Utility Data Collection System
Improving field utility worker efficiency and building on its advanced utility asset measurement offering, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) has announced it is branding ikeGPS’ innovative field measurement product as MapSight. This 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 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. Once collected, the MapSight device can feed data directly into GE’s FieldSmart(TM) mobile applications and SmallWorld technology suite. 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.