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Rugged Mobile Devices Provide New Gateways to Augmented Reality for Utilities

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The utility industry is facing challenges it hasn’t seen before as alternative providers come to market and bring new technologies that help them address old problems. Augmented reality promises to help reduce costs of maintenance, make operations safer and increase first-call resolution rates. As more systems and equipment are developedable to support these concepts and operations, the promise […]

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Get Equipped to Manage the New Wave of Energy Generating Consumers

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Electrical generation is no longer entirely the domain of large centralized energy companies. Two segments of electricity consumers are becoming significant contributors because of the availability of renewable energy systems like solar and wind generation. Energy production frequently exceeds their consumption needs and the excess power is being fed back into the electric grid. This […]

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Prepare Your Field Workforce for the IoT Era in 2017

Jirsak

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a vague futuristic vision. IoT devices already populate a wide variety of products, tools and machinery. And whether you consider Gartner’s estimate of 25 billion things or Cisco’s estimate of 50 billion, the year 2020 will see intelligent devices connecting all kinds of products and connecting to service technicians […]

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Top 5 Mobile Tech Features for Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Workers

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The era of massively centralized energy sources is giving way to highly distributed renewable energy sources like wind, solar, geothermal, and even hydrogen cells. Centralized energy production from the likes of coal, gas and nuclear sources are managed as large single entities that distribute electricity. However, distributed energy resources (DERs) need to be managed in new […]

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