The electric smart grid network is introducing technology to help deliver more reliable power to homes and businesses. Knowing what assets are in the field and their condition is crucial to maintaining a network. To do this well, electric utilities rely on a robust network engineering system that allow asset updates to be done efficiently from the field. However, updating and integration network asset data from the field isn’t always as easy or smart as it should.
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure’s Mobile Link application is a field solution that allows geospatial asset management and inspection to take place efficiently and effectively. It works directly with Intergraph G/Technology, Hexagon’s industry-leading network engineering GIS system that is used by utility companies of varying customer and territory size across the globe.
Already in production in Canada and the U.S. with several G/Technology users, Mobile Link reduces the time it takes for field crews and engineering teams to perform data maintenance by allowing redline capture and data edits to take place directly in the field. Validating the asset status in the field improves the GIS data integrity and helps others in the organization who are concerned with capital investment planning and operational activities.