PenBay Solutions Debuts InVision 2.0 at Esri Federal GIS Conference

February 10, 2015  - By

PenBay Solutions, a developer of GIS-based facility management and public safety software, is introducing InVision 2.0 at the 2015 Esri Federal GIS Conference, held Feb. 9-10 in Washington, D.C.

Built on the Esri ArcGIS platform, PenBay Solutions has developed the InVision software suite to cohesively address a full range of facility management needs, from strategic portfolio planning and management, to day-to-day operations, maintenance, and safety and security. InVision helps users solve both tactical and strategic challenges throughout the facility lifecycle driving measurable results in portfolio performance, facility management and risk mitigation, according to the company.

IV2-Inspector-Tablet-300pxInVision 2.0 focuses on new and expanded capabilities for mobile viewing and editing workflows, analysis and reporting, and data authoring and interoperability.

The new InVision Mobile Viewer is an HTML5/JavaScript viewer that is designed to work with most mobile devices. Users can leverage the InVision Mobile Viewer to securely deliver a variety of facilities data to other InVision users via smart phones and tablets. The viewer allows users to search across the portfolio, moving between the indoors and outdoors, displaying different views of information that may be linked to or related to features of interest on the map. Some common uses of the InVision Mobile Viewer include:

  • helping a campus community find points of interest, buildings, spaces, etc. across the portfolio;
  • securely viewing space assignments to better understand the allocation of spaces to individuals and departments;
  • managing the location of assets and access information linked to those assets in the field; and
  • securely sharing emergency plans out in the field.

invision_home_250The InVision Mobile Inspector — also an HTML /JavaScript web application — is designed to help users inventory and inspect assets throughout the facility portfolio. InVision Mobile Inspector allows users to go out in the field and inventory all manner of items, create inspection records associated to those items, capture photos to attach to the items and upload files to attach to the items.

InVision 2.0 also features InVision CADs, Data Interoperability Workbenches, InVision Home and FISDM Support.

“Collectively, InVision 2.0’s new capabilities deliver more value so our customers can better manage their most critical facilities-related business challenges,” said Stu Rich, CTO for PenBay Solutions. “2.0 is also setting the table for another round of incredible new features and solutions that we plan to release later this year.”

The new technology will be featured in the company’s booth, #325, and at the facility management conference track in room 102B at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Feb. 10.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.