Mobile devices – the way of the future

home_devicesRAPIDMAP’S Iconyx range rapidly configures and implements “off the shelf”  mobile workforce solutions and online interactive management reporting systems with maps and dashboard reports for major asset owners in the LNG,  mining and resources, telecommunications and utilities sector to increase productivity, profitability and mitigate risks.

A range of mobile devices (Windows, IOS and Android) can be used to provide field personnel with user friendly ways to record inspections, works, maintenance, SWMS, HSE and compliance on site.  Online management interfaces provide timely and reliable information to empower and inform management.

Clients involved in design, engineering and construction projects such as the NBN contractors and Origin APLNG rely on gathering accurate information from distributed datasets and field teams so that design teams, construction, completions, commissioning, operations and project managers can make informed, strategic decisions in a timely manner.

Critical to productivity is replacing error prone paper processes with mobile computers, tablets and smart phones with GPS location, photos and digital forms enables an interactive, coordinated workforce with access to accurate data collected in the field. Digital rules based data entry is established in the smart client management system to prevent duplication of effort and enable design modifications to infrastructure to be captured or proposed when constraints identified during construction – saving millions of dollars.

Spatial technologies director, Lyn Terrett said no matter how remote the worksite, there is always a way to get reliable data back to the organisation to inform and  connect all key stakeholders and update corporate systems on a daily basis.

“Interactive data exchange between field and office personnel and corporate systems, enables fluent organisation-wide coordination and collaboration, with and without maps and GPS tracking to produce massive productivity gains for our clients who have adopted aspects of our Smart Workforce Applied Real-time management (SWARM),” she said.

The SWARM solution was recently recognised with a new product merit award – 2014 iAwards. A division of RapidMap, Iconyx has an impressive portfolio of successful projects and industry awards demonstrating the benefits of a mobile workforce where field staff rapidly record inspections, works, testing results, risks and other key observations with GPS locations and photosIn 2013 Origin APLNG and Iconyx were presented with three Spatial Excellence awards including Best Overall Project in Queensland, for the RapidMap portal.

The Integrated Business Framework, deployed by the Iconyx team, provided an effective interface to  manage assets and worksites to show design, construction, installation, commissioning and maintenance activities for pipelines, LNG, electrification, water, telecommunications, mining and resources and renewable energy facilities.

Iconyx people have international reputations for delivering extraordinary value implementing, training and supporting comprehensive mobile workforce solutions, and have worked across Australia and overseas, providing customers with access to an experienced management team and technical expertise.

The Iconyx team is highly skilled in business analyst consulting and implementing systems that mobilise people and information with significant IT expertise in corporate system integration to connect the entire enterprise, support clients who often work in challenging environments and within tight timeframes.

Recent projects include mobilising spatial and corporate system data for the upstream stages of major LNG projects underway in Queensland where Iconyx has deployed an innovative, integrated command center view of the infrastructure to keep management and project teams informed and coordinated on progress of construction, completion and commissioning against P6 project plans.

The Iconyx team can help every Australian organisation to migrate from paper to digital to be globally competitive and profitable in the new economy – providing maximum value for its customers. Iconyx seeks the opportunity to become involved in projects during the concept and design development phases, where possible. For more information visit and download the whitepaper, The Challenges of Going Mobile.