Innovyze Releases InfoWater Generation V8.5, Defining New Era of Leadership in Analytics-Centric Asset Management – Latest Release Equips Communities with Groundbreaking Valve Criticality Assessment Power
Broomfield, Colorado USA, October 25, 2011 — In its ongoing quest to equip the global water industry with the world’s most powerful and comprehensive GIS-centric infrastructure modeling and management solutions, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide availability of the V8.5 Generation of InfoWater for ArcGIS (ESRI, Redlands, CA). InfoWater has long been renowned for its legendary power, speed, and comprehensive toolsets and extensions. With this release, Innovyze has further refined the superb water supply and distribution modeling and analysis features that have helped make the software a leading choice among the world’s top water utilities.
Built atop ArcGIS, InfoWater seamlessly integrates sophisticated analytics, systems dynamics and optimization functionality directly within the ArcGIS setting. From fire flow and water quality simulations, valve criticality and energy cost analysis to pressure zone management and advanced Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm optimization, the InfoWater product suite comes equipped with everything water utility owner-operators need to best plan, design, operate, secure and sustain their distribution systems. The software also serves as a base platform for advanced modeling, operational, and capital planning extensions. Among these critical applications are IWLive (real-time operations and security), InfoWater UDF (unidirectional flushing); CapPlan (risk-based capital planning); InfoWater MSX (multi-species, temperature, and particle transport/deposition modeling); InfoSurge (surge/transient analysis); and Sustainability (carbon footprint calculation).
Users will discover a variety of improvements in network analysis and valve criticality assessment throughout InfoWater V8.5. For example, when a network simulation terminates prematurely at any specific time during an extended period simulation (EPS), users can now view all the temporal results up to that point. GIS layers (feature classes) representing isolation valves can now be directly utilized for identifying the ones that most critically affect the scale or impact of any potential distribution system outage. An improved algorithm then automatically pinpoints all critical valves as well as all pipes with flow reversal caused by valve operation. Since flow reversal is an indicator of sediment resuspension and subsequent water quality complaints, the new functionality allows utility operational and field staff to run a simulation on a mobile device before operating any valve to understand its resulting impact. By determining critical valves in this way, water utility owner-operators can effectively prioritize expenditures on solutions like maintenance, replacement, SCADA, motorization, and control, and optimal placement of new valves. Users can also create countless “what if” scenarios that quickly model the effect a proposed design or operational change could have on the entire system and its customers. The result is better, more accurate valve criticality assessments completed more quickly, with improved efficiencies, operations and customer satisfaction at every step.
These enhancements propel the InfoWater family of solutions into the next generation, carrying on Innovyze’s time-honored practice of continually adding critical value to its software and bringing unsurpassed modeling and design capabilities into the mainstream. The suite has the robustness and feature set needed to handle the most demanding analyses. Yet it’s intuitive enough for a new user to master without a drawn-out learning curve, making it the ultimate GIS-centric decision support tool for water supply and distribution systems. Like all Innovyze products, it’s backed by unparalleled high-touch technical support. For an even faster return on investment, organizations may opt to call on Innovyze Implementation Services to accelerate deployment, integration and implementation of best modeling practices.
“We’re constantly innovating to help our customers excel and achieve their most important goals while making their jobs easier,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., Hon.D.WRE, F.ASCE, President and Chief Operating Officer of Innovyze. “Water utilities worldwide are under ever-increasing pressure to improve the management of their aging assets and optimize operational and capital expenditure. Our analytics-centric asset management solutions suite equips utilities with the ultimate decision support tool for optimal results.”
Pricing and Availability
Upgrade to InfoWater V8.5 is now available worldwide by subscription. Subscription members can immediately download the new version free of charge directly from www.innovyze.com. The Innovyze Subscription Program is a friendly customer support and software maintenance program that ensures the longevity and usefulness of Innovyze products. It gives subscribers instant access to new functionality as it is developed, along with automatic software updates and upgrades. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, visit www.innovyze.com or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasian, East Asian and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.