DECATUR, Ala. – (Aug. 3, 2011) – 3-GIS, an Alabama-based GIS software development company, has announced that MCNC has signed a contract to deploy 3-GIS’ Express Solution, a Web-based GIS management solution.
3-GIS was chosen by North Carolina non-profit MCNC from among 11 participants in a competitive RFP process. MCNC is currently working on a $144 million expansion of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) scheduled to be completed by 2013. This initiative has been labeled the Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative.
3-GIS’ Express Solution leverages Esri’s ArcGIS Server to seamlessly flow network data between an office administrator utilizing Network Express and field technicians with the mobile Field Express. These highly efficient tools will enable MCNC to address their existing fiber network while adding thousands of miles of new fiber assets to the database.
Express Solution will provide a full view of the MCNC network, which has the potential to serve directly, or through MCNC partnerships with private-sector service providers, more than 1,500 community anchor institutions, 180,000 businesses, and more than 300,000 underserved families once the NCREN expansion is complete.
The administrators using Network Express will have the capability to edit, query, report, trace, analyze and plot data from the geodatabase. The efficiency of this Web-based application allows the administrator to communicate data updates and work orders with field technicians using the mobile application Field Express. The field technician will have the ability to capture, edit, and send data back to the office in real time. Leveraging the capabilities of 3-GIS’ Express Solution will allow administrators at MCNC the ability to make more informed networking decisions while increasing productivity across departments.
“Over the next two years MCNC is planning to build or acquire as much as 2,000 miles of fiber-optic cable,” said Dustin Sutton, executive solutions consultant for 3-GIS. “They needed a system that could be easily integrated with their existing network assignment system and could quickly streamline inspection management between network and field technicians during the build.”
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. 3-GIS proudly received the 2011 Esri Partner's Choice Award & the 2011 Esri Private Web Application Award. More and more companies are finding 3-GIS’s cost effective powerful applications simple to deploy and easy to use. For more information, visit www.3-GIS.com.
MCNC is an independent, non-profit organization that employs advanced Internet networking technologies and systems to continuously improve learning and collaboration throughout North Carolina's K-20 education community. MCNC provides advanced communications technologies and support services that enable access to 21st century learning applications and offers the opportunity to improve teaching, learning, research, and collaboration among North Carolina’s education community. For a more than a quarter century MCNC has operated a robust, secure, exclusive communications network that has connected the institutions of the University of North Carolina System, Duke University and Wake Forest University to each other and through advanced research networks such as Internet2 and National Lambda Rail, to the world. Visit www.mcnc.org.
About NCREN Community
NCREN, operated by the non-profit organization MCNC, is one of the nation's first statewide education and research networks. It provides broadband communications technology services and support to K-12 school districts, higher education campuses and academic research institutions across North Carolina. MCNC offers NCREN, technology tools and services to guarantee equal access to 21st century learning by providing a future-proof technology network that is the foundation for change and innovation in our educational systems. In addition to all public school districts in North Carolina, the NCREN user-community now includes: 17 institutions of the UNC System and General Administration; 19 North Carolina Charter Schools, 27 of the 36 North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities; 58 North Carolina Community Colleges; research institutions and foundations; and, along with the N.C. Office of Information Technology Services and other partners, MCNC will provide broadband services for the Public Health and Non-Profit Hospitals Phases of the N.C. Telehealth Network in 2011 and beyond.
Michael Kienzle, 3-GIS, Marketing Coordinator: 256- 560-0744 X228 or Email Contact
MCNC Communications Hotline: (919) 248.4105
Noah Garrett, NGC Communications, on behalf of MCNC: (252) 423.1277 or Email Contact