Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative deploys GIS network

TREC is migrating from legacy CAD to enterprise GIS using 3-GIS's geospatial asset manager Network Express

May 12th, 2011

Decatur, Ala., May 12, 2011 — 3-GIS, an Alabama based software development and services company, has announced that Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative has deployed 3-GIS Network Express, an Esri enabled full edit engineering GIS application, to manage their fiber network.

TREC is migrating from legacy CAD to enterprise GIS using 3-GIS's geospatial asset manager Network Express. TREC services an extended rural network; from high on Cheaha Mountain down to Opelika and Auburn. Even so, they know many of their customers by name.

Leveraging Esri's ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Desktop, Network Express provides fast editing and access to TREC's database for the most efficient customer service response. TREC converted their CAD files over to a native distribution model data set to connect their network so they can export out to MILsoft OMS and integrate their CIS data as well.

This undertaking is being accomplished by a total five TREC linemen and engineers with no previous GIS experience. They chose Network Express for its easy to learn application, and the fact there is not a lot of ArcGIS desktop training involved at all.

Network Express can perform a variety of tasks quickly and efficiently, utilizing a modern user interface. And with a reserved number personnel managing so many levels of operations, an open scalable solution for a growing enterprise is a viable necessity.

TREC is an electric distribution cooperative serving parts of Clay, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Lee, Russell, and Barbour Counties of East Central Alabama.

TREC provides dependable, competitively priced electricity, free energy audits, free residential power quality audits, and free HVAC design to its members. Established in 1939, TREC is headquartered in LaFayette, Alabama.

3-GIS delivers innovative thin-client web-based solutions to companies worldwide in the Utilities, Telecommunications and Emergency Management markets. 3-GIS offers Express Solution, an ArcGIS Server-based suite of thin-client asset management products and Command Center an Esri-enabled Operational Picture and Situational Awareness solution.

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