Trimble Connect Offers Smart Water Management
Trimble Connect 1.5, the latest version of its smart water and wastewater management software, features a suite of applications that help utilities deploy smart meters as well as locate and map critical infrastructure using GIS.
Trimble, which announced the release of the cloud-based software on Dec. 3, said it also allows utilities to repair leaks and reduce non-revenue water, extend the life of aging assets and improve worker safety.
The new software allows water and wastewater workers to perform field work on Trimble rugged handheld, Apple iOS, Windows, Windows mobile and Android devices. By doing so, the software helps automate field workflows and eliminate paper-based maps as well as field work tracking and management.
Trimble Connect 1.5 integrates Esri ArcGIS technology and allows utilities to update maps, assign work, manage workflows and collect field data. Combined with a Trimble GeoExplorer series or Trimble Juno T41G series handheld device, Trimble Connect allows workers to map assets with up to decimeter accuracy.
The software is designed to automate a variety of specific water and wastewater industry workflows through individual apps offered within the product. The new version provides standard apps including Map Book, Meter Changeout, Leak Repair, Manhole Inspector and Pipeline Mapper. In addition, an optional partner app developed for hydrant and valve inspection, called “AFC Mapper,” can be purchased from American Flow Control (AFC) and their distributors coupled with a Trimble rugged handheld.
Features of Trimble Connect version 1.5:
- Multi-mobile platform support including Apple iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Windows 7/8 devices
- Offline support for Android, Windows Mobile and Windows 7/8
- Esri ArcGIS based Web, mobile GIS mapping and ArcGIS Online basemaps
- Work management support for single and multi-asset work orders
- Business rules for customer mobile form design
- Support for over-the-air network data and background map updates
- Advanced spatial asset searching