Locating Company Set for Expansion
June 14, 2005 - Madison, Alabama - Consolidated Utility Services, Inc., a rapidly expanding utility services organization, today signed a software lease agreement for GTViewer from Graphic Technologies, Inc.
Consolidated expects to grow its business in the United States and Canada. "We are a high growth organization. The secret to supporting this growth lies in streamlining our internal processes for efficiency" said VP and COO Brian Johnson. "Relying on paper maps and digital maps in multiple formats does not scale very well. Furthermore, the cost of training and multiple seat licenses associated with supporting multiple mapping products can overshadow the technical advantage of paperless tools. With one viewer for a variety of customers, we have positioned our infrastructure for sustained expansion."
Under terms of the lease agreement, Consolidated will be able to use GTViewer throughout its operations in the United States and Canada at a fixed annual cost for the next three years, even if it doubles in size. From Georgia to Alberta, hundreds of locators will be using GTViewer to find facilities and prevent damage.
Features of GTViewer include:
- Performance on large data sets - Utilities can produce gigabytes of spatial data, but GTViewer's architecture allows it to perform well with such volumes of data.
- Seamless map - The entire service area is held in one data set. Locators don't have to remember cryptic map sheet numbers or load separate files.
- Fast query - Locators ask for facilities or addresses and find them in a snap. No time is lost to flipping though printed map sheets or watching the hourglass.
- Multiple views - Display presets allow users to change quickly from electric to gas, or between utilities.
- Redline tools - Users can sketch with lines, circles, rectangles, and the usual drawing tools. They can also snap to vertex points, add text, dimensions, place pre-scaled symbols, and share the redlines with other users.
A closely related software product, Pocket GTViewer, runs on hand-held devices for situations where mobility is especially important. Another member of the GTViewer family, GTWeb, presents geospatial data over intranet or internet.
More about Graphic Technologies, Inc.
Graphic Technologies, Inc. (GTI), based in Madison, Alabama, offers consulting and software to the geospatial industry. Its flagship viewer and application platform, GTViewer, provides high-performance view, query, print, and redline functionality. It also provides a platform for work sketch, inspection, and other applications. Tellingly, GTViewer draws enthusiastic statements from its growing number of users: GTViewer blog. For more information about the GTViewer software family, visit www.gti-us.com.
More about Consolidated Utility Services, Inc.
For more information about Consolidated Utility Services, see www.consolidatedus.com.
Graphic Technologies, Inc.