Tri-Global to Demo MobileStaker 3.0 Utility Staking App at ESRI Electric & Gas User Meeting
ATHENS, GA, 3 October 2007 – Tri-Global Technologies LLC will be demonstrating the new features of its Tri-Global MobileStaker 3.0 application in Booth 110 at the ESRI Electric & Gas User Group Meeting being held Oct. 8-11 in Nashville, Tenn. The latest version of MobileStaker is designed to improve the efficiency of utility staking operations.
Introduced by Tri-Global Technologies only one year ago, Tri-Global MobileStaker has already become a popular mobile field application for electric utility crews designing new service drops or power line installations. Tri-Global Technologies developed MobileStaker to provide a mobile application component to the Partner System utility job management software from Partner Software of Athens, Ga.
“Tri-Global MobileStaker adds mobile GPS capabilities to the utility staking process, which allows staking professionals to map the precise locations of planned pole locations during field design,” said Mike Bellrose, Chief Operations Officer of Tri-Global Technologies.
MobileStaker runs on most Trimble mobile GIS devices with integrated GPS mapping capabilities, such as the Trimble® GeoExplorer® series. During power line staking operations, the utility field crew uses MobileStaker to collect the locations of poles, lights and other equipment that will be installed. The application provides highly accurate, real-time calculations of distance, bearing and deflection measurements from any selected asset location. It can even make extremely accurate power line span estimations.
MobileStaker allows the field user to select from a standard list of the utility’s construction assemblies while designing the job. This information can be wirelessly uploaded from the mobile device into the Partner Field Design tool, which generates staking sheets, cost estimates, and other job reports. Within minutes, the entire field survey can be imported digitally into any industry-standard accounting system or GIS package.
“Once the field information from MobileStaker has been uploaded into the Partner Field Design tool, the technician can update the utility’s GIS, and the work order is automatically updated with the most recent materials that have been called for in the job design,” said Bellrose. “The staking professional can also create alternative versions of the design and provide the customer an instant cost estimate for each version.”
Enhancements in the new 3.0 version of Tri-Global MobileStaker include an improved user interface screen with map display supporting ESRI® Shapefiles. Data transfer functionality between the field and office computer have also been upgraded.
About Tri-Global Technologies ( www.triglobal.net)
Headquartered in Athens, Georgia, with offices in Houston and San Antonio, Texas, Tri-Global Technologies LLC provides innovative GPS/GIS field solutions, software engineering and development, customized training, and data collection services to the oil & gas, utility, pipeline, transportation, agriculture, forestry and public works industries. As a Trimble Business Partner, Developer and Factory Service/Repair Center, Tri-Global offers sales and rental of Trimble Mapping and GIS equipment. The firm is also an Authorized ESRI Business Partner.
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