Trimble Dimensions 2016 User Conference was held on 7-9 November at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. The event hosted more than 4400 participants representing electric and natural gas utilities and a number of other industries. The three-day action-packed event was filled with lectures, presentations, workshops and a technology exhibition featuring the latest in Trimble technology, solutions and products.
The most anticipated presentation was the demo of Trimble SketchUp viewer for Microsoft HoloLens. The application was released at Trimble Dimensions and is the first commercial application available for HoloLens at Windows Store.
Athens, Alabama Gas Department Implements Trimble’s Network Management System for Natural Gas Utilities
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 24, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that the Athens, Alabama Gas Department has deployed Trimble’s Network Information System (NIS) for natural gas utility network planning, design, operations and maintenance management. Trimble NIS features an innovative network model for managing key system data, assets and supports related business processes such as system measurement, capital improvement planning, regulatory compliance and customer service. Trimble NIS’ comprehensive network modeling and editing capabilities can enable natural gas and electric utilities to optimize the performance of their network and achieve planning and operational excellence.
“Trimble NIS will touch most areas of our business,” said Steve Carter, manager, Athens Gas Department. “This not only includes operations and maintenance, which people normally associate with other information systems, but it also includes measurement, capital improvement planning and customer service. NIS will also play an important role as part of our regulatory compliance programs.”
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 21, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its Trimble GasOps™ solution for natural gas utilities. The cloud-based, integrated mobile asset data collection solution enables natural gas distribution operators to improve data quality, export collected data to systems of record and streamline regulatory reporting and compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) rules. Through an easy-to-use web interface and complementary mobile data collection app, Trimble GasOps allows utilities to reduce operational costs and data errors, standardize the field data collection process across multiple contractors and support regulatory reporting requirements with compliance data that is trackable, traceable and verifiable.
Valkeakosken Energia Oy operates in the city of Valkeakoski, Finland. The city has about 21,500 residents and the energy company over 12,500 customers. Valkeakosken Energia began collaborating with Trimble in 1999, and over the years the company has adopted a software solution consisting of Trimble software.
The first application was designed for managing land-use agreements. Today, the entire electricity network of Valkeakosken Energia is on the Trimble NIS network information system. Trimble DMS, a distribution management system, is also in use. From customers’ perspective, the city owned Valkeakosken Energia is a full-service energy company. In an outage situation for instance, the customers are informed of the outage and service restoration by text messages, e-mails, and an outage map published on the Internet.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 13, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is partnering with DIgSILENT GmbH of Germany, an industry leading developer of highly specialized power system analysis software and services, to enhance its energy solutions for electric utilities.
With DIgSILENT add-on capabilities integrated with Trimble Energy software solutions, electric utility customers will be able to perform a wide range of DIgSILENT PowerFactory® network calculation functionalities directly from Trimble Network Information System (NIS) and Distribution Management System (DMS) solutions and use the calculation results in utility network planning and operations.
GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 19, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the availability of Trimble® GasOMS™ system, an integrated outage management solution that enables natural gas utilities to model and simulate outage planning, streamline service restoration workflows, automate communications during service interruptions, and enhance Distribution Integrity Management Plan (DIMP) reporting. By using Trimble GasOMS, natural gas utilities can reduce operational costs, keep customers better informed during outages, and support regulatory reporting requirements with compliance data that is traceable, verifiable and defensible.
The announcement was made at the American Gas Association Operations Conference & Biennial Exhibition.
“Trimble GasOMS is an ideal solution to enable natural gas utilities to better manage risk, enhance crew and public safety, streamline communications and improve operational performance,” said Matti Syyrakki, business area director, Trimble Energy North America. “Trimble GasOMS is the latest release in our suite of software applications designed to transform utility operations by integrating field and back office systems and automating workflows across the enterprise.”
The implementation project for the Trimble NIS network information system has reached a successful conclusion at the electricity distribution company Caruna in Finland. The delivery project began in June 2014 and was completed in February 2015 within the scheduled eight months.
Trimble Announces Utility Network Investment Planning andRight-of-Way Contract Management Applications
Open, Network-centric Solutions Enable Utilities to Plan, Manage and Optimize Distribution Operations
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 3, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today availability of its Network Investment Management and Right-of-Way Management applications. Trimble’s Network Investment Management application enables utilities to overcome the challenges when constantly-updated information required in planning is fragmented into various calculations and systems maintained by different people across organizations. The Right-of-Way Contract Management application allows utilities to minimize risk and simplify the cumbersome process of managing right-of-way contracts. The applications are part of Trimble’s field-proven enterprise Network Information System (NIS) and Distribution Management System (DMS) platform, which is used by over 150 utilities globally.
The announcement was made at DistribuTECH 2015, the largest U.S. conference that focuses on the utility industry.
“Trimble’s utility solutions have helped us achieve industry-leading levels of capital efficiency and network reliability,” said Jorma Myllymäki, Head of Operations & Network Performance at Elenia Oy, the second largest electric distribution utility in Finland. “Trimble has served as a trusted development partner of ours for 25 years.”
Trimble’s Network Investment Management application provides utilities with an up-to-date, cross-departmental view of network cost and value, return on network investment, project status and project efficiency. Estimated costs are updated automatically when network plans are modified, and actual project costs can be incorporated from an enterprise resource planning system. As a result, network investment information is accurate, timely and readily available.
Trimble’s Right-of-Way Contract Management application utilizes NIS’ open data model, automated workflows and integration with enterprise systems to streamline the process of acquiring, moving, and renewing utility rights-of-way. Maintaining and updating rights-of-ways for utilities is a notoriously inefficient, paper-bound process due to the many internal and external entities involved.