"Kelly has formed an alliance with MapFrame, a software developer that is a leader in providing map-based mobile solutions, as measured by state-of-the-art asset mapping technology, software customization, integrating client data bases, and user acceptance levels, to better serve BGE and other utilities," said Guy McIntosh, Vice President at Kelly Corporation. "Combining this software with lightweight mobile field hardware gives Kelly operational functionality with unmatched simplicity and productivity. The result is that Kelly can electronically collect, format and provide utility companies with highly reliable and accurate data."
With FieldSmart software, Kelly field workers will perform various tasks and collect a variety of information about each pole on BGE's system, including but not limited to, photographs, phase verification, and GPS locations.
FieldSmart View(TM) is the core application on which all MapFrame's FieldSmart applications are based. View will supplement BGE's already existing electronic mapping system and provide an easy-to-use interface for Kelly field workers. Layered on top of View(TM) for a single, spatially-based tool will be FieldSmart Inspect(TM). Inspect will provide an automated solution for the pole inspection process and supply Kelly field workers with redlining capabilities for sketching over map and document data.
"Kelly has been an important partner of ours for years," said Paul Wilson, President and Founder of MapFrame. "BGE was looking not only for a strong contractor with pole audit experience, but for software that could leverage their GE Smallworld GIS for easy access to their internal data sources in the field. Our compression technology and ease of use, combined with Kelly's experience, fit BGE's needs perfectly."
BGE is a member of Constellation Energy (NYSE:CEG), a FORTUNE 200 company based in Baltimore. Constellation Energy is the nation's largest competitive supplier of electricity to large commercial and industrial customers and the nation's largest wholesale power seller. Constellation Energy also manages fuels and energy services on behalf of energy intensive industries and utilities. It owns a diversified fleet of more than 100 generating units located throughout the United States, totaling approximately 12,000 megawatts of generating capacity. The company also delivers electricity and natural gas through the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in Central Maryland. In 2004, the combined revenues of the integrated energy company totaled $12.5 billion.
About Kelly Corporation
Kelly has been serving the utility industry since 1980. Since that time, they have diversified their client base and services to provide a wide array of individual and joint services over the years to the communication and utility industries including facility locating ,pole Inspection ,joint electric, gas, phone and CATV distribution and services for new homes. Headquartered in Denver, Kelly currently has offices in Colorado, New Mexico, and Maryland.
With over 20,000 end-users MapFrame Corporation leads the industry in developing mobile mapping technology and field automation processes for utility, telecom, cable and broadband organizations nationwide. More than just a map viewer, MapFrame's Enterprising Solutions(TM) integrate data from core systems such as GIS, CIS, dispatch, and work management in a single, easy-to-use field automation package. Unique compression and data flow capabilities allow companies to extend back office data, including the entire GIS, into the field and throughout the enterprise. MapFrame's FieldSmart software brings greater efficiencies to the field, providing workers with fast access to the latest maps and customer information in both wired and wireless environments. Updates made both in the office and from the field are automatically downloaded on a daily basis, reducing mistakes and improving productivity. FieldSmart applications include View(TM), Route(TM), Secure(TM), Sketch(TM), Inspect(TM), Plot(TM), Repair(TM), Design(TM), Connect(TM) and Field Flow Manager(TM). More information is available at www.mapframe.com.
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