3-GIS to Release TIMS 5.1 at the EPRI Inspection and Assessment Task Force Meeting

3-GIS, a GIS software solutions company based in Decatur, AL, will release Version 5.1 of the Transmission Inspection & Maintenance System (TIMS), a solution that provides precise graphic depiction of electric transmission equipment so accurate maintenance records can be created, collected, and maintained.

Decatur, AL, January 21, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Originally created by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), TIMS allows utilities to locate, record and report transmission line and structure conditions easily and accurately. In the field, TIMS’s precise structure rendering allows an inspector to note precisely where on a structure an issue is located. In addition, TIMS allows for the capture of images in the field and the recording of additional structure information. In the office, TIMS provides a supervisor with numerous tools to assist in the management of the reported conditions. TIMS is also equipped with pre-formatted reports to meet regulatory compliance and automate inspection records management. In version 5.1, TIMS has been enhanced with numerous productivity upgrades and verified to work on the Windows 7 operating system.

Next month, two existing TIMS users, San Diego Gas & Electric and Central Hudson Gas & Electric, will roll out the upgraded version. “With the process improvements in version 5.1, TIMS will allow a utility to more efficiently capture and track structure inspection and maintenance information,” says Eric Fulcher, Vice President of Utilities at 3-GIS.

About 3-GIS

3-GIS is a leading innovator of smart geospatial solutions and proud recipient of the 2011 Esri Partner’s Choice Award and the Esri Private Web Application Award. 3-GIS’ software for desktop and field use, takes complex GIS information and makes it simple to understand and fast to access from every level of the enterprise.

Ali Huffman