ProStar is a provider of precision asset management and damage prevention solutions that serve the utility and pipeline construction industries. The Company's focus is to improve the accuracy, content and effectiveness of asset data and the timeliness and efficiency of its collection. ProStar's patented and award winning processes, utilize modern GPS centric, Cloud and Mobile technologies in order to enhance all aspects of current utility asset management and damage prevention practices. Implementation of ProStar solutions streamlines the data management process and provides better information, which in turn makes for better decisions in the field where the worker, the public and the environment are a concern. ProStar is a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Precision Solutions, LLP and has offices in Grand Junction, Colorado USA and Vancouver, B.C Canada.
GPS Centric • Cloud • Mobile • Open
Our GPS-centric, mobile, cloud and open-source solutions transform enterprise asset management practices by enabling construction, project management, and GIS operations personnel to "see" what lies beneath the Earth's surface. This visualization provided by our application is achieved by combining proprietary processes with state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions. Our patented processes, business rules and application layers integrate precision asset data, site boundary information and on-site activities to provide field personnel unprecedented real time visualization and situational awareness.
Our systems are designed to dramatically improve the ability of field operations to manage assets and to avoid conflicts that can occur during construction where groundbreaking activities are involved. We do this by providing the ability to access and visualize mission critical data to allow them to make more informed decisions with an improved level of confidence. Our systems incorporate a number of unique features to make managing field data easier, faster and more effective. Field operators can collect, inspect, verify and even rectify field data in real time. The real-time connectivity means that the field operations and work flow processes can all be viewed, managed, controlled and measured remotely by project management personnel and made available to project team members, including construction crews and excavators. ProStar solutions dramatically improve field-to-office communications, worker productivity and the ability to make better business decisions regarding all phases of asset management and damage prevention practices.
Our systems integration and data management services are positioned as "immediate value add" products designed to improve existing asset management operations and damage prevention practices. Our solutions are offered as Software as a Service 'SaaS' which makes it easy for clients to adopt and to immediately enhance their operations without substantial re-engineering of current practices or making additional investment in new software and hardware. ProStar will bring immediate and substantial value to any professional engaged in any phase of the asset management lifecycle including, planning, design, engineering, construction, field operations and damage prevention.
A real challenge facing the utility industry is the age old adage of garbage in, garbage out. In other words, for a user of any data set to make good decisions which are based on the informational data at hand, he must have the real time ability to search and quantify the data’s integrity, including its source, informational accuracy and level of precision. We call this the data “pedigree.” When collecting, storing, and retrieving data either for, into, and from a single source, it is a relatively easy task to display the data in its original positional references. However, when the scenario arises that data from multiple sources and field backgrounds are collected using various protocols, business methodologies, hardware and software and stored in different systems and then retrieved and displayed onto different source graphics, the end user is much more likely to be faced with the real possibility of data degradation. Such is the nature of our data today with all the overlapping of different systems in use by utility owners, one-call centers, municipalities, state and federal agencies, and numerous private corporations.
GIS, GPS and Mobile Apps have become ubiquitous and are now being used both in the field as well as in the office environments. Location based data is now being collected and stored using a variety of data management systems. Once retrieved, that location based data is often synchronized with a geographic background in order to be graphically displayed. The applications for this data are many, and include but are not limited to, planning & design, utility asset management, inventory, utility damage prevention practices, tracking excavation equipment movement, asset repositioning and surveys.
ProStar’s precision value is found within the collection, storage and retrieval processes. Our system is based on an architectural platform specifically designed to provides the ability that, regardless of the hardware devise or software system, the user can make informed decisions based on the data, its source, the visualization display and level of data location accuracy. What this means is judgments can be made with confidence based on the data attributes or “pedigree” and “precision”. ProStar services streamline data collection, data storage and data retrieval operations. Whether its data exposure or data consumption, accurate data collection operations of both new as well as existing facilities is implemented by the system enabling clients to connect and compare their office GIS systems directly with field operations in order to identify, accept and record any improved changes in the data’s location. This includes during installation of new facility locations or correcting existing utility records both from a geospatial “precision” and an attribute “pedigree” point of view during data locating processes. Our unique integration and data management solutions make field operations more productive through the patented and patents-pending processes that improve the validity and quality of location based data. When close enough is no longer good enough, our data structures and methods enable a multidimensional view and metrics of key processes in the data life cycle that have historically only been viewed from a single dimension or limited source data. Best of all, our SaaS systems and design enables clients to easily integrate legacy systems and business operations and immediately enhance operations without substantial re-engineering of current practices or additional investment in hardware and software.