This logical provisioning solution starts with a four-state utility. Tri-State Generation & Transmission generates and transmits electric power to 43 member coops, who in turn power more than a million customers across four states. The massive G&T needs to efficiently manage bandwidth across a huge and complex network of telecommunications devices that span these four states.
Previously, Tri-State managed its telecommunications network with a legacy, homegrown application. The application was not geospatially enabled, which left Tri-State unable to take advantage of the power of its GIS.
Tri-State wanted a solution that provided this complex logical bandwidth provisioning while directly consuming ArcGIS data. In looking for a solution, they sought an established, supported product with an existing user base — from a solution provider who understood both their industry and the technology behind their needs.
SSP demonstrated superior knowledge of both logical provisioning and geospatial enablement. SSP presented a two-phase project that assessed the utility’s current circuit management state, including legacy data. They offered an application design for the future, a large-scale data conversion, and the technical leadership to execute on both.
The final product will be a combination of ArcFM Fiber Manager™, Esri ArcGIS and a custom software build. SSP has already brought all telco assets into the GIS. It will also eliminate the legacy system and achieve logical provisioning on the established ArcGIS platform.
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