Sep 13, 2011

Innovyze Strengthens its Business Analytics Asset Performance Modeling Technology with InfoNet Generation V12

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced the release of InfoNet Generation V12, its industry-leading asset performance modeling solution. Benefits throughout the latest release include a variety of customer-requested functionalities for improving the management and operation of water, wastewater, and stormwater networks and positively impacting users every day.

InfoNet is a purpose-built asset performance modeling and data analysis and management system for water distribution, wastewater collection and stormwater networks. Among its numerous advantages, the software enables users to manage, integrate, validate, analyze and report on their network data to provide accurate, up-to-date, auditable information on network infrastructure and performance in formats that are easy to use and comprehend. InfoNet ensures informed, swift and cost-effective decision making for both day-to-day operational management and long-term network planning. It also enables users to integrate a host of different applications and data sets they already use, including generic GIS, corporate databases, maintenance management systems, field data systems, SCADA, hydraulic modeling/analysis software and other corporate applications. This integration helps them ensure that managers have a single clear picture of their network infrastructures. The software can also directly integrate to the Esri (Redlands, CA) ArcGIS (9.x-10) platform.

InfoNet gives engineers the ability to analyze all aspects of the network life cycle. Users can call on its robust query engine to filter, sort, and make complex selections based on virtually any criteria related to their underground assets. It also has the unique ability to query against field surveys (CCTV, manhole inspections, smoke testing, valve inspections, etc.) and other events related to network assets.

The InfoNet geospatial environment also lets the user create vivid thematic maps with flexible symbology and rich detail. Its built-in report generator comes with dozens of standard reports and allows users to quickly build custom reports and graphs against any piece of data stored in the system.

InfoNet V12 better supports the asset performance modeling of storm water networks with the addition of object types for storage areas and outlets. In addition, it now supports a specific connection pipe object to demonstrate connections between properties or system inlets to the main network.

As water systems continue to embrace more proactive maintenance and leak detection programs, InfoNet has added the functionality to support hydrant maintenance activities and leak detection surveys. With these objects, users import or connect to the data from their field systems directly to InfoNet for analysis and performance assessment. CCTV survey support has been modified with updates to the United States PACP standard and the additional of the New Zealand Water and Wastes Association defect scoring standards.

A new object entitled Asset Name Groups has also been added. It allows different naming schemes for assets within a network, since assets may be known by different names in different contexts. For example, a building project may have plans that number assets using a completely different naming scheme from that used in the InfoNet database. Asset Name Groups are used to map IDs associated with local naming schemes to the object IDs used in the InfoNet database.

Integration with the Esri ArcGIS platform makes it easier for users to build and integrate their modeling results into their enterprise environments. The new version includes options to use ArcGIS Server map services to display background map layers and ArcEngine map controls for offline viewing of background layers. There is also additional support for ArcGIS 10 datasets.

For a complete listing of new features, visit the “What’s New” section of the online help for InfoNet V12.

“Optimizing and extending the life of critical water assets continues to be a top priority for utilities around the world,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., Hon.D.WRE, F.ASCE, President and COO of Innovyze. “At Innovyze, we continue to listen to our customers’ priorities and devote extensive resources to enhancing our comprehensive suite of advanced analytics-centric asset management and system dynamics solutions.”

Pricing and Availability
InfoNet V12 is now available worldwide by subscription. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, including availability and purchase requirements, visit www.innovyze.com or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.