Alliance targets smaller utilities
Motorola`s Commercial, Government and Industrial Solutions Sector (CGISS) and FieldTech, a subsidiary of WICOR and a diversified utility services company, announced a marketing alliance designed to provide small to medium-sized utilities and rural electric cooperatives a lower cost, turnkey Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) solution. The alliance offers a fully integrated solution of hardware, software and services that can enable utilities to increase efficiencies and serve their customers more effectively.
Many utilities in larger metropolitan areas have installed advanced wireless data communications systems. Often, smaller utility companies find implementation of these solutions cost-prohibitive because of the initial capital investment required.
The new alliance helps to eliminate this barrier to entry by allowing small and medium-sized utilities to access a FieldTech-managed CAD system and services for their own communications needs. Motorola provides and integrates the wireless communications network.