Use existing fleet vehicles to perform real-time inspection and inventory of distribution assets in the field
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.
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.
Asset Component Inventory
On-device AI automatically identifies and inventories pole components such as crossarms, transformers, capacitor banks, lightning arresters & more.
Equipment Defect Detection
Equipment defects such as leaking capacitor banks, broken lightning arresters and corroded transformers are automatically identified by on-device AI.
Identify Issues Faster & Mitigate Risk
Inspector Edge enables faster issue identification which translates into a shorter time-to-action and remediation in the field.
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
Update, enrich and complete existing asset inventories with fresh data collected via Inspector Edge.
Leverage Existing Fleet Vehicles
Inspector Edge non-intrusively mounts on fleet vehicles, enabling further value extraction from existing capital investments.
Reduce Cost / O&M
Reduce the number of grid patrols / truck rolls dedicated to inspection. Inspector Edge is active on all vehicles, all the time.
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.