Lincoln Electric System (LES), a utility company that serves more than 114,000 residential customers and 15,000 commercial and industrial customers in Nebraska, has selected Microsoft partner Schneider Electric to implement the task-based, map assisted mobile solution, Orbit, to accurately capture, manage and unify all field data from transmission poles, while improving the efficiency of infrastructure upgrades and repairs. Since it is powered by the Microsoft Azure platform, Orbit provides real-time capabilities to the solution, allowing updates and data to be distributed throughout the entire workforce immediately.
According to John Leiferman, Schneider Electric senior vice president of Cloud Services, “Orbit represents a new wave of data capture capabilities in the field. We are proud to offer secure solutions that help utilities operate efficiently and provide the best service to their customers.”
“With Orbit, Schneider Electric is providing LES with easy integration of field inspection data and assets, eliminating the delay and cost of data conversion,” said Jon Arnold, Managing Director, Worldwide Utilities Industry at Microsoft. “Since Orbit utilizes the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, data-sharing and integration will be much easier and more cost-effective for LES.”