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Neptune Partners with Esri and 3-GIS to Provide New Mapping Tools for Utilities

Matt Ball on October 9, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy

Neptune Technology Group Inc. (“Neptune”) has partnered with both Esri, the market-leading water utility geographic information system (GIS), and 3-GIS, the world’s leading browser-based GIS solutions provider, to enhance the mapping functionality within its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) host software, N_SIGHT R450. Neptune’s N_SIGHT R450 v2.5 delivers advanced Esri-based map-enabled AMI system key performance indicators (KPIs), along with easy-to-configure, map-based AMI data queries built on the 3-GIS web mapping tool, Network Express.

The Esri GIS technology allows utilities to perform enhanced analysis of AMI information when presented together on a common map interface. Over base maps, utilities can layer details such as distribution lines, laterals, and other utility assets.

Through the mapping feature, utility users can interactively view, organize, and perform system activities on leak detection, reverse flow, and other system conditions where and when they happen across service areas.

The use of Esri-based maps and utility-created layers enables a more sophisticated grouping of accounts within Neptune’s N_SIGHT R450 software by utilizing Esri geo-based information and GIS selection tools provided by the 3-GIS mapping interface. It also allows for display of added GIS information, such as utility distribution lines and other assets, to aid in alert troubleshooting and data analysis.

N_SIGHT R450 now supports full integration with ESRI ArcGIS Server (versions 9.3 and newer) to display ESRI GIS map layers. Further, for customers without an in-house Esri ArcGIS Server, N_SIGHT R450 now also supports full integration with the Esri ArcGIS Online hosted mapping service.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.

About 3-GIS

3-GIS is a leading innovator of smart geospatial solutions and proud recipient of the 2011 Esri Partner’s Choice Award and the Esri Private Web Application Award. 3-GIS’ software for desktop and field use, takes complex GIS information and makes it simple to understand and fast to access from every level of the enterprise. Visit www.3-GIS.com.

About Neptune

Neptune Technology Group Inc. is a pioneer in the development of automatic meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technologies for more than 47 years. Since 1892 Neptune has continually focused on the evolving needs of utilities – revenue optimization, operational efficiencies, and improved customer service. The company offers a fully integrated migration path for its utility customers to meet their needs now and in the future. For additional information, please visit the company website at www.neptunetg.com.

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