LaGuardia Temporarily Shuttered as Con Edison Transformer Explosion In Queens Lights Sky, Social Media Ablaze

NEW YOR (CBSNewYork) – One of the Tri-State area’s three major airports was forced to temporarily shut down late Thursday as an electric emergency at a Con Edison substation in Queens lit the night sky across much of New York City ablaze and spawned a flurry of social media reaction.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson tweeted that LaGuardia Airport was “temporarily closed due to a power outage resulting from the Con Edison explosion.” Mayor Bill de Blasio spokesman Eric Philips added that “scattered” power outages were reported.

Transcore Press Release

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ITS – Jacksonville, FL Transcores Booth


(JACKSONVILLE, FL) October 8-10, 2018 – BTU Research is pleased to announce that TransCore will be the first ITS system integrator to deploy the all new UPS SolidSwitch in place of standard Approved Product List (APL) legacy equipment. With an IP68 rated enclosure capable of total submersion, the rugged UPS SolidSwitch specifications are ideal for hostile environments. The all-inclusive full Layer 3, 150W/240W 4 + 1 SFP Port (copper and/or fiber) PoE Switch, with internal UPS and up to 1400 watt-hours of emergency backup is powerful and compact, measuring the size of 2 reams of paper. A UPS SolidSwitch model with dual fiber will be introduced soon.

Recent severe weather events have regularly been the cause of irreparable damage to ITS componentry, leading to operational failures. In understanding customer needs, TransCore sought a long-term solution to mitigate equipment damage as well as to ensure continued Ethernet connectivity. Meeting all NEMA TS2 requirements, together with complete UPS and backup capacity, UPS SolidSwitch checks all the boxes and supports the needs of first responders at the most critical times. BTU Research, is proud to introduce this new solution for key Transcore customers to maintain operational viability of critical infrastructure at the most crucial times. The UPS Solidswitch will be submitted this month to the Florida DOT’s Traffic Engineering and Research Lab, (TERL), for listing on the state’s APL.

NGAUS Conference

BTU Research came out with a strong showing at the 2018 NGAUS Conference.