Today's utility companies are facing unprecedented challenges matched by compelling opportunities to transform. eSmart Systems' software solution Grid Vision™ (formerly known as Connected Drone) is designed to help utilities thrive in this evolving landscape and optimize infrastructure inspections to reach better decisions quicker and at a lower cost.
Grid Vision™ Inspect leverages Collaborative AI to enable engineers and inspectors to perform high-quality T&D inspections with greater accuracy and lower costs, with help from AI and image analytics. Our collaborative approach allows your scarce resources focus on high-value activities while our AI takes care of many of the cumbersome and manual activities.
This Collaborative AI approach combines human intelligence with AI-based analytics. Together they analyze aerial images in a way that optimizes the capabilities of humans, AI, and aerial images data. These synergies result in more efficient grid inspections, reduced failure rates, and extended asset life.
Grid Vision™ Inspect is designed for grid engineers that perform grid inspections and document the health of grid assets. The product is configurable and can be set up to meet specific Transmission and Distribution inspection needs. The product uses a five-step process from planning to updating utility systems in order to optimize maintenance workflows.
Grid Vision™ Inspect is used both for Transmission and Distribution inspections by 35 utilities in the US & Europe. Our value proposition is designed to tailor the solution for each utility’s priorities to:
Grid Vision™ Insight helps managers improve their planning and decision-making by providing real-time birds-eye and analytical drill-downs into the assets inspected.
Grid Vision™ Insight tracks the performance of ongoing inspection work, provides instant insight of the location and severity of verified high priority defects, and provides utility managers and analysts a deep and flexible framework for further asset intelligence.
Insight provides utility managers real-time monitoring and analyzing capabilities and includes:
Accelerate Identification and Repair of Defects
Leverage AI to accelerate image analysis by as much as 1000x and improve maintenance workflows
Build an Accurate Asset Inventory
Build an accurate asset model of every component on every structure with updated geo-location
More Complete Defect Detection
Improve inspection processes by detecting 4x more defects on Transmission and Distribution infrastructure than existing ground-based inspections
Reduce Operating Expenses
Robust user interface reduces inspection times for engineers and inspectors by as much as 80%
A more thorough and effective inspection identifies defects field engineers may miss and reduces risks of outages
Implement inspection processes that reduce employee and contractor risks in potentially hazardous situations
Build an inventory of digital assets while implementing a more effective and efficient inspection process
Comply with Regulatory Requirements
Provide extensive documentation of the grid, that helps with risk reduction, and protects utilities from numerous liability actions.
Extend Asset Life
Analyze defect data over time to support predictive maintenance and optimize asset management