IKE 4

Most utility poles are old and so is the process of collecting and managing the information necessary to maintain aerial distribution networks while meeting the mandate to deliver safe and reliable power.

If Photo Verifiable Accuracy, efficiency, safety and lowering costs are important to you, IKE is the solution. IKE 4 is the all in one solution for utility pole related applications. IKE starts with an easy to learn and use Android based device that leverages a cloud based design tool for completing pole records, delivering Photo Verifiable Accuracy and integrating this data with the applications you use most: PoleForeman, SPIDACalc, O-Calc Pro, PLS CADD, GIS, CAD and much more…

Hundreds of electric utilities, communication companies and engineering service providers like IKE for:

  • Make ready engineering for new attachment permitting.
  • Distribution design for pole replacement, new construction, post construction as-built audits.
  • Joint-use audits.

IKE 4 was developed from the ground up to be the standard design tool for locating and measuring outside plant for aerial fiber and small cell deployments, joint-use applications and construction of aerial outside plant.

 

The IKE 4 Process

IKE-Process-Graphic

The IKE 4 solution includes the following components:

 

IKE Device:  A new hardware design that utilizes the latest mobile technologies to produce a high-performance and low-power field device using Google’s Android mobile operating system.

IKE Field:  An Android app that contains specialized utility pole data collection and measurements tools for pole heights, wire spans, attachment, GPS location and other field data collection tools. Photos and data collected in the field are uploaded wirelessly to IKE Office.

IKE Office:  A cloud-based software service used to create and deploy custom data collection forms, measure heights of attachments from the photos captured by IKE Field, validate quality assurance and quality control processes, and store photos and corresponding data for long-term archiving and retrieval.

IKE Integration: Enables users to create reports and directly integrate data into applications or enterprise databases. Report output formats include JSON, KMZ, PDF and more. Direct integration includes SPIDA Software’s SPIDACalc pole loading analysis solution and other third-party systems.

Key Features

IKE 4 Device

 

IKE is unique because it combines all the sensors necessary to deliver Photo Verifiable Accuracy into an easy to learn and easy to use Android based device that works like your smart phone. Key device features include:

IKE 4 Software Elements

IKE Field

IKE Field is an Android mobile app that is preloaded on the IKE Device. The app contains general measurements tools for field data collection and specialized utility pole measurements for pole heights, wire spans, attachment points, GPS location and more. Data collection is based on adjustable workflows with custom hierarchical forms that improve the productivity and efficiency in the field. Data collected with IKE Field is uploaded wirelessly to IKE Office.

IKE Office

IKE Office is a cloud-based software service that has multiple functions. IKE Office is used to create and then deploy the IKE custom hierarchical forms. As data is collected in the field, it’s uploaded from the IKE Field app to IKE Office where it is used to perform functions such as measuring heights of attachment and quality assurance and quality control. IKE Office stores all of the photos, measure-ments and field data for long-term archiving and retrieval.

IKE Integration

IKE Integration provides a number of output options, enabling a user to create reports or directly integrate data into other applications or enterprise data-bases. Initially, report output formats include JSON, KMZ and PDF. Direct integration includes SPIDA Software’s SPIDACalc poleloading analysis solution, GIS and other third-party software systems. Additional reporting file formats and system integrations will be released in subsequent software updates.

IKE 4 Accessories

 

Each IKE device comes with a number of supporting accessories, including:

  • lightweight protective hard case
  • low magnetic signature tripod with it’s own
    durable canvas carry case
  • Multiple adapters for wall socket, vehicle, and USB charging
  • Setup and user manuals
  • Softcase for heat protection

IKE TV

Episode 1 – Photo Verifiable Accuracy

November 30, 2016

Join Leon Toorenburg, CTO and Founder of ikeGPS as he discusses Photo Verifiable Accuracy for Joint Use Audits, New Attachment Permitting & Post Construction As-built Audits.

Past Webinars

IKE 4 and PoleForeman Integration Webinar

Watch this on-demand webinar where we announce our new partnership with PowerLine Technology to help utilities and engineering service providers lower the cost and increase the accuracy of pole load analysis.

MEET IKE! Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how the fourth generation of IKE makes it easier, faster and safer for engineering service companies to collect and process utility pole data for make-ready engineering and new attachment permitting. We also show how IKE 4 helps utility companies and their contractors with joint-use audits, pole replacement programs and post-construction as-built audits.

Core benefits include:

Safety:
IKE means less time per pole in the field and more choices for collecting data from safe location and away from busy streets or live conductors. This equates to better safety records and reduced liability.
Efficiency:
Increased field data collection and integration with other applications means you’ll spend less time per pole and improve efficiency.
Lower Acquisition Cost:
Costs per pole is significantly reduced.

Open Data Integration:
Faster and easier to integrate data with the applications you use most like PoleForeman, SPIDACalc, O-Calc Pro, GIS, CAD and more, much more…

Easy to Use:
Familiar smartphone user interface means lower training costs and higher employee retention due to increased worker satisfaction.

+ Introduction

The IKE 4 Process

IKE-Process-Graphic

The IKE 4 solution includes the following components:

 

IKE Device:  A new hardware design that utilizes the latest mobile technologies to produce a high-performance and low-power field device using Google’s Android mobile operating system.

IKE Field:  An Android app that contains specialized utility pole data collection and measurements tools for pole heights, wire spans, attachment, GPS location and other field data collection tools. Photos and data collected in the field are uploaded wirelessly to IKE Office.

IKE Office:  A cloud-based software service used to create and deploy custom data collection forms, measure heights of attachments from the photos captured by IKE Field, validate quality assurance and quality control processes, and store photos and corresponding data for long-term archiving and retrieval.

IKE Integration: Enables users to create reports and directly integrate data into applications or enterprise databases. Report output formats include JSON, KMZ, PDF and more. Direct integration includes SPIDA Software’s SPIDACalc pole loading analysis solution and other third-party systems.

+ Features

Key Features

IKE 4 Device

 

IKE is unique because it combines all the sensors necessary to deliver Photo Verifiable Accuracy into an easy to learn and easy to use Android based device that works like your smart phone. Key device features include:

IKE 4 Software Elements

IKE Field

IKE Field is an Android mobile app that is preloaded on the IKE Device. The app contains general measurements tools for field data collection and specialized utility pole measurements for pole heights, wire spans, attachment points, GPS location and more. Data collection is based on adjustable workflows with custom hierarchical forms that improve the productivity and efficiency in the field. Data collected with IKE Field is uploaded wirelessly to IKE Office.

IKE Office

IKE Office is a cloud-based software service that has multiple functions. IKE Office is used to create and then deploy the IKE custom hierarchical forms. As data is collected in the field, it’s uploaded from the IKE Field app to IKE Office where it is used to perform functions such as measuring heights of attachment and quality assurance and quality control. IKE Office stores all of the photos, measure-ments and field data for long-term archiving and retrieval.

IKE Integration

IKE Integration provides a number of output options, enabling a user to create reports or directly integrate data into other applications or enterprise data-bases. Initially, report output formats include JSON, KMZ and PDF. Direct integration includes SPIDA Software’s SPIDACalc poleloading analysis solution, GIS and other third-party software systems. Additional reporting file formats and system integrations will be released in subsequent software updates.

+ Specs
+ Documentation
+ Accessories

IKE 4 Accessories

 

Each IKE device comes with a number of supporting accessories, including:

  • lightweight protective hard case
  • low magnetic signature tripod with it’s own
    durable canvas carry case
  • Multiple adapters for wall socket, vehicle, and USB charging
  • Setup and user manuals
  • Softcase for heat protection
+ Support
+ IKE TV

IKE TV

Episode 1 – Photo Verifiable Accuracy

November 30, 2016

Join Leon Toorenburg, CTO and Founder of ikeGPS as he discusses Photo Verifiable Accuracy for Joint Use Audits, New Attachment Permitting & Post Construction As-built Audits.

Past Webinars

IKE 4 and PoleForeman Integration Webinar

Watch this on-demand webinar where we announce our new partnership with PowerLine Technology to help utilities and engineering service providers lower the cost and increase the accuracy of pole load analysis.

MEET IKE! Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how the fourth generation of IKE makes it easier, faster and safer for engineering service companies to collect and process utility pole data for make-ready engineering and new attachment permitting. We also show how IKE 4 helps utility companies and their contractors with joint-use audits, pole replacement programs and post-construction as-built audits.

+ Benefits

Core benefits include:

Safety:
IKE means less time per pole in the field and more choices for collecting data from safe location and away from busy streets or live conductors. This equates to better safety records and reduced liability.
Efficiency:
Increased field data collection and integration with other applications means you’ll spend less time per pole and improve efficiency.
Lower Acquisition Cost:
Costs per pole is significantly reduced.

Open Data Integration:
Faster and easier to integrate data with the applications you use most like PoleForeman, SPIDACalc, O-Calc Pro, GIS, CAD and more, much more…

Easy to Use:
Familiar smartphone user interface means lower training costs and higher employee retention due to increased worker satisfaction.

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