HUNTSVILLE, Ala. , Feb. 1, 2011 -- Intergraph, a global leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology and geospatial infrastructure management solutions for utilities, communications companies, municipalities and transportation agencies, has introduced a new software product for the design and management of fiber optic networks.
G/Technology Fiber Optic Works 1.0 streamlines the management of fiber optic infrastructure for utilities, municipalities, agencies and communications companies who are implementing a public or private fiber network. Fiber Optic Works is a complete, enterprise-scalable design and asset management system that allows users to efficiently manage the circuit complexity of a geospatially dispersed fiber optic communications network infrastructure, all in one integrated system.
Fiber optic networks are a fundamental component of high-speed broadband communications networks required for electric, gas and water utility Smart Grid communications, fiber to the home (FTTH, FTTx) and intelligent roadway information management systems. Each of these solutions link sensors, communications and critical infrastructure through high-speed backhaul communications that can be implemented with a fiber optic network. G/Technology Fiber Optic Works combines the geospatial mapping and spatial analysis capabilities of GIS with the design and engineering capabilities of computer-aided design and the database and reporting capabilities of an enterprise asset management system. These combined capabilities provide a complete and easy-to-use solution for fiber network designers and operators.
G/Technology is the leading geospatial platform used by hundreds of utilities and communications companies worldwide to manage their distribution network infrastructures. As the newest addition to the G/Technology product family, Fiber Optic Works meets the need for an enterprise data environment designed specifically for fiber optic networks and reflecting best practice and design standards. Fiber Optic Works can “location-enable” workflows across an organization to improve efficiency, boost productivity and transform customer service processes.
Intergraph’s fiber solution offers immediate access to network configuration and service data to support business processes in all departments, including planning, engineering, maintenance and provisioning. The Fiber Optic Works suite is open and based on the Oracle database technology platform, making it easy to incorporate geospatial data into other corporate information systems. Intergraph is the only major GIS system provider that stores all data in native Oracle Locator/Oracle Spatial data format. This assures unmatched enterprise scalability, data integrity, ease of administration and integration with critical business systems. Together with Intergraph’s patented dynamic display graphic caching technology, Intergraph G/Technology delivers superior graphic performance for any size business.
“The growing global demand for new broadband capacity and communications infrastructure for utilities, municipalities and communications companies’ drives the need for superior software tools to speed the design and facilitate the management of fiber infrastructure ,” said Tony DiMarco, Intergraph’s executive director of Global Utilities & Communications. “Intergraph’s solutions for utility infrastructure management have been shown to improve design and asset management productivity by as much as 50 percent and provide the ability to ‘location-enable’ network data for engineering, construction and customer workflows, dramatically improving efficiency and customer service.”
Further information on G/Technology Fiber Optic Works is available at www.intergraph.com/utilities/fiberopticworks.aspx.
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Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I’s U.S. federal and classified business.
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