Innovyze Releases InfoMaster Sewer Generation V2.5, Expanding ArcGIS-Based Asset Management For Smart Water Networks
Latest Release of Leading Geospatial Asset Integrity Management and Capital Planning Solution Enables Faster, More Comprehensive Sewer System Analysis with Enhanced Functionality and Data Interoperability
Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, recently introduced InfoMaster Sewer Generation V2.5 with new and improved analysis and reporting applications to enhance capital and operational planning; expand PACP data support; and automate asset renewal, rehabilitation and replacement processes. The InfoMaster product suite gives utilities critical insight into all enterprise assets, their conditions and work processes, facilitating significantly better planning and control. It lets them use information and analytics in new ways to drive higher productivity and quality while managing costs and increasing operational flexibility. Available exclusively for the Esri (Redlands, CA) ArcGIS 10.x platform, V2.5 includes components to run on desktop, Web, tablet, and smartphone environments.
With its “out-of-the-box” approach to geospatial wet infrastructure asset management — a distinct point of differentiation from traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions — InfoMaster revolutionizes business analytics and optimization (BAO) for water and wastewater utilities. While the typical enterprise software deployment requires a 12- to 18-month implementation cycle, InfoMaster can be deployed in just a day to a few weeks — giving small to medium sized utilities the first-ever opportunity to optimize network management at very low cost.
Where other ERP systems are focused on electronic records management, InfoMaster is built from the ground up to provide superior business analytics and modeling capabilities. This marks the first time utilities can manage and control the flow of both data and water for better, faster and more accurate decision making. And because InfoMaster data can be organized by project, a single BAO package can be used by both the utility and its engineering consultants — enabling enormous flexibility in managing data for multiple utilities.
With InfoMaster Sewer, a utility can manage its entire underground infrastructure directly from the Esri geodatabase. Because any analysis is only as strong as its underlying data, InfoMaster includes direct support for pipes, manholes, pump stations, closed circuit television (CCTV) inspections, manhole inspections, smoke testing, customer incidents, and other field activities. Data can be read directly from an enterprise geodatabase; imported or linked to third-party ERP systems; or entered directly through the desktop, Web, or companion smartphone or tablet applications.
InfoMaster Sewer V2.5 includes scores of customer-driven enhancements, including new features and functionalities that deliver significantly improved capabilities and performance. It features sophisticated new upstream and downstream network tracing tools to quickly locate disconnected networks, vivid profile plots of sewer mains, Google street-views for manholes, MACP manhole inspection/survey, enhanced visualization tools, and expanded, user-customizable asset rating scores. The new version also offers enhanced support for enterprise geodatabase (ArcSDE), Esri wastewater data model, and geometric networks, enabling faster model creation and optimized performance.
InfoMaster Sewer analysis tools are unparalleled in the industry, giving utilities the ability to validate and then “slice and dice” virtually any piece of data. Armed with clean data, a utility can use InfoMaster tools and wizards to move nimbly in optimizing operations. Among them are applications that can be used to establish a prioritized capital replacement plan based on inspection data from pipeline and manhole assessment certification programs (PACP and MACP); reduce the number of “hotspot” cleaning activities by comparing current cleaning schedules to upstream blockage complaints reported; and overlay smoke testing defects reported in real time via an iPhone with Bing (Microsoft, Redmond, WA) aerial maps to facilitate identification of older houses with cross connections.
“With InfoMaster Sewer V2.5, we’ve furthered our long-standing tradition of listening to our customers, providing new features and enhancements that help them make better, more reliable and cost-effective capital and operational decisions, optimize their infrastructure performance, and improve quality of service,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE. “The new version combines ease of use with expansive customization and flexibility and rich presentation tools, allowing new users to learn fast and experienced users to quickly become more productive at previously painstaking and time-consuming tasks that produced less than optimal results. Our mission is to help customers find the best, most innovative solutions to their business challenges. With our support, they can aim high and deliver — consistently.”
Pricing and Availability
InfoMaster Sewer V2.5 is now available worldwide by subscription. InfoMaster FieldWork and InfoMaster FacilityWatch are available from the Apple iTunes App Store. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, including availability and purchase requirements, visit www.innovyze.com.
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and professional solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, visit www.innovyze.com.