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Mobile IT management

In Motion Technology has launched its onBoard Mobility Manager, a scalable management platform that allows organizations to coordinate, track and troubleshoot vehicles, devices, and mobile networks remotely and in real time. The system continuously collects and analyzes information from vehicles equipped with the onBoard Mobile Gateway. The platform provides headquarters staff with a virtual dashboard of information from the field and sends alerts based on preset thresholds. The system works with standard Web browsers and displays detailed information about vehicles, networks and devices on a three dimensional map.
In Motion Technology
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Web: www.inmotiontechnology.com

Early warning system

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GuardianBlue® from Hach Homeland Security Technologies is an early warning monitoring system designed to help cities protect their drinking water systems from terrorist contamination attacks and real-world events. The system uses patented Event Monitor technology to detect, alert and classify contaminants from cyanide and pesticides to ricin and VX. The system can also detect, alert, classify and learn real-world events and unknown contaminants in water distribution systems, enabling the system to alert operators to threat agents, contamination and operational issues before they spread or impact the entire water system.
Hach Homeland Security Technologies
Loveland, CO
Tel: 800-604-3493
Web: www.hachhst.com

Newly designed meter register housing

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The Hersey® Translator® register provides the basis of communication for the Hot Rod™ mobile meter reading system. The newly designed register housing provides a lower profile for the meter and register, eliminating interference problems in shallow meter box installations. A plastic lid now provides additional protection for the register assembly in all pit environments. Integral wire hooks molded into the housing provide a means of securing excess wire to eliminate potential problems with meter box settling after installation.
Hersey Meters
Cleveland, NC
Tel: 800-323-8584
Web: www.herseymeters.com

Management software

Infor Public Sector has launched Hansen 8.1, which provides water management personnel the tools they need to improve their operations in meter management, asset management, billing management, licensing and permitting, customer service, and cashiering. This latest version features expanded search options and criteria, enabling use of more specific search parameters. New listing choices provide users more options for displaying search results. The solution’s new document management interface enables attachment of documents to records in the system for quick reference and review.
Infor Public Sector
Sacramento, CA
Tel: 800-821-9316
Web: www.hansen.com

Infrastructure software portfolio

Bentley Systems has released V8i, a comprehensive software portfolio for infrastructure. Encompassing products for all of the solution communities served by Bentley, the V8i portfolio leverages and extends core capabilities of its new interoperability platform to provide the breadth and depth of technology needed for fully integrated project delivery. The system’s interoperability platform enables the company’s applications to persist, share, and visualize infrastructure asset data in a common way, promoting collaborative workflows. The result is a project environment that combines flexibility, scalability, and robustness, and a portfolio that offers engineers, architects, GIS professionals, constructors, and owner- operators unprecedented choices across discipline-specific integrated software and services.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Exton, PA
Tel: 800-BENTLEY
Web: www.bentley.com/v8i

Enclosures for industrial wireless installations

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Phoenix Contact’s new radio-ready NEMA 4X enclosure simplifies the installation of industrial wireless radio modems and small RTU devices. The RAD-SYS-NEMA4X-900 includes a 24 V DC power supply, a UPS system, surge protection and an antenna adapter. The radio-ready enclosure provides a robust, secure solution for remote data collection while saving installation time and preventing wiring errors. A prewired power rail has space for either a Trusted Wireless or GSM/GPRS radio modem and other components. The fiberglass enclosure can be mounted in harsh indoor or outdoor environments. The dual latching lockable lid prevents unauthorized access.
Phoenix Contact USA
Middletown, PA
Tel: 800-322-3225
Web: www.phoenixcontact.com

Asset, maintenance management

eRPortal is an easy-to-use PM and work order management solution for the water/wastewater industry. It is Web and mobile ready and interfaces to existing SCADA systems for predictive and utilization-based maintenance. It includes a comprehensive materials management application that controls parts inventory, reorder and purchasing, and barcode label generation functionality. The product gives each user a distinct profile or software interface that is customized for his/her specific job functions and tasks.
eRPortal Software Group, LLC
West Springfield, MA
Tel: 413-233-5424
Web: www.erportalsoftware.com

Pipe survey software

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PipeLogix Inc. has announced the latest release of its flexidata pipe survey software. Version 6.2.7 offers a direct interface to Azteca’s Cityworks asset management software solution with import/export functions in PACP mode. This version enables Cityworks users to experience a highly efficient and accurate method of working with pipe survey data. When a user creates a new work order within Cityworks it can be imported as a project into flexidata. The surveys are created for the operator with accurate manhole numbers, pipe and location detail. As soon as the operator completes the survey, the data findings can be exported back into Cityworks.
PipeLogix Inc.
Palm Desert, CA
Tel: 866-299-3150
Web: www.flexi-data.com

Pipeline design software

MWH Soft has released its PipePlan for InfoWater, a state-of-the-art software for detailed pipeline design of water distribution systems. PipePlan enables civil engineers to quickly design, plot and complete final drafting of water distribution and transmission pipes in plan and section views. It provides all the capabilities needed to streamline engineering design processes, optimize detailed pipeline design (both horizontal and vertical alignments), increase productivity and accuracy, and shorten project schedules. PipePlan also features a rich set of automated drawing tools, making it even easier and more efficient for users to quickly generate finished, high quality, detailed CAD design drawings.
MWH Soft
Broomfield, CO
Tel: 626-568-6868
Web: www.mwhsoft.com

CAD, GIS toolkits

Autodesk has released its AutoCAD Map 3D Industry Toolkits and Surveying Tools. These industry-specific tools enable customers to create and maintain consistency in drawings throughout a design project’s lifestyle quickly and effectively and also allow engineering firms to easily work within industry standards, leading to improved engineering, CAD and GIS data integration. Each toolkit includes industry data models and symbology specific to electric, water or wastewater utility operations. The Surveying Tools provide Map 3D 2009 users with surface creation, improved point data support and additional coordinate geometry (COGO) functionality. Map 3D 2009 users can now create, visualize and analyze terrain models and improve design and as-built update processes when working with point data collected by surveying, scanning and GPS instruments and devices. The surveying tools are available exclusively for users of Map 3D 2009.
Autodesk Inc.
San Rafael, CA
Tel: 800-440-4198 Web: www.autodesk.com

CCTV data collection

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POSM Server, a web-based asset management application, was designed to more effectively direct and disperse CCTV data collected in a large, database, network environment. The application handles immense data sets for cases where thousands of CCTV inspections can be stored to one place in a secure fashion. It enables multiple users to access reports simultaneously. The built-in indexing and post- inspection editing tools are proficient, reliable and easy to use for updating information once it’s on the server. The system has full GIS integration with ESRI ArcMap and provides a set of comprehensive, pipeline risk assessment evaluation tools as well as bifacial GIS importing/exporting.
RS Technical Services Inc.
Petaluma, CA
Tel: 866-217-9631
Web: www.posm.us

Knowledge management software

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OpCon Technologies hosts KnowledgeKeeper®, a Web-based knowledge management software application that captures, manages and transfers unstructured operational, technical, medical, financial, military and emergency knowledge. KnowledgeKeeper securely delivers captured on-the-job video knowledge to desktop and mobile devices. In aging workforce and training applications, Knowledge-Keeper reduces the time it takes experts to transfer knowledge from years to months. The system also has application specific libraries of knowledge. For example, in addition to helping operators communicate and meet ever-changing water quality guidelines, KnowledgeKeeper enables water agencies to add an additional dimension of energy management to daily operations.
OpCon Technologies Inc.
San Francisco, CA
Tel: 415-439-5389
Web: www.opcontech.com

Meter encoder interface unit

The Meter-Master Model 80 Encoder Interface Unit reads an encoder register every few seconds and provides precise pulse, 4-20mA, ASCII text, and AMR outputs. The Model 80 is attached both to the 3-wire encoder register output and, if desired, to a touchpad. The Model 80 optimizes digital and analog data accuracy by getting its information directly from the register. One unit can provide up to two separate 4-20mA outputs, a pulse output, an ASCII text output, and up to 2 AMR outputs of the current meter reading to a touchpad or touchcoupler when requested to do so by an AMR technology.
F.S. Brainard & Co.
Burlington, NJ
Tel: 888-388-FLOW
Web: www.meter-master.com

Operations software

The Wonderware IndustryPack for Water & Wastewater is designed to enhance overall productivity in facility operations. This is the first in a series of Industry-Packs to be introduced by Wonderware that will focus on specific vertical market segments. The company is providing a single unified software platform for integrating real-time information with business critical applications. The system is a pre-configured set of application templates and graphics specifically built for use by water and wastewater companies and municipalities. Pre-configured content enables system engineers to minimize the overall cost and complexities associated with creating and managing water and wastewater systems. In addition, it will address critical issues facing this industry such as workforce attrition, regulatory requirements, business factors, source water supply and aging infrastructure.
Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys
Lake Forest, CA
Web: http://us.wonderware.com

Water loss software products

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With Bentley’s integrated water software, engineers can improve customer service, reduce non-revenue water, and generate a proactive plan to manage water loss strategically. The Bentley Water component addresses issues such as infrastructure management, identifying areas with bad leak history and performing analysis of whether to replace pipes or continue to repair them. The Water-GEMS component is able to detect hard-to-find leaks; reduce leakage through planned pressure reduction; and perform criticality analysis. The HAMMER component is used to reduce breakage caused by high pressure transients and to design surge protection devices.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Exton, PA
Tel: 800-BENTLEY
Web: www.bentley.com/thenewoil

Security manaagement systems

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Gallagher Security Management Systems(GSMS), a division of Gallagher Group Limited, develops and manufactures Cardax™ integrated access control and intruder alarm systems, and PowerFence™ perimeter security systems. The PowerFence system provides perimeter fencing solutions for utilities, which deter attack by sending a regulated, non-lethal, electric pulse around the fence. The systems meet stringent safety criteria and are easy and economical to run and maintain. The PowerFence system can also detect unauthorized entry or exit into defined areas, without generating false alarms. Through a high level integration with Cardax FT, the new advanced PowerFence Trophy FT has all the benefits of a single security management system to maintain and monitor multiple, distributed sites, providing an ideal solution for the utilities sector.
Gallagher Security USA Inc
Tel: 888-430-0770
Web: www.powerfence.com

Sewer flow monitoring

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Data Delivery Services (DDS) from Marsh-McBirney utilizes the Flo-Dar flow meter to provide users with a ‘handsoff’ approach to sewer flow monitoring — all from the comfort of their office. Current DDS customers are seeing significant savings in their flow monitoring programs as well as freeing their personnel for other tasks. This cost-effective alternative to flow meter purchase is ideal for either short-term or long-term monitoring applications.
Marsh-McBirney/A Hach Company Brand
Frederick, MD
Tel: 301-874-5599
Web: www.marsh-mcbirney.com/delivery

Accounting software

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QuickBooks makes accounting easy with tools to organize your finances all in one place. Companies can use the software to complete tasks like paying employees, invoicing, bill tracking and check-writing. The software easily tracks sales and expenses as well.
Intuit
Mountain View, CA
Tel: 858-215-8158
http://quickbooks.intuit.com

Condition, risk assessment

MWH Soft has released its geospatial condition/risk assessment and rehabilitation decision support software for wastewater collection systems. CapPlan XL allows engineers to optimize sewer system renewal planning using virtually any GIS and sewer modeling software. Users can create fully prioritized short- and long-term sewer rehabilitation, maintenance and management plans and develop sound, cost-effective capital programs to support them.
MWH Soft
Broomfield, CO
Tel: 626-568-6868
Web: www.mwhsoft.com

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