SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) has implemented Trimble® Connect™ software in combination with Trimble Juno® T41™ rugged Android mobile devices for automating utility manhole maintenance, mapping and inspection. Trimble Connect provides a single cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform with built-in applications that enable water, wastewater and stormwater utilities to automate a variety of critical field operations, regulatory compliance and reporting activities.
OCSD is responsible for wastewater services for 2.5 million people in Orange County, California. In an effort to streamline the inspection of over 8,000 manholes, OCSD required an accurate, reliable and easy-to-deploy technology solution to automate the manhole inspection process, eliminate paper-based data collection and move to a centralized Geographic Information System (GIS)-based electronic repository for all manhole asset and maintenance records on the sewer network.
Like many water and wastewater utilities around the world, OCSD had made a large investment in building an Esri ArcGIS® based GIS to map pipes and assets that are installed throughout its service area. Maintenance is an ongoing task and requires that data about the location of assets and the work performed on these facilities is accurately collected in the field. Trimble Connect helps with this challenge. As an authorized Esri business partner solution, Trimble Connect utilizes Esri ArcGIS technology and allows utilities to view and update maps, assign work, manage workflows and collect field data and mapping updates using a variety of mobile devices. When used with a rugged Trimble Juno T41 or Trimble GeoExplorer® 7 series handheld, workers can more accurately locate and map assets in the field (with up to decimeter accuracy using a Trimble GeoExplorer), significantly improving the quality of their critical infrastructure and asset management data. Trimble Connect can also be used with iOS and Android smartphones.
Trimble Connect is designed to automate water and wastewater industry field workflows through individual "apps" offered within the solution. Trimble Connect software subscriptions provide standard core apps including Map Book, Manhole Inspector, Leak Repair, Hydrant Inspector, Valve Inspector, Meter Changeout, Incident Repair, Water Mapper, Wastewater Mapper and Stormwater Mapper. In addition, an optional partner app developed for hydrant and valve inspection, "AFC Mapper," can be purchased from American Flow Control (AFC) and authorized AFC distributors for use with Trimble rugged handhelds.
Trimble Connect is available from Trimble's Water Division and its authorized distribution partners.
About Trimble's Water Division
Trimble's Water Division specializes in field and office solutions for GIS mapping and work management, field data collection, design and inspection, outage management and vehicle tracking for water and wastewater utilities around the world. Trimble's solutions integrate advanced positioning and mapping technologies with software and hardware to automate utility mapping, design and operations, enabling increased field worker productivity, enhanced regulatory compliance and improved customer service and response.
For more information about Trimble's Water enterprise solutions, visit: www.trimblewater.com.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring positioning or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user in the field and to ensure communication between the field and the office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.