Hexagon Introduces Game-changing Solution for Owner Operators

NACKA STRAND, Sweden — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 11, 2012 — Regulatory News:

Leica TruView Integrator for SmartPlant® Enterprise Extends the Benefits of Laser Scanning to New Uses in Daily Plant Operations

Through collaboration between Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine and Leica Geosystems, Leica TruView Integrator for SmartPlant® Enterprise significantly improves the way engineering assets are maintained. The solution combines Intergraph’s trusted plant asset management software with Leica Geosystems’ intuitive object information software, extending the benefits of laser scanning from its traditional use of providing accurate as-built information for capital projects to important new uses in daily plant operations.

With Leica TruView Integrator for SmartPlant Enterprise, plant workers can now use photorealistic, intelligent laser scans to access plant information and documentation when carrying out inspection and maintenance activities. Additionally, offline mobile device support for SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators (SPO) brings the intuitive representations of plant assets directly to workers on the plant floor, significantly improving efficiency.

“[…] Today, plant workers performing inspection and maintenance activities spend too much time locating the items they need in the plant,” said Ludwig Englmaier, head of the Engineering Department for AlzChem AG. “SPO Mobile with photorealistic TruView visualisation will help our plant workers carry out their work safer, quicker and better than ever.”

While Leica Geosystems’ laser scanning capabilities have been previously integrated into SmartPlant Enterprise to benefit plant Engineering and Design, Leica TruView Integrator for SmartPlant Enterprise marks the first time the technology has been used to improve processes in the Operations and Maintenance of plants. Developed in close collaboration with leading Owner Operators around the world, the solution enables all plant workers to access plant data and documentation from anywhere – on the plant floor, in remote locations without internet connectivity or in the back office.

“It is hard to imagine a more intuitive way to access plant engineering information than by means of a photorealistic plant browser,” said Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process Power & Marine president. “We are bringing it to the plant floor and remote operations locations where there is no network connectivity. These are game-changing and unmatched solutions that will significantly improve the way engineering assets are maintained.”

“This is the first major integration of Leica TruView into other software,” said Hexagon AB President and CEO Ola Rollén. “Enabling day-to-day plant operations and activities such as maintenance and inspection to be carried out safely, quickly and cost effectively is just one of the many ways our brands are joining forces to solve challenges and shape the future of engineering.”

For more information on Leica TruView Integrator for SmartPlant Enterprise, visit http://www.hexagon.com/en/spo-truview.htm.

Hexagon (STO: HEXAB)(Nordic exchange: HEXA B) is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies. Our customers design, measure and position objects, and process and present data, to stay one step ahead of a changing world. Hexagon’s technologies increase productivity, enhance quality and allow for faster, better operational decisions, saving time, money and resources. Hexagon has over 13 000 employees in more than 40 countries and net sales of about 2 200 MEUR. Our products are used in a broad range of industries including surveying, power and energy, aerospace and defence, safety and security, construction and manufacturing. Learn more at www.hexagon.com.

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