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Utillix AR  is an Augmented Reality and Digitised Mapping Solution.

About Us

Making Invisible Utility Information Visible to Your Workforce.

Utillix AR is a mobile, infrastructure mapping and project management platform specifically designed to provide productivity and safety solutions for organisations involved in underground infrastructure including telecommunications and construction.

Our customers include:

Utillix AR

Utillix AR gives users an augmented reality view of their immediate environment, displaying assets in their actual location with attributes, from 2D, 2.5D or 3D source data. We make GIS Data available to non GIS trained users in the field.

Utillix AR is a downloadable application which:

  • Gives an augmented reality view of utility assets in the immediate environment.
  • Integrates geospatial data from a single or multiple GIS database.
  • Creates a 3D model from GIS data in real-time.
  • Allows the user to move around.

Why Utillix?

Safety

Reduces the risk to workers and utilities by enabling visibility and risk management control.

Realtime

Provides real-time mobile augmented and digital maps and documentation, online and offline.

Regulatory Compliance

Comply with tightening health and safety laws.

Augmented Reality

Provides accurate, easy to view augmented location of services. Accurate survey information can be uploaded and viewed within the workforce for current or future projects.

Multi Data Services

Displays ‘published’ data from multiple sources; CAD / BIM, GIS, Utilities (Dial Before You Dig), local councils.

Offline Capability

Available online and offline, so data is always available.

Confidentiality

Enables permitted access only to confidential information.

Centralised Information

Enables businesses to easily digitise and manage their documents in a central and secure location.

Utility Strikes

Delivers better utility strike prevention.

Sharing

Easy sharing via mobile devices of information including photos, images, pindrop information and documentation.

Reduced Costs

Increases operational cost savings with reduced risk to utility strikes and streamlined workflows. Safely share information between change of shifts or crew members.

Documentation

Access to project documentation and maps.

Data Quality

Elimination of transcription errors and positional accuracy. Direct field to database update with no back-office transcription.

Our Promise

Making construction and maintenance easier, safer and more cost effective. We enable the invisible to be visible through a smart, collaborative mobile application where data is accessed in real time, anywhere, anytime.

A centralised repository of documentation, images and videos all with geo-positioning capability, user and date/time referencing.

The taking of photos and videos in the field as well as drawings available in real-time.

Immediate augmented reality and digital access to plans for any and all underground utilities for paying customers.

The ability to manage and control projects on a task-by-task basis with granular and real-time visibility.

A tool which can be used for managing risk within the business involved in subsurface utilities.

Customised reporting capability for management of projects. Customisable integration with existing business applications and tools.

How Utillix works?

FAQ

What is augmented reality?

Augmented Reality (AR) is the ability to superimpose computer generated content over a live view of the world. On tablets and phones, virtual content is displayed over the live camera / video function.

What problem do we solve?
The problem experienced by customers in the construction and infrastructure industries is a lack of a centralised, online, mobile and real-time system to track the location of underground utilities at the construction site. Plans can be inaccurate, and Utillix AR enables field works to draw the correct location of old utility infrastructure and new utility infrastructure in real time as they are onsite.

Utillix AR aims to provide a greater level of productivity through project and workflow management, secure centralisation of organisational documentation.

Device Requirements

Currently Utillix AR recommends the following device combination:

  • Latest Android or Apple phone or tablet, and
  • A Trimble Catalyst DA1 antenna.

While 30cm is sufficient for utilities, planning and visual impact analysis, Utillix AR will provide accuracy down to 1cm.

Please note, the device technology industry constantly evolves. The recommended device this year, may change to reflect the devices available to the market. Talk to one of our consultants to learn more.

What utilities does Utillix AR map?

Utillix AR maps the majority of sub-surface utilities and structures including water, gas, power, communication, recycled water, sewer line and storm water.

Set up and configuration
Configuring Utillix AR is normally straight forward and new customers can be up and running within a few days. There are two onboarding options available to ensure your team is set up for success.

Option 1

Utillix AR can provide consultancy services to get the metadata describing project, data sources, initial models and more configured within the Utillix AR registration server.  Following a successful trial, customers or partners manage their own configuration of the registration server. Once your team has completed the Utillix AR administration training.

Option 2

To integrate Utillix AR with a new data source (GIS web server), please follow the four step process outlined below:

1.Configure the data source definition (essentially the URL and some other metadata) and project definition in the Utillix AR registration server  via the simple web interface.
2. Personalise your augmented reality mode by identifying styles for key objects. A GUI interface is used that generates the required XML file definition;
3. Create, modify, format and upload any 3D models of pieces of equipment including, but not limited to, switchgear switchgear, transformers, pits, chambers, poles, insulators, and more. These assets can now be viewed in the augmented reality mode in the Utillix AR app.
4. Configure user credentials, and register your table and smartphone devices.

Got a question or would like a demonstration? Please contact support.

How do I sign up?

Utillix is an Enterprise solution. When your company starts a new project, you specify the location and Utillix obtains the most up-to-date information from utility map providers. Your organization can also send us files to upload for you. You register your users, who then have access to the maps onsite via the Utillix app.

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