Germantown, MD, Feb. 23, 2006 — Tensing USA announced the availability of its SPY .NET suite of mobile products, a mobile GIS solution that is 100 percent based on the Microsoft .Net Framework. The platform-independent suite is designed to run on any Windows-driven device that utilizes the .NET Framework 2.0 or .NET Compact Framework 2.0.
Tensing developed the SPY .NET suite, built on the core SPY technology already used by thousands of clients around the world, specifically for end users who do not need a full-blown GIS but require fast-performing field tools and hardware independence.
The SPY .NET suite consists of Tensing SPY Mobile GIS, Tensing SPY Development Suite, Tensing Live Connect, and Tensing Gateway.
Tensing SPY Mobile GIS is a tool that is designed to allow field staff to review, analyze and change up-to-date data in the field. It extends GIS capabilities to crews in the field and gives them access to entire mapping systems on laptop, pen, tablet computers and PDA’s. Data is provided to the crews by extracting data from any corporate GIS database via a conversion tool that simplifies the presentation of the data.
Tensing SPY Development Studio is a set of tools that the developer can access in a Visual Studio environment. Using the Tensing SPY Mobile GIS application as a starting point, the customer can control the development of future requirements for itself.
Tensing Live Connect integrates with any dispatching system to extract data related to a specific work order. Via Tensing Live Connect, GIS data is provided on a real-time basis and can be supplemented using web services to obtain any back office system data.
The fourth component, Tensing Gateway offers a direct approach to ensuring the transfer of data from a Smallworld GIS into the field. This extractor is a fully menu-driven program running within Smallworld that allows utility and telecom customers to fully or partially convert their geospatial data for use in a mobile GIS application. Tensing Gateway transfers the data between Smallworld and Tensing SPY Mobile GIS for rapid access, use and QA/QC before data updates made in the field are returned into the Smallworld GIS repository.