NV5 Geospatial and SPIDA® Software Announce Partnership and First-Of-Its Kind Pole Management Integrated Solution

NV5 Geospatial and SPIDA® Software Partnership

Gahanna, OH – SPIDA Software, the trusted Structure Management Solution provider for utilities, telecommunication companies, and contractors, and NV5 Geospatial (formerly Quantum Spatial), North America’s largest geospatial data firm announces a new strategic partnership that brings an innovative new approach to pole and structure management, overhead inspection and analysis.

Through this strategic partnership, NV5 Geospatial and SPIDA Software have developed a first-of-its-kind seamless overhead inspection and analysis solution for pole owners and stakeholders that delivers a single source of truth of overhead pole data quickly, safely, and accurately.

Integration features include:

  • Automated Pole Loading Analysis
    • Analyze 1000s of poles in a matter of minutes using industry-leading, third-party verified geometric nonlinear analysis methods.
  • Digital Twin
    • Easily model exact overhead systems from a single source of truth for consistent analysis and make ready determination reducing the need to revisit a pole to capture missed measurements by ground crews.
  • Securely Integrated and Synchronized Database
    • Synchronized systems of record for digital twin data and analysis results, detailed asset searching, inventory of equipment and reporting.
  • Automated, accurate, and up-to-date measurements
    • Quickly take measurements of hundreds of poles up to 40,000 times faster while eliminating data entry errors.
  • Workflow Management
    • Seamlessly create flexible workflows to automate complex processes such as pole attachment requests and pole transfers across multiple projects.

 

“We recognize that one of the biggest challenges for our customers when it comes to management of their pole infrastructure is finding a single source of truth,” said Rebecca Lasica, VP Commercial Sales at NV5 Geospatial. “Combining these two platforms creates a complete solution giving customers full visibility of lidar and spherical imagery for identification of all attachments and equipment on the pole with transparency, control, flexibility over collection, material specification, analysis methods, and workflow automation.”

“We are excited to combine over a decade of experience with the management and analysis of pole infrastructure with NV5 Geospatial’s excellence in data capture and analysis to vastly improve the collection to action timeline,” said Brad Johnson, SPIDA Software’s Director of Business Development and Strategy. “By utilizing NV5 Geospatial’s trustworthy measurements, SPIDA’s structure management platform and online analysis service, we will deliver a meaningfully shorter timeline between overhead inspection and action for pole owners. Our combined efforts will lead to reduced maintenance costs, faster time to market for broadband projects, and reduced make-ready costs for pole owners.”

Register to attend the upcoming Live Launch here or visit www.spidasoftware.com/NV5 to learn more. Early registrants will have a chance to submit their pole data and receive a complimentary analysis while being featured in the live launch.

About NV5 Geospatial, powered by Quantum Spatial
NV5 Geospatial, formerly Quantum Spatial, is North America’s largest geospatial services firm, providing insights to organizations that need geospatial intelligence to mitigate risk, plan for growth, better manage resources and advance scientific understanding. We combine the widest array of advanced remote sensing technologies with proprietary processes, analytics tools, algorithms, and analysis. NV5 Geospatial goes beyond data acquisition and measurement, transforming high-quality, accurate data into usable information tailored to meet our clients’ needs. Major government agencies, the military, and corporate organizations of all sizes, including utilities, oil and gas producers, engineering and construction firms, depend on NV5 Geospatial to revolutionize the way they use and value geospatial data through end-to-end solutions that push the boundaries of data and analytics. For more information visit quantumspatial.com

About SPIDA Software
Serving the electric and telecommunication industries since 2007, SPIDA Software’s cost-effective Structure Management System is a unique platform developed to create a digital twin of utility overhead systems and a centralized portal for the coordination of activities including joint use and engineering. SPIDA is helping our customers reduce risk, cost, and timelines as they build the electric grid and broadband networks of tomorrow.

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Introducing SPIDA®silk – The New Industry Standard for Sag and Tension Software

SPIDA®silk – The New Industry Standard for Sag and Tension Software

Gahanna, OH, – SPIDA Software, the trusted Structure Management Solution provider for utilities, telecommunication companies, and contractors, is excited to introduce SPIDAsilk – SPIDA’s new sag and tension software that calculates precise wire sag and tensions and produces conductor installation charts.

Eliminating manual calculations and antiquated reporting, SPIDAsilk is an easy to use, affordable platform that features a user-friendly interface designed to save users time and is equipped with Excel-based reporting. SPIDAsilk evaluates spans with elevation changes, supports stand-mounted equipment, and integrates with SPIDAcalc providing users with an easy mechanism to evaluate unique spans or crossings.

Key product features include:

  • Detailed sag and tension reporting
    • Evaluate single span and ruling spans
    • Create stringing tension reports
    • Wire reports based on code specified or custom weather cases at initial, final without creep and final with creep conditions
  • Communication bundles
    • SPIDAcalc’s easy-to-use bundling feature has been integrated into SPIDAsilk for quick definition of communication bundles and overlashing
    • Set a constraint for the complete bundle or explicitly set the initial messenger tension
    • Evaluate wire-mounted equipment
  • Identify sag measurements anywhere along the span

 

“SPIDAsilk has been a work in progress for several years, and we’re excited to finally bring it to market”, said Kevan Kramb, Technical Lead at SPIDA Software. “After working closely with clients and learning their biggest challenges, SPIDAsilk was developed to relieve the manual burden and outdated processes so many are accustomed to. From setting a limiting condition based upon sag, tension, or RTS limits to evaluating communication bundles with strand-mounted equipment, SPIDAsilk is a complete, comprehensive solution for the industry”.

SPIDA®silk – The New Industry Standard for Sag and Tension Software

Visit www.spidasoftware.com/spidasilk to learn more, request a quote, or request the previously recorded live SPIDAsilk Demonstration and Presentation here.

About SPIDA Software
Serving the electric and telecommunication industries since 2007, SPIDA Software’s cost-effective Structure Management System is a unique platform developed to create a digital twin of utility overhead systems and a centralized portal for the coordination of activities including joint use and engineering. SPIDA is helping our customers reduce risk, cost, and timelines as they build the electric grid and broadband networks of tomorrow.

SPIDA® Software Announces New Release for SPIDAcalc – V7.3 Golden

SPIDA® Software Announces New Release for SPIDAcalc – V7.3 Golden. New features and functionality include a span-centric profile view featuring clearance annotations, terrain definition, and reporting.

Gahanna, OH, –  SPIDA Software, the trusted Structure Management Solution provider for utilities, telecommunication companies, and contractors, is excited to release the latest version of their overhead structural analysis software, SPIDAcalc – v7.3 Golden. The latest version features a robust set of new features including enhanced functionality and new reporting.

For more than a decade, SPIDAcalc has been used by utility and telecommunications professionals to accurately evaluate overhead systems to more precisely identify assets at risk and safely design new structures. While traditional methods of pole loading are manual, tedious, and inefficient, SPIDAcalc’s intuitive interface pairs powerful pole design with reliable geometric nonlinear analysis, including nonlinear stress-strain wire calculations.

With the release of SPIDAcalc – v7.3 Golden, SPIDA introduces new features and functionality including:

  • Span-centric profile view
    • Clearance annotations and terrain definition along the span
  • New profile view report
  • Integration with SPIDAsilk Sag and Tension Software for additional conductor reporting
  • 3D view enhancements
    • Visualization of full framing on connected adjacent structures
  • Improved tablet touchscreen and GPS functionality for in-field use of SPIDAcalc

 

SPIDAcalc gives you transparency, control, and sophistication through integration and flexibility on data collection, material specifications, and analysis methodology. Go beyond pole loading and ease the process of modeling, analyzing, and optimizing overhead T&D assets.

“With each release of SPIDAcalc, our users gain a collective set of features inspired by industry needs and user’s requests”, said Matt Cain, Product Manager at SPIDA Software. “The team and I are proud to launch this latest version of SPIDAcalc that not only showcases our commitment to continuously improve our products, but also sets the stage for future SPIDAcalc product releases, including clearance automation and rules-based validations”.

Visit http://www.spidasoftware.com/spidacalc to request a complimentary 30-day trial, quote, or register for the upcoming live SPIDAcalc Demonstration here.

 

About SPIDA Software

Serving the electric and telecommunication industries since 2007, SPIDA Software’s cost-effective Structure Management System is a unique platform developed to create a digital twin of utility overhead systems and a centralized portal for the coordination of activities including joint use and engineering. SPIDA is helping our customers reduce risk, cost, and timelines as they build the electric grid and broadband networks of tomorrow.

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SPIDA® Software Announces New Website

SPIDA Software announces New Website

Gahanna, OH, –  SPIDA® Software, the trusted Structure Management Solution provider for utilities, telecommunication companies, and contractors, is excited to announce the launch of their new corporate website. The website boasts a fresh new look, mobile and user-friendly navigation, and resources for current and prospective clients and partners.

The new website highlights SPIDA’s unique Structure Management Solutions, including software, services, integrations, partnerships, and features a modernized resource center.

“Our goal with the new website was to provide greater visibility into our software solutions and services, while providing the same user-focused experience that SPIDA is known for,” said Courteney Miller, Marketing Manager at SPIDA Software. “We will be updating the website regularly with news and events and additional resources.”

Visit the new SPIDA Software website at www.spidasoftware.com to learn more about SPIDA’s solutions and services.

About SPIDA Software

Serving the electric and telecommunication industries since 2007, SPIDA Software’s cost-effective Structure Management System is a unique platform developed to create a digital twin of utility overhead systems and a centralized portal for the coordination of activities including joint use and engineering. SPIDA is helping our customers reduce risk, cost, and timelines as they build the electric grid and broadband networks of tomorrow.

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SPIDA® Software and Schneider Electric Announce Strategic Partnership

SPIDA® Software and Schneider Electric Announce Strategic Partnership. Utilities to gain more powerful, integrated, and streamlined offerings that simplify processes

Gahanna, OH, – SPIDA Software, the trusted industry provider of structural analysis software and the first Structure Management System for Utilities, announced a partnership with Schneider Electric, the industry leader in Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions for utilities and communication providers. Together, SPIDA Software and Schneider Electric will offer tighter product integrations and joint offerings that streamline engineering and design processes, as well as simplify the challenges of traditional pole loading methods.

The integration of SPIDA Software’s SPIDAcalc with Schneider Electric’s ArcFM Designer is currently enabling utilities to validate the safety code compliance of structures while managing risks and optimizing asset investments. Customers will soon have a broader range of integrated solutions that allow them to complete tasks more efficiently and with better visibility into processes.

Ameren Illinois, an electric and gas utility, will soon leverage the integrated offering of SPIDAcalc and ArcFM Designer. Patrick Barud, supervising engineer, DDC at Ameren Illinois said, “Ameren is looking forward to implementing the integration between ArcFM Designer and SPIDAcalc to take advantage of a streamlined design process.  Moving away from home-grown spreadsheets to a fully 3-D tool to analyze distribution line designs done in GWD will be a big step forward.”

“A utility’s digital journey is based on the ability of systems and solutions to closely work together and deliver a true picture of the network,” said Jay Stinson, general manager at Schneider Electric. “We’re thrilled to strengthen our partnership with SPIDA Software to deliver even better integrations and offerings that support their transformation.”

“This partnership will allow us to provide our mutual customers with a best-in-class, seamless offering as they tackle the complex challenges confronting our industry relative to structural integrity and asset health.”, said Brett Willitt, President at SPIDA Software.

SPIDA® Software and Schneider Electric Announce Strategic Partnership.

To learn more about this integration visit https://www.spidasoftware.com/se/.

About SPIDA Software

Serving the electric and telecommunication industries since 2007, SPIDA Software’s cost-effective Structure Management System is a unique platform developed to create a digital twin of utility overhead systems and a centralized portal for the coordination of activities including joint use and engineering. The platform includes SPIDAcalc, the industry’s trusted structural analysis software, and SPIDAstudio, a cloud-based platform developed for asset owners and contractors to centrally document and manage the physical health and condition of their overhead system. SPIDA is helping our customers reduce risk, cost, and timelines as they build the electric grid and broadband networks of tomorrow.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation.  With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management and in Automation Systems.  We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation, and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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SPIDA® Software Unveils SPIDAmin One Touch Make Ready Workflows and Enhanced Security Features

SPIDA® Software Unveils SPIDAmin One Touch Make Ready Workflows and Enhanced Security Features

Gahanna, OH – March 26, 2019 –  SPIDA Software, the first Structure Management System for utilities and the trusted industry leader of structural analysis software, announces the newest release of their Asset Management Software, SPIDAmin. With this release, SPIDA introduces One Touch Make Ready (OTMR) workflows and enhanced security features, staying ahead of industry trends.

Recently, the FCC approved OTMR for pole attachments, which will shorten the previous multi-step timeline for communication attachments. Historically, this previous process was prone to construction delays and additional costs for the broadband provider. The new OTMR process will expedite the expansion of broadband construction by streamlining and reducing delays and costs. The responsibility to perform certain aspects of make ready engineering has shifted to the new attacher. However, the timeline that pole owners are expected to review and approve the proposed attachments has been significantly condensed, placing additional strain on already limited pole owner resources.

SPIDAmin One Touch Make Ready workflows provide the necessary framework for successful implementation of the new guidelines. SPIDAmin removes the manual and tedious process of tracking critical timelines and automates communication between pole owner and pole attachers in real-time, reducing the possibility of errors and delays. Utilities can initiate, track, and manage the business processes around their assets, while fulfilling the requirements of the new FCC pole attachment process.

In addition to introducing OTMR workflows, this release includes a robust set of enhanced security features, safeguarding client data. Single sign-on, an intrusion detection and prevention system, virus and malware scanning, and additional network monitoring are all working simultaneously behind the scenes to keep organizations’ data safe.

“SPIDAmin’s enhanced security and new One Touch Make Ready workflows are prime examples of our commitment to innovative software solutions aimed at helping organizations adapt and thrive in an ever-changing industry”, said Trent Quatman, Product Lead at SPIDA Software.

For additional information, or to attend a live SPIDAmin demonstration, visit https://www.spidasoftware.com/solutions/spidastudio/spidamin.

SPIDA® Software Unveils SPIDAmin One Touch Make Ready Workflows and Enhanced Security Features

About SPIDA Software

Serving the electric and telecommunication industries since 2007, SPIDA Software’s cost-effective Structure Management System is a unique platform developed to create a digital twin of utility overhead systems and a centralized portal for the coordination of activities including joint use and engineering. The platform includes SPIDAcalc, the industry’s trusted structural analysis software, and SPIDAstudio, the first-ever scalable, on-demand platform for the oversight of activity, analysis, and management of asset structural health. SPIDA Software’s solutions are developed and supported by a knowledgeable, passionate staff with extensive industry experience.

Attend a Live SPIDAmin Demonstration     Learn More about SPIDAmin

SPIDA® Software Announces Launch of SPIDAcalc v7.1 – Orb Weaver

Gahanna, OH – January 10, 2019 – SPIDA Software, the trusted industry provider of structural analysis software and the first Structure Management System for utilities, is excited to announce the latest release of its pole loading software, SPIDAcalc v7.1 – Orb Weaver.

With this release of SPIDAcalc, SPIDA Software expands further into the telecommunications marketplace by introducing the communication wire bundling feature letting users create communication bundles with ease for faster, more accurate analysis of their facilities and utility poles. Additionally, Orb Weaver includes improved wire sag and tension reporting, a redesigned design comparison feature, wireless antenna models, and refined map and connectivity features.

With the launch of SPIDAcalc v7.0 – Jumper in 2017, SPIDA revolutionized the industry by introducing cloud-based analysis and an all-new user-friendly interface, making pole loading easier than ever,” said Brett Willitt, Vice President of SPIDA Software. “With Orb Weaver, we’ve expanded on the features that Jumper introduced and enhanced the functionality of SPIDAcalc to help communication providers move faster, more accurately, and with greater confidence.”

By adding impactful features to this release, SPIDA continues to focus on the challenges utility organizations and their contractors face daily. Streamlining design and work deliverables and the time spent on projects, SPIDAcalc v7.1 – Orb Weaver continues the tradition of providing innovative and industry leading pole loading design and analysis software.

“Broadband and wireless infrastructure is expanding at an incredible pace and SPIDAcalc is speeding the process of modeling and evaluating overhead infrastructure, so tomorrow’s networks can safely be built today,” said Willitt.

For additional information, including attending a live product demonstration or to request a no-obligation free 30-day trial, visit https://www.spidasoftware.com/solutions/calc.

About SPIDA Software

Serving the electric and telecommunication industries since 2007, SPIDA Software’s cost-effective Structure Management System is a unique platform developed to create a digital twin of utility overhead systems and a centralized portal for the coordination of activities including joint use and engineering. The platform includes SPIDAcalc, the industry’s leading structural analysis software, and SPIDAstudio, the first-ever scalable, on-demand platform for the oversight of activity, analysis, and management of asset structural health. SPIDA Software’s solutions are developed and supported by a knowledgeable, passionate staff with extensive industry experience.

Request a Free 30-Day Trial     Attend a Live SPIDAcalc Demonstration     Learn More about Orb Weaver

SPIDA® Software Announces SPIDAstudio Platform with Revolutionary Upgrades to SPIDAmin

Gahanna, OH – June 27, 2018 – SPIDA Software, the first Structure Management System for utilities and the industry leader in structural analysis software, is excited to introduce SPIDAstudio – a next generation cloud-based platform that bundles together SPIDA’s powerful pole analysis capabilities, central storage of SPIDAcalc designs, and SPIDAmin Asset Management software.

Supporting the industry’s commitment to infrastructure initiatives, SPIDAstudio moves the heavy-lifting of structural analysis to a cloud-based platform. From one pole to a utility’s entire overhead system, SPIDAstudio provides the horsepower needed to quickly analyze overhead infrastructure models in minutes, and then centrally stores them for review and retrieval. SPIDAstudio is equipped to handle a variety of projects such as system hardening initiatives, broadband expansion projects, or simply augmenting design tools. Additionally, SPIDAstudio interconnects with other enterprise tools, such as GIS and Graphic Work Design to enhance and streamline existing processes.

The launch of SPIDAstudio also showcases a brand-new user interface for SPIDAmin, an application to centrally manage large programs, including asset-level activities, and documents the lifecycle of assets. Built initially to help utilities manage the complex challenges associated with pole attachments and joint use, SPIDAmin Brings Calm to the Chaos and includes these all-new, feature-rich enhancements:

  • An expanded set of ready-to-use, preconfigured workflows to manage pole attachments, pole transfers, make ready, and safety violations – all included at no additional cost.
  • New user interface featuring an updated dashboard and an interactive Table View allowing for simultaneous editing across many projects, with ease.
  • Streamlined communication and real-time alerts for pole owners, attachers, and contractors – eliminating unnecessary emails and lost conversations.
  • Out-of-the-box reporting and robust APIs for instantaneous, data-driven decision making.

 

By introducing SPIDAstudio and re-investing in the future with SPIDAmin, SPIDA is providing our clients with cost-effective solutions that take the struggle out of the day-to-day activities associated with joint use and asset management. With this release, we’ve improved our implementation timeframes and are proud and confident that the new SPIDAstudio will help bridge the gap between utilities and their assets,” said Brett Willitt, Vice President of SPIDA Software.

For additional information, or to request a no-obligation demonstration, visit https://www.spidasoftware.com/solutions/spidastudio.

About SPIDA Software
Serving the electric and telecommunication industries since 2007, SPIDA Software’s cost-effective Structure Management System is a unique platform developed to create a digital twin of utility overhead systems and a centralized portal for the coordination of activities including joint use and engineering. The platform includes SPIDAcalc, the industry’s leading structural analysis software, and SPIDAstudio, the first-ever scalable, on-demand platform for the oversight of activity, analysis, and management of asset structural health. SPIDA Software’s solutions are developed and supported by a knowledgeable, passionate staff with extensive industry experience.