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ArcFM Solution Upgraded to Version 9.2

Telvent Miner & Miner has announced the availability of the ArcFM Solution version 9.2. The ArcFM Solution is an enterprise GIS solution for editing, modeling, maintaining, and managing facility information for electric, gas, and water/wastewater utilities. This release is also certified with ESRI’s ArcGIS 9.2.

The ArcFM Solution 9.2 introduces many new features including:

  • Underground facility management improves the ability to manage the internal representation of underground structures including manholes and vaults by allowing users to create, edit, and view the internal structures.
  • Design optimization allows users to interactively design using optimization and automation tools. This tool takes into consideration site conditions, design parameters, and exclusion zones as well as supports parcel aggregation and transformer, conductor, and service optimal sizing and placement. The goal of this functionality is to focus on reducing cost and materials while adhering to user-defined parameters for optimal design.
  • Inspector is a new extension to ArcFM Viewer for ArcGIS Engine that allows mobile and desktop users to edit existing feature attributes and manage related objects to support workflows for inspections, joint-use attachments, cathodic protection, pole surveys, transformer audits, leak detection, damage assessments, and overall updating of attribute data.
  • ArcFM Viewer now supports the new file-based geodatabase at 9.2, which provides mobile users exceptional data compression and has no size limitation.
  • Geodatabase replication allows users to synchronize their personal or file-based geodatabases on their mobile clients with the enterprise geodatabase in a timely and reliable manner.
  • Database connections are now available with operating system authentication, which provides the convenience of a single sign-on and multiple databases per single ArcSDE instance.
  • Responder 9.2 has several new enhancements including:
    • Predicted Probable allows a user to assign a prediction as a “Probable” state to a device that may be out.
    • Regions can now be identified by polygon feature classes. This tool allows feeders to span across regions and supports up to three levels of regions, as well as the ability to predict and manage incidents by regions.
    • Web/Dashboard allows a user to view statistics by region in tabular and geospatial formats. A map tab, which leverages ArcGIS Server technology, allows users to zoom to a customer and view neighboring calls and incidents.
    • Wires Down/Hazards is the ability to assign multiple hazards to an incident. Crews can be assigned uniquely to individual incident elements.
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