Exciting news… Very exciting news, I think so anyway, so InfoNet is now Desktop and Suite.
To explain and clarify, InfoNet Desktop is what we’re all accustomed to and have come to love over the many many years. A purpose-built asset management modelling and data analysis system for water distribution, wastewater collection and stormwater networks as well as open channel and flood defences. It enables users to view, manage, integrate, validate, analyse and report on their network data to obtain accurate, up-to-date, auditable information on network infrastructure and performance. InfoNet enables well-informed, cost-effective and action-oriented decision making for both day-to-day operational management and long-term network planning. To gain the clearest possible picture of network infrastructures, users can integrate a host of applications and data sets they already use, including generic GIS, corporate databases, maintenance management systems, field data systems, SCADA, hydraulic modelling/analysis software and other corporate applications.
At this point I stress that we will, here at Innovyze, continue to aggressively develop InfoNet Desktop as we’ve always done in the past. Pushing out the envelope in introducing new functionality and features, adding new objects as well as evolving existing ones.
InfoNet Suite, What is this ‘new’ InfoNet Suite? Well this enables users to create user defined objects to extend the preconfigured water or sewer data models. InfoNet Suite also includes a new network type, the ‘Asset Network’, which doesn’t include an object model, it is effectively a blank slate. User defined objects can be used to define all of the objects within the Asset Network. These assets can include roads, signs, benches, schools, buildings, parks and recreation areas, trees, treatment plants, tanks, and pumps as well as water, wastewater and stormwater networks as well as any tasks performed on these.
The existing Collection and Distribution Networks objects (node, pipe, pump etc.) cannot be expanded, but all objects will now have forty user text and user number fields as well as the existing five user date fields. Common InfoNet tools can still be used with user defined objects, including data flags, version control, rich thematic maps and SQL analysis.