February 3, 2015
iFactor Announces iShare™ Outage Data Publishing Solution at DistribuTECH
TEMPE, Arizona (February 3, 2015) – Today at DistribuTECH, iFactor announced the availability of the iShare Outage Data Publisher, a module of iFactor’s EnergySuite™ customer communication platform. The iShare solution allows utilities to easily publish real-time outage information to outside partners using easy-to-consume, industry standard protocols and formats.
iShare was developed as part of iFactor’s ongoing work on the Open Outage Data Initiative, an initiative started in response to a challenge set forth by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to improve disaster response and recovery efforts. The solution leverages the iFactor EnergySuite platform to allow utilities to control the level of detail made available and to ensure consistency across communications. This data is expected to be used by trusted partners such as such as first responders, emergency operations, and other public stakeholders to enhance decision making and situation awareness during times of crisis.
“We feel it’s important to support the growing needs of our utility clients to communicate with community stakeholders,” said Shazir Khan. “By leveraging our industry leading outage communication software, we’re able to offer a secure and convenient solution for utilities seeking to improve their communications with community stakeholders.”
iFactor develops software products and delivers complete communication solutions for the utility sector, delivering information to more than 150 million people in North America through deployments at more than 45 utilities. iFactor’s products and solutions enable utilities to leverage connected technologies such as the web, mobile web, and smart phones to interact with their customers. Visit www.kubra.com for more information.