SEATTLE, WASH. (April 26, 2004) — GE Energy has announced the release of its Smallworld Core Spatial Technology™ 4 product, which delivers the latest architectural technology for the Smallworld 4 software product suite. The announcement was made at the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) Annual Conference.
The Smallworld Core Spatial Technology 4 application, with an installed base that covers the globe, is the foundation GIS software product from GE. Its underlying architecture has been enhanced to provide a more flexible platform for application development. Specific benefits to an end user of the product suite include improvements in productivity, a lower cost of ownership and a reduction in operational costs, among others.
The Smallworld Core Spatial Technology 4 product supports application products for communications, utility and public systems organizations, including PowerOn®, Design Manager™, Physical Network Inventory™, Logical Network Inventory™,Smallworld Spatial Intelligence™ and Smallworld Internet Application Server™.
“Our GIS software technology is recognized for being the right solution for large-scale, complex problems,” stated Ricardo Artigas, president, energy services for GE Energy, based in Atlanta, GA. “With the enhancements to the Smallworld Core Spatial Technology 4 product, we have improved its functionality by delivering the flexible interaction the end user needs, while still providing greater control over access to data. For example, we have directly addressed customer usability recommendations by delivering a look and feel that is consistent across the Microsoft® Windows® desktop - the desktop platform of choice for the Smallworld technology user.”
New features of this release are improved management of data in multiple worlds, the ability to control access to data within a given geographic area, more efficient editor interaction and improved query tools - all of which ensure the right data is presented to the user at the right time.