--MapFrame Corporation today announced that PPL Electric Utilities will
implement MapFrame's FieldSmart
View, FieldSmart Route, and Field Flow Manager--
to fulfill their mobile mapping and field automation requirements.
MapFrame will compress and extend PPL Electric Utilities'
ESRI GIS throughout the enterprise and work seamlessly with the Ventyx
(formerly MDSI) mobile work force management application to provide PPL
Electric Utilities field crews a "map-centric"
view of their work orders.
"PPL Electric Utilities is committed to providing our mobile workforce
with a fully-functional suite of work order management and mapping tools,"
said Tina Rauch, Information Management Team Lead at PPL Electric
Utilities. "MapFrame has the technology that
PPL Electric Utilities wanted from their mobile map provider: highly
efficient compression technology, the ability to maintain currency by
extracting and downloading only incremental GIS changes and experience
integrating with Ventyx Mobile Workforce Management solution. But, most
importantly, we selected MapFrame as part of our Mobile solution because
MapFrame was able to demonstrate a mapping tool that is fast, easy to
use, and designed specifically for the mobile worker."
MapFrame's FieldSmart View is the core map
viewing application on which all FieldSmart applications are based. View
will replace paper maps at PPL Electric Utilities and provide an
easy-to-use interface for field workers to query, locate, navigate and
redline their ESRI GIS data. Layered on top of View for a single,
spatially-based tool will be FieldSmart Route. Route will provide PPL
Electric Utilities field workers directions from point A to B by
highlighting the route on the map, displaying turn-by-turn directions
and delivering audio directions. In addition, the FieldSmart interface
to Ventyx allows the day's work orders to be
plotted, routed, and viewed within the map. MapFrame's
powerful server component, Field Flow Manager, will handle data flow
between PPL Electric Utilities' office and
field environments, driving an incremental update process to synchronize
data and keep field maps and related data current.
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation that
provides electricity delivery services to about 1.4 million customers in
Pennsylvania, has consistently ranked among the best companies for
customer service in the United States. More information is available at www.pplelectric.com.
MapFrame Corporation leads the industry in developing mobile mapping
technology and field automation processes for electric, gas and water
utilities, pipeline, telecom, cable TV and broadband organizations. More
than just a map viewer, MapFrame's
Enterprising Solutions-- integrate data from
core systems such as GIS, CIS, dispatch, and work management into a
single, easy-to-use field automation package. Unique compression and
data flow capabilities allow organizations to extend back office data,
including the entire GIS, into the field and throughout the enterprise.
MapFrame's FieldSmart software brings greater
efficiencies to the field, providing workers with fast access to the
latest maps and customer information in both wired and wireless
environments. Updates made both in the office and from the field are
automatically downloaded on a daily basis, reducing mistakes and
improving productivity. FieldSmart applications include View, Route,
Secure, Sketch, Inspect, Plot, Repair, Design, Connect and Field Flow
Manager. More information is available at www.mapframe.com.