Inspector

Edge

Use existing fleet vehicles to inspect and inventory grid assets in real-time in the field

Overview

Over 90% of power outages occur on the distribution grid. Yet, existing methods of inspecting grid assets at scale to mitigate resiliency and safety risks are employed mainly on the transmission grid, not the distribution grid.

Why is this the case? Simply put, inspecting distribution grid assets at scale is difficult. Distribution grid assets are too numerous, often located in densely populated areas, and aerial views can be obscured by vegetation for three quarters of the year. This means that nascent methods of at-scale inspection, such as piloting drone missions, cannot be easily applied to the distribution grid. The net result is that utilities must perform costly and time-consuming manual inspections that don't scale, leaving the grid at risk to climate-related events.

Inspector Edge enables low cost inspection of distribution grid assets at scale. It's a hardware device that mounts on existing fleet vehicles and leverages proprietary AI to inspect and inventory assets at the edge, sending results to cloud in real-time for further review.

Features

Real-time at the Edge

Real-time at the Edge

Inspector Edge's sensor-rich depth camera and attached hardware device runs equipment defect and component inventory AI at the Edge and sends the results to the cloud in real-time.
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Asset Component Inventory

On-device AI automatically identifies and inventories pole components such as crossarms, transformers, capacitor banks, lightning arresters & more.
defect detection

Equipment Defect Detection

Equipment defects such as leaking capacitor banks, broken lightning arresters and corroded transformers are automatically identified by on-device AI.

Benefits

Inspect and Inventory at Scale

Inspect & Inventory Grid Assets at Scale

Inspector Edge enables cost effective distribution grid asset inspection and inventory at scale, helping to ensure both grid safety and resiliency.
Real-time Alerting

Be Alerted to Issues in Real-time

Shorten the duration of the inspect-review-remediate cycle through Inspector Edge's real-time alerting of equipment defects.
Ensure Completeness of Asset Inventories

Ensure Completeness of Asset Inventories

Update, enrich and complete existing asset inventories with fresh data collected via Inspector Edge.
Leverage Existing Fleeet Vehicles

Leverage Existing Fleet Vehicles

Inspector Edge non-intrusively mounts on fleet vehicles, enabling further value extraction from existing capital investments.
No Impact on Existing Crew Duties

No Impact on Crew Duties

Inspector Edge requires no end user intervention to operate. It does its job without impacting or disrupting existing crew duties.
Integrated with the Cloud

Seamlessly Integrated with the Cloud

Inspector Edge is fully integrated with our cloud software, Inspector Cloud, enabling quick and easy review of equipment defects and asset inventories.