Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Innovyze Introduces ICMExchange, First Fully Customizable Integrated Catchment Modeling Solution for Power Decision Making

Innovyze Introduces ICMExchange, First Fully Customizable Integrated Catchment Modeling Solution for Power Decision Making

New Programmer’s Toolkit for Industry-leading InfoWorks ICM To Support Comprehensive Urban and Rural Catchment Managment As Adoption Expands

Broomfield, Colorado, USA, December 10, 2013

Expanding the boundaries of smart water network innovation, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of ICMExchange, a full-featured programmer’s toolkit for its industry-leading InfoWorks ICMICMExchange provides scripting language access to the features of the modeling software, enabling users to build, access, and modify model databases and seamlessly interface with other software to suit application-specific needs. These abilities empower them to work more efficiently and instantly get the reliable information they need to make better design and operational decisions for optimal performance.

InfoWorks ICM has rapidly become the solution of choice for integrated river, sewer and overland flow modeling among utilities, municipalities, local authorities and their consultants around the world. A key hallmark is its dynamic integration of one-dimensional (1D) hydrodynamic simulation of flows in rivers, open channels and pipe networks and two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic simulation of surface flooding in the urban environment and river floodplain. The combination, achieved through an implicit coupling of 1D and 2D flow equations, provides a powerful solution for simultaneously modeling below-ground and above-ground elements of catchments to accurately represent all flow paths and improve understanding of processes occurring in the holistic environment. The software also takes interactions of natural and man-made environments into account, and effectively simulates the impact of polluting runoff and effluent from urban areas on water quality. Such advanced features give wastewater utilities greatly enhanced capabilities in a number of critical areas. They include flood risk prediction; cost-effective drainage design and management support; online urban flooding forecast development; conception and evaluation of sound and reliable urban catchment strategies such as storm sewer separation, active real-time control and provision of adequate additional storage; and drainage system operation improvement.

With its powerful scripting language interface, ICMExchange enables users to directly import and export InfoWorks ICM data in a variety of formats (e.g., Oracle, SQL, CSV, MIF/MID, Geodatabases, Shapefiles, etc.) as well as interface with the powerful InfoWorks ICM simulation engine to create their own custom solutions. Having access to this tailored functionality right out of the box also streamlines the creation of independent applications and custom interfaces that enable users to view or modify data for evaluation and comparison of various modeling scenarios. Armed with these capabilities, consultants and utilities can now adapt the input and output from their InfoWorks ICM models to meet specific project needs in a fully automated process that increases efficiencies.

“We are committed and continue to invest in superior technology that provides our clients with a real advantage in helping them optimize and sustain their wet infrastructures,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “We carefully listen and quickly respond to our clients´ suggestions and needs. The powerful API platformICMExchange provides is the next logical evolution in delivering a flexible and complete engineering enterprise environment that will help them drive their businesses to higher efficiency and productivity — while making their work simpler, easier and more enjoyable. Users can now design custom interfaces and tailor projects to their specific needs in new and improved ways. ICMExchange also gives them the power to make better, faster decisions in planning, designing, operating and sustaining safe and reliable drainage systems and protecting our communities and our waterways.”

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