Computers & Software
SPIDA Software, the first Structure Management System for utilities, introduces SPIDAstudio, a next generation cloud-based platform that bundles together SPIDA’s powerful pole analysis capabilities, central storage of SPIDAcalc designs, and SPIDAmin Asset Management software.
From one pole to a utility’s entire overhead system, SPIDAstudio provides the horsepower needed to quickly analyze overhead infrastructure models in minutes, and then centrally stores them for review and retrieval in the cloud. SPIDAstudio is equipped to handle a variety of projects such as system hardening initiatives, broadband expansion projects, or simply augmenting design tools. The launch of SPIDAstudio also showcases a brand-new user interface for SPIDAmin, an application to centrally manage large programs, including asset-level activities, and documents the lifecycle of assets.
SCADA, metering communications system
Multi-Link has announced the production of the ML-4G LTE Cellular Datacom System, or ML-4G LTE CDS. Designed for any type of M2M cell data collection and remote site equipment access, the ML-4G LTE CDS is a highly customizable communications system featuring a high speed 4G LTE (3G fallback) gateway that is certified on all major U.S. cellular networks.
Improves reliability for cell communications and future proofs for later expansion needs. The standard single 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port can be expanded to a combination of four Ethernet ports (PoE or non-PoE), RS232 & RS485 Serial ports, and even Wi-Fi so that multiple connectivity requirements can be satisfied. The system’s power input also has two options to choose from, depending on installer preference and existing electrical wiring. Additional system configurations are available to enhance optimal performance. M2M cell signal amplification can be useful in poor signal environments. A two-outlet AC rebooter can be included to give network personnel more control over connected equipment, to automatically reboot on a daily schedule, or when a network fault is detected.
Construction workflow platform
The B2W ONE Platform — designed by B2W Software for connecting people, construction project workflows, and data — includes unified heavy civil construction management applications for estimating, planning and scheduling, field tracking, equipment maintenance, and data capture and business intelligence.
As a common source for operational data, B2W ONE ensures accuracy and efficiency, and data flows logically and is visible across the platform in real time, creating differentiating opportunities to collaborate across workflows, optimize operational performance, make data-driven decisions and improve profitability. B2W ONE also offers a mobile application for project access, data input and collaboration from any location; an enterprise-class architecture for advanced functions, reliability, speed and scalability; ease of deployment and compelling use in construction environments; and integration with accounting and construction project management systems.