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Mobile Enterprise Damage Assessment App Speeds Damage Restoration Efforts

Mobile Enterprise Damage Assessment App Speeds Damage Restoration Efforts

App Helps Utility Crews and Emergency Response Teams Quickly Capture Network Asset Damage Data after Storms Provides Focused Workflows and Better Accuracy, Reducing the Duration of Outages Newest Product Uses Predix Technology to Offer the Latest Mobility and Communications Integrity Technology Available in One Platform

GE’s Digital Energy business has released its Mobile Enterprise Damage Assessment App, a mobile solution for electric utilities, which enables anyone—utility crews, neighboring utility crews, police, fire departments, etc.—to capture network asset damage after storms or other events. This allows the utility to better understand the scale, location and severity of network damage, supporting more accurate estimated time to restoration and better coordinated efforts to restore services more quickly.

“By helping utilities understand the extent of storm damage faster, they can more easily develop restoration plans to return service to customers as quickly as possible,” said Bryan Friehauf, product line leader—software solutions, GE’s Digital Energy business. “The improved data accuracy of the Mobile Enterprise Damage Assessment solution provides focused workflows to help crews manage repair work assignments and reduce customer minutes lost.”

This new app offers the latest mobility, communications integrity and security software technology in one platform. The Mobile Enterprise card store enables new apps to be published and downloaded easily, operates on all common mobile devices and operating systems—tablets, phones, iOS, Android Microsoft Windows, etc.—and supports automated data communication between a utility’s control center and field personnel to improve operational productivity.

GE’s Mobile Enterprise Damage Assessment App is built on the company’s Predix™ technology from the GE Software Center of Excellence in San Ramon, California. Predix is GE’s software platform for the Industrial Internet. It enables asset and operations optimization by providing a standard way to run industrial-scale analytics and connect machines, data and people. Deployed on machines on premises or in the cloud, Predix combines an industry-leading stack of technologies for distributed computing and big data analytics, asset management, machine-to-machine communication and mobility.

 

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