The wait is finally over. SMART now goes outside the substation fence and manages distribution assets and other maintenance-worthy equipment items.
MinMax released its much talked about GIS-based SMART 6.0 with Google Maps which will change the way users record and maintain data for their new and existing poles and other assets outside the substation fence. While numerous user friendly improvements have been made in its basic substation inspection module, loading data for poles and inspecting them directly from Google Maps is a significant addition to the latest release of SMART.
SMART 6.0 also gets a performance boost by relocating to Microsoft Azure cloud platform which is easily scalable and will provide a superior level of performance in a cyber-secure and encrypted database environment meeting all NERC and IEEE criteria. Some of the notable features are:
- Substation inspection, battery, and DGA test data: numerous internal and user interface improvements made for overall system performance.
- Creation and maintenance of poles and other assets outside the substation area. Some of the main functions are:
- GIS – Collect data for new pole (power or light) based on easily configurable utility specific data fields
- GIS – Move any existing or new pole to synchronize its coordinates accurately with the pole displayed on Google Maps
- GIS – Add new equipment directly on Google Maps to speed up visible field equipment addition with accurate coordinates
- GIS – Form based adding of new equipment data fields and their grouping (customizable) on the screen
- GIS – Filter equipment on map by data-fields (eg. pole type, pole material, attachments, pole owner, etc.)
- Data-Fields – Multiple values can be added, for example attachments CATV, Telephone, Fiber Optic, etc.)