In summer 2011, the Snohomish Public Utility District (PUD) of Snohomish, Washington, USA, began implementation of Intergraph's G/Technology 10. The PUD will deploy the new system to approximately 100 mobile units, as well as 350 web access users. The PUD migrated to G/Technology 10 from its previous Intergraph FRAMME-based system. G/Technology 10 is based on Oracle's spatial data storage format and provides an open repository for all of PUD's spatial data. Included in this project are interfaces to SynerGEE Network Modeling and Analysis and SAP applications.

Intergraph's G/Technology family is a multidimensional solution that provides tools to support the facilities/asset management needs of utilities and communications companies.

Intergraph's new G/Technology 10 provides infrastructure management capabilities for utilities and communications companies and integrates them with operational support and service delivery. The new version expands enterprise capabilities to incorporate data from OGC-standard web services and embraces industry-standard user management protocols. It also addresses customer requests for key workflow enhancements.

"Having the GIS data accessible to other applications, such as the distribution management system (DMS) and SAP applications, allows Snohomish PUD to use spatial data for both operational, as well as planning and analysis purposes, including dispatch, customer service, field operations and system planning and engineering," said Chris Heimgartner, Assistant General Manager, Distribution and Engineering, Snohomish PUD. "This is part of our strategy to provide spatial, location and asset data across the utility."