US: Improving field utility worker efficiency and building on its advanced utility asset measurement offering, GE’s Digital Energy business has announced it is branding ikeGPS’ innovative field measurement product as MapSight. The solution integrates laser, camera and GPS technologies, enabling utilities to quickly and accurately collect measurement and location data on any of their joint-use utility poles or field assets.
The MapSight solution addresses many complexities of field data collection. It dramatically reduces the time required and cost incurred to collect joint-use pole data such as wire heights, widths, clearances, attachment points, diameters and span heights. The MapSight solution which provides front-end remote measurement and data collection for utility assets works seamlessly with GE’s SmallWorld™ Electric Office to provide an end-to-end data collection solution for utility workers. Using the device, utility workers can greatly improve field data collection efficiency, typically reducing the time required to collect utility asset data by more than 50 percent. “ikeGPS is proud to announce that our solutions to the electric utilities segment have been integrated with GE’s software and branded as MapSight. This agreement further validates the one-of-a-kind measurement capabilities that our solution offers GE and its utility customers,” said Glenn Milnes, CEO, ikeGPS.