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Datastream Systems, Inc. announced that the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) has selected the Datastream 7i Asset Performance Management solution to manage assets across 13 wastewater treatment plants spanning 17 cities and counties in Virginia.
After an extensive evaluation of leading asset management solutions, HRSD selected Datastream 7i because it best met its requirements for broad asset management functionality and configurability. Datastream 7i also provides extensive support for service-oriented architecture and web services, which delivers additional advanced capabilities including geographic information system (GIS) integration and native support for mobile deployment.
"GIS and mobile are two of the most important capabilities for organizations like HRSD, which must maintain geographically distributed assets," said Datastream CEO Larry Blackwell. "The fact that Datastream 7i provides a fully integrated solution that includes these capabilities radically reduces complexity and total cost of ownership."
By providing fully integrated GIS and mobile functionality, Datastream 7i reduces licensing requirements and enables customers to work with one vendor and one consolidated solution. This compares favorably to solutions that rely on a "partnering" strategy to deliver GIS and mobile, which requires customers to work with multiple vendors, each with their own licensing, implementation and support schemes.