ProStar Services & Solutions are Transparent Earth™, PointMan® and ProStar Precision Integration™ which combine Cloud, Mobile and enterprise integration technologies designed to provide real-time connectivity, visualization and interoperability between client enterprise systems and their field operations. The ProStar services & solutions use open standards, are GPS-centric and support client's existing business practices in order to streamline processes making managing asset location data, easier, faster and more precise. All of our services & solutions are web-service-enabled and supported on a secure cloud infrastructure. Our geospatial service and mobile software solutions are composed of patented processes, integration tools and business rules that are uniquely designed to improve all phases of utility and pipeline asset management and damage prevention practices. By providing real-time connectivity and enterprise interoperability, office and field operations can now be viewed, managed, shared and controlled by office and project site management from a desktop and mobile device. Additonally, by providing real time data from the enterprise GIS and CAD systems, field operators can capture, qualify and verify precise location data in order to rectify historical as-built records when needed. With ProStar geospatial services & solutions, our clients eliminate silos and dramatically improve field-to-office communications, workflow processes and the ability to make more confident business decisions.
Transparent Earth™ is the desktop management component that provides all stakeholders the visualization, situational awareness and precise location data required to enable better decision making, meet regulatory compliance and complete tasks with greater efficiency. The real-time service provided by Transparent Earth™ provides workers with a geospatial view of data relating to above or below ground assets, as-built information, photos and documents. These documents may be related to a point, line or bounded area. With ProStar geospatial services and solutions, users improve field-to-office communications, increase worker productivity and provide for better business decisions through the delivery of better information. Transparent Earth™ receives asset location data represented as points, lines, polygons and any associated metadata from compliant data collection devices running PointMan®. Transparent Earth™ is configured to use precise GPS-centric data and ProStar’s Precision Integration™ processes to provide a view of the location of field workers relative to the location of both surface and sub-surface assets from a browser.
Integrated views of maps and geospatial analytics
Easy to use and familiar user experience
Client-defined base maps offering user specific imagery
Maps can be shared with anyone with an account
Database retains all data, including project history
Satellite view, map view, street view functions
View additional layers and create custom objects
Supports standard print and file sharing functions
Transparent Earth™ dashboard function provides unprecedented visualization, data analytics and situational awareness to all stakeholders involved in a project from a desktop. With Transparent Earth™ Dashboard all the available geospatial information and documentation relative to a project is at your fingertips and can be quickly searched and viewed in order to make critical business decisions with a high degree of confidence. By providing quick and easy access to mission critical information to field and office personnel, a significant increase in productivity, compliance and safety is realized. The dashboard editing features include:
User authenticated read and write permissions
Markup tools for adding new features and symbology
Measure distance of lines and polygons
Set custom measurement units (feet, meters, acres, etc.)
Add, edit and revise points, lines and polygons
Move linear features using designated base points
Move map features to specific coordinates
Create buffers around points, lines and polygons
GPS-Centric Mobile Software Application
PointMan® is the mobile component of the system. PointMan® is a GPS-centric mobile software application that enables authorized field personnel to capture precise asset locations and other location related information from a mobile device. PointMan® is designed to collect precise GPS location points and ‘metadata’ associated to the points being captured using patented processes. PointMan® captures, binds and submits the data to ProStar’s geospatial database in real time. The PointMan® mobile solution provides the field worker with the ability to visualize their proximity relative to existing infrastructure, view any historical data relating to that infrastructure and provide the ability to update location data. PointMan® also provides the functions to take geo-referenced photos, complete electronic forms, take field notes or create sketches before submitting the information to the geospatial database service.
Bluetooth and GPS integration with cable & pipe locators
Track and trace functions of workforce and visualize workflow
Create a file of all features associated with points, lines & polygons
Allows for geo-referenced electronic forms to replace paper forms
Real time data transactions between field operations and the office
Easy to use sketch tools allows user to create field sketches
Quick & easy installation onto any Android device
PointMan® is designed to seamlessly inter-operate with ProStar’s desktop management system and provide visualization functionality of client data from GIS and CAD systems. This interoperability means that mobile workers and office personnel can visualize location information in real-time and collaborate from any location. PointMan® features and functionality ensures that the data being captured and stored during installation meets QC standards and that existing records can be cross referenced to validate their values or identify any discrepancies that may exist. PointMan® Mobile application interfaces with modern cable & pipe locators and external GPS & GNSS receivers for precision data locating. Best of all, PointMan® is designed to work both online and offline for instances when connectivity is disrupted or simply unavailable.
ProStar Precision Integration
ProStar Precision Integration™ provides the tools and services that organizations need to quickly integrate the ProStar mobile and cloud based geospatial solutions to improve enterprise business processes. ProStar Precision Integration™ is designed to provide preconfigured content to support integration and dashboard function with departmental concerns including pipeline integrity management (PIM), damage prevention, asset management, project management and land services. ProStar Precision Integration™ also supports streaming and conflating source data from CAD, GIS & Map Services.
ProStar Precision Integration™ enables information integration, process integration and user role based security which, when coupled with the Transparent Earth portal, combine to create a complete and comprehensive Integrated Management System (IMS) solution. ProStar Precision Integration™ empowers customers to adapt, simplify and integrate business processes, as well as introduce flexible business rules to drive low cost of ownership and operational agility. Best of all, ProStar Precision Integration™ avoids the requirement for expensive customization and drives value by reducing implementation time and resources. ProStar Precision Integration™ helps the entire enterprise to quickly adapt, simplify, accelerate and transform their business processes by leveraging new and emerging technologies that are designed to reduce cost and increase operational flexibility.
Stream data from 3rd party sources: Google, ESRI & One-Call
Enterprise integration from land services, engineering to projects
Enables seamless work-flow and data exchange functions
Supports user authentications, including roles & privileges
Leverages open standards: Android™, OGC®, & Web Map Services
The ProStar Precision Integration™ services team help your business and IT professionals efficiently model, implement, integrate, and monitor business processes. The ProStar Precision Integration™ services team of professionals includes experienced business process, data, and geospatial experts. Specifically, subject matter expertise is provided from professionals such as business analysts, GIS developers, data interpolation experts, mobile developers, system architects, technical architects, trainers, testers, database administrators, project managers, and documentation specialists. We work closely with clients' departmental teams to provide business specific solutions in a consultative, training and operational capacity. This approach ensures that client business practices and methodologies are preserved and that the new vision is embraced in an expedient manner with minimal impact to current practices.