Intergraph Utilities has announced that CEM has purchased G/Electric, Intergraph’s next-generation utility GIS, as a core geospatial information management solution for AM/FM and outage management. CEM is the sole electricity provider on Macau, serving 180,000 customers in a 22-square-km area. The Geospatial Information and Outage Management System project, termed GIS-OMS, will replace the company’s existing mapping system and provide an outage management solution that enables Web-based generation and tracking of trouble-call tickets as well as graphic displays of outages within the company’s distribution network. GIS-OMS will have the flexibility to later add mobile applications that use Intergraph’s new thin-client technology. The project will support up to 30 users.
CEM’s goal is to achieve an integrated Geospatial Resource Management (GRM) environment, in which pre-integrated solutions allow a seamless workflow among applications that provision and maintain its service-delivery network. G/Electric and its family of products are based on standard, non-proprietary programming tools and represent commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software. These characteristics set the stage for ongoing application extensions and easy maintenance and upgrades, thereby reducing CEM’s risk in maintaining the system over the long term.
Intergraph Hong Kong Limited will provide hardware, software, consulting and implementation services, and data migration for the project. The project is on a fast-track schedule, with completion anticipated in about ten months.