Innovyze Releases ICMLive Generation V5.5 for Real-Time Operational Forecasting, Modeling and Management of Urban and Rural Catchments
Broomfield, Colo., Feb. 10, 2015 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide release of the V5.5 Generation of its ICMLive for timely, accurate and reliable catchment forecasts. The new release allows wastewater utilities and river authorities worldwide to harness the power of real-time data, scenario planning and predictive modeling to transform the operation and management of their collection systems and anticipate and mitigate the effects of extreme weather-related events.
A powerful risk assessment and real-time decision making tool, ICMLive enables managers and operators to consider the influence of a full range of catchment factors in the management of flooding and reduction of unregulated discharges; the enhancement of storage and existing infrastructure for savings on capital works; and the optimization of pumps to lower energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions. The software is designed to work automatically. Once a system is configured, real-time data is continually and automatically harvested and quality-checked. This data can be derived from a number of sources, including observed and forecasted radar rainfall, online water quality measurements, and ancillary structure and pump operation time series. Simulations are run automatically at a user-defined frequency. They draw on the full hydrodynamic and technological capabilities of the industry-leading InfoWorks ICM, including one- and two-dimensional modeling techniques, real-time control, dynamic water quality analysis, and GPU-enhanced and remote simulation. Simulation frequency can change in response to user-defined conditions. For example, increased rainfall intensity can trigger a reduction in the interval between simulations.
ICMLive V5.5 introduces the ability to automatically export post-event reports. For any user selection of locations, graphs are produced displaying results from automatic simulations within a specified time range as well as the latest observed data. This important capability allows regular reporting on the accuracy of forecasts, enabling those supervising the system to be confident of its performance and effectiveness.
The interoperability of ICMLive has been extended in the latest version by the addition of the ability to trigger simulation runs via third party, external tools. This feature allows the solution to work in conjunction with other business critical processes that may need to be completed before forecasts are made. V5.5 delivers not only key enhancements requested by its vast user base, but many other valuable new features and improvements including the ability to compare multiple simulations on the network page, a new Custom Graph window allowing effortless graphing for predetermined network objects, rationalized user security roles, enhanced control of alert dissemination and additional modeling capabilities and simulation engine advances.
For a complete listing of new features and capabilities in ICMLive V5.5, visit the “What’s New” section in the online help.
“The latest version of ICMLive continues to improve on what is already the industry-leading product for real-time operational forecasting, modeling and management of urban and rural catchments,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “We support our users’ drive for excellence by giving them the enhancements they need to optimize their hydraulic infrastructures and better serve their customers. With additional critical capabilities for interacting with other business systems, ICMLive V5.5 can now play a more integral part than ever in solving the operational challenges of wastewater utilities and river authorities worldwide. Thanks to robust mechanisms for ensuring the accuracy of forecasts, operators can respond to catchment events with even more certainty. The new release is a clear testament to our tireless commitment to our users.”
Pricing and Availability
ICMLive V5.5 is now available worldwide by subscription. Subscription members can immediately download the new version free of charge directly from www.innovyze.com. The Innovyze Subscription Program is a friendly customer support and software maintenance program that ensures the longevity and usefulness of Innovyze products. It gives subscribers instant access to new functionality as it is developed, along with automatic software updates and upgrades. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, visit www.innovyze.comor contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information visit www.innovyze.com.