Four visionary organizations recognized as 2013 Icon Award Winners at international users' conferenceHUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 4, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — Intergraph® Security, Government and Infrastructure's (SG&I) 2013 Icon Award winners were announced today during keynote presentations at HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Intergraph's Icon Awards are the most prestigious honor for innovative organizations utilizing Intergraph SG&I's solutions.
The 2013 Icon Awards recognize four SG&I customers for impacting the future of technology using Intergraph's software. This year's winners are Anglian Water, responsible for providing water and wastewater to more than six million domestic and commercial customers in England; CESC Limited, an organization dedicated to delivering safe, cost-effective and reliable energy to 2.4 million customers in India; Christchurch City Council, the second-largest city council in New Zealand accountable for the welfare of 369,000 residents; and Oncor Electric Delivery, the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas committed to maintaining reliable electric delivery service to its customers. These winners used Intergraph's technology in visionary ways and benefited their customers with their innovative ideas.
"We are proud to recognize our customers using Intergraph's solutions to make a difference in not only their own organizations, but their industries as a whole. These forward-thinking organizations exhibit how visionary ideas can impact the future of technology," said John Graham, President, Security, Government and Infrastructure Division, Intergraph Corporation. "We are honored to be a partner of these organizations and look forward to see how they continue to shape the future."
Icon Award Winner Profiles
Anglian Water is the largest water and wastewater company in England and Wales, covering 27,500 square kilometers. An Intergraph customer since the early 1990s, Anglian Water utilized the G/Technology and GeoMedia product families to create a single, modern environment for its asset and geospatial data. As a result, Anglian Water now has an advanced infrastructure management system that offers both situational awareness and mobility, with a common operating picture throughout.
The first power company on the Indian subcontinent, CESC serves 2.4 million customers within 567 square kilometers of Kolkata and Howrah, and was the first distribution company in India to implement a GIS. Through its use of Intergraph's G/Technology software, CESC has realized better network planning, reduced downtime, increased assistance to field personnel, decreased loss levels, and overall streamlined operations.
Christchurch City Council
Christchurch City Council is New Zealand's second largest city council, responsible for the welfare of 369,000 residents. From September 2010 through Feb 2011, Christchurch suffered several earthquakes that destroyed much of the city. During the aftermath, the Council's GIS team experienced massive demand for up-to-date city maps to aid in rescue and recovery work. Intergraph helped the Council enhance its web services and improve the flow of critical infrastructure data to its partners and contractors. As a result, the Council is able to better share data with other authorities in the city's post-earthquake recovery and rebuilding of the city.
Oncor Electric Delivery
Oncor is a regulated electric transmission and distribution service provider that serves seven million customers across Texas. Oncor developed the vision for its SmartGrid Applied Systems project in 2007, with the goal to transform the significant volume of data generated by distribution centers into actionable information that could be leveraged across the utility. Oncor partnered with Intergraph to avoid unplanned outages, reduce outage response times, and optimize dispatcher and field crew processes. Approximately 20 percent of Oncor's outages are now resolved without receiving a customer call.
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation responsible for the SG&I U.S. federal business.
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Stephanie Deemer, Executive Manager Public Relations/Government Relations