embedding documents, YouTube, Twitter, Earth Networks, and National Weather Service (NWS), and more.

Contrail Wind Widgets

Contrail Camera

Add Rules to be notified of image latency, and more! An e-mail alert can be generated if Contrail Camera has not received an image in a predetermined amount of time. Additionally, Contrail Camera can alarm on certain image metrics of interest over particular time periods, including if duplicate images are received, a camera is over reporting, or if image data exceeds certain thresholds.

Data Annotations

Users can easily add more information within their data with data annotations. Contrail now includes annotations for documenting any additional information the system administrator would like to show: marking the start/end of a historical event, noting an instrumentation change, or indicating the beginning of a procedural change.

Contrail Services

New Collector and Services Manager allow for more easily configuring, including easily switching data collection and services between instances of Contrail instances for faster disaster recovery. In addition, enhanced support tools allow for the Contrail team to more easily diagnose and troubleshoot any issues with the software.

Contrail Search

Improved and updated Search allows users to quickly get to the information more easily.

Contrail Software Localization

While the functionality of adapting the software for localization and data formats was implemented in 2019, Spanish, German, and French have now been added in as localization options in Contrail. New language support will be able to be added at any point.

Contrail Help

An all new “Help” website has been created to make it easier to find the relevant information for general users and system administrators. The website, found at help.onerain.com, includes Knowledge Base, Articles, Glossary, FAQs, and provides the opportunity to Chat with our Contrail Support team during normal business hours.

About Contrail

Contrail is the leading enterprise-level software platform that collects, processes and delivers real-time environmental sensor data from local hydrometeorological networks and other external sources for Web-based dissemination, visualization, monitoring and automated alerting. The software provides critical information to help users understand and manage their environmental monitoring-related missions—from flood and road weather safety, to dams, stormwater, wastewater and water resource management—and is key to effective situational awareness and timely decision-making.

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New Release of OneRain’s Contrail Field Decoder Software

LONGMONT, CO, May 19, 2020 – OneRain is happy to announce the immediate availability of Contrail® Field Decoder Software release version 1.5.1159 used with our StormLink® IQ Decoder and StormLink® RF Receiver in-the-field products.

Contrail Field Decoder Software
Contrail® Field Decoder Software enables field staff to readily test, trouble-shoot, and verify that gauge sites and configurations are correct in an ALERT/ALERT2 hydrologic warning network.

Optimum network design and the peak performance of gauging stations are critical for the reliable delivery of data in real-time flood warning monitoring systems.

OneRain’s Field Decoder Solutions enable best field practices and testing techniques with the ability to receive and decode ALERT/ALERT2 radio communication signals at a site directly into a laptop. Field staff can readily test, trouble-shoot, and verify that gauge sites and configurations are correct.

What’s new

– Added security with support for decoding encrypted ALERT2 messages

– High data throughput with added support for decoding FEC modes 1 and 2

– Lower IP data usage with configurable IND1.1 Binary output

 

 

Compatible with all ALERT2 products, including High Sierra Electronics‘ transmitters and repeaters. The same OneRain-developed features are available in the HSE Model 1012 ALERT2 Decoder.

 
New encryption tab in the user interface
New collector output protocols

 

How to upgrade

This software update is available to licensed Contrail Field Decoder users whose annual standard software maintenance and technical support is active.  To update:

  1. Go to Settings > About > Check for Updates
  2. You’ll be prompted that updates are available. Click the text next to the Check for updates button to go to the Download page and follow the steps to install the latest version.

As long as your license key is under active maintenance and support, you can run the latest version.

OneRain Announces Release of Contrail® 8 Software Suite

Published on January 6, 2020 [Updated April 16, 2020]

Contrail® 8 is here! — OneRain Incorporated is pleased to announce a major new software release for its flagship platform.

In keeping pace with the ever-changing technologies, advances in security, and evolving requirements of their clients, OneRain announced the release of Contrail® 8—the next generation of their flagship software suite for real-time environmental monitoring.

 

Contrail is the leading enterprise-level software platform that collects, processes and delivers real-time environmental sensor data from local hydrometeorological networks and other external sources for Web-based dissemination, visualization, monitoring and automated alerting. The software provides critical information to help users understand and manage their environmental monitoring-related missions—from flood and road weather safety, to dams, stormwater, wastewater and water resource management—and is key to effective situational awareness and timely decision-making.

Included in this major update is the core Contrail software package, as well as Contrail Inventory plus, Contrail Camera, and Contrail TDMA Manager.

 

 

WHAT NEW FEATURES TO EXPECT WITH CONTRAIL 8

Contrail 8 features include the latest base operating system and core libraries, updated Web design with modern framework, and all-new widgets and graphing features. The release of Contrail 8 comes with a bevy of new features and improvements.

Latest Operating System

Contrail 8 runs on the newly released major version of Enterprise Linux operating system, CentOS 8. CentOS 8 incorporates important advancements in security hardening and optimized performance. It’s one of the most robust operating systems available, where the reliability and stability of systems is key. With this new operating system, Contrail utilizes all of the latest versions of PHP, MySQL, Python, Perl, etc.

Modern Design

A new front-end framework uses modern libraries and updated visualization that optimizes for mobile devices.

Contrail Administration screen

New Graphing Features

New graphing enhancements to easily visualize the data that is important, including historical mode, data quality values, easier axis scaling.

Contrail Graphing Features

Lots of New Widgets

Several new widgets for Contrail Dashboards have been added, including Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Wind Rose, Wind Direction Distribution, Contrail Camera Image browser for easily viewing previous images, Google Drive for embedding documents, YouTube, Dark Sky, Twitter, Earth Networks, and National Weather Service (NWS), and more…

Contrail Wind Widgets

 

Contrail Camera Widget

New Data Formats

Contrail is now able to collect new and expanded data formats and offers seamless integration for sending SHEF data to the National Weather Service and others.

Contrail Data Formats for National Weather Service and others

Create New Alert Rules for Contrail Camera

Add Rules to be notified of image latency, and more! An email alert can be generated if Contrail Camera has not received an image in a predetermined amount of time. Additionally, Contrail Camera can alarm on certain image metrics of interest over particular time periods, including if duplicate images are received, a camera is over reporting, or if a image data exceeds certain thresholds.

Alert Rules for Contrail Camera

 

All-New “Help” Website

An all new Help website has been created to make it easier to find the relevant information for general users and system administrators. The website can be found at help.onerain.com, includes Knowledge Base, Articles, Glossary, FAQs, and the opportunity to Chat with our Contrail Support team.

OneRain Help Website

Data Annotations

Users can easily add more information within their data with data annotations. Contrail now includes annotations for documenting any additional information the system administrator would like to show: marking the start/end of a historical event, noting an instrumentation change, or indicating the beginning of a procedural change.

 

Data Annotations

Much More…

New collector and services managers allow for more easily configuring, including easily switching data collection and services between instances of Contrail instances for faster disaster recovery. Users can add notes to any alarm rule to document with additional information. Updated search allows users to quickly get to the information more easily. Enhanced support tools allow for the Contrail team to more easily diagnose and troubleshoot any issues with the software. Additional software configuration options for base station owners.

 

UPGRADING TO CONTRAIL 8

Contrail 8 is considered a major operating system and application upgrade from Contrail 6, which will now be placed into Long-term Support (LTS). This software upgrade is available to all OneRain-hosted Contrail Web and Contrail Server users as well as licensed on-premise Contrail Base Station users current with standard maintenance.

This upgrade is automatic for Contrail Shared Web and Contrail Cloud Server instances—there’s no need for these customers to take action to receive the update.

For agencies that are running licensed on-premise Contrail Base Station, OneRain’s Contrail Support team will work directly with the agency’s IT department to provision a new server to facilitate the upgrade and migration from existing servers, and enable the running of systems in parallel for a period during the transition.

 

About OneRain Incorporated
Since 1992, OneRain has been providing solutions that optimize water management, heighten regulatory compliance, achieve successful civil works, and save lives. Headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, OneRain’s software and services deliver mission critical information to serve clients responsible for flood early warning, dam safety and reservoir operations, water resources, stormwater and wastewater management. For more information, visit www.onerain.com or call 800-758-RAIN (7246).

OneRain is proud to be part of Advanced Environmental Monitoring – a family of innovators.

OneRain Announces Release of Contrail Field Decoder Software Version 1.4

LONGMONT, COLORADO, December 18, 2017 – OneRain Incorporated today announced a new release of software for its Field Decoder Solutions. Contrail® Field Decoder software and associated StormLink® IQ Receiver and StormLink RF Receiver products are used by flood warning managers and field maintenance personnel for on-site trouble-shooting, radio frequency verification, and performance testing of their hydrological monitoring networks.

Optimum network design and the peak performance of gauging stations are critical for the reliable delivery of data in real time flood-warning monitoring systems. OneRain’s Field Decoder Solutions enable best field practices and testing techniques with the ability to receive and decode radio communication signals at a site directly into a laptop. Field staff can readily test and verify that gauge sites and configurations are correct.

This latest version of Contrail Field Decoder Software includes several performance improvements and user interface enhancements:

  • A new “Settings” page which configures frequency and other settings
  • Collector connections! A one-click configuration to temporarily stream ALERT2 over a network to Contrail or other loggers for testing
  • An overhaul to the “Readings” Tab
  • Performance improvements everywhere, especially when viewing many messages at once
  • Disabled debug logging; decreases disk space usage

Update Availability

This software update is immediately available to all Contrail Field Decoder Software users. To get the latest version of the software:

    1. Open the Contrail Field Decoder Software application.
    2. Go to Settings > About > Check for Updates.
    3. If you are not running the latest version, you are prompted that there are updates available. Click the text next to the Check for updates button to go to the Download page and follow the steps to install the latest version.

If you are not prompted to install a new version of Contrail Field Decoder, you already have the latest version that your operating system can support.

 

About OneRain Incorporated
Since 1992, OneRain has been providing solutions that optimize water management, heighten regulatory compliance, achieve successful civil works, and save lives. Headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, OneRain’s software and services deliver mission critical information to serve clients responsible for flood early warning, dam safety and reservoir operations, water resources, stormwater and wastewater management. For more information, visit www.onerain.com or call 800-758-RAIN (7246).

 

Contrail Insight is Changing to “Contrail Analytics”

With the December 2016 Contrail® software release, OneRain is updating the suite of data analysis tools and data mining engines known as “Contrail Insight” to a new menu location and with a new name: “Contrail Analytics“.

The update affects Contrail Base Station and Contrail Server clients.*

Contrail offers two types of reports: On-Demand and Analytics. Making Contrail Analytics available requires a client-based permission. With this new update, the Analytics reports will live alongside the On-Demand reports making your library of reports easier to find and manage in one location: Administration > Reporting > Reports. More about access and new report features will be available in the online Help documentation coming with this release.

The team here at OneRain is always working to improve our user’s experience by creating better workflow, simplifying processes and adding new features and enhancements. Your feedback on Contrail’s features and usability are incredibly important to us so please let us know what you think.

We frequently release new features, improvements and bug fixes. For the latest information about Contrail software updates and releases, visit the Releases page at https://status.onerain.com

*Contrail Analytics is not available with Contrail Shared Web.

About OneRain Incorporated
Since 1992, OneRain has been providing solutions that optimize water management, heighten regulatory compliance, achieve successful civil works, and save lives. Headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, OneRain’s software and services deliver mission critical information to serve clients responsible for flood early warning, dam safety and reservoir operations, water resources, stormwater and wastewater management. For more information, visit www.onerain.com or call 800-758-RAIN (7246).

Why is HTTPS-Secure Important for Contrail?

The Whitehouse mandated HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) connection for Federal publicly-accessible websites back in 2015. The directive instructs Federal agencies with publicly accessible websites to provide service only through a secure HTTPS connection that encrypts nearly all information during communication between the website and user. (See M-5-13 memorandum “Policy to Require Secure Connections across Federal Websites and Web Services“.

Starting in January of 2017, Google Chrome will begin indicating all websites that do not use encryption as “Not Secure”. Other major web browsers (Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Edge) will likely do the same.

Encryption between Browser and Contrail Server

HTTPS-secure provides an encrypted connection between the browser and the Contrail server. This ensures that the data transmitting between your browser and the Contrail server is safe by making sure that unintended users are unable to intercept the traffic. A particular instance in which this type of secure connection is highly important is during username login and password access to the application. If you do not have HTTPS certificates configured, this warning can put off public users from visiting your site, and leave you vulnerable to “Man-In-The-Middle” attacks when visiting your Contrail instance.
All OneRain-hosted Contrail editions are HTTPS secure. For locally installed Contrail Base Stations, a TLS/SSL (Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer) protocol certificate is required to enable encryption and authentication on your site domain and use the HTTPS protocol. OneRain can work with your IT department to implement your agency’s encryption certificates within Contrail ahead of this change. If using or implementing your agency’s certificate is an issue, OneRain can purchase and manage your certificate on your agency’s behalf for a small annual fee.

Starting in January of 2017, Google Chrome will begin indicating all websites that do not use encryption as “Not Secure”. Other major web browsers (Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Edge) will likely do the same. (Learn more here)

 

Why have TLS/SSL Certificates?

A TLS/SSL* certificate is required to enable encryption and authentication on your site domain and use the HTTPS protocol. HTTPS-secure provides an encrypted connection between the browser and the Contrail server. This ensures that the data transmitting between your browser and the Contrail server is safe by making sure that unintended users are unable to intercept the traffic. A particular instance in which this type of secure connection is highly important is during username login and password access to the application. If you do not have HTTPS certificates configured, the “not secure” warning could put off public users from visiting your site, and leave you vulnerable to “Man-In-The-Middle” attacks when visiting your Contrail instance.

All OneRain-hosted editions of Contrail are HTTPS secure

For locally installed Contrail Base Stations, a TLS/SSL (Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer) protocol certificate is required to enable encryption and authentication on your site domain and use the HTTPS protocol. If your on-premise Contrail Base Station site domain is not secure, OneRain can work with your I.T. department to implement your agency’s encryption certificates within Contrail. If using or implementing your agency’s certificate is an issue, OneRain can purchase and manage your certificate on your agency’s behalf for a small annual fee.

*TLS/SSL (Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer) is the de facto standard for encrypted and authenticated communications between clients and servers on the Internet.

 
About OneRain Incorporated
Since 1992, OneRain has been providing solutions that optimize water management, heighten regulatory compliance, achieve successful civil works, and save lives. Headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, OneRain’s software and services deliver mission critical information to serve clients responsible for flood early warning, dam safety and reservoir operations, water resources, stormwater and wastewater management. For more information, visit www.onerain.com or call 800-758-RAIN (7246).

Announcing OneRain ALERT/ALERT2 Field Decoder Solutions for Hydrologic Networks

In the News May 2016: OneRain’s new ALERT/ALERT2 Field Decoder Solutions created quite a stir when introduced at the recent 2016 ALERT Users Group Conference—the year’s largest gathering of flood warning professionals in the U.S. OneRain’s StormLink™ IQ Receiver has the capability to receive and decode signals from 25 MHz to 1750 MHz, which covers the hydrologic radio frequency bands.

Tools for Hydrologic Field Services and Maintenance Support Programs

StormLink® RF Transceiver with ALERT or ALERT2 capability
StormLink RF Transceiver

For those operating hydrology networks, OneRain’s Field Decoder Solutions allow in-the-field analyses of gauge data messages for trouble-shooting, verification, and optimizing gauge network performance for ALERT/ALERT2 flood early warning systems and field instrumentation maintenance operations.

The StormLink IQ Receiver is a simple low cost mobile solution for receiving and decoding field sites. The small USB-type device plugs into a laptop and, with OneRain’s Contrail® Field Decoder Software interface, users can easily change between frequencies and receive and decode ALERT2™ radio signals directly on their laptop.

StormLink® Field IQ Receiver and Software

The company also announced their rugged StormLink RF Receiver—a radio-based ALERT2 receiver with controls that allow users to switch frequencies and receive/decode either ALERT or ALERT2 messages. The StormLink RF Receiver will be upgradable to a 2-way transceiver which will allow it to transmit and receive ALERT or ALERT2 for testing repeaters and two-way sites such as those used by flasher or siren systems.

“Feedback has been very positive”, says James Logan, OneRain’s CEO. “OneRain has made a lot of progress developing and implementing the support for ALERT and ALERT2 with this radio technology. We plan on adding the capability to simultaneously decode multiple frequencies and multiple protocols, so an agency that is going through the transition from ALERT to ALERT2 can see all of their messages as they go through the network.”

Availability
OneRain’s Field Decoder Solutions are available in bundled software and hardware packages.

OneRain Announces Major Software Release for its Contrail Hydrologic Data Collection Platform

LONGMONT, COLORADO, April 14, 2015 – OneRain Inc., a leading provider of real-time and historical hydrologic and rainfall-related data solutions and services, today announced a major new software release for its Contrail® platform that brings full capabilities and accessibility to all devices (desktop, mobile, tablet) for a rich, engaging, context-relevant user experience.

Contrail is the leading enterprise-level software platform that collects, processes and delivers real-time sensor data from local hydrometeorological networks and other external sources for Web-based dissemination, visualization, monitoring and alerting. Users can quickly see important and relevant information in charts, graphs, maps, alerts, data feeds, and reports, that is key to their effective and timely decision-making.

The new version reflects the continuing trend towards mobile accessibility and demonstrates OneRain’s continued commitment in supporting their clients who rely on timely and up-to-date information to manage their responsibilities in flood early warning and emergency management, dam safety, stormwater management and other areas of water resource management.

With the ever growing use of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, OneRain continues to innovate by introducing Contrail’s new adaptive, responsive and contextual design built on a single code base platform. Contrail’s new framework maintains consistent features and usability across various devices. Now users can have the same feature-rich experience with Contrail whether at their desk, home, or doing field work.

“In addition to the overall framework update, there is a continued emphasis on the user interface and data-relevant visualization that makes it easier for users to quickly understand the data and manage their hydrologic networks,” states Mike Zucosky, OneRain’s Director of Operations. “This important update to Contrail provides flexibility for future product enrichment and is based on Web standards and best practices to allow for browser compliance into the foreseeable future. We have paid special attention to the suggestions and feed-back received from our clients who tried out the beta version over the past couple of months,” adds Mr. Zucosky.

This major new release features many new enhancements designed to provide critical real-time operational analytics and present essential information quickly. Highlights of the new Contrail release are:

  • Adaptive and Responsive Design: Contrail’s new responsive and adaptive design is optimized to run across a broad set of devices, fluidly changing and responding to fit any screen or device size. Whether in the field, or at their desktop, users will be able to accomplish virtually all of their Contrail management tasks no matter what device they’re on – desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone – no matter what screen size.
  • Dashboard Displays provide high-level data views: Users will be able to access data, in context, quickly and more comprehensively. Efficient viewing of data ensures an enhanced mobile device experience. And because it’s the the same user interface no matter what the device, users will find information and controls on the screen where they expect them.
  • Updated graphing and mapping interactions gets users to their data faster, saving valuable time and providing context to the data to help them understand the data more efficiently. Optimized for desktop and mobile, mapping and graphing has never looked so good.

Update Availability
This software update is available to all OneRain-hosted Contrail Web and Contrail Server users as well as licensed on-premise Contrail Base Station users current with standard maintenance. There’s no need for customers to take action to receive the update. This update will be performed during OneRain’s standard software maintenance and updates schedule on the second Tuesday of each month, during which Contrail Base Station software updates and operating system patches, if pending, will be deployed by OneRain personnel.

Training
In addition to OneRain’s monthly Contrail training sessions, complimentary webinar training sessions are available to OneRain clients after this update. Please contact OneRain to arrange refresher training or if you’d just like to learn more about these recent enhancements. OneRain offers a variety of online webinar training sessions for their software and solutions. These training sessions ensure users keep current and gain the maximum value from OneRain software and products.

About OneRain IncorporatedFor more than 20 years, OneRain has been providing private and public sector clients across the United States and around the world with solutions to optimize water management, heighten regulatory compliance, achieve successful civil works, and save lives. OneRain’s innovative products and services serve our clients in Flood Early Warning and Emergency Management, Dam Safety and Reservoir Operations, Water Resource Management, Post Fire Mitigation, Floodplain Management, Urban Water Management, and Stormwater Management, and Wastewater Management.For more information, visit www.onerain.com or call 1-800-758-RAIN (7246). Contact InformationRosemarie O’Connell, Sales & Marketing, OneRain IncorporatedPhone : 303-774-2033 | E-mail: information@onerain.com

About OneRain Incorporated
For more than 20 years, OneRain has been providing private and public sector clients across the United States and around the world with solutions to optimize water management, heighten regulatory compliance, achieve successful civil works, and save lives. OneRain’s innovative products and services serve clients in Flood Early Warning and Emergency Management, Dam Safety and Reservoir Operations, Water Resource Management, Post Wild Fire Mitigation, Floodplain Management, Urban Water Management, and Stormwater and Wastewater Management. For more information, visit www.onerain.com or call 1-800-758-RAIN (7246).

 

Contact Information
Rosemarie O’Connell, Sales & Marketing, OneRain Incorporated
Phone : 303-774-2033 | E-mail: information@onerain.com