Hexagon improves Halberstadtwerke’s utility network management capabilities

27 July 2021

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. 27 June 2021

Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division today announced Halberstadtwerke GmbH, the energy service provider for Halberstadt, Germany, and its surrounding region, has successfully deployed Hexagon’s advanced utility geographic information system (GIS) solutions. The suite of network management tools enables Halberstadtwerke to maintain a definitive source of location-based information for managing its network of more than 779 km. It also delivers unprecedented capabilities to diagnose and alert the company of network problems.

Halberstadtwerke provides approximately 45,000 commercial and residential customers in 38 municipalities with electricity, natural gas, water and heating services in addition to energy consulting and building management technology. By leveraging Hexagon solutions, Halberstadtwerke has consolidated its multiple existing network systems into one definitive source of reliable, location-based information. This has delivered significant performance improvements, decreased maintenance costs and administrative burdens, strengthened quality assurance and enabled network tracking. Additionally, the new solution includes mobile GIS capabilities, giving workers in the field the information they need wherever they are.

The first-of-its-kind solution delivers superior diagnostic capabilities by evaluating and notifying the company when there is damage to the network or if action needs to be taken. Until now, this capability was only available for electricity services, but with the Hexagon solution, Halberstadtwerke has expanded the capability to all its utility services.

“At Halberstadtwerke, we strive to be the single source for our customers’ utility needs,” said Martin Hase, administrator of network information system (NIS) at Halberstadtwerke. “To ensure superb delivery of reliable services, we needed a network solution we could trust, and we knew Hexagon would be an excellent partner. Their utility GIS has been an effective solution for our needs and has helped us improve our network operations management and maintenance.”

“Hexagon has a long history of supporting utilities across Germany and the world,” said Maximilian Weber, senior vice president of EMEA for Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division. “Having a complete view of the network is key to delivering reliable services, so we are proud to expand our relationship with Halberstadtwerke and help them solve their network management needs.”

Hexagon has pioneered the development and application of location-based systems for electric, communications, water and gas companies for decades. The company supports hundreds of utilities and communications customers around the world with solutions for network engineering, network operations and other business functions. Learn more about Hexagon’s solutions for utilities and communications.

About Hexagon

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division improves the resilience and sustainability of the world’s critical services and infrastructure. Our solutions turn complex data about people, places and assets into meaningful information and capabilities for better, faster decision-making in public safety, utilities, defense, transportation and government.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,500 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.4bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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