EED comprises Chicago-based ComEd and Philadelphia-based PECO. The two utilities combine to distribute electricity to approximately 5.2 million customers in Illinois and Pennsylvania and gas to about 460,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. MapFrame will compress and extend multiple back-office data sources at EED into the field and throughout the enterprise - including Smallworld GIS, Intergraph Framme, AutoCAD and Microstation. Using the FieldSmart(R) Standard (2-way) Interface, MapFrame will work seamlessly with the EED Mobile Dispatch application to allow both dispatchers and field crews access to a "map-centric" view of their work orders.
"A key component of the Exelon Energy Delivery Mobile Workforce Management Project is to provide field personnel with access to mission critical map information electronically. MapFrame provides a powerful solution to achieve that objective," said Mark Browning, Exelon IT Program Manager. "The goal of this project is to implement transformational technologies that improve response time, increase customer satisfaction and enable our workforce to be more productive."
MapFrame's FieldSmart(R) View is the core map viewing application on which all FieldSmart applications are based. View will replace paper maps at ComEd and PECO and provide an easy-to-use interface for field workers to query, locate, navigate and redline GIS data. Layered on top of View for a single, spatially-based tool will be FieldSmart Route and FieldSmart Secure. Route will provide EED field workers directions from point A to B, highlighting the route on the map and displaying turn-by-turn directions. Secure will provide protection of EED's asset data in the mobile environment, including data encryption, password protection and application lockout. MapFrame's powerful server component, Field Flow Manager, will handle data flow between EED's office and field environments, driving an incremental update process to synchronize data and keep field maps and related data current.
"Working with one of the largest utilities in the United States is an honor," said Paul Wilson, MapFrame President. "The experience we have gained configuring large amounts of data from multiple systems makes us confident in our ability to provide EED with fast, easy-to-use field solutions. Our software is designed with a neutral interface and powerful compression capabilities to fulfill all organizations' mobile mapping and field automation needs - regardless of data size or source. We look forward to a long working relationship with EED."
Exelon Energy Delivery is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, one of the nation's largest electric utilities with more than $15 billion in annual revenues. It distributes electricity to approximately 5.2 million customers in Illinois and Pennsylvania, and gas to 460,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol EXC.
MapFrame Corporation leads the industry in developing mobile mapping technology and field automation processes for electric, gas and water utilities, pipeline, telecom, cable TV and broadband organizations. More than just a map viewer, MapFrame's Enterprising Solutions(TM) integrate data from core systems such as GIS, CIS, dispatch, and work management into a single, easy-to-use field automation package. Unique compression and data flow capabilities allow organizations 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, Route, Secure, Sketch, Inspect, Plot, Repair, Design, Connect and Field Flow Manager. More information is available at www.mapframe.com.
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