Cambridge, 28 January 2020 - IQGeo (AIM:IQG) announces the launch of Network Manager for Utilities, a new product that extends the IQGeo platform to design, maintain and edit networks, as well as host network asset data. IQGeo’s mobile-first, scalable and flexible solution accelerates productivity and collaboration by streamlining the planning, design and construction processes for utility network operators.
Distributed renewables, the proliferation of distributed energy resources (DER), IoT deployments, adoption of Electric Vehicles and increasing cyber security threats are all putting huge pressure on the utility sector to invest in their networks and outside plant. Network Manager for Utilities has been specifically developed to help operators face these challenges by creating and managing a current, accurate view of network assets that can deliver efficiencies across the business, saving time and money while improving safety and enhancing customer satisfaction.
IQGeo’s end-to-end platform enables the integration of geospatial data into any business process. Current geospatial network data that is easy to access and manage is critical for virtually every department. Traditionally, the IQGeo software has connected with systems of record such as Esri, GE Smallworld, Hexagon and Synchronoss, and integrated with other data sources to create a powerful solution that seamlessly connected the office and field. The release of Network Manager for Utilities creates an end-to-end, easy-to-use solution that eliminates the need for third party data sources, reducing both the cost and complexity of geospatial environments. IQGeo software can simply be deployed on premise or in the cloud.
Authorized staff, not just GIS experts, can now update network asset details on any device, from anywhere. Field engineers have simple access to essential project details from their phone or tablet and can quickly and easily capture as-built information, closing the data gap between the field and office. The result is a current view of operational realities across the enterprise, which has driven rapid adoption of IQGeo software to over 50,000 users.
Richard Petti, CEO at IQGeo, said: “At IQGeo we have completely reimagined the role of an enterprise geospatial platform and how it should directly contribute to strategic business objectives. Network Manager reflects changing technology, skill sets and network realities, helping to control the cost of design, construction and maintenance operations, while improving customer satisfaction. IQGeo goes beyond legacy GIS to leverage the power of mobile geospatial insights, improving productivity and collaboration across the entire organization.”