In the time since IKE Office was first released, it has helped some of the biggest companies in telecom and utilities streamline the way they work with pole data for aerial infrastructure. And yet, we still get requests to see more about IKE Office all the time. So, to kick off 2022, we are launching our IKE Office Tour Series to show off how our software works and offer some tips and tricks to seasoned vets.
For our first tour, we will start with an introduction to IKE Office and take a look at the general user interface and navigation.
IKE Office is designed to be the answer to a question people have been asking in utilities and telecom for years: How can I measure a pole without having to take each measurement manually?
IKE’s answer to that question comes through the combination of the IKE Field Collection Device and IKE Office. Fielders head out to the pole and take some images and collect data using custom forms (More on that later). Once the data for a pole is uploaded, it appears in IKE Office ready to be measured and annotated.
IKE Office is broken down into 3 key areas, the map, the photo measure screen, and the menu. By understanding each of these, you can easily navigate your way through IKE Office.
The first thing you will see when you log in is the map screen. Here, you will see all the jobs collected for your company or department in a map interface, as well as a list on the left-hand side of the screen. We will do a deep dive on the map coming up, so for now we will just look at navigation elements.
At the top of the screen from left to right will be:
Once a job or collection from the map or the list is selected, click the ruler icon to head over to the Photo measure screen. Here, poles can be measured, annotated, and exported.
The top navigation in the photo measure screen is the same minus the search bar. From there, there are 6 key elements to understand:
Explore more on the photo measure screen in the Measure and Annotate Tour.
From any screen, clicking the logo in the top right opens the menu. From there, navigate to:
All of these will be explored fully in future tours. So, for the sake of navigation, the important part is that these options are always available by clicking the IKE Logo.
By understanding the map, photo measure screen, and menu, you can effectively navigate IKE Office. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
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