Reinforcing its vanguard position in water resources applications software, MWH Soft Inc. announced the worldwide availability of InfoWater Generation V3 for ArcGIS (ESRI, Redlands, CA). The new release is designed to further advance enterprise geospatial hydraulic modeling and provide new benchmarks in quality, interoperability and performance. It marks the most significant milestone to date in the evolution of the company's ArcGIS-centric product, an industry standard for comprehensive water distribution geoengineering and the premier choice for major ENR design firms and large water utilities around the world.

In response to customer feedback, the new release introduces valuable user-driven enhancements and functionalities that make sophisticated hydraulic modeling applications easy to use and data more accessible for developing customized, multi-function enterprise GIS solutions. In addition to supporting the newly released ArcGIS 9.0 SP1, InfoWater V3 debuts automated merging and relabeling of any number of separate systems (e.g., different pressure zones) as well as redefining of the data frame limits of ArcGIS (i.e., changing of spatial reference). All modeling results, for any number of scenarios, are now automatically stored in an open database framework and can be quickly accessed for seamless enterprise integration. These improvements equip water utilities with unprecedented power to maximize their geospatial and modeling data by allowing strategic integration with multiple sources and corporate systems - resulting in better decision making and more economical operations.

Built atop ArcGIS using the latest Microsoft component technology (Microsoft, Redmond, Washington) and ESRI ArcObjects application framework, InfoWater Suite seamlessly integrates advanced water network modeling and optimization functionality with the latest generation of ESRI GIS technology. The groundbreaking application capitalizes on the intelligence and versatility of the geodatabase architecture to deliver new levels of geospatial analysis, infrastructure management and business planning for power ArcGIS users. InfoWater combines the industry's best tools with hallmark analysis and integration capabilities in a unique interoperable geospatial framework that provides a consistent user interface. The resulting centralized, multi-function system completely eliminates the need for inefficient, unreliable data synchronization, synching schemes, or middlelink interfaces required by other software - enabling exceptional performance, scalability, reliability, functionality and flexibility within the powerful ArcGIS environment. These factors and more translate to increased productivity, reduced costs, greater efficiency, and improved designs.

Source: MWH Soft, Sept. 24, 2004