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ikeOS and ikeDesktop Upgrades Focus on Joint Use Utility Pole Market

Matt Ball on September 24, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

Data collection solution manufacturer, ikeGPS, announced the next generation of its OS and desktop software at the Western Energy Institute’s (WEI) Joint Use Conference in Seattle this week.  Attendees of the conference will be among the first to see the new releases which were developed for joint use utility data collection.

These new releases are key components of ikeGPS’ ikeSolutions Poles, used globally by electric utilities, telecommunication companies, and their service providers. Users can now create forms, ingest data, generate reports, and measure from calibrated photos, all within the ikeDesktop environment. Besides incorporating the ikeAnnotate functionality, ikeDesktop 2.0 includes support for pole and cross arm width measurements, PDF output support for reporting, improved zoom function during annotation, and the ability to change line colors on attachments.

Said Glenn Milnes, CEO of ikeGPS, “The new versions of our ikeOS and ikeDesktop were architected with the joint use utility pole market in mind. We have integrated our ikeAnnotate product into ikeDesktop to provide better functionality and streamlined access for engineers and others who work with the data collected with the ikeGPS unit.”

Daryl Bennett, PMP, Planning Services Coordinator at Black & McDonald, has been testing the new versions and said, “The new ikeDesktop is great. We no longer need multiple ike software programs to perform our work. It is extremely user friendly and the additions of labels, ability to measure widths, and to change colors of the leaders is a real enhancement to the product and our productivity.”

Caption: Annotated calibrated photo of joint use pole at Safeco Field in Seattle during WEI Joint Use Conference, September 2013 created in ikeDesktop 2.0

The new ikeOS has improved image exposure control to adapt to current lighting conditions, as well as improved the compass calibration process. Compass calibration is necessary when users travel by air and certain other situations.

ikeDesktop 2.0 may be download for no cost at www.ikegps.com/support. For more information on ikeGPS products and solution for utilities please contact us sales@ikegps.com. Visit www.ikegps.com to learn more.

About ikeGPS

ikeGPS has grown from an idea of a New Zealand engineer surveying radio sites in to a company delivering mobile geospatial solutions across the globe, quickly becoming a global player in the utility and defense segments with laser-camera-GPS technology and measurement and 3D modeling software solutions.

The ikeGPS team is committed to producing innovative solutions for customers in a wide range of industries.  Its technology is used by utilities, defense forces, intelligence groups, energy companies, state and local governments, police, and federal authorities. A recent winner of the Red Herring Asia Top 100, ikeGPS has headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand and operates offices in the U.S. and the U.K. www.ikegps.com

About Black & McDonald

Black & McDonald (B&M) is a privately held contractor that has been providing electrical services for over 90 years. We provide engineering, construction and maintenance services to electric utilities, municipalities, industrial and commercial customers from our facilities located throughout the US and Canada. Safety is the number one priority on all of our projects as evidenced by our exceptional safety performance. www.blackandmcdonald.com

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