Burbank's Field Personnel Are Provided a Secure Network Environment to
Receive Valid GIS Data On Tablet PCs
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 15, 2003-- Tadpole-Cartesia Inc., a leading field mapping software company and winner of ESRI's prestigious Business Partner of the Year award for 2003, today announced a contract win for its ESRI-based GO!Sync mapping software from "the media city."
The software is now being deployed by the Electric Division of the
City of Burbank's Water and Power utility.
Burbank is deploying Tadpole-Cartesia's unique software to secure
data reception and transmission across its network, and to ensure that
mobile work teams are provided accurate, up-to-date geospatial
information in the field.
Tadpole-Cartesia's Go!Sync synchronization software is built
around ESRI's ArcObjects product. It is used to securely and reliably
synchronize the incremental changes tracked in ArcSDE 8.3 with
personal geodatabases used in the field. Burbank uses Tablet PC
hardware and the GO!Sync software to keep field data sets current on a
daily basis utilizing a background process that takes advantage of
Burbank's wireless LAN.
Larry Wilke of Burbank Water and Power's Electrical Engineering
Department, commented: "From my perspective, Tadpole-Cartesia's
GO!Sync technology is the definitive answer to deliver timely and
accurate mapping updates to the field. It brings security and
simplicity to our operations while extending Burbank's investments in
existing ESRI data and applications."
In Burbank Water and Power's present production mode, many
features are being updated on a daily basis. Their implementation of
GO!Sync along with the digital ink layer inherent to the Tablet PC's
operating system and available for use in ESRI's ArcMap
has made the solution a field QA/QC tool as well.
Jason Linley, director of Tadpole-Cartesia's North American
operations, added: "GO!Sync software singularly enables municipals and
utilities to securely extend enterprise GIS to the
occasionally-connected mobile field force. It also provides all
involved in the operations with the best disconnected set of tools to
get the job done in the shortest frame of time."
About the City of Burbank
Burbank Water and Power (formed in 1913) is a community-owned
utility that provides water, electric and fiber optic services. It
currently serves approximately 52,000 electric meters within the city
limit. BWP's electric system has over 398 miles of transmission and
distribution lines across more than 15,000 poles and manholes. Burbank
is located 12 miles North of the downtown area of Los Angeles.
Burbank's population is just over 100,000 and is home to NBC, Disney,
ABC, Warner Bros. and many other media companies. For more information
on Burbank Water and Power, visit:
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Tadpole-Cartesia, a software business unit of Tadpole Technology
www.tadpole.com), is the leader in the deployment of
enterprise-class mobile information systems in the world's utilities,
telecommunications and public service industries, and is the premier
field solutions provider for ESRI-based technology. In addition to
ESRI-based solutions, the company offers a unique range of mobile
business solutions known under the Conic brand that support both
Windows and Java platforms and open new vistas for better management
and productivity of field workers, improve customer service, reduce
operational costs, and enable user industries to fully capitalize
their investments in corporate GIS and CAD data. Further information
on Tadpole's businesses on 760/929-0992, +44 (0)1223 428200 (U.K.), or
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CONTACT: Tadpole-Cartesia Jason Linley, 760/929-0992 Email Contact or Patcom Media Hugh Paterson, +44 207 987 4888 Email Contact or Burbank Water and Power Larry Wilke, 818/238-3571 Email Contact