PR — URMC announced today that it has entered into a teaming agreement with
Power Line Systems Inc. (PLSi) to integrate URMC’s
intelligence-based, risk management solution with PLSi’s
powerful PLS-CADD platform. The teaming, a first for PLSi, will extend
the utility industry application of PLS-CADD overhead line design
software by integrating vegetation management intelligence provided by
URMC’s patent-pending remote sensing and
digital imaging technologies.
“Combining URMC’s operational vegetation
management know-how with our PLS-CADD overhead line design program will
reduce a utility’s liability and operating
costs,” says Steven Weber, CEO of PLSi. “The
combination will provide right-of-way management and compliance
reporting solutions that leverage URMC technology with the PLS-CADD
platform, the most trusted and powerful engineering program for analysis
of overhead lines.”
URMC’s intelligence-based, risk management
solutions allow for the automated inventory of utility companies’
transmission assets as well as all nearby vegetation that could threaten
power transmission lines due to weather or normal growth.
“By integrating URMC data and algorithms with
PLS-CADD, utility executives and managers will be able to inventory
their assets and prioritize vegetation risks from their desktops and
immediately act to mitigate them within hours by deploying GPS-enabled
tree crews to any point in North America,”
says Adam Rousselle, president and CEO of URMC. “URMC
and PLSi together uniquely understand the challenges faced by the
utility industry and the solutions needed by asset management personnel
in both engineering and operations. The teaming of our combined
resources will result in a complete turnkey solution that will drive
reliability and efficiency for the industry.”
A video demonstration of URMC data delivered on the PLS-CADD platform is
available on URMC’s home page at www.utilityrisk.com.
URMC is a utility-focused risk management services company dedicated to
improving the reliability and productivity of utility companies around
the globe. We produce and deliver empirical, risk-specific inventory and
analysis via advance remote sensing technology and process methodology.
URMC’s proprietary and patent-pending technology and tools allow us to
define, analyze and understand vegetation-related risk with a speed,
accuracy and consistency unmatched by traditional approaches. URMC goes
beyond technology to provide the tools to identify risk, mitigate and
audit them for complete asset management.
Based in Doylestown, PA, URMC is an exclusive partner of ArborMetrics
Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Asplundh. Learn more about
URMC by visiting www.utilityrisk.com.